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  • May 03

Downtown Cleaned Up!

MEDIA RELEASE May 3, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2,000 LBS OF LITTER COLLECTED BY OVER 400+ MEMBERS OF THE DOWNTOWN BUSINESS COMMUNITY Downtown Winnipeg – Top business leaders Brian Scharfstein, Canadian Footwear President and Chair of The Winnipeg Chamber of …

 
  • Apr 30

Downtown’s Got Bite

Find out why more and more chefs and business owners are investing millions of dollars to the growing restaurant industry downtown by participating in the Downtown BIZ’s annual Let’s Do Lunch Downtown event that runs from May 6 to May 31, 2013. Office workers and Winnipeggers will get a chance to try some of downtown’s top restaurants and see firsthand how restaurants are adding to a bustling and vibrant city centre.

 
  • Apr 22

Downtown BIZ Grants $105K to Combat Homelessness

Downtown Winnipeg – Winnipeg CEOs traded their briefcases for sleeping bags at the Downtown BIZ’s 2nd annual CEO Sleepout last fall and the funds that were raised were officially granted today to Graffiti Art Programming Inc., Siloam Mission, and Red Road Lodge in order to provide essential quality-of-life supports and employment for our city’s homeless.

 
  • Apr 18

Downtown Living Room Encourages Conversation

MEDIA RELEASE  April 18, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WHAT’S YOUR BOLD IDEA FOR DOWNTOWN? BIZ INITIATIVE ENCOURAGES CONVERSATION ABOUT THE HEART OF OUR CITY Downtown Winnipeg – Everyone has an opinion about the city in which they live, shop, and …

 
  • Apr 10

Job Posting: Streetscape Intern – Seasonal

Do you have a Summer Job Yet? The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is looking for a hardworking young man or woman to work full-time for 12 weeks as an intern, to conduct an inventory and assessment of downtown parking facilities and …

 
  • Mar 20

What the downtown really needs

Development priorities for downtown Winnipeg are still upside-down.

A year after the SHED planning was revealed — designating the downtown blocks between Portage Avenue and Broadway a sports, hospitality and entertainment district — the “Big Idea” for developing the two vacant MPIC parking lots south of Graham Avenue also includes no residential space.

 
  • Mar 19

Hungry for Core Grocer

The search is heating up for a replacement for the latest Zellers store to bite the dust — the outlet in the basement of the downtown Hudson’s Bay Co. store.
The downtown Zellers closed its doors on Sunday, leaving area residents with just one full-service grocery store — the Family Foods outlet at the corner of Broadway and Donald Street.

 
  • Mar 18

Jets Effect Heats Up

The memorable motto from Field of Dreams, urging Kevin Costner’s film character to build a baseball diamond on his Iowa farm, could just as easily describe Mark Chipman’s vision. More than a decade ago, the chief executive officer of True North Sports and Entertainment proposed building an arena in downtown Winnipeg.

 
  • 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.