• Jun 25

Save the Planters

The Downtown BIZ and Take Pride Winnipeg! kicked off the first stage of a litter awareness campaign today that highlights the effects of litter on downtown’s streets and sidewalks to encourage Winnipeggers to help keep our downtown clean.

  • Jun 10

Neon Broom Kick Off 2009

Downtown BIZ Clean Team members will hand out flowers to passers-by and will pressure wash and clean the storefront and sidewalk of The Fyxx on Broadway on Wednesday, June 10 at 10:30am to kick off this year’s Neon Broom program.

  • May 21

Change for the Better

The Downtown BIZ and Mayor Sam Katz kicked off an anti-panhandling program, Change for the Better, with a new focus on supporting homeless work programs on Thursday morning, May 21, outside on Graham Avenue at Donald Street. The launch also kicks off a weeklong downtown fundraising blitz for Change for the Better targeting downtown workers.

  • May 15

DSN launches – Call 958-SAFE

Downtown Security Network members with Winnipeg Police Chief Keith McCaskill, the Downtown BIZ and AAA Alarms, launched a new public safety campaign today, Friday, May 15, at 11am at the MTS Centre, 2nd Floor atrium overlooking Portage Avenue.

  • Mar 23

BIZ Worker’s Survey Released

A recently released Downtown BIZ report outlining the habits and perceptions of downtown workers will assist current downtown businesses to grow and better market themselves, while also attracting new businesses opportunities to the downtown.

  • Mar 23

Young Artists on the Avenue

School children from 27 schools are adding a splash of colour to downtown with the launch of the 17th annual Young Artists on the Avenue exhibition on Wednesday, March 25 at noon at IMAX Theatre, 3rd Floor, Portage Place.

  • Feb 25

Photo Murals Unveiled

Six stunning photographic murals were unveiled as winners selected from 175 entries for the Downtown BIZ’s Photographic Competition were announced today.

  • 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.