News

  • Apr 11

11th Annual Earth Day Clean-Up Marks Milestones: Over 2,800 Volunteers Collected Over 13,000 lbs. Of Litter From Downtown Streets in Past 10 Years

For the 11th year in a row, over 500 business and community members will come out and clean together for the Downtown BIZ Earth Day Clean-up, in honour of National Earth Day on Friday April 22.

 
  • Apr 07

Aboriginal Artists Call For Submissions For The Aboriginal Artwalk

Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is launching a brand new Aboriginal Artwalk project this summer, and are looking for 10 Aboriginal Artists interested in having artwork on display in downtown storefronts.

 
  • Mar 23

BIZ Job Posting: Downtown Transportation Intern

The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is looking for hardworking young men or women to work full-time for twelve weeks as an intern, working on the implementation of Downtown Parking Strategies, Bus is Better Promotion, Bike Friendly Business Program, cycling initiatives and more.

 
  • Mar 18

$170K Of Funding To Leverage $1 Million In Projects Aimed Towards Job Creation For The Homeless

$170,000 raised from last year’s CEO Sleepout was invested today to support six Winnipeg social agencies – Artbeat Studio, Graffiti Art Programming, Macdonald Youth Services, Red Road Lodge, Siloam Mission, and Union Gospel Mission.

 
  • Mar 15

Premier Hopefuls Go On Record About Downtown: Forum To Be Held On March 21 From 5-7PM

On March 21 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, candidates Rana Bokhari (Liberal Party), Greg Selinger (NDP) and Heather Stefanson (PC) will discuss their platforms on key downtown issues.

 
  • Mar 11

Portage Place & Indigenous Leaders Move Forward With Positive Actions For The Community

In response to the regrettable removal of Joseph Meconse from Portage Place several weeks ago, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ convened a meeting between Indigenous leaders Lisa Meeches (Manito Ahbee Festival), Joseph Meconse, and Damon Johnston (Aboriginal Council of Winnipeg) with David Stone of Portage Place to connect on a variety of short-term and long-term goals to better cultivate an environment of inclusion, welcome, cultural sensitivity, and safety.

 
  • Mar 03

Year of the Monkey: New Banners To Be Installed Tomorrow In Chinatown

On Friday, Winnipeggers will see new banners climbing up the poles of Chinatown in celebration of the Year of the Monkey.

 
  • Feb 29

Job Posting: Maintenance Crew, Chinatown

Reporting to the Maintenance & Cleanliness Coordinator and Supervisor, the staff member will be responsible for the maintenance and cleanliness tasks described herein to contribute to a cleaner downtown image in Chinatown (in conjunction with the Winnipeg Chinese Community Cultural Center) and the downtown at large.

 
  • Feb 29

Job Posting: Streetscape Team

Reporting to the Maintenance & Cleanliness Coordinator and Supervisor, the staff member will be responsible for the maintenance and cleanliness tasks described herein to contribute to a cleaner and more aesthetic downtown image.

 
  • Feb 29

Job Posting: District Operator

Reporting to the Maintenance & Cleanliness Coordinator and Supervisor, the staff member will be responsible for the continuous upkeep of public and private spaces, described herein, to contribute to a cleaner and more appealing image in various districts of the downtown, including the SHED (The Sports, Hospitality and Entertainment District), Portage Avenue, Graham Mall, Broadway and others.