Back to School in the Exchange District

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It’s that time of year again – back to school! Time to start fresh, take on new challenges, and learn new things. You may already have your school supply list covered but the Exchange District shops offer some very unique and very cool items to add to the mix. Tiny Feast For older kids and those attending college and university there’s just something about a nice pen or beautiful stationary that makes those homework assignment more manageable! Stop by Tiny Feast for the most beautifully curated stationary designs. Whether it’s a great monthly calendar, stylish notebooks, or pens and markers with a great modern design, you will find supplies for the school year that will be unique and creative. Toad …

5 Ways to Exchange

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This may be one of the biggest Fridays in the Exchange District! All of these events are happening tomorrow night, September 7, so the Exchange District really is the spot to be! First Fridays in the Exchange Explore one of Winnipeg’s most inspiring monthly arts event. Gallery hop. Eat. Stroll. Shop. Talk to artists in their studios, experience an Art Gallery opening, explore unique shops and enjoy a stop at one of the cafes or restaurants. Need an art piece? First Fridays is the perfect way to connect with many of the wonderful and diverse artists in Winnipeg. FREE and welcome to all! Visit their website for details. Art Talk/ Art Walk The September 7 Art Talk/Art Walk looks at art …

Here at the Exchange District BIZ we like to create programming and events that fit in the with Exchange District’s vibe and highlight its unique features. Last month we threw a party in Bijou Park – which for those of you who aren’t familiar is the cobblestone park directly adjacent to Old Market Square. If you’re a regular in the area you’ve probably walked through this quaint walkway many times and just didn’t know it had a name. Much like Alleyways in the Exchange where we draw attention to the unique alleyways in the area, we wanted to draw attention to Bijou Park and create an event that brought something a little different to the area – which brings us …

First Fridays Bike-In to the Exchange

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Ever thought you’d like to bike into the Exchange District but weren’t sure if there was a safe and easy route to get there? Well, we’ve partnered with the amazing crew at Natural Cycle to help you do just that – find the safest, easiest routes and have a little help getting comfortable on the roads. We’ve been leading low-key rides on the First Friday of the month throughout the summer and on September 7 we’ll be wrapping things up with a ride in from Chief Peguis Trail in North Kildonan. The idea is to show you how you can get into the Exchange District while almost entirely avoiding motor vehicle traffic— while sharing tips and tricks that can make …

Food Tours

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The Exchange District is home to over 100 historic buildings built in the early 20th century, all located in an incredibly walkable 30-block radius. Whether you come to the area to shop, dine, or take in the festivities, arts, and culture you will be surrounded by history. Our guided tours are a perfect way to learn more about our area’s remarkable past. From our tried and true East and West tours to theme tours like Death and Debauchery and Punks & Anarchists, there are so many intriguing ways to discover more about our neighbourhood. Being that the Exchange District is also home to over 50 unique local restaurants we’ve developed three food tours that let you discover the Exchange District’s …

Alleyways Market (part of Alleyways in the Exchange)

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 Alleyways Market is in its third season here in the Exchange District. Half farmers market & half curated pop-up shop, the Alleyways Market curated by Luckygirl Creative in partnership with the Exchange District BIZ. This year it has expanded to include three other alleyways – Alleyways Dance and Alleyways Art Lounge, all part of what is known as Alleyways in the Exchange! The final Alleyways in the Exchange of the season is next month on September 7 and it’s going to a busy and exciting night in area! We will have our final First Fridays Bike-In (this time from North Kildonan!) Participants will enjoy a low-key guided ride into the Exchange District led by the experienced crew at Natural …

Five Ways to Exchange

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So much happening in the Exchange District this weekend! Here’s a few….. CONCERT MOVIES AT THE CUBE On August 3, we’ll be screening the classic Talking Heads concert movie Stop Making Sense. With a special performance by Winnipeg’s own Yes We Mystic, DJ sets by Co-op and Hunnicutt and beer service from the Exchange District’s own Little Brown Jug, it’s an experience you won’t want to miss! For more information see our Facebook event. FIRST FRIDAYS BIKE-IN Ever thought you’d like to bike into the Exchange District but weren’t sure if there was a safe and easy route to get there? In partnership with Natural Cycle, we’ll be leading three, low-key rides on the First Friday of July, August, and …

Concert Movies at the Cube

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We’re in the heart of summer, and the Exchange District continues to be the perfect spot for taking in many of Winnipeg’s best festivals, patios, shopping and dining— or simply enjoying the gorgeous backdrop of our turn-of-the-century national historic district. This summer, we’re adding even more to the fun with Concert Movies at the Cube, which kicks off on Friday, August 3rd with Talking Heads’ iconic Stop Making Sense. Heralded by Rolling Stone (and many others) as “the greatest concert movie ever,” we’ll be screening this classic outdoors on the big screen. “Just like we’ve done with Alleyways in the Exchange, we wanted to take a good idea, give it an Exchange District twist, and make it something unique and …

Getting into the Fringe Spirit

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The Winnipeg Fringe Festival brings creativity, colour, and theatrics into the Exchange District every summer throughout this incredible 10-day festival and this year we decided to join in the fun! We’ve created two new fringe style projects for the festival, a NEW Theatrical tour called Rebels, Riots, and Revolutionaries and a busk-stop style fringe show preview series called the Fringe Tiny Preview Series. Rebels, Riots, and Revolutionaries – a NEW Theatrical tour Our tour guides Alexandra Chubaty Boychuck and Hanna McKenna bring a strong theatre background and an enthusiasm for history. With the help of our Research and Historical Initiatives Coordinator, Sabrina Janke, these ladies have created a tour that brings you back in time while meeting some of the …

Wayfinders here to help you navigate the area

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We are excited to introduce our new wayfinders! You can easily spot these new additions to our team out and about in the Exchange District, possibly even on bike! Just as their name suggests our wayfinders are here to help you find your way around the Exchange District. Our area is growing fast, and we are introducing new active transportation infrastructure – like the new protected bike lanes, that have been beautifully painted by local artists. And we want to be sure that we are making the area accessible and easy to navigate for all modes of travel. Whether you need direction and information about lanes and biking programs in the area, help with parking, help taking full advantage of …