Groundbreaking on The Niagara Falls Exchange Culture Hub and Market

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This news item was posted on 12/8/2020 4:48:00 PM and is an archived post

NIAGARA FALLS, ON -After several years of study and planning, the City of Niagara Falls is very excited to announce construction has commenced on the Niagara Falls Exchange!

Construction hoarding has been erected around the development site, and the deteriorated Sylvia Place Market structure has been taken down to make way for this new community asset.

To mark the beginning of construction of The Exchange, the City held a virtual, COVID friendly, groundbreaking and have produced a short video to celebrate this milestone.

The new culture hub and market, designed by DTAH, will become a vibrant centre of activity in the community by providing shared spaces where artists, musicians, food vendors and patrons, and local businesses can come together and create. Located in the historic Main and Ferry district, it will include a large culture and market hall, café, artist studios, and creative workshop surrounded by two multi-functional civic plazas that interconnect the flanking streets. The Market Hall, which will house the regularly scheduled Farmers’ Market, will be a space for other events that include music, theatre, lectures and other weekend markets.

Located adjacent to the Niagara Falls History Museum, the site is knit together with a design language that prioritizes an accessible public realm, and creates quality indoor and outdoor space that is durable, flexible, and sustainable.

The project name - Niagara Falls Exchange (NFX), speaks to the rich exchange of ideas and creativity that is anticipated to occur on site and between the arts and culture, food and farming communities of Niagara Falls.

For more information about The Exchange, visit

For more information, contact:

Clark Bernat, Culture & Museums Manager
City of Niagara Falls, Recreation & Culture Department
[email protected] 

Posted on: 12/8/2020 4:48 PM - Category: Media Releases