Historic Places Day July 6 2019

The Exchange District BIZ is offering free, limited-run tours for Historic Places Day on July 6, a nation-wide event celebrating the stories historic places have to offer. For more information, visit

All tours will begin by the Cube in Old Market Square.

These are the tours we are offering:

10:00 AM – Bankers Row

Explore the Financial Hub of Western Canada, from a time when Winnipeg was the richest city of the prairies! Learn about the architectural legacy of our banking halls, and the stories of the people who worked in them.

12:30 PM – Newspaper Row

Extra, extra, read all about it! Learn about the publishing history of Manitoba, including the origins of the Winnipeg Free Press and feuds between rival journalists! Learn about the legal battle that changed the newspaper industry in the 1930s.

2:30 PM – Real to Reel

This Exchange District BIZ tour rolls out how and where Hollywood directors, producers and local film crews have transformed some of the area’s 20-square blocks of heritage buildings into the dusty streets of old Kansas City, early Chicago or present day New York City.