News

  • Jun 06

Job Posting: Term Events Coordinator

Are you a dynamic, motivated individual, passionate about our downtown? The Downtown BIZ wants you to join our team to coordinate the summer events and promote downtown Winnipeg.

 
  • May 28

Portage Avenue Heats Up

With the city stuck in a cold spell over the last several months, Winnipeggers are relieved, if not thrilled for the arrival of summer – and what better way to celebrate the sizzling weather than to break out the sunscreen and attend the Downtown BIZ’s annual Spring Busk Off, scheduled on May 31st from 11AM to 2PM.

 
  • May 16

Winnipeg Businesses Win Big

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  • May 06

2013 Bike Patrol Launched

MEDIA RELEASE May 6, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   DOWNTOWN BIZ & MEC PARTNERSHIP TO LAUNCH 2013 BIKE PATROL FOR DOWNTOWN Downtown Winnipeg – A partnership between the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ and Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) will kick off the …

 
  • 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.