Design Quarter Winnipeg is a curated destination experience within a walkable area of our city, creating a community of authentic, local retail + design culture. Our objective is to support + promote Winnipeg's creative community of distinguished designers, makers and artists in order to strengthen design tourism and density in our city centre. The Design Quarter currently has 47 members - all locally owned, design-oriented businesses or non profits within the Exchange District, Downtown + The Forks, who offer a unique product or experience to visitors.
This installation reveals the true walkability of Design Quarter, representing it at a 1:69m scale. It conveys the area's general size and proximity amongst members on a more human, relatable scale. 1 step here = 20m (approx. 66') in real life.
Navigate your way around this mini version of the Design Quarter, then grab a map and explore the real deal on a self-curated tour by foot or by bike! Interact with either version for a chance to win amazing prizes! Here's how:
1. Discover The (Mini) Quarter
Grab a ballot. Pick (1) your favourite place to eat, and (2) your favourite place to shop in the Quarter. How many steps does it take you to get from one to the other? WIN: A $50 gift card from each place!
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2. Discover The (Real) Quarter
Go explore! Post about your Design Quarter experiences on social media, tag us (@designQwpg), and use the hashtag #DiscoverTheQuarter. WIN: $100 gift card from the Forks Market.