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Metro computer installation

Photograph of the first computer installation (an IBM system 360) set-up by the Metro government. From left to right are Gerald Le Bleu, Manager of Computer Systems Department, Harvey Beemer, and Finance Division Director Andy Duncan. The cutline reads "Metro's own computer installation went into action".

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, the Jubilee Fountain, the Volunteer Monument, 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

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

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

Kildonan Park Pavilion

Record shows architect's rendering of the Kildonan Park Pavilion. Caption above the sketch reads 'Architect's sketch shows modern year-round pavilion, under construction at Kildonan Park.'

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.)

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

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

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

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

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

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