News

  • Oct 29

Transportation Forum

Join the Downtown BIZ this November at three forums that will highlight issues such as downtown safety, housing and transportation. Understanding the needs and priorities of our downtown residents, and residents of the city as a whole, is central to creating a downtown that is a more vibrant, clean, safe and green community.

 
  • Oct 29

Roads Forward Mapped Out

The City of Winnipeg would like to spend approximately $5 billion over the next 20 years to complete four rapid-transit lines, build a ring road inside the Perimeter and make it easier to move goods in and out of the CentrePort trade hub.

 
  • Oct 21

Green Graffiti Machine

The world’s most advanced green cleaning system is coming to downtown Winnipeg to fight graffiti–the first municipality in Canada to adopt the new system. The Downtown BIZ and City of Winnipeg each will now be using a brand new 100% eco friendly graffiti removal machine to keep our city clean and beautiful.

 
  • Oct 17

Peggy Wins Award!

Downtown Peggy has gone global. The Downtown BIZ’s spunky downtown character has been recognized internationally with a Downtown Pinnacle Award at the International Downtown Association Annual Conference and Tradeshow in South Carolina this September.

 
  • Sep 30

Over $100,000 Raised

Forty Winnipeg CEOs and community leaders spent last night at Portage & Main to raise awareness for homelessness and together raised $107,000 to employ homeless people. It was all part of Winnipeg’s first CEOs for Downtown Sleepout event in support of the Downtown BIZ’s Change for the Better program.

 
  • Sep 19

Prov. Parties Q&A

The three major provincial parties discussed their platforms on key downtown issues at a Downtown Forum held by the Downtown BIZ on September 19 at Portage Place. Their answers to a list of key questions about downtown were also released. Topics included downtown safety, rapid transit, and creating more living spaces downtown.

 
  • Sep 14

CEO Sleepout to Raise Cash

THERE’S going to be plenty of brain power sleeping under the stars at Portage and Main on Sept. 29, but it’s their collective fundraising abilities that have Stefano Grande excited.

 
  • Sep 13

Wide Awake in Winnipeg

Bob Cox is way down the list, by the way, but well worth the search.

I haven’t attended a sleepover in a long time. The last one, as I recall, involved a lot of eyeshadow, much mockery of pyjamas, and no sleep whatsoever.

 
  • Aug 25

Big Street Party!

MEDIA RELEASE August 25, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MANYFEST, DOWNTOWN’S BIGGEST STREET PARTY, COMING THIS SEPTEMBER 9 TO 11! DOWNTOWN WINNIPEG—Downtown Winnipeg’s biggest street party is only two weeks away! ManyFest: All together downtown, will see an anticipated 30,000-plus people …

 
  • Aug 08

Finding Winnipeg’s Hidden Jewels

As the calendar moves into the dog days of August, thousands of Manitobans will head out on their summer vacations to explore the architecture and metropolitan character of different cities across the continent.