Every Friday we’ll be letting you know about a few choice happenings in the Exchange! If you have an idea for something to be featured, email with “Five Ways to Exchange” in the subject line.



A new ‘divine comfort food bistro’ just opened this month by the owners of Stella’s. This place will really broaden your view on mac n cheese – it’s a gourmet style version, with really interesting side dishes, wines, and a very innovative atmosphere (built in an alleyway between two buildings!).

Have a peak at their menu at


Forth Cocktail Bar

Unique space…ambient atmosphere…and dangerously good cocktails. This is a place you can cozy up and spend the evening with friends, sipping top of the line cocktail creations.


Wildwood Rose Vintage

This unique shop, started by Canadian costume designer Patti Henderson, offers an eclectic array of high end vintage finds. The shop owners dreamed up and run the incredibly cool Wildwood Rose Vintage market every summer in Old Market Square. Great place to find one-of-a-kind pieces for your wardrobe.

Wildwood Rose is located at 301-290 McDermot Ave. (look for the sandwich board outfront, take the elevator to the 3rd floor, and follow the signs!) *Added bonus there are lots of interesting shops in this building! Visit to get a glimpse at what you’ll find. 


Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery – Missing or Forgotten: Akonessen, Zitya, Tina, Marie and all the others 

This travelling exhibition is a tribute to Aboriginal women who have been forgotten by history and silently disappeared. In addition, the exhibition presents a work by the filmmaker Wendat Akienda Lainé and a collective art installation.

Visit to find out more.


CV2 and Platform Centre present Diametric: A triple Launch Party 

Contemporary Verse 2 is holding a launch of their three most recent issues at the Platform Gallery with an evening of poetry.

Special guests include Marika Prokosh, Joel Ferguson, Carly Dow, Michael Minor, Chimwemwe Undi, Ashley Au, Kristian Enright, and Andrew Eastman. Admission is free, but you will receive a recent issue of CV2 with a suggested $5 donation.

Doors open at 7:00, performances begin at 7:30, Friday January 26th. See Facebook for more details.