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Over 65,000 People Gather for Downtown’s Biggest Street Festival: Sept. 9-11

An estimated 70,000 people had plenty of reasons to enjoy downtown, as the 6th annual Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries ManyFest livened Broadway and Memorial Boulevard, with a celebration of community, arts, entertainment, and healthy living this past weekend from September 9 to 11.

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Mayor Bowman & Downtown BIZ Staff Announce Winnipeg as Site for International Conference in 2017

Twenty years ago, more than 700 delegates came to Winnipeg for the annual International Downtown Association (IDA) conference. On September 9 at 3 p.m. in Atlanta, Georgia, the site for this year’s conference, Mayor Brian Bowman will join representatives from the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, Exchange District BIZ, and West End BIZ to officially announce Winnipeg as the chosen city for IDA’s 2017 conference.

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8th Annual Chinatown Street Festival Begins on August 27

Chinatown’s King Street will transform into a bustling hub of live music, cultural performances, authentic cuisine and dynamic street vendors this weekend to celebrate the 8th Annual Chinatown Street Festival!

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Downtown Winnipeg BIZ ‘Unwraps’ New Initiative To Beautify Vacant Windows & Construction Sites

Urban Wallpaper, an initiative led by the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, was officially unwrapped to media, members of the business community, and the public today, as part of an ongoing strategy to change public perceptions related to the downtown. Press conference attendees were treated to a formal announcement and guided tour, demonstrating vacant windows, often considered visually undesirable and in need of maintenance, that were transformed with public art.

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5th Annual Filipino Street Festival Moves Downtown as part of Downtown BIZ’s Event Program

Courtesy of new funding through the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ’s Host It Downtown program, the 5th annual Manitoba Filipino Street Festival will move downtown, bringing a projected 8,000 people with them.

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Downtown’s Biggest Street Party Returns with Bigger & Better Events: Sept. 9-11

Downtown’s beloved addition to Winnipeg’s wealth of festivals, the 6th annual Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries ManyFest street party, will animate Broadway from September 9-11 with an energetic atmosphere of arts, entertainment, and delicious cuisine, to draw people into heart of the city.

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Downtown Trend Confirm Positive Growth for Downtown

An update to the Downtown Trends report reveals a staggering $1.26 billion of proposed developments in downtown, surpassing significant investments built from 2010 to 2015 ($1.12 billion). Residential units planned (1,213) nearly outdo the total number of residential units built from 2005 to 2015 (1,442). Other relevant trends observed: a 19% decrease of total crimes from 2014 to 2015 and a residential increase from 15,745 in 2013 to 16,446 in 2015.

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Virtual Game Gives Kids & Kids at Heart an Opportunity to Create Ideal Downtown: Media Preview on July 26 from 4-6PM

Winnipeggers can now experience Downtown Winnipeg in a whole new way — virtually in Minecraft. A SketchUp model of Downtown Winnipeg was imported into Minecraft, giving kids (and kids at heart!) the opportunity to strategize about how the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ can help downtown go from good to great, with all of the to-scale buildings serving as a backdrop for virtual intervention.

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WAG Carves New Path for Indigenous Artwalk with Four Inuit Sculptures

The Winnipeg Art Gallery has joined the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ’s Indigenous Artwalk by adding four Inuit sculptures located at Portage Place Shopping Centre.

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Community Homeless Assistance Team Bolstered by Mayor Brian Bowman

Today, Mayor Brian Bowman commended the success of the Community Homeless Assistance Team (CHAT) and confirmed the City of Winnipeg’s commitment of $150,000 to support additional outreach workers.

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