Toad Hall Toys

Exchange District BIZ Blog

As a 40-year staple in the Exchange District, Toad Hall Toys is one of the oldest businesses in the neighbourhood. And it’s not hard to see why this whimsical little gem has stood the test of time. Walking into Toad Hall Toys is like stepping into a magical childhood wonderland of delights whether you’re 3 or 83. If you’re a kid at heart there’s something for you to discover and take joy in. “You don’t know what to expect when you just open this green door. It’s kind of like walking into a different reality, and children are not sure what to do with it. But they know it looks cool, and they’re not finding the things that they would …

Stanley Cup History

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There was a palpable energy in the air last week as most of Winnipeg sat down to watch game 7 of the series between the Nashville Predators and the Winnipeg Jets. Our collective excitement to see our team win and move on to the semi finals to play the Las Vegas Golden Knights is not surprising. This is the farthest the Winnipeg Jets have ever made it in the Stanley Cup playoffs since they joined the NHL in 1976. However, a lesser known fact about our hockey history is that before we became the Winnipeg Jets our city’s then team, the Winnipeg Victorias, won the Stanley Cup three times – in 1896, 1901, and 1902.  We are proud to say …

Tour Season is Here

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The warm weather is finally here and in the Exchange District that means even more festivals, events, and excitement in the area. It also means tour season! Here in the Exchange District we are lucky to be home to over 100 turn-of-the-century heritage buildings within a 30-block radius. This makes the area a remarkably walkable one filled with inspired arts, culture, shops, restaurants, and pubs. But what gives our area such a special charm are its old buildings with their stunning architecture and the incredible stories. A walk through the Exchange is like a walk back in time and it can tell you so much about our city, from it’s very beginnings to what it is today. This year we …