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PUSH Volume 3

October 27th, 2014

A one-of-a-kind shopping experience, right in the heart of downtown, this exciting pop-up boutique brings you locally handmade and curated vintage wares. Showcasing incredible local talent from Manitoba and North Western Ontario.
FLASH takes Etsy sellers’ and designers’ distinctive products off the computer screen, bringing them to life for our local audience. This eclectic brick-and- mortar [...]

Exchange District Façade and Storefront Improvement Program

October 27th, 2014

The purpose of the Exchange District Façade and Storefront Improvement Program is to encourage building owners within The Exchange District to invest in façade improvements and exterior storefront upgrades by providing matching grants to cover a portion of design and renovation costs. The intent of the Program is to support a more vibrant, attractive [...]

Creation of a Complete Community in Winnipeg’s downtown Exchange Waterfront Neighbourhood is underway

September 11th, 2014

Creation of a Complete Community in Winnipeg’s downtown Exchange Waterfront Neighbourhood is underway

Downtown Winnipeg growing through increasing residential population and intensive reinvestment in the urban core

Winnipeg, MB –The Province of Manitoba, The City of Winnipeg and CentreVenture Development Corporation are adding more Exchange BIZ patrols and street lighting, undertaking new street-scaping projects and [...]

CentreVenture Development Corporation President & CEO Ross McGowan to retire by end of year (December, 2014)

August 29th, 2014

CentreVenture Development Corporation Board of Directors today announced that the corporation’s president and CEO, Ross McGowan has decided to retire, starting an orderly leadership transition process expected to be complete by December 31, 2014. McGowan’s decision to retire will bring to a close a remarkable contribution to Winnipeg’s downtown revitalization efforts and significant reinvestment both [...]

CentreVenture Development Corporation Announces Second Location Under the (Pilot) Pop-Up Retail Concept – PUSH

August 15th, 2014

CentreVenture Development Corporation, Winnipeg’s downtown development agency, welcomes CHOOK Clothing Co. under the PUSH initiative. CHOOK Clothing Co. will open its doors at 438 Graham on Friday, August 15th and will be in operation until September 22nd, 2014. Local entrepreneur, Jonathan Seah is a graphic designer/screen printer who designs and prints posters, t-shirts, decals, etc.   Jonathan is also the owner of a startup T-shirt label, CHOOK Clothing Co. producing t-shirts catering to the youth in Winnipeg and those who have a passion for skateboarding, graffiti and street-wear culture. The Pop Up will sell merchandise, display personally designed eye-catching artwork, and hold gallery events.

THE SHED FAÇADE AND STOREFRONT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

May 13th, 2014

SHED Façade Improvement Program Announced to Support Property and Business Owners to Rehabilitate, Redesign or Renovate Retail Storefronts and Commercial Buildings
New Façade and Storefront Improvement Program Announced for the SHED District
The Province of Manitoba and The City of Winnipeg along with CentreVenture Development Corporation announced The SHED Façade and Storefront Improvement Program designed to assist [...]

CentreVenture Development Corporation announces new (Pilot) Pop-Up Retail Concept – PUSH – Fostering Innovation, Collaboration and Success

May 13th, 2014

May 13th, 2014
CentreVenture Development Corporation announces new (Pilot) Pop-Up Retail Concept – PUSH – Fostering Innovation, Collaboration and Success
Downtown Winnipeg poised to be a springboard for A Pop-Up Retail Initiative
Today, CentreVenture Development Corporation, Winnipeg’s downtown development agency, unveiled its new pop-up retail project, PUSH. PUSH is a year-long pilot- project modeled after similar pop-up retail [...]

Annual General Meeting

April 30th, 2014

The CentreVenture Annual General Meeting will be held on May 13, 2014.
Please RSVP to 204.954.7733 or reception@centreventure.com

Hyrdo & CentreVenture

March 19th, 2014

Hydro & CentreVenture
Working together with Manitoba Hydro, CentreVenture was featured in two commercials to discuss the ongoing revitalization efforts of many downtown partners.  An example of this is the Manitoba Hydro downtown head office building being a catalyst for downtown development.  Ongoing collaborative partnerships are allowing us to work together to shape a healthy and [...]

New Downtown Trends Report Launches: Inspiration For Downtown Investment

February 27th, 2014

Downtown Winnipeg – A new report launched today, with the aim of providing potential downtown investors and entrepreneurs with insight on the perceptions of the public and information about developments that have generated increased traffic and significant reinvestment in our downtown.
“Much has changed in the downtown in the last decade. This report demonstrates with concrete [...]