About the Biz

The businesses of Academy Road formed a Business Improvement Zone in 1995 to market the area as Winnipeg's preferred shopping and service experience, to sponsor events which would enhance the safe and family friendly character of the street, and to improve the physical appearance of Academy Road. The BIZ also provides a voice in the political sphere on issues of concern to member businesses. The BIZ is working closely with the City of Winnipeg and other levels of government to ensure our maintenance needs are met and lobby for a major street enhancement program.

For several years, the BIZ has provided flowers and hired a student through the Province of Manitoba's 'Urban Green Team Program' to keep Academy Road free of trash, graffiti and weeds. We also partner with other Biz zones to actively prevent graffiti from buildings and public spaces.

The BIZ is working to beautify and enhance the historical character of Academy Road and live up to our potential as a "Neighbourhood Main Street to River Heights".

The 2018 Volunteer Board of Academy Road Business Improvement Zone is made up of zone business members that donate their time in the joint effort of improving business conditions within the area.

Academy Road Biz Board Members 2018

Tom Scott - Chair
Pilates Manitoba, 390 Academy Road
(204) 487-2287

Ryan Sudom - Marketing / Media Liaison
Blue Hills Design, 444 Academy Road
(204) 487-1151

Scot McTaggart - Streetscaping Liaison
Fusion Grill, 550 Academy
(204) 489-6963

Linda Cole - Special Events Coordinator
Tony’s Academy Auto Service, 432 Academy Road
(204) 489-7089

Martin Pasieczka - Neighbourhood Economic Development
(204) 986-5247 mpasieczka@winnipeg.ca


Jackie Henrickson - Vice Chair / Advertising Liaison
Merry Maids of Winnipeg, 620 Academy
(204) 414-9070

Julie Guevarra - Secretary/Treasurer
JEM Insurance, 472 Academy Road
(204) 488-4484

Hiba Malik - Communications/Social Media
Seven K Beauty Bar, 579 Academy Road
(431) 999-7529

John Orlikow - Winnipeg City Councellor
River Heights
(204) 986-5236