Laid out where 19th-century ox-cart tracks came together, Portage and Main is the "crossroads of Canada." It has been feted in song, memorialized on a stamp and was one of the tonier properties for sale in a Canadian version of the game Monopoly. It is also, if you're a pedestrian, one of the most unwelcoming intersections in the country. For nearly four decades, people on foot have been banned from crossing at Portage and Main, in an effort to push them through an underground mall.
The iconic Artspace building in the heart of the Exchange District will be the belle of the ball during the Winnipeg institution’s 30th anniversary celebration Aug. 24. The Lost in Artsp_ace event (8 p.m. to late) stretches from the main floor to the rooftop and boasts something for every culture lover: cinema, photography, music, written and live art performances — all with local food and beverage pairings.
In this Dec. 2, 2009, photo, Phil Kives, president of K-Tel International, poses for a photo in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Kives, the tireless TV pitchman whose commercials implored viewers to "wait,