2018 Placemaking Pop-ups
This summer we’re excited to announce new Placemaking Pop-Ups including a Pop-Up toilet and social incubator project, two Pop-Up parks and an exciting Pop-Up back alley installation! Read on to learn more about these projects.
Winnipeg Public Toilet Pop-up Initiative
The Winnipeg Toilet Initiative is a Downtown Winnipeg BIZ funded venture addressing the topic of the need for accessible washrooms in Winnipeg’s downtown core. The initiative aims to lead by example, through providing a clean, secure, well-maintained, and attended public washroom facility. The facility is designed to be temporary. The goal is to encourage publicity for future sponsored permanent toilets, through conscious-raising, an iterative design process, and general public support. With this partnership, Siloam Mission is helping create more opportunity for those experiencing poverty and homelessness to gain work experience as they work toward progress and transition.
This unique facility will be “popping-up” in several downtown locations from June-September 2018 with daily hours that are currently being confirmed. The unique design was inspired by the thought that our public realm and toilets, should be engaging. These toilets we were thought out and can contribute to a healthier downtown for everyone. They serve as a friendly reminder that everyone deserves access to public toilets.
This is the current plan for locations and dates for the Pop-Up Toilet Initiative and may be subject to change:
- Holy Trinity – Monday, June 4th to Tuesday, July 3rd
- Merchant Park – Wednesday, July 4th to Friday, August 3rd
- True North Square – Monday, August 6th to Friday, September 7th
- Henry Ave – Monday, September 10th to Friday, October 12th
Click this link to see the My Winnipeg includes Public Toilets poster: All the People
Another key aspect to this initiative is the partnership with Siloam Mission. Clients of Siloam Mission are being employed as Ambassadors in a social incubator space, attached to the washroom facility, where they will provide customer service, sell retail items in support of Siloam Mission, provide light janitorial duties in ensuring that the washroom facilities are clean and stocked, and more. Watch for more information coming soon regarding what will be for sale and how you can support Siloam Mission through this initiative. Currently, they will be accepting donations and taking cash and will have bottles of waters, Winnipeg Free Press newspapers, tshirts and art for sale, with more coming.
Give us your feedback on the Pop-Up Toilet!
Thank you to Randy Turner and the Winnipeg Free Press for a feature on the Pop-Up toilets. Here’s a link to the article: https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/going-downtown-flushed-with-excitement-482398093.html
This summer, you’re invited to slow down and enjoy some outside space in two Pop-up parks that are being installed downtown.
The Pop-ups will extend the sidewalk in two locations, Kennedy at Graham and Hargrave at Portage, to create a space for pedestrians to utilize to enjoy the outdoors.
Kennedy + Graham
Hargrave + Portage
The community is invited to utilize this space. You can book these two Pop-up locations for your event and you may even qualify for funding through the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ events granting program, Host It.
Give us your feedback on the Pop-Up Parks!
Thank you to Jessica Botelho-Urbanski and the Winnipeg Free Press for a feature on the Pop-Up Parks. Read the article HERE.
Pop-Up Back Alley
The back alley behind Mountain Equipment Co-op (303 Portage Avenue) is being transformed. Stantec Consulting is creating the project, Cielo Raso, which will see the alley transformed with lights that change colour based on the time of day. The alley project will be completed this summer and the space can be booked for events following the completion date.
A huge THANK YOU to the City of Winnipeg for their support for all of these Pop-Up initiatives.
Pop-Up Events Schedule
June 18 – 12pm-1pm – Andy Western – Music/Busking – Kennedy+Grahama
June 19 – Winnipeg Trails Association – #WorldsShortestDutchBikeLane – Hargrave+Portage
June 20 – 12pm-1pm – Casati – Music/Busking – Hargrave+Portage
June 20 – 12pm-1pm – Andy Western – Music/Busking – Kennedy+Graham
June 21 – 12pm-1pm – Booth University College – Kennedy+Graham
June 21 – 12pm-1pm – Jacob Brodovsky – Music/Busking – Hargrave+Portage
June 22 – 12pm-1pm – Bowling – Kennedy+Graham
June 25 – 12pm-1pm – Phil Natividad – Music/Busking – Hargrave+Portage
June 27 – 11:30am-1pm – Booth University College – Kennedy+Graham
June 27 – 12pm-1pm – Eric Ross – Music/Busking – Kennedy+Graham
June 29 – MITT Grad Party – Hargrave+Portage
June 29 – 4pm-11pm – Night Market/Live Painting/Beer Garden – Kennedy+Graham
July 3 – Andy Western – Music/Busking – Kennedy+Graham
July 3 – 12pm-1pm – Murray Jowette – Music/Busking – Hargrave+Portage
July 4 – Chess – Hargrave+Portage
July 4 – Eric Ross – Music/Busking – Hargrave+Portage
July 4 – 1pm-3pm – New Journey Housing – Info Booth – Hargrave+Portage
July 4 – Camilla Ticzon – Music/Busking – Kennedy+Graham
July 5 – Green Action Centre – DIY Workshop – Hargrave+Portage
July 5 – 12pm-1pm – Phil Natividad – Music/Busking – Hargrave+Portage
July 5 – Jacob Brodovsky – Music/Busking – Kennedy+Graham
July 6 – 12pm-1pm – Community Unemployed Help Centre – Info Booth – Hargrave+Portage
July 6 – Andy Western – Music/Busking – Hargrave+Portage
July 6 – Eric Ross – Music/Busking – Kennedy+Graham
July 6 – 12pm-1pm – Bowling with the BIZ – Bowling – Kennedy+Graham
July 9 – 12pm-1pm – Murray Jowett & his sister – Music/Busking – Hargrave+Portage
July 10 – 12pm-1pm – Jacob Brodovsky – Music/Busking – Kennedy+Graham
July 11 – 12pm-1pm – Jenna Wirch – Music/Busking – Kennedy+Graham
July 11 – 12pm-1pm – Free Fitness Class with Canada Summer Games – Hargrave+Portage
July 11 – 1pm-3pm – New Journey Housing – Info Booth – Hargrave+Portage
July 12 – 1pm-1:30pm – Andy Western – Music/Busking – Hargrave+Portage
July 13 – 12pm-1pm – Phil Natividad – Music/Busking – Hargrave+Portage
July 13 – 12pm-1pm – Bowling with the BIZ – Kennedy+Graham
July 16 – Jenna Wirch – Music/Busking – Hargrave+Portage
July 17 – 12pm-1pm – Eric Ross – Music/Busking – Kennedy+Graham
July 18 – 12pm-1pm – Eric Ross – Music/Busking – Kennedy+Graham
July 18 – 1pm-3pm – New Journey Housing – Info Booth – Hargrave+Portage
July 20 – 12pm-1pm – Bowling with the BIZ – Bowling – Kennedy+Graham
July 20 – 12pm-1pm – Clifford Acoby – Music/Busking – Kennedy+Graham
July 27 – 4pm-11pm Night Market around the Kennedy and Graham Pop-Up
August 13 – Tipsy Cow One Year Anniversary Celebration at the Back Alley Pop-Up
August 31 – 4pm-11pm Night Market around the Kennedy and Graham Pop-Up
*Keep coming back for more updates on more events scheduled! If you have an event you’d like to hold in these spaces, please reach out to the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ email@example.com or 204-958-4640.