is a curated destination experience within a walkable area of our city, creating a community of authentic, local retail + design culture.



This month's feature member is the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation.

The Winnipeg Architecture Foundation is a Design Quarter Winnipeg member because WAF undertakes research on Winnipeg’s architecture and cityscape and their designers. The research informs exhibits, tours, publications, film series and a variety of public programming. There is a small gallery/office space which has a variety of high-quality merchandise showing Winnipeg’s architecture. WAF has a particular emphasis on designs from the post-1945 era.

266 McDermot Ave. | Monday - Friday: 12pm - 4:30pm

facebook: /winnipeg.architecture

instagram: @wpgarch

twitter: @wpgarch



> #activatewinter blanket project

Look out for our blankets at Fools + Horses, Little Brown Jug, and Forth patios! We believe cities designed for people are ones whose urban spaces put people first. They provide public spaces to congregate year-round, keeping street life humanized + livable. Our mission with these blankets is to encourage Winnipeggers to do just that! Get outside + celebrate the outdoors just like we do in the summer! As a self-proclaimed “Winter City”, let’s do what we can to make this season an enjoyable experience! Make sure to also follow us on Instagram + Twitter (@designQwpg) as we present examples of other Winter cities from around the world who have mastered how to #ActivateWinter, providing some much needed inspiration for Winnipeg

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> two nominations for “INNOVATION OF THE YEAR”

In 2018, Design Quarter Winnipeg was nominated for "Innovation of the Year" for both the Tourism Awards of Distinction and for the Manitoba Tourism Awards. Check out the video below highlighting all the Tourism Awards of Distinction “Innovation of the Year” Finalists, and congratulations to the Winnipeg Art Gallery's INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE exhibit for taking home the prize!





“Winnipeg Is The Kookiest Canadian City You’ve Never Heard Of” - AWOL, AUSTRALIA | 14.12.18

“Design Quarter Winnipeg: Bringing Light to Winnipeg’s Design Culture” - THE KINSHIP BLOG, CANADA | 20.09.18

"We didn't expect this in Winnipeg?! What to DO in Winnipeg, Manitoba" - HEY NADINE!, CANADA | 22.08.18

"Design Quarter Winnipeg" - BADGE OF AWESOME, CANADA | 03.04.18

"Design Quarter Winnipeg Hosts Pop-Up" - CTV NEWS | 24.03.18

"7 Reasons to Visit Winnipeg, Manitoba in 2018" - Dave Zuchowski, JOHNNYJET, USA | 15.03.18

"10 Essential Winnipeg Experiences" - PRAIRIE STYLE FILE, USA | 13.03.18

"Qué hacer y visitar en Winnipeg" - TIPS DE VIAJEO, MEXICO | 06.02.18

"On the Right Track in Wonderful Winnipeg" - AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATED PRESS | 01.02.18

"What you can see and do in Winnipeg" - Jennifer Ennion, 2UE RADIO, AUSTRALIA | 12.01.18

"Winnipeg: Im Herzen Kanadas" - Marie Tysiak, REISEN EXCLUSIV, GERMANY | 10.01.18

"5 Ways to Explore Design Quarter" - Nisha Tuli, MANITOBA HOT | 14.12.17

Design Quarter Winnipeg Video by Christina Pfeiffer, TRAVEL2NEXT | 12.10.17

"Winnipeg Exchange District - Cool City Culture in Canada" - Christina Pfeiffer, TRAVEL2NEXT, AUSTRALIA | 12.10.17

"This Prairie City Deserves Your Travel Dollars. Here's Why." - HUFFINGTON POST, USA | 20.08.2017

"Design Quarter Winnipeg aims to promote Downtown, Exchange and The Forks" - CTV NEWS | 12.05.2017

"Designs on local shoppers: New organization launches to promote Winnipeg's design community" - CBC ARTICLE | 12.05.2017

"Mapping out Winnipeg: New group highlights 'great design' of city's core" - METRO ARTICLE | 11.05.2017

"Boosting Winterpeg's Destination Status" - BRENT BELLAMY, WINNIPEG FREE PRESS ARTICLE | 05.16.2017

Design Quarter Winnipeg Promotional Video by Playfair Visual.