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Building Toys Exhibit

14 December 2023–22 December 2023

101-177 Lombard Avenue


An exhibit about construction toys- old and new.

Building toys are not just for fun, although they undoubtedly are. Building toys are also formative for those who play with them. Architecture is the most encompassing of all the visual arts. We live, work and play in buildings, most of which are designed by architects. Many of our notable architects and designers have been influenced by educational building toys they played with as children, whether they were Lincoln Logs, LEGO, skyscraper kits, Meccano or wooden blocks. How have these toys influenced your view of architecture and cities?

Thursday, December 14: 12-4PM
Friday, December 15: 12-4PM
Wednesday, December 20: 12-4PM
Thursday, December 21: 12-4PM
Friday, December 22: 12-4PM

101-177 Lombard Avenue is wheelchair accessible. There is an accessible and gender neutral washroom on site.

The main entrance to the building on Lombard Avenue has a ramp. When you enter the building, the WAF office is located on the main floor to the left.

There is one accessible parking spot (1 hour) across the street from 177 Lombard and another accessible parking spot (2 hour) in front of 167 Lombard. City of Winnipeg parking fees may apply.