News

  • 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.

 
  • 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.