It is the ninth year that Nuit Blanche Winnipeg has graced our city streets with its free all-night exploration and celebration of contemporary art. This festival originated in France in 1984 and quickly caught on around the world. The idea is that the city essentially becomes a giant art gallery and interactive playground for the night – with events, celebrations, and artworks being concentrated right here in the Exchange District, and spreading outward to St. Boniface, the Forks, Downtown, and for the first year ever the West End! Each year the festival continues to grow and according to Nuit Blanche Winnipeg’s Communications and Event Coordinator, Joy Balmana, this year will be no exception. “There’s a lot happening. We have a …

Winnipeg, September 25, 2018— The board of the Exchange District BIZ is making public its unanimous and enthusiastic decision to openly support the Coalition for Portage and Main. The Coalition, a group of volunteers made up of private citizens, including several Exchange District BIZ member businesses, is the primary group campaigning in favour of a “Yes” vote in the upcoming Civic Election. “Opening the intersection to pedestrians is quite simply the right decision from a future investment and economic development perspective,” said Craig White, Board Chair and Investment Advisor at National Bank Financial, citing statements made last week by property owners Harvard Developments as well as James Richardson & Sons. “It’s not a simple matter of thinking that re-opening the …

Fall Fashions in the Exchange District

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Although it’s time to put away the shorts and sundresses, fall brings all kinds of fun fashion opportunities! Beautiful coats, fun hats, warm sweaters, scarves, and mitts make this a very fashionable and cozy season. Whether you’re looking for high fashion, contemporary fashion, or vintage fashion, the Exchange District’s boutique shops can really bring your fall wardrobe to the next level! Lennard Taylor Elevate your fall fashion by popping into the boutique shop of award-winning fashion designer Lennard Taylor. He is know for his high-quality distinctive designs, memorable details, and architectural construction. With a passion for empowering women and cultivating self-assurance his designs are thoughtful and elegant. His shop is featuring a new line of beautiful fall/winter coats and shirts! …

Back to School in the Exchange District

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It’s that time of year again – back to school! Time to start fresh, take on new challenges, and learn new things. You may already have your school supply list covered but the Exchange District shops offer some very unique and very cool items to add to the mix. Tiny Feast For older kids and those attending college and university there’s just something about a nice pen or beautiful stationary that makes those homework assignment more manageable! Stop by Tiny Feast for the most beautifully curated stationary designs. Whether it’s a great monthly calendar, stylish notebooks, or pens and markers with a great modern design, you will find supplies for the school year that will be unique and creative. Toad …

5 Ways to Exchange

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This may be one of the biggest Fridays in the Exchange District! All of these events are happening tomorrow night, September 7, so the Exchange District really is the spot to be! First Fridays in the Exchange Explore one of Winnipeg’s most inspiring monthly arts event. Gallery hop. Eat. Stroll. Shop. Talk to artists in their studios, experience an Art Gallery opening, explore unique shops and enjoy a stop at one of the cafes or restaurants. Need an art piece? First Fridays is the perfect way to connect with many of the wonderful and diverse artists in Winnipeg. FREE and welcome to all! Visit their website for details. Art Talk/ Art Walk The September 7 Art Talk/Art Walk looks at art …