• May 21

Change for the Better

The Downtown BIZ and Mayor Sam Katz kicked off an anti-panhandling program, Change for the Better, with a new focus on supporting homeless work programs on Thursday morning, May 21, outside on Graham Avenue at Donald Street. The launch also kicks off a weeklong downtown fundraising blitz for Change for the Better targeting downtown workers.

  • May 15

DSN launches – Call 958-SAFE

Downtown Security Network members with Winnipeg Police Chief Keith McCaskill, the Downtown BIZ and AAA Alarms, launched a new public safety campaign today, Friday, May 15, at 11am at the MTS Centre, 2nd Floor atrium overlooking Portage Avenue.

  • Mar 23

BIZ Worker’s Survey Released

A recently released Downtown BIZ report outlining the habits and perceptions of downtown workers will assist current downtown businesses to grow and better market themselves, while also attracting new businesses opportunities to the downtown.

  • Mar 23

Young Artists on the Avenue

School children from 27 schools are adding a splash of colour to downtown with the launch of the 17th annual Young Artists on the Avenue exhibition on Wednesday, March 25 at noon at IMAX Theatre, 3rd Floor, Portage Place.

  • Feb 25

Photo Murals Unveiled

Six stunning photographic murals were unveiled as winners selected from 175 entries for the Downtown BIZ’s Photographic Competition were announced today.

  • Feb 24

Chess Pro Takes on Court

Chess pro Ella Iomdina will take on as many chess players as step forward for the launch of the Downtown BIZ’s weekly Chess in the Court on Thursday, February 26, noon to 1:30pm.

  • Feb 07

In For Lunch 2009

Downtowners are invited to enjoy free lunchtime concerts on Fridays, as the In for Lunch concert series returns to the city centre on Friday, January 30 at noon with the band Twilight Hotel at Portage Place.

  • Feb 05

100 Red Lanterns

Winnipeg’s Chinese community is kicking off Chinatown’s 100th anniversary by displaying 100 bright red lanterns throughout downtown.

  • Dec 31

Rapid Transit Expert in ‘Peg

With bus rapid transit coming to downtown Winnipeg, Graham Mall and the downtown will be even busier with more bus riders. American expert G.B. Arrington will be in town to talk about the land development possibilities connected with transit at a free public session on Thursday, November 20, noon to 2pm at Globe Cinema, 3rd Floor, Portage Place. So far, over 70 people are registered to attend.

  • Oct 31

Signal Box Makeover

Six downtown transit electric boxes will be morphing from black boxes to works of art as the Downtown BIZ kicks off another set of paintings to spice up our urban environment.