News

  • Jul 13

New way to do downtown

The launch last month of the Loop, a walking tour of central Winnipeg, was initially conceived last year in Boston — one of the world’s most walkable cities.

While attending a conference, I explored Boston’s downtown and walked its renowned Freedom Trail, a 4-kilometre urban walking trail created in the 1950s to preserve the story of the American Revolution through 16 historically significant sites.

 
  • Jul 10

FREE parking on Sunday downtown

Sunday parking free in parkade FREE parking on Sunday in downtown Winnipeg has gone underground. Forks North Portage (FNP) is offering free parking in the Portage Place parkade every Sunday during July and August. No purchase is necessary to qualify …

 
  • Jul 01

3,500 Participants in Living Flag

With numbers coming in from other cities’ living flag events, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is confident that Winnipeggers have once again defended its ‘Largest Living Flag’ title in Canada – with an estimated 3,500 Winnipeggers who came out, dressed in red and white, to form the BIZ’s third living flag at the Manitoba Legislative Grounds to honour and celebrate Canada Day.

 
  • Jun 25

Downtown Farmers Market Launches

MEDIA RELEASE  June 25, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FRIENDLY, FRESH AND FLAVOURFUL NEW DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET LAUNCHES Downtown Winnipeg – Downtown is about to get even friendlier, fresh, and flavourful this summer – with the launch of a farmers market …

 
  • Jun 24

Form Canada’s Largest Living Flag Again!

On a mission to defend its ‘largest living flag’ title, the Downtown BIZ invites Winnipeggers to take part in the third annual Canada Day Living Flag event on July 1st at the Manitoba Legislative grounds. The BIZ has thrown down the gauntlet this year, having challenged Victoria, and the National Capital Region, in the goal of creating Canada’s largest living flag.

 
  • Jun 11

A Taste of Downtown Winnipeg

From cycling to wine tastings to an exploration of rooftop gardens and the river trail leading to the historical site of The Forks, along with the magnificent Waterfront – Winnipeggers will discover some of the hidden gems that make downtown Winnipeg such a unique place to visit, with the launch of several new downtown tours hosted by the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ.

 
  • Jun 07

Stop and Smell the Roses

102 giant flower baskets have now been installed along Portage Avenue, in addition to thousands of flowers in baskets and planters on Main Street, Graham Street, Broadway, and other areas in the heart of our city. To celebrate this exciting installation, 102 assorted flowers courtesy …

 
  • 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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