• Jan 13

To Dream the Possible Dream

Robert Vineberg, a member of the board of the Manitoba Opera Association, is proposing that a new performance hall be erected on the surface parking lot north of the Manitoba Museum.

  • Jan 12

Parking Experts Examine Winnipeg’s Downtown

Experts on parking from across North America are in Winnipeg working on a new five-year plan for the city’s downtown.

  • Jan 12

Strategic Thinking Downtown

THE most refreshing aspect of the MJB Consulting report on the future prospects of the downtown/Exchange District is that it is not replete in bromides, nowhere does it use the words “cusp” or “tipping point.”

  • 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.