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 4th Floor Shops on McDermot.

4th Floor Shops on McDermot is a Design Quarter Winnipeg member because we offer an environmentally considerate approach to the design and manufacturing of small batch goods. Our works focus on unique and thoughtful designs, which value quality, function, and aesthetics equally.

290 McDermot Ave., 4th Floor | Mon-Fri: 10am-5pm, Sat: 10am-4pm  |  instagram: @commonwealthwpg  |  instagram: @oldhatmaker  |  instagram: @wilderwpg  |  instagram: @lot.15

instagram: @souvenirhandmade

instagram: @madebyjosephine



> design quarter hosts newest tourism winnipeg video

Thank you to Tourism Winnipeg for inviting our very own Executive Director, Zephyra Vun, to be the host of their latest leisure video, putting Winnipeg design culture front and centre! The video features a number of Design Quarter Winnipeg members - can you spot them all?

> Modern in denver feature article

“Isolation Breeds Innovation”. “With numerous design competitions, an annual design festival, a renowned University Architecture program, and a proud and energetic population, this city in the South of Manitoba proves that when the going gets cold, the cold get creative.”

> #activatewinter project

Look out for our blankets at Fools + Horses, Little Brown Jug, and Forth patios AND a newly lit-up Old Market Square in the Exchange District! We believe cities designed for people are ones whose urban spaces put people first. They provide inviting, public spaces to congregate year-round, keeping street life humanized + livable. Our mission with #ActivateWinter 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! Follow along on Instagram + Twitter, @designQwpg.

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Munimuni Media

Munimuni Media

> 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!





“Travel By Design: Isolation Breeds Innovation” - MODERN IN DENVER, USA | 25.02.19

“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