Fonds f00014 - Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg

Exhibit A in the matter of posting Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg By-law 1505 Exhibit E in the matter of posting Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg By-law 1505 Four scenes in Greater Winnipeg Kildonan Park Pavilion Public Safety Building The Norquay Building Old Kildonan Park Pavilion in winter Kildonan Park - ponds and new pavilion Trolley bus bound for Corydon Avenue in front of the Legislature Building Portage Avenue underpass Bus driver in front of Birds Hill Provincial Park bus Line up at toboggan slide Metro computer installation Winnipeg's last trolley bus at the Carruthers Avenue Garage Bus drivers of chartered buses in costume for Canadian Bar Association Convention City Hall and courtyard, facing Market Avenue New Conservatory in Assiniboine Park Nairn Overpass, from below Interior of Peguis Pavilion in Kildonan Park Old Cricket Pavilion in Assiniboine Park
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Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg

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39.84 m of textual records; 475 technical drawings; 86 volumes; 74 photographs; and other materials.

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Administrative history

The Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Metro) was established by Manitoba’s Metropolitan Winnipeg Act in 1960 to govern the distribution of services between the City and surrounding areas. It was dissolved in 1972 when suburban municipalities amalgamated with Winnipeg under the project called Unicity. Metro had jurisdiction over inter-municipal services such as water, parks and public transportation. It was responsible for municipal boards and commissions as well as services previously administered by suburban municipalities. Metro was affiliated with suburban municipal governments, rural and otherwise, for Brooklands, Charleswood, East Kildonan, Fort Garry, North Kildonan, Old Kildonan, Saint-Boniface, Saint-Vital, St. James, Transcona, Tuxedo, and West Kildonan. In 1969 the Province of Manitoba undertook a review of this system, which led to Metro’s dissolution. It was governed by a Council and Committees system, the administrative functions being organised into divisions, and each reporting to the Executive Director of the Corporation. In its time, Metro was the second two-tiered municipal government in North America.

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The bulk of the records were created or received by the Executive Director or the Chairman of Council. The records were subsequently transferred to the City of Winnipeg Archives between 1979 and 1997.

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Fonds documents the administration of and functions related to parks, civil defence, streets and transit, water and waste, planning, finance, assessment, as well as the relationship between Metro and municipalities, provincial and federal levels of government, organizations and citizens.

Common record types include minutes, by-laws, correspondence, reports, maps/plans, and financial records.

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  • English
  • French

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By-laws are also available on microfilm.

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Access to files containing personal and/or sensitive information is restricted.

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Researchers are responsible for observing Canadian copyright regulations.

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A file list is available online.

Electronic indexes for Metro minutes and by-laws are available.

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No further accruals are expected.

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Created in 2002. Revised in 2015.

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