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Tours + Heritage

Tours + Heritage

Our 2022 tour season has ended. Please refer to our self-guided audio tours below. See you spring 2023!

A National Historic Site, the Exchange District features an exceptional collection of heritage buildings built between 1880 and 1920—all tucked away within a small 20-block area. Nicknamed the “Chicago of the North”, the neighbourhood features massive stone and brick warehouses, elegant terracotta-clad buildings, narrow angled streets as well as cobblestone paths and alleyways. The collective character of these built resources is distinctive and relatively intact. The importance of the area can also be expanded to include the city’s role with respect to grain trade, civic development and labour. The Exchange does a great job of illustrating the city’s key role as a centre of grain and wholesale trade, finance and manufacturing in two historically important periods in  western development.

HISTORY + ARCHITECTURE

NEW WINTER FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED: LIGHTS ON THE EXCHANGE

Lights on the Exchange – Allumez le Quartier will debut January 21 and run through March 21. The Exchange District BIZ…

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Hyper Festival

On Saturday November 26th, Hyper takes over Artspace with award-winning virtual reality experiences, workshops and industry talks. In 2016 Fabio…

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Exchange District Pharmacy – A Local Expert in Therapeutics

“If you just focus on learning one thing per day, in a year you will learn 364 new things,” Ryan…

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Exchange District: Le Burger Week Guide 2022

Le Burger Week is back for another year, and is once again extending it to two weeks! Despite the announcement…

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Cre8ery Gallery: A Launching Pad for Local Artists

When Jordan Miller, Executive Director for Cre8ery Gallery, graduated high school she figured she’d go into education. With educator parents…

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Bevvy Teyems — Adding colour and creativity to the Exchange District and our homes

For as long as Lizzy – AKA Bevvy – can remember, she has loved creating. A poet, songwriter and musician…

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