News

  • Mar 18

Job Posting: Streetscape Team – Seasonal

Do you have a Summer Job Yet?

The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is the friendly and hardworking host that provides a clean and welcoming environment to everyone that visits our downtown. Be part of the solution by joining the Streetscape Team!

 
  • Mar 14

Winnipeg Businesses Win Big

Winnipeg’s first Commerce Design Winnipeg contest announced its inaugural set of winners on Friday, March 8th at The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce’s State of the City address.

 
  • Feb 12

35 New Banners in Chinatown

18 new street banners celebrating the discipline, intuition, and wellspring of creativity of the Year of the Snake will be raised in Chinatown today as part of the Downtown BIZ’s annual Chinatown Banner Competition. Along with these, 17 new district banners will also help define the boundaries of Chinatown – providing a refreshed look and design to welcome residents and visitors to this unique Winnipeg area.

 
  • Jan 25

Yule Log Contest Winner Announced

MTS and Downtown BIZ are pleased to announce the winner of a unique contest where downtown visitors had a chance to “be the hand” tending the Yule log on the MTS TV Fireplace. To win, the public had to find 1 of 5 fireplaces in storefronts located downtown. For extra chances to win, participants were encouraged to snap a photo of themselves in front of the fireplaces they found, and share on social media.

 
  • Jan 17

On Your Mark, Get Jets, Go!

A year ago, we welcomed the Winnipeg Jets back home – with game days that attracted more than 15,000 fans who packed sidewalks, restaurants, bars and evening entertainment venues. With the recent end to the NHL lockout, downtown businesses are eager to provide fans with a unique experience in the heart of our city.

 
  • Jan 12

Lo Pub sold

STUDENTS from around the world could soon be calling the former Downtowner Motor Hotel their new home away from home.

The owners of Winnipeg’s India Palace Restaurant — Ashwani and Suroj Nagpal — have purchased the former Ellice Avenue hotel-turned-hostel from the North Portage Development Corporation for about $2 million, and are spending more than a million dollars to convert it into a residence for foreign and out-of-town students.

 
  • Jan 04

A Delicious Year

Bernie Cheater, owner of the former 4Play Sports Bar, and the bar’s CEO Oreanna Cheater have big changes planned for the downtown bar which is reopening this spring as Lux Supper Club

 
  • Dec 19

Top 10 Downtown Achievements Revealed

As the Holiday Season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and on those who have helped to shape our city in a significant way. Before we ring in the New Year, the BIZ takes a moment to look back on the year that was and what has been accomplished in the heart of our city in 2012.

 
  • Dec 12

Downtown Advocate Honoured

The tireless work of one of Winnipeg’s downtown advocates, Stefano Grande, Executive Director of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, was celebrated at the BIZ’s last board meeting in 2012, where Councillor Jenny Gerbasi presented him with a prestigious honour – the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.

 
  • Dec 06

“Be the Hand” on the MTS TV Fireplace

owntown shoppers have yet another reason to get fired up this holiday season – as they will get a unique opportunity to “be the hand” tending the Yule log on the MTS TV Fireplace.