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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.)

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

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

City Hall and courtyard, facing Market Avenue

Photograph of the front side of Winnipeg's second City Hall, facing towards Market Avenue. Also featured in the photograph is the green space in front of City Hall, the Jubilee Fountain, the Volunteer Monument, businesses and store fronts on Market Avenue, and the McLaren and Cornwall Hotels in the distance. Photographed by Henry Kalen.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

Old Kildonan Park Pavilion in winter

A photograph of the old Kildonan Park Pavilion in the winter. 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

Conceptual plan of the Japanese Garden and surrounding area

Photograph shows a conceptual model of the Japanese Gardens and the area between Carlton and Hargrave Streets, and York and St. Mary Avenues. Most of the buildings in the model were never built and the Japanese Gardens are significantly different than that which currently exists. The photographer is unknown.

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

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