- Feb 12
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
- Dec 03
A world-renowned art gallery, a historic and truly iconic Winnipeg hotel, and a little shoe repair shop on Graham Avenue, were among nine local businesses and institutions that were honoured in 2012 with Downtown BIZ Achievement Awards for their socio-economic contributions to downtown Winnipeg.
- Nov 08
This fall, the Downtown BIZ and Take Pride Winnipeg! are putting a new face to the efforts to keep downtown clean! Unveiled on November 7th at 246 Portage Avenue, the BIZ’s Metro Enviro Man shared his “101 Reasons Not to Litter” list, encouraging the public to keep our city clean and green.