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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

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

Civic Centre Complex

A photograph of the Civic Centre Complex, Winnipeg's third city hall (1964-present). Council Building, Administration Building, and public transit bus in view. Taken from William Avenue and Main Street, looking northwest. Date of photograph is uncertain, [197-?]. The photographer is likely Henry Kalen.

Kalen, Henry

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

Dakota Village Shopping Centre panorama

View of Dakota Village Shopping Centre, 1077-1095 St. Mary's Road, 3.5 acres. From left to right: unknown stores, Ladies and Children's Wear, Lance Pharmacy, [Dakota?] Bowling, Shoe Fair, Bank of Nova Scotia, Safeway, apartment block, Bank of Montreal. Consists of 3 separate photographs pasted together on cardboard to create a panorama. The cardboard is a scrap made from an old sign of the Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (visible on the reverse). The cardboard is numbered “6”, presumably as part of a compilation with other shopping centre panoramas.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Planning Division

Rossmere Shopping Centre panorama

View of Rossmere Shopping Centre, 1070 Henderson Highway, southwest corner Rowandale, 4.25 acres. From left to right: a garage or car wash, Red River Co-Op Store, Rossmere Lanes Bowling Alley, Library, Dry Cleaners, Co-operators Credit Union Society Limited, Rowandale Baptist Church, Rowandale Apartments, Red River Co-Op Gas Station. Consists of 3 separate photographs pasted together on cardboard to create a panorama. The cardboard is a scrap made from an old sign of the Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (visible on the reverse). The cardboard is numbered “2”, presumably as part of a compilation with other shopping centre panoramas.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Planning Division

Southgate Shopping Centre panorama

View of Southgate Village Shopping Centre, 1305-1341 Pembina Highway at the southwest corner of McGillivray Boulevard, 3.3 acres. From left to right: Pembina Curling Rink, Imperial Cleaners, Safeway, The Place, Young Togs, Reid Marshall Pharmacy, The Village Gift Shop, The French Salon, Marshall Wells, The Toronto Dominion Bank, Safeway gas bar. Consists of 3 separate photographs pasted together on cardboard to create a panorama. The cardboard is a scrap made from an old sign of the Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (visible on the reverse). The cardboard is numbered “7”, presumably as part of a compilation with other shopping centre panoramas.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Planning Division

Westwood Shopping Centre panorama

View of Westwood Shopping Centre, 3276-3332 Portage Avenue, 10.2 acres. From left to right: various shops, motel, various shops and Assiniboia Public Library, Safeway Store, Marshall Wells, Perths, Westwood Pharmacy, various Shops, Zeller's County Fair, Auto Centre. Consists of 3 separate photographs pasted together on cardboard to create a panorama. The cardboard is a scrap made from an old sign of the Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (visible on the reverse). The cardboard is numbered “10”, presumably as part of a compilation with other shopping centre panoramas.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Planning Division

Northdale Shopping Centre panorama

View of Northdale Shopping Centre, 963 Henderson Highway, 7.65 acres. From left to right: Loblaws Groceteria, Zeller's County Fair, various shops, the Royal Bank, the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, A & P Food Store, Lord Wolseley School. Consists of 3 separate photographs pasted together on cardboard to create a panorama. The cardboard is a scrap made from an old sign of the Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (visible on the reverse). The cardboard is numbered “1”, presumably as part of a compilation with other shopping centre panoramas.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Planning Division

Crossroads Shopping Centre panorama

View of Crossroads Shopping Centre, 1580 Regent Avenue W., 18 acres. From left to right: Woolco Department Store, Various shops, Safeway, Pacific 66 Gas Bar. Consists of 3 separate photographs pasted together on cardboard to create a panorama. The cardboard is a scrap made from an old sign of the Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (visible on the reverse). The cardboard is numbered “3”, presumably as part of a compilation with other shopping centre panoramas.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Planning Division

Clark’s Department Store at Highway 59 panorama

View of Clarks at Highway 59, southwest corner of Panet Road and Nairn Avenue, 8.5 acres. From left to right: B/A gas bar, Loblaws, Clarks Discount Store and Auto Centre, B/A gas bar, Kavanaugh's Hamburgers. Consists of 3 separate photographs pasted together on cardboard to create a panorama. The cardboard is a scrap made from an old sign of the Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (visible on the reverse). The cardboard is numbered “4”, presumably as part of a compilation with other shopping centre panoramas.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Planning Division

Grant Plaza Shopping Centre panorama

View of Grant Park Plaza Shopping Centre, 1200-1216 Grant Avenue, 13.2 acres. From left to right: Clarks Discount Store, Dominion Store, Liquor Commission, Clarks Auto Centre. Consists of 3 separate photographs pasted together on cardboard to create a panorama. The cardboard is a scrap made from an old sign of the Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (visible on the reverse). The cardboard is numbered “8”, presumably as part of a compilation with other shopping centre panoramas.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Planning Division

Crestview Shopping Centre panorama

View of Crestview Shopping Centre, 3395 Portage Avenue, 8.3 acres. From left to right: Kmart Department Store, Dominion Store, Various Shops. Consists of 3 separate photographs pasted together on cardboard to create a panorama. The cardboard is a scrap made from an old sign of the Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (visible on the reverse). The cardboard is numbered “9”, presumably as part of a compilation with other shopping centre panoramas.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Planning Division

Northgate Shopping Centre panorama

View of Northgate Plaza Shopping Centre, 1375-1425 McPhillips Street, 15 acres. From left to right: Clarks Discount Store, Various Shops, Northgate Bowling Lanes, Loblaw's. Consists of 3 separate photographs pasted together on cardboard to create a panorama. The cardboard is a scrap made from an old sign of the Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (visible on the reverse). The cardboard is numbered “14”, presumably as part of a compilation with other shopping centre panoramas.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Planning Division

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