Yearly Archives: 2011
Winnipeg’s oldest operating restaurant may be toast, but there’s already a new kid lined up to take its place.
ANOTHER group of buildings in Winnipeg’s Chinatown has a meeting with the wrecking ball, further transforming the face of the neighbourhood.
The downtown sports, hospitality and entertainment district (SHED) forming around the MTS Centre is starting to catch fire, with new restaurant chains clamouring to set up shop and eateries already there reporting a surge in business tied to the Winnipeg Jets.
The African Canadian Foundation (ACF) has embarked on a new strategy in its bid to build an $18-million cultural/recreation and housing complex in downtown Winnipeg.
Join the Downtown BIZ this November at three forums that will highlight issues such as downtown safety, housing and transportation. Understanding the needs and priorities of our downtown residents, and residents of the city as a whole, is central to creating a downtown that is a more vibrant, clean, safe and green community.
The City of Winnipeg would like to spend approximately $5 billion over the next 20 years to complete four rapid-transit lines, build a ring road inside the Perimeter and make it easier to move goods in and out of the CentrePort trade hub.
The world’s most advanced green cleaning system is coming to downtown Winnipeg to fight graffiti–the first municipality in Canada to adopt the new system. The Downtown BIZ and City of Winnipeg each will now be using a brand new 100% eco friendly graffiti removal machine to keep our city clean and beautiful.
Downtown Peggy has gone global. The Downtown BIZ’s spunky downtown character has been recognized internationally with a Downtown Pinnacle Award at the International Downtown Association Annual Conference and Tradeshow in South Carolina this September.
Forty Winnipeg CEOs and community leaders spent last night at Portage & Main to raise awareness for homelessness and together raised $107,000 to employ homeless people. It was all part of Winnipeg’s first CEOs for Downtown Sleepout event in support of the Downtown BIZ’s Change for the Better program.
The three major provincial parties discussed their platforms on key downtown issues at a Downtown Forum held by the Downtown BIZ on September 19 at Portage Place. Their answers to a list of key questions about downtown were also released. Topics included downtown safety, rapid transit, and creating more living spaces downtown.