Downtown Winnipeg BIZ events seek input on how to go 'from good to great'
Many events planned for new Downtown Urban Lab on Portage Avenue
Winnipeg's downtown development agency will host pop-up parties and tweet-ups this summer as it seeks input on how to make the city core "go from good to great."
Members of the BIZ are collecting input from April through September using social media, surveys and engagement sessions in a number of downtown areas, including Portage and Main, Broadway, Graham Avenue, Chinatown and the University of Winnipeg area.
As well, some parties and other "pop-up" events are happening this summer in a new space called the Downtown Urban Lab, located at the former Warehouse One store on Portage Avenue at Carlton Street.
Other events at the lab include a "tweet-up" on July 20, a "botany and beer" session on designing your own terrariums on July 28, and Side-Project Saturdays, which bring together entrepreneurs, hobbyists and creative people to network and find out what other Winnipeggers are working on.
The lab includes displays where members of the public can share their thoughts on the downtown area and how it can be improved.
The strategic planning process will continue until the end of November, when the 2017-19 plan will be released at a launch party at the urban lab.