By Sarah Klein
A new month-long exhibit opening in Winnipeg’s Exchange District will feature a variety of building and construction toys from the post-war period to today.
Building Toys will run August 1-31 at RAW Gallery of Architecture and Design in the lower level of 290 McDermot Avenue.
The exhibit presents the history of building toys from the modern era and examines how these toys have influenced our view of architecture and cities.
The exhibit was curated by Winnipeg Architecture Foundation director Susan Algie, and aims at capturing the imaginations of young people and the young at heart.
While the exhibit itself will be “hands-off,” visitors will have the chance to design and create their own building in a “construction zone.” Throughout the duration of the exhibition, creative complementary activities will be programmed with children and adults in mind.
A public opening of the exhibit will take place Thursday, August 1 at 8 p.m., while the exhibit will remain open Wednesday to Friday from 12-7 p.m. and Saturday from 12-5 p.m.