Welcome to the Exchange District

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

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


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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Commonwealth MFG: Pride in Process

Since 2015, Andrew Doerksen has been fulfilling the need for transparency in the apparel industry, responsibly manufacturing quality collared shirts in an historic Exchange District studio.

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Summer Job Opportunities

We are hiring two students to work as a Heritage Interpretive Tour Guides who will be responsible for the delivery…

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Exchange District Audio Tours

Explore this National Historic Site of Canada in your own time with a self-guided walking tour! With the launch of…

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Figuring it Out With King + Bannatyne

Since Mike Del Buono opened his restaurant in 2014, its has been a cornerstone of the community and continues to safely serve Winnipeg throughout the uncertainty of a pandemic.

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Katie + Gunner: The District’s New Contemporary Art Gallery

The family-owned gallery brilliantly highlights Inuit Art, Folk Art, Photography and Textile Art from both local and international artists.

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The City’s History is Written on our Streets