The Greater Winnipeg Water District fonds contains the records of the GWWD Administration Board and the GWWD Board of Commissioners.
The fonds also contains some records relating to water supply prior to the incorporation of GWWD.
The fonds is arranged into six series: Minutes and Reports; Communications; Financial Reports and Information; Agreements and Contracts; By-laws; and Photographs.
Series 66: Minutes, 1914-1960
Series 67: Communications and Reports, 1912-1960
Series 68: By-laws, 1913-1960
Series 69: Agreements, and Contracts, 1914-1923
Series 70: Financial, 1914-1962
Series 175: Photographs, 1913-1919
Additional records from Water and Waste received in 2015 are available.
Greater Winnipeg Water District
The records consist of 14 series:
Series 16: Election Records, 1928-1969
Series 85: Minutes, 1913-1971
Series 86: By-Laws, 1913-1971
Series 87: Agreements, 1913-1973
Series 88: Development Agreements, 1956-1975
Series 89: Early Communications and Agreements, 1913-1966
Series 90: Financial Records, 1913-1971
Series 91: Assessment and Taxation Records, 1913-1971
Series 92: Subject Files, 1938-1972 (Access Restrictions)
Series 93: Photographs, 1961-1971
Series 94: Municipal Aid Records, 1934-1973 (Access Restrictions)
Series 95: Town Planning Files, 1947-1972
Series 96: Public Works and Local Improvements Files, 1941-1974
Series 97: Applications for Building Permits, 1948-1961 (Access Restrictions)
The records consist of minutes, by-laws, agreements and correspondence of the Tuxedo Park Company, Limited for the years 1913 through 1930. The records were contained in a scrapbook, which has been disassembled due to its poor condition. The first page of the scrapbook contains By-Law Number 116 dated July 2, 1913. This and all subsequent by-laws in the scrapbook document the purchase and transfer of ownership of land from the Company to new owners, including legal description. By-law numbers are 116 through to 153, which is dated May 2, 1928. The records are in chronological order.
Tuxedo Park Company, Ltd.
East Kildonan (Man.)
West Kildonan (Man.)
Fonds consists of a photo album created by William Smaill, Superintendent of the Winnipeg Aqueduct Construction Company, Ltd. The album contains photographs of the aqueduct’s construction, company men and their families, recreation, camps and homes used during construction, the Greater Winnipeg Water District Railway, and the surrounding landscape (Shoal Lake, Whitemouth River, Indian Bay, Birch River). There are also several photos of Winnipeg during Decoration Day 1914, photos of Mayors T.R. Deacon, Thomas Sharpe, and R.D. Waugh, and two photos of an Anishinaabe camp at Kekekoziibii Shoal Lake 40 First Nation.
The photos are heavily annotated. The annotations consist of names, locations, descriptions, and sometimes the section or specific mile of the aqueduct. A few photos appear to be missing and there are several loose pages with similar content. The photos are arranged somewhat chronologically – photos from 1914 generally precede photos from 1915 – but there are many exceptions.
Collection consists of fire insurance plans for the City of Winnipeg and the surrounding communities that comprise Greater Winnipeg. Fire insurance plans are maps showing, by colours and symbols, detailed information about each building including structure size and shape, construction materials and detailing, number of floors and lot size. Additional information can include street widths, street numbers, property lines and such fire protection facilities as water pipes or mains, fire hydrants and fire alarm boxes. The plans show streets, churches, hotels, industrial, commercial and public buildings. The plans were originally contained in eight bound atlases. These have been disassembled to facilitate access. Specific locations are accessed through a map key.
Western Canada Fire Underwriters' Association
Collection consists of a range of materials collected by Alice Weir’s mother. The materials, including photographs, recital programs, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings, document her dancing and teaching careers and serve as a record of Weir’s achievements. Collection also contains photographs and programs that document the activities of Weir’s dance studio and her students.
Records consist of digitized copies of records held by the Winnipeg Police Museum related to the Winnipeg General Strike. These records include correspondence between the Board of Police Commissioners and Police Chiefs Donald MacPherson and Chris Newton, excerpts from the Board of Police Commissioners minute book, and excerpts from the Sargent's Arrest Log.
Winnipeg (Man.). Board of Police Commissioners