Downtown Winnipeg BIZ calls on Winnipeggers to shape the future of our city


July 15, 2019

Winnipeg, MB –The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is inviting Winnipeggers to “make stuff happen” by sharing their vision for our city’s downtown.

“There are a lot of conversations right now about what downtown Winnipeg needs,” said Kate Fenske, CEO of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ. “With recent announcements including a new commercial office tower, a potential significant investment in Portage Place and other projects already under construction, it’s the perfect time to talk about downtown’s future and how our team can contribute to its success.”

The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is asking for the community’s input on a number of topics including safety, usage, transportation, perceptions and priorities. The information collected will help set the direction for the organization that is responsible for beautifying, improving and promoting downtown Winnipeg.

“We believe in a safe, healthy and inclusive downtown that benefits all Winnipeggers,” said Diana Wiesenthal, Chair of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ Board of Directors. “By working with government, community partners and the more than 1,100 businesses we represent, we are seeing a renewed energy downtown. This is a great opportunity for the community to have direct input to shape our strategy for the next three years.”

Winnipeggers are invited to share their vision over the next month in several ways:

  • Visit the Idea Pop Up in Portage Place this week (unit 137 Portage Avenue)
  • Go online to
  • Connect with us at Downtown Winnipeg BIZ events including the Downtown Concert Series, Downtown Winnipeg Farmers’ Market and Night Market, Fitness in the Park and Movies on Memorial

Winnipeggers who share their vision to “make stuff happen” will be entered to win one of five, $100 gift cards to a downtown Winnipeg business of their choice.

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Erica Urias, Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Cell: 204-806-8923