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Moving Matter: Tyndall Stone in the City Tour

5 July 2023 at 6:30 pm

408 York Avenue


Join us for a walking tour exploring several of downtown Winnipeg's Tyndall stone buildings. Tyndall stone is a fossil-rich limestone that formed 450 million years ago in a shallow sea near the equator. Quarries near Garson, Manitoba have been the only source processing the stone as building material for the last 120 years. Learn about Tyndall stone's geology, how to spot and identify fossils, and about the stone's use and relationship to people in the region over the last 3000 years.

Tyndall Stone has recently been designated as a global heritage stone resource by a subcommission of the International Union of Geological Sciences.This is the first Canadian designation.

The tour will be led by Abigail Auld, who is currently working on a book about Tyndall stone.

The Winnipeg Architecture Foundation's 2023 programming has been made possible with support from the Winnipeg Foundation, the City of Winnipeg, and the Province of Manitoba.