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July 7, 2009 Marcello's chain coming to town
    Murray McNeill, Winnipeg Free Press
A chain of European-styled market/deli food stores has leased some high-visibility space in Manitoba Hydro's new downtown office tower.  Full Story (PDF)

May 9, 2009 Central area continues to draw interest
    Ross Romaniuk, Winnipeg Sun
"I'm quite comfortable wandering around the Exchange District and downtown ... It's a big misperception that people have about the downtown area." said R:ED member Heather Boyd at the Downtown Living Exhibit   Full Story (PDF)

Mar 5, 2009 Revitalized Exchange District among City's most affluent
    CBC News
The Exchange District has evolved from a worrisome neighbourhood to one of the city's wealthiest. The most recent census figures, indicate that 71% of households in the Exchange earn an income of more than $100,000 a year.  Full Story (PDF)

Mar 5, 2009 Warming up to Winter-peg
    Noah Richler, Toronto Star
The heart of the city, the Exchange District – with its stately turn-of-the-century office blocks was stuck in a magnificent, glorious, moment in time. The Exchange District is the Prairie's Titanic beached in a Manitoba graveyard, the city that had it all and was never meant to sink, but did.  Full Story (PDF)

Feb 28, 2009 Pedal Pushers
    Carolin Vesely, Winnipeg Free Press
There are 14 "riders" -- five are women -- at Natural Cycle, an Exchange District courier, where pedal power has prevailed as an eco-friendly, cost-effective, time-saving form of conveyance for more than a decade.  Full Story (PDF)

Jan 29, 2009 Patrollers sporting sharp new duds to mark 5 years
    David Schmeichel, Sun Media
They've been pounding the pavement for the past five years, ready with a helping hand, a word of advice or a friendly smile.  Now, the Exchange District BIZ's Exchange Patrol Program are going to be easier than ever to spot. Full Story (PDF)

Dec 4, 2008 Heritage building to get remake
    Murray McNeill, Winnipeg Free Press
The Brick's Fine Furniture building at 111 Lombard Ave. has been sold to a group of investors that plans to spend millions of dollars over the next two years to upgrade the six-storey, 118,000-square-foot structure to LEED Silver energy-efficiency standards.  Full Story (PDF)

Nov 6, 2008 Makeover generates excitement in Exchange
    Kevin Prokosh, Winnipeg Free Press
The patch of Exchange District greenspace known as Old Market Square is undergoing a dramatic makeover that has attracted frequent visits from regular users curious to see the developments of Phase 1 of the $4-million project.

Sept 4, 2008 Housing break for students?
    Bartley Kives, Winnipeg Free Press
Want to live in a brand-new Exchange District apartment and only pay $492 a month? It could be possible next year in a heritage building near Red River College's downtown campus...  Full Story (PDF)

July 26, 2008
Big bang for your block
Union Tower Bldg   Ian Tizzard, Winnipeg Free Press
A Canadian-born, Chicago-based architect says that an Illinois-born, Winnipeg-based architect deserves a page in architectural history books because of the way he helped change our cityscape nearly 100 years ago.  Babuk names the 1918 Hamilton Building, the 1913 Union Tower Building, and the 1911 Great-West Life Building as his favourite ...    Full Story (PDF)


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