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Metro Regional Government

Series consists of briefs, plans, organizational charts, reports, statements and correspondence related to the proposal for the reorganization of local government in the Metropolitan area (also referred to as the Greater Winnipeg area), as well as to the Province of Manitoba’s White paper on urban reorganization and the City of Winnipeg Act which led the way to the creation of Unicity in 1972. Files related to Metro Chairman Jack Willis’ mayoral run for the unified City of Winnipeg are also included in the series.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.)

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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