News

  • Oct 15

Business Community Invests $285,000 In Downtown With Enhanced Safety & Cleanliness Programs To Respond To Increased Evening Events/Vibrancy

With more and more restaurants opening up in the downtown, the return of the Manitoba Moose and the Winnipeg Jets, and growing night time vibrancy, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ have added 5 additional Downtown Watch ambassadors and 5 Metro Enviro-Team members to enhance safety and cleanliness services in the evenings, specifically around event destinations.

 
  • Oct 07

Downtown Photo Exhibit Launches With More Than 4,000 Community Photos Compiled: Oct. 7

Get behind the lens of 15 photographers, both novice and experienced, at the inaugural #finditdowntown photo exhibit at Portage Place Shopping Centre, as their exclusively curated photos and 4,000 others submitted by the community, will be shared

 
  • Sep 29

Portage Place Facade Becomes Home To 9 New Artworks

To add to the ongoing efforts to beautify the public realm and to strengthen local downtown businesses by supporting the visual appeal of their buildings, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, with the support of Portage Place Shopping Centre unveiled 9 new artworks designed by 7 artists from the community, as part of the second installation of the Urban Art Gallery initiative.

 
  • Sep 18

5th CEO Sleepout Hits $100K 6 Days Before Event

With only 6 days left before the 5th annual CEO Sleepout takes over Portage and Main, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is proud to announce that $100,000 has already been raised with the support of 135 participating CEOs, community leaders, and members of the media.

 
  • Sep 13

Two Events And Two Cultures To Meet On Edmonton Street: Today At 11AM

Fancy dancers and the newly crowned Miss Manito Ahbee, Alexa Girard from Moorhead, Minnesota, will dance with a hand drummer down the Edmonton pathway, which joins the two festivals.

 
  • Sep 08

Countdown To ManyFest: 2 Days!

It’s almost here! Two full days and three fun nights of ManyFest activity begins this Friday, and among all the activities people can take part in over the weekend will be the main stage – programmed with fantastic Manitoba talent all weekend long!

 
  • Sep 04

Countdown to ManyFest: One Week!

In a week’s time you could be sitting in an outdoor Wine and Beer garden at ManyFest, enjoying a delicious Food Truck Wars meal paired with an inspired glass of wine!

 
  • Sep 01

Countdown To ManyFest: 10 Days!

Downtown’s biggest street party is officially kicking off its fifth year on Broadway in 10 days! The street will be closed and downtown will be open for family fun and partying for everyone!

 
  • Aug 31

Downtown BIZ’s Summer Events Gave 50,000 Winnipeggers Awesome Reasons To Explore The City’s Core

From June to August, the Downtown BIZ hosted 138 events for downtown workers, visitors and tourists. A preliminary count shows an estimated 50,040 visits to the downtown.

 
  • Aug 28

Additional Movie Screening Added For Chinatown Street Festival First Night: August 28-30

The streets of Chinatown will come alive with lion dances, Chinese Kung Fu, children’s activities and games, free martial arts lessons, and Chinese cultural performances for the 7th year of the Chinatown Street Festival on August 28-30.