What We Do

The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ offers programs and services that help make downtown a great place to live, shop and explore.




We work with community partners and advocate on issues that are critical to increased economic downtown success including safety, homelessness and transportation.

Services For Business

Cleaning & Maintenance

The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ Enviro Team is passionate about keeping downtown sidewalks clean and accessible and the area free of litter and graffiti. A clean and vibrant downtown is our priority!

Beautification and Public Spaces

Beautification & Public Spaces

More to do. More to see. More reasons to work, live, shop and explore. Working with our partners, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ strives to bring spaces and vibrancy to downtown’s public realm to attract people and business to our city’s core.

Events and Engagement

Events & Engagement

The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ Events team works to create events that attract folks to our city’s core, and engage those who live, work and spend time downtown.

Marketing & Promotion

Marketing & Promotion

We are passionate about sharing our favourite places and experiences that you can find in downtown Winnipeg and creating even more reasons to visit.

Safety & Outreach

Safety & Outreach

We all want a clean, safe and inclusive downtown where everyone feels safe and welcome. Working to support downtown safety is an ongoing priority for the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ and our partners.

Night market

Host It Downtown

The Host It event grant supports events with funds to create, expand or relocate an event downtown. 

For more information about the 2020 Host It Downtown program:

January 1 – April 30, 2020 

  • Application due by April 30, 2020
  • Applicants will be notified by May 20, 2020

May 1 – August 31, 2020 

  • Applications due by August 31, 2020
  • Applicants will be notified by September 20, 2020

September 1 – December 31, 2020 

  • Applications due by December 31, 2020
  • The committee meets within the first two weeks of January
  • Applicants will be notified by January 20, 2020

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