In the Exchange for January 28, 2019

Exchange District BIZ Updates

Here in the Exchange, there’s always something going on! From dining, to shopping or grabbing a show, here’s what goes on your calendar this week. Old Market Square Skating Rink Now open! The Exchange District BIZ is pleased to announce that its popular skating rink is back for another year in Old Market Square – bigger, better, and sleeker than ever, with the help of the City of Winnipeg! Throughout the season, winter athletics enthusiasts of all skill levels are invited to share this free, one of a kind rink for quick curling games over lunch, Friday afternoon ball hockey tournaments, skating, and more. Surrounded by gorgeous heritage buildings and the iconic CUBE, it’s a great way to add a …

At first glance, it’s not the customer-facing Exchange District storefront that sets Sutton Smithworks apart from other jewellers – it’s the complex machinery and tools in the back-of-house where all the magic happens. Owner Tom Sutton picked up goldsmithing in high school and hasn’t looked back. While the styles and industry have evolved, it’s the 40 years of experience in his trade – combined with adopting new technology at Sutton Smithworks – that has no trade-off. “He’s probably set some of the largest diamonds in all of Winnipeg,” says Peggy Sutton, co-owner and Accredited Jewellery Professional. “The largest diamond he ever set was a 10-carat Marquise diamond, and that stone was valued in the six figures.” As a leader in …

In the Exchange for the Week of January 21st

Exchange District BIZ Updates

Here in the Exchange, there’s always something going on! From dining, to shopping or grabbing a show, here’s what goes on your calendar this week.  Matilda @ RMTC’s John Hirsch Mainstage (174 Market Avenue) On now until February 2 Roald Dahl’s classic isn’t just a great kids novel or a kooky film adaptation by Danny Devito, it’s a hilarious musical about a telekinetic bookworm who puts what’s right first! Starring some of Winnipeg’s best young musical theatre talent, this is a show not to be missed.  Admission: $88 and up.  Visit royalmtc.ca for details and tickets. January 21: Aaron Pritchett w/Kira Isabella @ The Centennial Concert Hall (555 Main Street) 8pm The “Worth a Shot” singer returns to Winnipeg for …

Get back on your bike this winter

Exchange District BIZ Updates

With three full-time Exchange District BIZ (EDB) staffers now clearing snow from the streets and sidewalks – including bike lanes – after snowfalls, it’s high-time to shake the dust off your trusty steed and get back on that proverbial horse. We asked the team at long-time Exchange District bike shop Natural Cycleworks (NC) for tips on getting through winter as a rider. EDB: What kind of bike is best for winter cycling, and how do you prep your bike for the season? NC: Any bike can be a good winter bike. With a few changes, any bike you can ride during the summer time is one that you can ride in the winter time too. The most basic change that …

Up until now, Singletons has been quiet about its Winnipeg history, having grown the company from a single location in 1981 to 11 locations locally and two in Edmonton. Now, with the third generation at the helm, general manager Megan McGhie and her brother Tyler McGhie are working to solidify Singletons’ reputation as a locally-owned, full-service salon. To do this, Singletons recently opened a flagship location at 139 Market Avenue, which opened on December 4. The visibility of its East Exchange District storefront and the massive appeal of the open-brick heritage building with century-old timber beams helps cement Singletons’ story in Winnipeg. It’s also introducing a new direction for the company. “We thought that it really fit with our rebrand,” …