News

  • 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.

 
  • Aug 27

Make Downtowns A National Election Issue: Federal Candidates To Debate On September 16 From 5-7 PM

Across Canada, downtown organizations – through Downtowns Canada –will host forums with federal candidates from Sept. 14-18 to highlight the importance of downtowns in Canada’s national economic prosperity.

 
  • Aug 25

Job Posting: Retail Theft Prevention Coordinator

Downtown Winnipeg BIZ Retail Theft Prevention Coordinator CAPP Program (Crime Awareness and Prevention Program) The award winning Downtown Watch Program is comprised of a dynamic team of staff and volunteers, patrolling the downtown, serving as the extra eyes and ears …

 
  • Aug 20

100+ Leaders Take To The Street For 5th CEO Sleepout To Spur Discussion & Raise Funds For City’s Homeless

“We are all stakeholders” – this is the guiding thought behind the annual CEO Sleepout held at Portage and Main. In its fifth year, the event aims to raise $200,000 to create employment opportunities for the homeless but to also spur important dialogue among over 100 CEOs, community leaders, and media about their role in addressing homelessness.

 
  • Aug 18

$78,000 In Downtown BIZ Funding To Stimulate 15 New Events Downtown & Attract An Additional 56,000 People To The City’s Core

What do ribs, yoga, and elevators have in common? They are but a few of event themes and components that Winnipeggers will enjoy downtown in 2015, courtesy of new funding provided through the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ.

 
  • Aug 11

Five More Reasons Winnipeg Will Love The Fifth Annual Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries ManyFest!

Winnipeg has loved the first four ManyFests, and the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ has five reasons people will love the fifth five times more! The annual Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries ManyFest street party will animate Broadway from September 11-13 with an energetic atmosphere of arts, entertainment, fitness and delicious cuisine bringing people into the heart of the city.

 
  • Jul 31

4 Downtown Businesses Join Growing List Of Exceptionally Well Designed Businesses, As Part Of Commerce Design Winnipeg Competition

An urban rooftop reception celebrated Winnipeg’s best designed businesses as the winners of the 3rd annual Commerce Design Winnipeg contest. The event, hosted by the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ and StorefrontMB treated attendees to delicious cuisine and conversation about Winnipeg’s emerging design culture.

 
  • Jul 29

New Investments In Chinatown Set To Launch At Chinatown Street Festival On August 29

To celebrate the 7th year of the Chinatown Street Festival, the Winnipeg Chinese Cultural and Community Centre and Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, are teaming up to add new programming components and streetscaping improvements, in a collective effort to draw more visitors downtown.