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Locally focused.
Railside is committed to curating all commercial spaces at Railside with local vendors and retailers.

Opportunities coming soon!

On-site residential developments will offer publicly accessible ground-floor commercial space.

Imagine your shop, restaurant, or café serving on-site residents and millions of visitors who come to enjoy The Forks.

We’re building a vibrant, innovative, creative neighbourhood and looking for a wide-ranging and diverse set of local retailers, services, and businesses to enhance it.

Run a business here.
Be a part of this dynamic new development.

Attracting over 4 million visitors a year along with 1,200 people working on site, The Forks is a prime location for locally owned businesses — whether it’s a new venture or an established brand.

Also, with new residential housing on site at Railside, year-round residents will provide a new market opportunity for businesses that provide essential daily living products and services.

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  • Local Entrepreneurs
  • Independent Retailers
  • Talented Artisans
  • Unique Startups


Imagine your business situated at a world-class site within a sustainable neighbourhood.

The Forks North Portage Partnership is actively seeking and accepting applications from local entrepreneurs interested in leasing a commercial space for their business, service, restaurant, or café — or other unique idea.

Your expression of interest above is not a confirmation of acceptance. We thank all interested parties; however, only those selected for further consideration through an RFP process will be contacted.