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Area of John Blumberg Golf Course prior to construction.

Photograph of abandoned buildings on a rural stretch of land in the area of what is now John Blumberg Golf Course. A description of the photo used for publication is recorded on a separate piece of paper. Photo's reverse is stamped by the Parks and Protection Division of the Metro Government.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Information Officer

Beautification of Portage Avenue divider, before and after

Two photographs affixed to a piece of paper showcasing the beautification of Portage Avenue's divider. The Photographs were taken from around Carlton Street and look south down Portage avenue, towards Main Street. The photograph on the left shows a bare divider with short, patchy grass, while the photograph on the right shows the same divider with regular concrete slabs on its surface and potted shrubery. Cut lines are typed at the top, emphasizing the change. The photographer is unknown.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Information Officer

Boat ramp at Crescent Drive Park

Photograph of the first public boat ramp in Winnipeg, built in 1967 and located in Crescent Drive Park. Photo's reverse is stamped by the Parks and Protection Division of the Metro Government.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Information Officer

Bus drivers of chartered buses in costume for Canadian Bar Association Convention

Photograph of six bus drivers dressed up in suits and top hats standing in front of buses that have been chartered for the Canadian Bar Association Convention. From left to right, the bus drivers are Bill Schade, Frank Ross, Ed Clark, Jack Copeland, Grant Smith, and Ken Granait. The photographer is unknown.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Information Officer

Buses picking up passengers outside City Hall

Photograph of several buses in front of City Hall. One, bound for Portage Avenue and Polo Park, is picking up passengers. The photo is marked "One-way Street" and includes a cut line that reads "...gave way to the new". On the photo's reverse, the make and model of the bus is detailed as follows: Make - GMC, Model - TDH 5301, Year - 1960, Seat Capacity - 51. Photographer is unknown.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Information Officer

Cars and bus stuck in snow, likely on William Avenue

Photograph of a bus stuck in a snowbank nearly as tall as it, possibly after the blizzard on March 4, 1966. The bus' route is William - Polo Park and this photograph was likely taken on William Avenue. The photographer is unknown. The reverse of the photo asks that it be returned to Transit Publicity.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Information Officer

Chartered bus - "Wedding Special"

Photograph of a newly married couple posing with a bus driver in front of a bus parked on Academy Road. The bus has been chartered and is decorated with a sign that says "Wedding Special" on the front. Unknown photographer.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Information Officer

City Hall and courtyard, facing Market Avenue

Photograph of the front side of Winnipeg's second City Hall, facing towards Market Avenue. Also featured in the photograph is the green space in front of City Hall, businesses and store fronts on Market Avenue, and the McLaren and Cornwall Hotels in the distance. Photographed by Henry Kalen.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Information Officer

Conceptual plan of the Japanese Garden and surrounding area

Photograph shows a conceptual model of the Japanese Gardens and the area between Carlton and Hargrave Streets, and York and St. Mary Avenues. Most of the buildings in the model were never built and the Japanese Gardens are significantly different than that which currently exists. The photographer is unknown.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Information Officer

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