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flar Mar 6, 2011 7:06 AM

The Chicago of the North
 
THE EXCHANGE DISTRICT
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Winnipeg, Manitoba


Winnipeg's Exchange District is one of the most intact early 20th century commercial districts
in North America. By the turn of the 20th century, Winnipeg had become a major railway centre
and the commercial gateway to Western Canada. The city quickly grew into Canada's third largest
and became known as the "Chicago of the North." The Exchange District covers an area of 20
blocks just north of Winnipeg's Downtown and contains a large collection of elegant brick buildings
and warehouses. In 1997, the Exchange District was designated a National Historic Site.


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Nineties Flava Mar 6, 2011 7:20 AM

Wow that's a lot of brick. That must have really been something when it was first around.

Great pics but I was taken aback by the lack of people pics lol.

ColDayMan Mar 6, 2011 7:21 AM

Awesome awesome awesome tour!

Quixote Mar 6, 2011 7:29 AM

WOW! I had no idea this existed in Winnipeg! And it does look a bit like Chicago. Thanks!

Bdog Mar 6, 2011 7:50 AM

Amazing shots Flar! Despite the weather, you've given forumers a glimpse of what the Exchange has to offer...

Xtoval Mar 6, 2011 9:08 AM

you managed to capture both the glory and sad dilapidation of Winnipeg's architectural heritage. So many great buildings waiting for a bit of the imagination that put them up in the first place.

Jarrod Mar 6, 2011 9:12 AM

Wonderful collection of pictures! Thanks for showing.

Ch.G, Ch.G Mar 6, 2011 9:16 AM

I had no idea such a neighborhood existed. Awesome shots. Thanks for the tour and the history lesson!

ShadowMaster Mar 6, 2011 9:42 AM

Hella brick! 10/10 tour! Best aspect of Winnipeg I've seen! I am totally enjoying that I am seeing-

1ajs Mar 6, 2011 11:09 AM

hah nice shot of the posters i put up :P one of those shows was tonight

beatlesque Mar 6, 2011 2:42 PM

Great photos, flar...

JivecitySTL Mar 6, 2011 3:03 PM

Flar-- your threads always impress, and this one is no exception. I love the architecture and character of Winnepeg!

koolkid Mar 6, 2011 3:23 PM

Holy shit that was unexpected, that's beautiful. It's rare to see density like this outside of downtown in American cities. Go winnipeg!

simms3_redux Mar 6, 2011 3:36 PM

Lots of good bones in that city

STLgasm Mar 6, 2011 3:43 PM

Winnipeg is "winning!"

bulliver Mar 6, 2011 5:47 PM

Great thread. Really makes me wish I had stopped for the night last time I was there rather than barreling right through. Kudos.

CRE8IVEDESTRUCTION Mar 6, 2011 7:08 PM

These are stunning! The detail of sharpness in your photos is amazing. What lens did you use if I may ask?

DLLB Mar 6, 2011 7:19 PM

Excellent thread!

I used to love biking in the Exchange when I lived in the ole Peg.

Bedhead Mar 6, 2011 10:42 PM

They don't make them like that any more!

Love this detail:

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montréaliste Mar 7, 2011 12:26 AM

Great job Flar! There is a lot of quality in that built environment. It is good to see some rehabs going on though. I like the big outsatnding friezes on top of buildings in pictures 5, 7, 11 and 22. I never tire of that architecture. It is soothing and well proportioned. 22 looks like a hotel, a hell of a nice building.


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