The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ supports and promotes 1,100 businesses in the heart of our city every day!
Established in 1989, the Downtown Winnipeg Business Improvement Zone is the voice of the downtown business community.
We market and promote downtown as a great place to shop, play, work and live, and advocate for continued downtown revitalization and services for our members. We host events throughout the year and offer numerous programs and services to improve downtown cleanliness, safety, transportation, and parking.
Our downtown is on Treaty No. 1 territory and the traditional Homeland of the Red River Métis.
We promote, care and advocate for a vibrant and inclusive downtown where business thrives and people are drawn to live, shop and explore.
- Innovation and Excellence
Winnipeggers have told us what they want: a safe, inclusive and vibrant downtown. This is our shared vision for the future.
Learn more about our core strategies and goals for 2023–2025.
invested in keeping downtown clean, green & connected.
individuals connected to health services, community services and employment and income assistance.
new bike racks installed
pails of litter picked by hand
The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is primarily funded by zone levies collected by the City of Winnipeg based on an Annual Rental Value (ARV) of a business operating within the designated downtown Winnipeg zone.
We are grateful to our partners and sponsors who share our belief that a strong downtown benefits us all. The success of our programs and events would not be possible without the commitment of our generous sponsors.
Our Board of Directors
Nigel Mohammed (Chair),
Assiniboine Credit Union
Ben Gillies (Vice Chair),
Winnipeg Trolley Company and Fools + Horses
Shane Solomon (Treasurer),
Republic Architecture Inc.
Amelia Laidlaw (Secretary),
Birch Wellness Center
Fete Ice Cream and Coffee
Magic Room Spa
MLT Aikins LLP
True North Sports and Entertainment
Eph Apparel Inc.
IG Wealth Management