Youth Entrepreneurship


Getting a start-up off the ground takes a lot of hard work. This webpage provides aspiring business owners with up-to-date leasing opportunities, connection to valuable brokers and business mentors, grants and resources, and opportunities to test products/services with the downtown market in a rent-free retail incubator.


Rent Free Retail Incubator Initiative – Launch It!

Click here to learn more or to apply to participate in our rent-free retail incubator & pop-up initiative.


Downtown Market Research

Why downtown? Click here for the latest downtown market research that provides a snapshot of the people who work, live, learn and experience downtown. It will provide insight onto the perceptions of the public and information about the developments that have generated increased traffic and significant reinvestment in our downtown. Ideally, it will inspire you to take advantage of the business opportunities in our city centre.

Leasing Opportunities

Not sure what spaces are available downtown or tailored to your budding business? Check out our up-to-date map of lease opportunities here (click the Available Retail Space option).

Friendly Downtown Realtors

Our downtown friendly brokers and realtors are eager to provide you with tours of downtown spaces! To get connected or to book your tour, contact us.


Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
Entrepreneurship Manitoba
Exchange District BIZ
Junior Achievement
The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce
Women’s Enterprise Centre
World Trade Centre Winnipeg