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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

Lights on the Exchange Artist Spotlight

Meet Derek Bassey, a creator whose passion for art has been a lifelong journey.  Drawn to art as soon as…

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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth at Cake-ology

For two years running the team at Cake-ology has taken home the title of Hot Beverage Week winner and warmed…

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Toad Hall Toys – Celebrating 45 Years in the Exchange District

Nestled on Arthur Street in the heart of the Exchange District, Toad Hall Toys has been a staple in the…

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Holiday 2022 Gift Guide

Tis’ the season for gifting, get-togethers, and celebrations! During the holidays life gets busy, and we’ve created a gift guide…

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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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