Here at the Exchange District BIZ we like to create programming and events that fit in the with Exchange District’s vibe and highlight its unique features. Last month we threw a party in Bijou Park – which for those of you who aren’t familiar is the cobblestone park directly adjacent to Old Market Square. If you’re a regular in the area you’ve probably walked through this quaint walkway many times and just didn’t know it had a name. Much like Alleyways in the Exchange where we draw attention to the unique alleyways in the area, we wanted to draw attention to Bijou Park and create an event that brought something a little different to the area – which brings us …

First Fridays Bike-In to the Exchange

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Ever thought you’d like to bike into the Exchange District but weren’t sure if there was a safe and easy route to get there? Well, we’ve partnered with the amazing crew at Natural Cycle to help you do just that – find the safest, easiest routes and have a little help getting comfortable on the roads. We’ve been leading low-key rides on the First Friday of the month throughout the summer and on September 7 we’ll be wrapping things up with a ride in from Chief Peguis Trail in North Kildonan. The idea is to show you how you can get into the Exchange District while almost entirely avoiding motor vehicle traffic— while sharing tips and tricks that can make …

Food Tours

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The Exchange District is home to over 100 historic buildings built in the early 20th century, all located in an incredibly walkable 30-block radius. Whether you come to the area to shop, dine, or take in the festivities, arts, and culture you will be surrounded by history. Our guided tours are a perfect way to learn more about our area’s remarkable past. From our tried and true East and West tours to theme tours like Death and Debauchery and Punks & Anarchists, there are so many intriguing ways to discover more about our neighbourhood. Being that the Exchange District is also home to over 50 unique local restaurants we’ve developed three food tours that let you discover the Exchange District’s …

Alleyways Market (part of Alleyways in the Exchange)

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 Alleyways Market is in its third season here in the Exchange District. Half farmers market & half curated pop-up shop, the Alleyways Market curated by Luckygirl Creative in partnership with the Exchange District BIZ. This year it has expanded to include three other alleyways – Alleyways Dance and Alleyways Art Lounge, all part of what is known as Alleyways in the Exchange! The final Alleyways in the Exchange of the season is next month on September 7 and it’s going to a busy and exciting night in area! We will have our final First Fridays Bike-In (this time from North Kildonan!) Participants will enjoy a low-key guided ride into the Exchange District led by the experienced crew at Natural …

Five Ways to Exchange

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So much happening in the Exchange District this weekend! Here’s a few….. CONCERT MOVIES AT THE CUBE On August 3, we’ll be screening the classic Talking Heads concert movie Stop Making Sense. With a special performance by Winnipeg’s own Yes We Mystic, DJ sets by Co-op and Hunnicutt and beer service from the Exchange District’s own Little Brown Jug, it’s an experience you won’t want to miss! For more information see our Facebook event. FIRST FRIDAYS BIKE-IN Ever thought you’d like to bike into the Exchange District but weren’t sure if there was a safe and easy route to get there? In partnership with Natural Cycle, we’ll be leading three, low-key rides on the First Friday of July, August, and …