• Jan 11

Incentives Seen as Key in Core

Winnipeg businessman Calvin Polet knows all about the struggles of attracting good retailers to the downtown. It took nearly four years for his family’s company, Neptune Properties Inc., to find a suitable main-floor retail tenant for its downtown Power Building.

  • Jan 11

Downtown Partners Seek New BIZ

In the name of revitalization, the Downtown Winnipeg Business Improvement Zone (BIZ) and its partners have a strategy to support existing retailers and attract new ones to the city’s downtown.

  • Jan 09

Rescue Plan for Retail in Core

A comprehensive new study paints a sobering picture of retailing in downtown Winnipeg, but also sketches out a plan to bring new life to the area.

  • Jan 08

New Retail Strategy

Mountain Equipment Co-op, Moi Boutique, Rink Side and Samurai Japanese restaurants, Cake Clothing and Candie and Dolls–these are the types of unique stores that are vital to downtown shopping. Now combine those with retailers and restaurants we’ve all seen as we travel across Canada like Forever 21, Jack Astor’s Grill and Purr Clothing, and downtown becomes the place to shop in Winnipeg.

  • Jan 04

Recap 2009

-It’s been a year of continued positive change for downtown Winnipeg. New developments broke ground, new projects were announced, and millions in private and public funding were directed to downtown projects and programs. The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, with the help of CentreVenture, The Forks North Portage Partnership and the Exchange District BIZ, has compiled a list of downtown’s top events, projects and initiatives of 2009.

  • Jan 01


Performing 66 percent better than Model National Energy guidelines suggest, a new state-of-the-art corporate headquarters in downtown Winnipeg is setting new standards for commercial office buildings.

  • Dec 22

Chinatown Banners

The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, in conjunction with the Winnipeg Chinese Cultural and Community Centre (WCCCC), is conducting a design competition for Chinatown Banners.

  • Dec 21

Pledge & WIN!

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  • Dec 21

Enter to WIN a Laptop!

Sign up for the Mingle e-newsletter before December 31 and you are instantly entered to win!

  • Nov 26


This week the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ celebrated 20 years of revitalization in downtown Winnipeg at their 20th Annual General Meeting. Executive director, Stefano Grande, highlighted the BIZ’s achievements of 2009 including the more than 50 programs the BIZ runs in the areas of image and cleanliness; communications and marketing; events and promotions; transportation, parking and transit; and community safety.