News

  • Nov 22

The First Lights on Broadway Sculpture Has Been Officially Turned On

heaven between, the first Lights on Broadway sculpture, has officially had the lights turned in a collaboration with the Winnipeg Arts Council, City of Winnipeg, Downtown Winnipeg BIZ and additional partners.

 
  • Nov 17

New Safety Committee Sets Its Sights on Further Improving Safety in City’s Core

On the heels of a recently announced Downtown BIZ Community Feedback Report, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ’s Safety Committee has officially launched.

 
  • Nov 02

Community Feedback Identifies Top Priorities for Downtown BIZ

After months of public engagement, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ knows exactly what stakeholders want, love and envision for their neighbourhood.

 
  • Sep 13

Over 65,000 People Gather for Downtown’s Biggest Street Festival: Sept. 9-11

An estimated 70,000 people had plenty of reasons to enjoy downtown, as the 6th annual Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries ManyFest livened Broadway and Memorial Boulevard, with a celebration of community, arts, entertainment, and healthy living this past weekend from September 9 to 11.

 
  • Sep 09

Mayor Bowman & Downtown BIZ Staff Announce Winnipeg as Site for International Conference in 2017

Twenty years ago, more than 700 delegates came to Winnipeg for the annual International Downtown Association (IDA) conference. On September 9 at 3 p.m. in Atlanta, Georgia, the site for this year’s conference, Mayor Brian Bowman will join representatives from the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, Exchange District BIZ, and West End BIZ to officially announce Winnipeg as the chosen city for IDA’s 2017 conference.

 
  • Aug 25

8th Annual Chinatown Street Festival Begins on August 27

Chinatown’s King Street will transform into a bustling hub of live music, cultural performances, authentic cuisine and dynamic street vendors this weekend to celebrate the 8th Annual Chinatown Street Festival!

 
  • Aug 24

Downtown Winnipeg BIZ ‘Unwraps’ New Initiative To Beautify Vacant Windows & Construction Sites

Urban Wallpaper, an initiative led by the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, was officially unwrapped to media, members of the business community, and the public today, as part of an ongoing strategy to change public perceptions related to the downtown. Press conference attendees were treated to a formal announcement and guided tour, demonstrating vacant windows, often considered visually undesirable and in need of maintenance, that were transformed with public art.

 
  • Aug 09

5th Annual Filipino Street Festival Moves Downtown as part of Downtown BIZ’s Event Program

Courtesy of new funding through the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ’s Host It Downtown program, the 5th annual Manitoba Filipino Street Festival will move downtown, bringing a projected 8,000 people with them.

 
  • Aug 03

Downtown’s Biggest Street Party Returns with Bigger & Better Events: Sept. 9-11

Downtown’s beloved addition to Winnipeg’s wealth of festivals, the 6th annual Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries ManyFest street party, will animate Broadway from September 9-11 with an energetic atmosphere of arts, entertainment, and delicious cuisine, to draw people into heart of the city.

 
  • Jul 27

Downtown Trend Confirm Positive Growth for Downtown

An update to the Downtown Trends report reveals a staggering $1.26 billion of proposed developments in downtown, surpassing significant investments built from 2010 to 2015 ($1.12 billion). Residential units planned (1,213) nearly outdo the total number of residential units built from 2005 to 2015 (1,442). Other relevant trends observed: a 19% decrease of total crimes from 2014 to 2015 and a residential increase from 15,745 in 2013 to 16,446 in 2015.