News

  • Jun 11

Take Me Out To The Ballpark For Canada’s Largest Living Flag Event!

Once again, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ invites everyone to participate in the annual Canada Day Living Flag event on Canada Day, July 1st. For the fifth-year anniversary of this annual event, and 50th anniversary of the Canadian flag itself, the photo will be set to the backdrop of Shaw Park, home of the Winnipeg Goldeyes, featuring Winnipeg’s signature skyline in the background.

 
  • Jun 04

102 Flower Baskets To Be Installed Downtown Just In Time For FIFA Guests: June 4

With FIFA Women’s World Cup just around the corner, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ will be installing 102 giant flower baskets along Portage Avenue, 41 medium flower baskets on other downtown streets, and 21 baskets around bases of trees – in addition to thousands of planted flowers in baskets and sidewalk planters on Main Street, Graham Street, Broadway, and other areas in the heart of our city – to welcome thousands of tourists to the City.

 
  • Jun 03

Free Downtown Soccer Circulator Welcomes FIFA Visitors

The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ and Winnipeg Trolley Company have teamed up to offer free downtown trolley rides for soccer fans and those coming to the city for the FIFA Women’s World Cup – in an effort to create a buzz and excitement within Winnipeg’s core.

 
  • Jun 01

3 Young Entrepreneurs Get A Chance At Downtown With Retail Incubator & Pop-Up Shop

On the heels of a pilot program launched in 2014, 3 young entrepreneurs have set up shop in a vacant storefront with help from the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ and Portage Place Shopping Centre.

 
  • May 21

Fitness, Farmers & Fun: #Finditdowntown All Summer Long

It’s time to get out of hibernation and into downtown this summer. Once again the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ ensures our downtown comes alive with a full slate of programming every day of the week.

 
  • May 11

Host It Downtown: Downtown BIZ To Give $150,000 To Attract New Events Downtown

Think it, dream it, plan it … Host It Downtown! Today, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ launched Host It Downtown, a new and innovative program that aims to solidify downtown Winnipeg as the premier destination for high-quality and outdoor events year-round

 
  • May 07

Downtown Is A Tour De Force

MEDIA RELEASE May 7, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DOWNTOWN IS A TOUR DE FORCE 50 EXCITING TOURS, ONE NEW TOUR GUIDE, AND SPACE FOR UP TO 2,000 TOUR PARTICIPANTS Downtown Winnipeg – This summer let the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ be …

 
  • Apr 23

2,750 LBS. Of Litter Collected By 500+ Downtown Community Members And Local Celebrities

MEDIA RELEASE April 22, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2,750 LBS. OF LITTER COLLECTED BY 500+ DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND LOCAL CELEBRITIES Downtown Winnipeg – Over 500 business leaders, community members and local celebrities took pride in making our downtown neighbourhood …

 
  • Apr 14

Pause the Whiteout! Downtown Businesses, Community Members & Local Celebs Go Green for Earth Day Clean-Up 2015

This just in: the Winnipeg Whiteout will be on a short hiatus on Earth Day, April 22 in honour of GREEN! Over 450 business and community members will hit the streets of downtown Winnipeg for the Downtown BIZ’s 10th annual Earth Day Clean-up, in honour of National Earth Day.

 
  • Apr 13

Downtown BIZ & Tourism Winnipeg Partnership to Boost Economic Spending Downtown

A new partnership between Downtown Winnipeg BIZ and Tourism Winnipeg aims to drive more visits to downtown restaurants and retail.