Tag Archives: Downtown Winnipeg Biz

Potty Moves: Downtown Pop-Up Toilet in New Location

Potty Moves: Downtown Pop-Up Toilet in New Location

Pop-Up Toilet
Two pop-up toilets are part of a pilot project being led by the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ. (@DOWNTOWNWPGBIZ / TWITTER)

A pop-up porta-potty in downtown Winnipeg has a new home on Portage Avenue.

The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ project takes a big orange shipping container and repurposes it into a functional public washroom. It first launched in June outside of Holy Trinity Anglican Church on Smith Street.

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Grande on the Move: Downtown BIZ CEO Tackling Bigger Challenges

Grande on the Move: Downtown BIZ CEO Tackling Bigger Challenges

Stefano Grande
Stefano Grande, executive director of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, speaks during a news conference at Siloam Mission to unveil the CEO Sleepout participants on Thursday, September 12, 2013. (SHANE GIBSON / FILE)

The boss of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is leaving to take on new challenges this fall.

CEO Stefano Grande has announced he will be leaving the BIZ in mid-September to fill the role of president and CEO of the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba.

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Fitness in the Park Leaves No Excuse Not to Get Active

Fitness in the Park Leaves No Excuse Not to Get Active

Fitness in the Park
Fitness in the Park runs every weekday through August in downtown Winnipeg. (DOWNTOWN WINNIPEG BIZ)

To help keep your summer fitness goals in check, Fitness in the Park has returned for another season.

The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ initiative provides free noon hour fitness classes throughout the city’s core all season.

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Pop-Up Toilets to Move Around Downtown Winnipeg in Pilot Project

Pop-Up Toilets to Move Around Downtown Winnipeg in Pilot Project

Pop-Up Toilet
Two pop-up toilets are part of a pilot project being led by the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ. (@DOWNTOWNWPGBIZ / TWITTER)

Temporary pop-up toilets have been set up in Winnipeg’s downtown to provide clean and accessible facilities for when you’ve gotta go.

The pilot project, a combined effort of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ and Siloam Mission, features a brightly-coloured structure outside Holy Trinity Church on Graham Avenue at Smith Street.

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New Protocol Sees Winnipeg’s Homeless Diverted to Shelters Instead of Hospitals

New Protocol Sees Winnipeg’s Homeless Diverted to Shelters Instead of Hospitals

By Sarah Klein

Homeless

A new protocol is in place to assist Winnipeg’s homeless population and safely transport them to a shelter when in need.

The ‘voluntary transport to drop-in shelters protocol’ allows Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service paramedics or firefighter-paramedics to transport the patient to a drop-in shelter instead of a hospital if their assessment warrants it.

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New Banner Design Chosen for Winnipeg’s Chinatown

New Banner Design Chosen for Winnipeg’s Chinatown

Chinese Year of the Dog Banner
New banners are up in Winnipeg’s Chinatown, celebrating the Year of the Dog. (DOWNTOWN WINNIPEG BIZ)

New banners celebrating Chinese New Year and the Year of the Dog are hanging in downtown Winnipeg.

The winning design in the 2018 Chinatown Banner Competition was unveiled over the weekend during a celebratory banquet on King Street.

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