Welcome to the Exchange District

Arts and cultural district in the heart of downtown Winnipeg. Restaurants, galleries, boutique shopping and so much more.

Winnipeg's Original Downtown

Exchange District Patio Guide

The Exchange District is home to more than 25 patios—all within a 10-minute cobblestoned walk! Download the map and check out our guide to make the most of your summer patio hopping.

Bijou Patio

Local beer, cocktails, wine and restaurant delivery at the cobblestone plaza between The Cube and Main Street. Now open Monday through Saturday!

Guiding the Exchange District’s Future

The Exchange District is evolving at an unprecedented rate, and we’re leading a community effort to help set its course for the future.

Learn more about the planning process for setting priorities and values to guide the future of Winnipeg’s historic core.

Independent. Local. Historic.

Walk outdoors from shop to shop and get a bite to eat or something to sip along the way.

The Exchange District is Winnipeg’s premier local and independent shopping destination. Many retailers have reopened for walk-ins with measures in place for a COVID-safe shopping experience, and most still offer options for distanced ordering and pickup.

Latest Posts

Exchange District X West End Summer Ride

Enjoy the best of the Exchange District and West End in this special edition guided bike tour! The ride kicks off at…

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We miss you! Come grab some takeout, enjoy the beautiful greenspace in our neighbourhood and win one of three giveaway…

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Drink the Exchange Cocktail Guide

Patent 5 Distillery: Elettaria Mule Bright, zesty and a little bit spicy 1.5oz Elettaria spiced gin 0.5oz fresh lime juice…

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Call Them Grape

No idea is too crazy for the three minds behind Grape Experiential, a mod experience-based marketing agency launched by brothers…

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Behind the Scents at Denatured Lab

“We take scents for granted,” says Tom Jansen, French trained perfumer and owner of the Exchange District’s recently opened olfactory…

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The sign says it all—”Good Food, Good Mood.” In the fall of 2020, Daanook quietly moved into the Exchange District, impressing the neighbourhood with its authentic Syrian dishes and charming hospitality.

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The City’s History is Written on our Streets