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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

Artist Spotlight #2: Illuminating Heritage

Jonato Dalayoan Jonato Dalayoan is a Canadian-born, first-generation Filipino graphic designer and visual artist who has worked on his craft…

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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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Lights On The Exchange: Artist Spotlight #1

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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Hilary Druxman in her showroom.

Hilary Druxman Jewelry Celebrates 30 Years of Brilliance

For 30 years, Hilary Druxman has designed beautiful, timeless jewelry in the Exchange District.  Armed with decades of experience and…

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Borgo Antico: Classic Italian comes home to the Exchange

Borgo Antico is bringing authentic Italian food and an intimate, cheerful atmosphere to the Exchange District.  Owners Giacomo and Susan…

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Shop the Exchange 2023 Gift Guide #2: Everyday Indulgences

26 Market Kinto Day Off Tumbler $54 Available in a variety of stunning colours, the Day Off Tumbler is double-walled…

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