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Old Kildonan Park Pavilion in winter

A photograph of the old Kildonan Park Pavilion in the winter. 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

Skating on the Assiniboine Duck Pond

Photograph of park goers skating on the Assiniboine Duck Pond in winter, with the pavilion off in the distance. 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

Japanese lilac tree on median of Provencher Boulevard

Photograph of Provencher Boulevard's median after Metro's beautification efforts, featuring a Japanese lilac tree, a bench, and other potted plants. 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

Mini-park on Academy Road at Kenaston Boulevard

Photograph of a small park at the intersection of Academy Road and Kenaston Boulevard after Metro's beautification efforts, featuring trees, benches, and a water feature. 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

Footbridge in La Barriere Park

Photograph of a footbridge across the La Salle River in La Barriere Park. 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

Landscaping of lake in St. Vital Park

Photograph of sunken lawn in St. Vital Park being prepared to become a filled lake. The lake was excavated in 1931, but was not filled until 1966. 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

Federal Publication Services Returns

A series of photographs that were returned to the Metro Government by the Federal Publications Services in Montreal. The photos were presumably sent to be used in a publication. The photos were returned on January 16, 1975.

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

Portage and Main, looking west down Portage Avenue

Photograph of Portage Avenue looking west from the intersection at Main Street. Various shops and business are featured in buildings at Portage and Main that no longer exist, including the towering McArthur/Child's Building on the right. Photograph by Henry Kalen.

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

General Transportation

Photographs of streets and traffic from various places around the Greater Winnipeg Area. Photographs are primarily aerial shots, but the file also contains photos of people and buildings.

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

People walking across overpass

Photograph of people walking across the Nairn Overpass with snow on the ground below. The overpass is lined with flags. Photographed by Gunter A. Schoch, Landscape Architect for the Metro Parks and Protection Division.

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

Transit Buses

Photographs of buses in operation, the Fort Rouge garage, and maintenance being performed on buses.

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

First Western Flyer bus in front of Legislature

Photograph of the first Western Flyer bus used in Winnipeg, parked in front of the Manitoba Legislature Building. The bus is chartered and bears an advertisement on its side for Manitoba's centennial. Publishing information is on the reverse. Unknown photographer.

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

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