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Albert Street In the Exchange


98 Albert Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1G2

Hours of Operation:

Fall/Winter Hours
(Oct - April)
Monday - Saturday 10:30am - 8:00pm
Sunday - Noon - 5:00pm
Spring/Summer Hours
(April -September)
Monday - Friday 8:30am -10:00pm
Saturday - 11:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday - Noon - 7:00pm

Free Customer Parking:
October - April

Patio Season:
May - September
Our parking turns into our patio for the summer.

Bryson Maternick

About The Exchange:
On September 27, 1997, the Federal Minister of Canadian Heritage (The Honourable Sheila Copps)declared the original heart of the city of Winnipeg, the Exchange District, a National Historic Site. On this date, the Exchange District, a twenty city block area comprised of approximately 150 heritage buildings joined the ranks of a handful of other urban areas which have also received this distinction.

The District contains a range of architecturally significant resources that speak to the city’s key economic role in the west and the collective character of these built resources is distinctive and relatively intact. The importance of the area can also be expanded to include the city’s role with respect to architecture, grain trade, civic development and labour.

The area is designated an historic district of national significance because it illustrates the city’s key role as a centre of grain trade and whole sale trade, finance and manufacturing in two historically important periods in the western development – between 1880 and 1900 when Winnipeg became the gateway to Canada’s West and between 1900 and 1913, when the city’s growth made it the region’s metropolis.

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City Place


333 Saint Mary Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0M8

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 10:30am - 6:00pm 

Open Weekends for NHL Hockey,
Concerts and Special Events
when hosted at the MTS Centre 

Andrew Van Seggelen
About cityplace, Formerly Eatons Store Warehouse:
At the beginning of the 20th century, Eaton's conducted a large business in Western Canada through its catalogue. Eaton's considered Winnipeg, Manitoba as the most logical location for a new mail order warehouse to better serve its western customers. A store was not originally part of the plans.

John Craig Eaton, the son of Timothy Eaton, became an early proponent of building a combined store and mail order operation in Winnipeg. Although Timothy Eaton initially had misgivings over the difficulties involved in managing a store 2,100 kilometres (1,300 mi) kilometres from Toronto, John Craig was eventually able to convince his father. Eaton's acquired a city block on Portage Avenue at Donald Street, and the five-storey Eaton's store opened to much fanfare on July 15, 1905. Timothy Eaton and his family were on hand for the opening of the second Eaton's store, with the Winnipeg Daily Tribune noting in its front page headline: "The Canadian Napoleon of Retail Commerce Reaches the Capital - Views His Great Store for First Time - Well Pleased".

The landmark red brick store, known as "the Big Store" to Winnipeggers, was a success. The initial staff of 750 grew to 1200 within a few weeks of the opening. By 1910, three more storeys were added to the store and other buildings were constructed. By 1919, the Eaton's operations in Winnipeg covered 21 acres (85,000 m2) and employed 8000 people.

For many years, the Winnipeg Eaton's store was considered the most successful department store in the world, given how it dominated its local market. As late as the 1960s, Canadian Magazine estimated that Winnipeggers spent more than 50 cents of every shopping dollar (excluding groceries) at Eaton's, and that on a busy day, one out of every ten Winnipeggers would visit the Portage Avenue store.

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Shaw Park


Shaw Park
1 Portage Ave. E.
Winnipeg, MB R3B 3N3

Hours of Operation:
Seasonal - Our noodle stall is open during all Winnipeg Goldeyes regular season games and special events at Shaw Park.

Click here to view a schedule.

Daniel Esligar
About Shaw Park:
Located downtown near the confluence of the Red & Assiniboine Rivers, the 6,140 seat facility was a hit, as almost 300,000 fans packed the park to see the Goldeyes reach their fourth Northern League final. For the year, the Goldeyes averaged 6,048 fans per game, representing 98.5 per cent of capacity.
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