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

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


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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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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The City’s History is Written on our Streets