Niagara Falls art centre inching closer to spring 2023 opening


Published November 28, 2022 at 1:05 pm

An artist's interpretation of the Niagara Falls Exchange before construction started in September 2020.

Construction on the new Niagara Falls Cultural Hub & Market, a.k.a, the Niagara Falls Exchange, is continuing  to run smoothly.

Exterior art work, including the mural of Wilma Morrison by artist Jacob Headley, is now complete as the complex moves forward to a late spring 2023 opening.

Morrison, who passed away in 2020, is best known as a mentor, a teacher and a historian in the Niagara Falls community. She had a deep passion for the preservation of black history within the Niagara region.

The 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.

Located in the historic Main and Ferry district, it will include a large culture and market hall, café, artist studios, gallery, creative workshop and public washrooms 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.

In August 2020, after several years of study and planning, Niagara Falls City Council approved funding for the construction of the Niagara Falls Exchange as began in September 2020.

Here’s an update on its progress.

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