We asked the community to come out and share their ideas and visions to help shape the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ strategy for the next three years. Our goal is to be future-oriented and inclusive, so we needed to hear your voice. The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ interviewed downtown businesses, community partners, and the public in various downtown districts such as Chinatown, North Main Street, Portage and Main, Portage Avenue, SHED and Graham Mall, University of Winnipeg, The Forks, and Broadway.

The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ Urban Lab also served as a hub for anyone to share their ideas.But what’s a pop-up without great programming? In addition to the exchange of ideas and visions for downtown, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ Urban Lab came alive with yoga, music, concerts, and young entrepreneurs. Thank you to those who attended our Urban Lab and District Engagement Sessions! Couldn’t attend? Share your ideas for the future of Downtown Winnipeg here to have your say.


  • PHASE 1 – Collection and Engagement – April through September
  • PHASE 2 – Assessment and Vision – September
  • PHASE 3 – Strategy and Writing – October through November