The new Niagara Falls Exchange in the historic Main and Ferry district will include a large culture and market hall, café, artist studios, creative workshop and public washrooms surrounded by two multi-functional civic plazas that interconnect the flanking streets. 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 working title of the project, the 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.
Niagara Falls, Ontario
City of Niagara Falls
The new Niagara Falls Exchange 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.
Place-making through food and art is an integral part of DTAH's community-focused work. The Niagara Falls Cultural Hub and Farmers' Market builds on our experience designing centres for social exchange and urban agriculture such as Evergreen Brick Works and Artscape Wychwood Barns. Other cultural hub projects include the design and implementation of New Dawn's Eltuek Arts Centre, which involves adaptively reusing the 133 year-old Holy Angels Convent in Sydney, Nova Scotia, into a centre that hosts the Island’s growing innovation & entrepreneurial community and deep-rooted tradition of arts and culture.