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Trolley bus bound for Corydon Avenue in front of the Legislature Building

A photograph of a trolley bus in front of the Manitoba Legislature Building. The bus signs indicate it is bound for Corydon Avenue. According to handwritten text on the photo's reverse, the bus was made by Canada Car in 1948, has a 249 inch wheel base and can seat 44 passangers. The photo is also marked "Metro Transit Publicity". The photographer is unknown.

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

Line up at toboggan slide

Photograph of children and their families lined up on a winter toboggan slide in a park. The cutline reads "Experimental toboggan slides were built". The photographer is unknown.

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

Winnipeg's last trolley bus at the Carruthers Avenue Garage

Photograph of the last trolley bus operated in Winnipeg. The bus was on route to north Main Street and McAdam Avenue, and bears the face of transit's "Transit Tom" mascot, as well as text advertising it as the last trolley bus. Left to right are Transit Division employees Don Morrison (Special Projects Officer), Robert M. Simister (Superintendent, Electrical Distribution Branch), Walter Marshal, J. A. (Tony) Painchaud (Assistant Superintendent of Transportation Operation), Roy W. Church (Manager of Transit Operations), Robert G. Ferguson (Superintendent of Schedules), and C. E. ("Ed") LaForme (Superintendent of Transportation). Information about the photograph is written on attached scrap paper. The photographer is unknown.

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

New Conservatory in Assiniboine Park

Photograph of the new conservatory in Assiniboine Park, built in June 1970. The photo's reverse is marked with Metro's Parks and Protection Division stamp and G. A. Schoch (Landscape Architect) written. The photographer is likely G. A. Schoch.

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.

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Old Cricket Pavilion in Assiniboine Park

Photograph of the old Cricket Pavilion in Assiniboine Park, originally constructed in 1911 and demolished in 1966. Photo's reverse is stamped by the Parks and Protection Division of the Metro Government.

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New Cricket Pavilion in Assiniboine Park

Photograph of the new Cricket Pavilion in Assiniboine Park, which replaced the original pavilion in 1966. Photo's reverse is stamped by the Parks and Protection Division of the Metro Government.

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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.

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Golf house at John Blumberg Golf Course

Photograph of the main golf house at 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.

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Vermeer Tree Mover in operation

Photograph of a Vermeer brand tree mover being operated by Metro employee pulling a treet out of the ground. The tree mover was acquired by Metro in 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.

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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.

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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

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.

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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.

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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

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