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Tours + Heritage

Tours + Heritage

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

Sustainability in the Exchange

It’s almost Earth Day, a time of year to consider our environmental impact and the steps we are taking to…

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Architecture in the Exchange

A walk down the cobblestone streets of the Exchange District feels like stepping into Winnipeg’s past. The architecture vividly depicts…

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Sam's Place

Sam’s Place: Where Coffee Meets Community

At Sam’s Place, every cup of coffee comes with a side of social impact. More than a caffeine fix, each…

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Lights on the Exchange Artist Spotlight #3

Diana Lynn VanderMeulen Diana Lynn VanderMeulen is a Toronto-based multimedia artist whose practice fluidly alternates between digital and analogue mediums.…

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Lights On The Exchange Artist Spotlight #2

Lights On The Exchange, a public winter arts festival, aims to reconstruct historical narratives in relation to the district’s heritage…

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The Best Date Night Spots in the Exchange

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, which means spending time with loved ones. While the time-honoured tradition of ‘date night’ happens all…

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