Mysterious sign shows up on Garbage Hill, Hollywood-style; city promptly removes it

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WATCH: The City of Winnipeg was quick to dismantle and destroy a sign that mysteriously showed up on Garbage Hill on the weekend – Sep 10, 2018

A glamorous sign quickly appeared on one of Winnipeg’s least-glamorous places, and just as quickly disappeared.

A prominent white sign that said “GARBAGE HILL” was found at the top of the hill at Westview Park, home to what Winnipeggers affectionately call Garbage Hill, due to the fact the site used to be a dump.

The sign popped up over the weekend, mystifying and delighting Winnipeggers. However, a city crew promptly took the sign down at about 3 p.m. Monday afternoon.

A city worker removes the sign Monday afternoon. Michael Draven/Global News. Michael Draven/Global News

The city confirmed the sign was taken down by them.

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“The City was made aware of the sign, which was not installed with the City’s approval,” a spokesperson wrote in an email to Global News.

“The sign is being removed by Parks staff today.”

No one has taken responsibility for the sign. Do you know who put it up? Contact us at

If you missed it, here’s what it looked like:

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