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Metro Election Records

Series consists of nomination procedures, an electoral division street index, maps for electoral divisions 5 to 10, election information and working papers for Assiniboia (Division no. 10).

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.)

Metro, By-laws, Volumes.

Sub-series consists of by-laws bound into volumes, with each volume containing between 200 and 400 by-laws. Supporting documents referenced in by-laws are not always included in the volumes.

Records consist of a complete set of volumes numbered from 1 to 9. By-laws are arranged in numerical order. Oversized records are not always included in the set but can be found in sub-series 1.

For a more detailed description, see volume list.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.)

Metro Michener Commission

The Royal Commission on Local Government Organization and Finance, or the Michener Commission, was appointed on February 13, 1963 by Order-in-Council No. 183/63. The Commission was tasked with studying and reporting on the powers, functions and responsibilities of different levels of local government, their organization, financial structure, system of taxation and relationship to the provincial government.

Series consists of briefs, reports, and correspondence produced throughout the Michener Commission, or the Manitoba Royal Commission on Local Government Organization and Finance and created or received by Metro.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.)

Metro Manitoba Hospital Commission

Series consists of correspondence, inter-departmental memos, plans, reports, research, proposals, and briefs related to Metro’s regarding Metro’s relationship with the Manitoba Hospital Commission. Records document problems facing Metro area hospitals, such as financial strain and bed shortages, as well as Metro’s provision of grants for hospital projects and capital costs.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.)

Metro Council Communications

Forms part of Fonds 14. Series consists of correspondence, reports, memos, acts, photographs and various records generated or received by council. Files are organized alphabetically by an alpha-numeric filing code, with most records in each file organized in reverse-chronological order. Series documents activities related to assessment, personnel, finance, parks and protection, streets and transit, bridge construction and maintenance, water and waste, planning, general government, committees, municipalities, boards, legislation, property, events, by-law development and administration, and general research.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.)

Parks Featurettes

Photographs of various parks and park goers around the Greater Winnipeg area, as well as a small amount of textual records created by the Metro government describing the photos, their collection, and their use. Photographs were collected and used by Allan Bready, Metro's Information Officer, as part of a publication project of park featurettes.

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

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

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

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

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

Metro Council Minutes

Series consists of bound council minutes that record council motions related to by-laws, communications, appointments as well as the establishment and regulation of committees and functions regarding parks, water, public transportation, civil defence, planning and assessment, and others.

The volumes are arranged chronologically. In most cases, two books were produced annually documenting meetings held between January and June and July and December. Meeting minutes from 1960 begin with Metro’s inaugural meeting held on November 1 of that year and continues to the end of June. An index can be found in the first book of a given year. With the exception of the 1963 minutes, each volume has a number printed on its spine. The first four volumes are assigned numbers I to IV. Beginning in 1964, each book documenting the period from January to June is annually identified as “book 1” and followed by “book 2” for the July to December period.

The records consist of one complete set of original and signed meeting minutes and one sub-series.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.)

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.)

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