Local Marketplaces

Exchange-friendly Marketplaces are places and spaces in Waterloo Region where producers and purchasers can meet and further facilitate or complete trades and exchange. If you are a home-based producer or small business without a storefront or established retail location, you may wish to meet with customers at an Exchange-friendly site. Purchasers are able to meet with producers in convenient locations and retail centres in Waterloo Region.

The Working Centre hosts Exchange-friendly sites out of our Community Tools projects.  People completing exchanges that originated on the Local Exchange website are welcome to meet at Queen Street Commons Cafe, Worth a Second Look, Hacienda Sarria, The Localism and Livelihood Desk, and The Green Door during open hours. People meet-up as part of daily operating activities - Exchange-friendly sites help to build a community of local exchange activity in Waterloo Region.

The Localism and Livelihood Help Desk is available to support potential Marketplace opportunities. Are you a business or community space that would like to be designated an Exchange-friendly marketplace? Are there ways to collaborate together, to host events where we meet one another? Connect with the Localism and Livelihood Desk to continue the conversation.

Exchange-friendly marketplaces complement local markets, businesses, and social enterprise projects in Waterloo Region, increasing the opportunities for exchange in our neighbourhoods, and connecting people with locally available products and services.

Contact Information

For more information about Localism, please contact us.

Email: localexchange@theworkingcentre.org
Phone: 519-743-1151 x151
Location:

58 Queen St. S., Kitchener

Hours:

Please contact to set up an appointment.

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