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“Perfect blend of Historical Charm and today”
Review of Old Market Square

Old Market Square
Ranked #23 of 183 things to do in Winnipeg
Certificate of Excellence
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127 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Perfect blend of Historical Charm and today”
Reviewed 3 January 2012

This area has the largest remaining building of its period in the country and the local area owners work hard to keep it that way. But no one is lagging - there are internet cafés, designer boutiques and lots of ecletic restaurants. Wonderful place to spend a day just wondering around...and in the right season great concerts in the central square as well.

1 Thank PeytonSloane
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English first
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44 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Eclectic shopping experience”
Reviewed 1 December 2011

Love the atmosphere and old world charm. A huge variety of one of a kind shops and restaurant. The cobble stone roads take you back in time and you can't help but appreciate the historic arcitecture. World class restaurants and open air free concerts keep you coming back to visit time and time again.

Thank CrysP53
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Winnipeg, Canada
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great venue for live events - otherwise there is not much to see and safety is an issue”
Reviewed 27 November 2011

Old Market Square is a great place to take in free, quality entertainment all summer long. The fringe theatre and jazz festivals in particular make great use of the site, filling it with music, laughter, street merchants and happy people. The City should organize more events there into the spring and fall, because if there is nothing going on it can get a little scary there with vagrants drinking hairspray and sniffing gas. They will usually leave you alone but the odd one will get aggressive with passers-by asking for spare change.

Visited September 2011
2 Thank zeepom
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Steinbach, Canada
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21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great central meeting spot in the city!”
Reviewed 30 May 2011

Old Market Square comes to life in the summer when the various WInnipeg Jazz Festival, Fringe Festival (comedy), and other events like MEME (Manitoba Electronic Music Exhibition) brings a crowd of vibrant people to the square and bring this historic part of Winnipeg to life once again in the Exchange District. Check out the linked website from the Downtown Biz on what the schedule of events for the square are to catch the events that interest you most!

Visited June 2010
1 Thank FlatlandMan
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“One of Winnipeg's more interesting districts...”
Reviewed 27 August 2009

The old market square district is a collection of early 1900's warehouses, office towers and apartments. With China town to the north and the modern downtown to the south, this well kept tree lined district is a must see for anyone looking for an interesting walk about. Home to the annual Winnipeg Fringe Theater Festival, Book & toy shops, quaint restaurants, galleries, and a collection of clothing stores combined with the historic flavor of the streets make this one of Winnipeg's more interesting districts. For the price of a parking meter you can park your car and walk the district to step back in time to a kinder gentler world.

4 Thank shniglefoot
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