News

  • Feb 24

Chess Pro Takes on Court

Chess pro Ella Iomdina will take on as many chess players as step forward for the launch of the Downtown BIZ’s weekly Chess in the Court on Thursday, February 26, noon to 1:30pm.

 
  • Feb 07

In For Lunch 2009

Downtowners are invited to enjoy free lunchtime concerts on Fridays, as the In for Lunch concert series returns to the city centre on Friday, January 30 at noon with the band Twilight Hotel at Portage Place.

 
  • Feb 05

100 Red Lanterns

Winnipeg’s Chinese community is kicking off Chinatown’s 100th anniversary by displaying 100 bright red lanterns throughout downtown.

 
  • Dec 31

Rapid Transit Expert in ‘Peg

With bus rapid transit coming to downtown Winnipeg, Graham Mall and the downtown will be even busier with more bus riders. American expert G.B. Arrington will be in town to talk about the land development possibilities connected with transit at a free public session on Thursday, November 20, noon to 2pm at Globe Cinema, 3rd Floor, Portage Place. So far, over 70 people are registered to attend.

 
  • Oct 31

Signal Box Makeover

Six downtown transit electric boxes will be morphing from black boxes to works of art as the Downtown BIZ kicks off another set of paintings to spice up our urban environment.

 
  • Sep 21

Rapid Transit Coming to Town

The City and Province announced plans for the first phase of a $327-million rapid transit system. The designated corridor will connect the University of Manitoba to downtown, running parallel to Pembina Highway from Bison Drive to Main Street, with a leg linking to the University of Winnipeg.

 
  • Jan 08

Top 20 Downtown Achievements

While Winnipeggers ring in a New Year, downtown boosters are taking a moment to look back on the year that was and what has been accomplished in the heart of our city in 2008.