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About The Exchange

After years of planning, Niagara Falls City Council approved the construction of the Niagara Falls Exchange - a new market and cultural hub, strategically located in the Main and Ferry neighbourhood. The project broke ground in 2021.  

The Exchange is a 10,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor multipurpose event space created to foster and incubate the city's Food, Music, Art and Culture scenes. The Exchange is the new home of the Niagara Falls Famers' Market, in addition to artist & woodworking studios, an art gallery, Mahtay-at-the-Exchange Cafe, and more. Alongside of the Niagara Falls History Museum, the Hub is a cultural campus in the heart of Niagara Falls. 

The Exchange is a popular event space in Niagara Falls and the epicentre of Niagara Falls Arts & Culture.

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Market Hall

This 4,000 sq foot hall provides indoor and outdoor space for the Farmers’ Market (starting Saturday, May 18). The design of the space adheres to the vision of a makers' space where a high proportion of vendors grow, produce, make their own products and/or source the products within a 100-mile radius (on the Canadian side of the border).

Furthermore, the space is flexible enough to develop other similar programming related to artists, creators and makers of things to use the space. Acoustic panelling, audio visual equipment and staging material provide a venue that can accommodate everything from a musical performance, theatre, festivals and many other activities to make this the best venue for the community.

Photo of the Market Hall

Artist Studios

These shared spaces encourage and facilitate creation, collaboration and development. The studios offer competitive rates for artists and makers to create visual arts. It is a high-quality space conducive to artists' needs in terms of ceiling heights, lighting, ventilation, freight elevator, finishing areas, some tools, fume hood, washing station and disposal area.

Artists have 24-hour/7 days a week access to these spaces to provide the flexibility that is required. All spaces have power accessible to the artists and wifi set up on the site.

Photo of the artist studios.

Woodworking Studio

Keeping the priority on community space that is accessible creator space, a woodworking shop is located on the main floor of the site. This provides artists with the materials and tools that they require to complete projects. It equips amateur woodworkers with room to explore their potential. It enables those who have downsized their tools and woodworking area to get reintroduced to woodworking, and it furnishes creators with the equipment to produce works that can be sold. This space is be staffed by trained woodworkers to assist and run workshops for new woodworkers and experienced woodworkers.

Photo of someone using a tool in the woodworking studio.

Gallery

Located on the second floor near the artist studios, this space is a quality gallery space for artists to exhibit their work. Priority will be given to the artists residing in the studios.

Photo of the Gallery

CaFÉ

Situated on the Main Street side of the building.  Mahtay cafe @ the Exchange serves up exceptional coffee and wonderful treats in this wonderful inclusive space.

Photo of the Exchange Cafe

arts & Culture Wall of Fame

The Exchange Atrium is the new permanent home of the Arts & Culture Wall of Fame. In keeping with the facility's modern design, new recognition pieces have been installed, replacing traditional plaques. You can view the Wall of Fame during regular operating hours. View the list of inductees here