Exchange District National Historic Site
The Exchange District is one of the most iconic and vibrant neighbourhoods in Winnipeg. This National Historic Site features an exceptional collection of heritage buildings built between 1880 and 1920. Nicknamed the “Chicago of the North”, the Exchange features massive stone and brick warehouses, elegant terracotta-clad buildings, narrow angled streets as well as cobblestone paths and alleyways. The architecture provides a stunning backdrop for local restaurants, boutique shops, art galleries, museums, attractions and so much more.
Old Market Square is a beautiful urban green space in the heart of the Exchange and is home to the city's most popular summer festivals including the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival and the TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival.
The Exchange District is an arts and cultural hub featuring a thriving film, arts and music scene with numerous studios, art spaces, festivals and events. It's also home to Innovation Alley, a street in the Exchange dedicated to innovators, entrepreneurs, and new businesses.
The Exchange is defined by character and refined by grit; from the facades to the faces, this is what real downtown feels like. Welcome to our global creative district.