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 Neighborhood

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. Vital Café + Blend Bar
  8. Astoria
  9. Hanoi Pho
  10. Dixie’s BBQ on East Hastings
  11. The Uncommon Café
  12. Subway
  13. Ovaltine Café
  14. The Emerald
  15. Phnom Penh
  16. Kissa Tanto
  17. Virtuous Pie
  18. Waves Coffee House
  19. Cadeaux Bakery
  20. Deacon’s Corner
  21. The Heatley
  22. Strathcona Brewing Co.
  23. Sai Woo
  24. Fat Mao
  25. Bean Around the World
  26. Cuchillo
  27. St. Lawrence
  28. Finch’s Market
  29. Lana Lous
  30. 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

A Strategic Location

Enhanced by easy accessibility to nearby amenities including Carb 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.