Fonds 14 - Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg fonds

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Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg fonds

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  • Multiple media

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CA COWA 14

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  • 1952-1972; predominantly 1960-1971. (Creation)
    Creator
    Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg

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Physical description

17.8 m of textual records; 475 technical drawings; 86 volumes; 74 photographs; and other materials.

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(1960-1971)

Administrative history

The Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Metro) was established by Manitoba’s Metropolitan Winnipeg Act in 1960 to govern the distribution of services between the City and surrounding areas. It was dissolved in 1972 when suburban municipalities amalgamated with Winnipeg under the project called Unicity. Metro had jurisdiction over inter-municipal services such as water, parks and public transportation. It was responsible for municipal boards and commissions as well as services previously administered by suburban municipalities. Metro was affiliated with suburban municipal governments, rural and otherwise, for Brooklands, Charleswood, East Kildonan, Fort Garry, North Kildonan, Old Kildonan, Saint-Boniface, Saint-Vital, St. James, Transcona, Tuxedo, and West Kildonan. In 1969 the Province of Manitoba undertook a review of this system, which led to Metro’s dissolution. It was governed by a Council and Committees system, the administrative functions being organised into divisions, and each reporting to the Executive Director of the Corporation. In its time, Metro was the second two-tiered municipal government in North America.

Custodial history

The bulk of the records were created or received by the Executive Director or the Chairman of Council. The records were subsequently transferred to the City of Winnipeg Archives between 1979 and 1997.

Scope and content

Fonds documents the administration of and functions related to parks, civil defence, streets and transit, water and waste, planning, finance, assessment, as well as the relationship between Metro and municipalities, provincial and federal levels of government, organizations and citizens.

Common record types include minutes, by-laws, correspondence, reports, maps/plans, and financial records.

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  • English
  • French

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Location of originals

A987, A1910-A2076

Availability of other formats

By-laws are also available on microfilm.

Restrictions on access

Access to files containing personal and/or sensitive information is restricted. Researchers are responsible for observing Canadian copyright regulations.

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Finding aids

File lists are available.

Electronic indexes for Metro minutes and by-laws are available.

Associated materials

Collection 8, Parks and Recreation Photograph Collection.

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No further accruals are expected.

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Created in 2002. Revised in 2015.

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