Railtown Design District

Railtown is situated within convenient and accessible proximity to Vancouver’s Central Business District and vibrant urban nodes including Gastown, Chinatown and the False Creek Flats. Vancouver’s amenity-rich and energetic areas are home to a diverse cultural cityscape and numerable outdoor lifestyle pursuits, all of which help to support in attracting, retaining and getting the very best from an engaged workforce.

The Neighbourhood

On the doorstep of the city’s innovation culture.


  1. Starbucks
  2. Railtown Café
  3. Ask for Luigi
  4. The Belgard Kitchen / Urban Winery
  5. The Mackenzie Room
  6. Alibi Room
  7. Astoria
  8. Hanoi Pho
  9. The Uncommon Café
  10. Subway
  11. Ovaltine Café
  12. Phnom Penh
  13. Kissa Tanto
  14. Virtuous Pie
  15. Waves Coffee House
  16. Cadeaux Bakery
  17. Deacon’s Corner
  18. The Heatley
  19. Strathcona Brewing Co.
  20. Sai Woo
  21. Fat Mao
  22. Bean Around the World
  23. Cuchillo
  24. St. Lawrence
  25. Finch’s Market
  26. LanaLous
  27. Juke


  1. Oppenheimer Park
  2. MacLean Park
  3. CRAB Park at Portside
  4. Andy Livingstone Park
  5. Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden


  1. Rickshaw Theatre
  2. Imperial Vancouver
  3. Vancouver Police Museum
  4. Fortune Sound Club


88 Walk Score – Very Walkable  – Most errands can be accomplished on foot

89 Transit Score – Excellent Transit  – Transit is convenient for most trips

60 Bike Score – Bikeable  – Mostly Flat, close to bike route

Maker Exchange is the Strathcona neighbourhood. Strathcona is the 3rd most walkable neighbourhood in Vancouver with a overall Walk Score of 93.

A Strategic Location

Enhanced by easy accessibility to nearby amenities including Crab Park at Portside, the Maker Exchange is the place to connect, collaborate and create, whether by auto, public transit or bicycle. And, with exclusive use of the Maker Exchange private shuttle bus service, it’s close to Downtown transit and SkyTrain locations.

An Area Rich With History

A busting rail and industrial hub in the 1880s, Railtown was historically one to a railcard, factories, canneries, shipyards and warehouses. The Maker Exchange sits on the former Blaine Boiler Works factory property. Now, instead of forging iron, the Maker Exchange is a factory for ideas and innovation, paving the way for a brilliant future.

Here the old and new converge in a neighbourhood known for its raw character and creative spirit. We respect and celebrate the history in order to create community and legacy.