News

  • Jul 27

Marbles on Portage

Winnipeggers working and living downtown will be privy to an interesting view today: 20 giant marbles being installed on the sidewalk. These beautiful new pieces are a new public artwork installation by Erica Swendrowski that will officially open for the public to see on July 31st at 12:00pm.

 
  • Jul 24

Living Flag on Stamp

Winnipeg’s strong sense of community pride will be forever enshrined in the hearts and minds of Canadians – as the Downtown BIZ’s Canada Day Living Flag photo was selected by Canada Post to be part of the Canadian Pride series to be issued on January 14, 2013.

 
  • Jul 23

Millennium Library Park Officially Opens

A beautiful and inviting urban green space has come to life behind the Millennium Library in downtown Winnipeg.

 
  • Jul 01

Canada Day Living Flag

Winnipeggers showed all of Canada how much they truly love their city and downtown – as thousands of participants, dressed in red and white t-shirts and patriotic attire, assembled into one of Canada’s largest living flags at the Manitoba Legislative Grounds on Canada Day.

 
  • Jun 28

The Gloves Are Off

Winnipeggers will show Canada how it’s done as 5,000 Winnipeggers are expected to form Canada’s largest living flag on July 1st. With Calgary, Victoria and Langley all organizing similar events, we’re letting them know that we’re the city to beat!

 
  • Jun 25

A Better Way To Give

Downtown BIZ’s Change for the Better Program Campaigns to End Panhandling and Supports Homeless Employment Programs

 
  • Jun 22

Show us your Red & White

Downtown BIZ Challenges 5,000 Winnipeggers to Assemble into Winnipeg’s 2nd Annual Canada Day Living Flag

 
  • Jun 20

Out to Lunch Concerts

The Downtown BIZ’s free Out to Lunch summer concert series kicked off last week and continues every week this summer on Wednesdays from 12-1pm until August 31. Investors Group presents these concerts for the downtown community to enjoy at a variety of downtown locations. From rock to country to jazz, there’s something for everyone!

 
  • Jun 19

Downtown Moves Forward

An interactive and participatory tour and dialogue of our downtown on June 18, 2012 gave provincial MLAs a reenergized view of the inner workings of the city centre and the Downtown BIZ. During this tour, the BIZ had an opportunity to engage and get input from MLAs and Ministers about their vision for our downtown, in relation to the needs of their neighbourhood stakeholders of whom they represent.

 
  • Jun 15

Busk Off Heats Up

Downtown Winnipeg is heating up this summer, especially on Portage Avenue, our city’s most iconic thoroughfare, that will see numerous fun activities fill the street – starting with the Downtown BIZ’s annual Portage Avenue Alive Busk Off, scheduled Thursday, June 14th from 11am to 2pm – where artisans/musicians compete for cash prizes, winners selected by public vote at BIZ kiosks located along the avenue.