News

  • Jun 07

Second Annual Indigenous Gardens Sprouts on Portage Avenue

The second annual Indigenous Gardens, an initiative of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ’s Aboriginal Peoples’ Advisory Committee and Placemaking Committee, has taken root on Portage Avenue with five garden beds located in front of APTN, showcasing a variety of Indigenous plants, schemes, and materials.

 
  • Jun 01

Downtown Blossoms into Summer: 170 Flower Baskets to be Installed June 1

The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ will be installing 102 giant flower baskets along Portage Avenue, 46 medium flower baskets on other downtown streets, and 22 vault baskets around bases of trees – in addition to thousands of planted flowers in baskets and sidewalk planters on Main Street, Graham Avenue, Donald Street, Chinatown, Broadway, and other areas in the heart of our city – to welcome Winnipeggers and tourists to our downtown this summer.

 
  • May 30

Downtown BIZ’s #finditdowntown Initiative Wins ‘Marketing Campaign of the Year’

Today, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ’s marketing campaign – #finditdowntown – was honoured by more than 200 industry experts at the Winnipeg Tourism Awards of Distinction as Marketing Campaign of the Year (over $2,500).

 
  • May 25

City Councillors & Downtown Office Workers/Visitors Pledge to Commute by Transit for Annual #busisbetter Campaign: June 6-10

From June 6 to 10, coffee and reusable transit pass holders/coffee sleeves will reward those coming downtown by bus. New this year, current transit users will be able to nominate 300 of their co-workers who normally drive to work for a free five-day transit pass.

 
  • May 20

BIZ Job Posting: Communications and Research Assistant

The Communications and Research Assistant will report to the Executive Director and Managing Director, providing direct assistance in the compilation of research/data about downtown issues, writing of content related to the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ’s programs/services correspondence to public and community partners, and scheduling support for BIZ member/stakeholder meetings.

 
  • May 19

New Tours to Introduce Event Organizers to Downtown Opportunities: May 19

A series of familiarization (FAM) tours will be coordinated in 2016 by the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ to invite event coordinators and planners interested in hosting events downtown, to tour venues and outdoor spaces, and to learn more about the incentives available to them.

 
  • May 18

Downtown Welcomes Nearly 5,000 Delegates with Pop-Up Party: Best of Fest Downtown

Dubbed ‘Best of Fest Downtown,’ delegates attending Centrallia, the Liberal Biennial Convention, and Federation of Canadian Municipalities Annual Tradeshow will get a taste of what locals love most: food, food trucks, and festivals.

 
  • May 17

Winnipeg’s First Indigenous Artwalk: Art & Culture on Display in Downtown Windows

The Indigenous Artwalk features artwork placed in storefront windows along Portage Avenue, Graham Avenue, Garry Street, and Donald Street. The project is launching with 12 artists in 12 locations, with artwork on display for three months, from May until August.

 
  • May 16

Upcoming Summer Events: Find It All Downtown

From June to October, the Downtown BIZ will host over 230 events for downtown workers, visitors and tourists.

 
  • May 10

Host It Downtown: Funding Available for Event Organizers to Host New Events Downtown

Want to host your event downtown? We have funding available! Founded in 2015 by the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, the Host It Downtown program aims to educate event organizers and encourage them to host their event in the city’s centre in order to establish downtown Winnipeg as the premier destination for high-quality and outdoor events year-round.