Fonds - City of Thunder Bay fonds

Ontario Games for the Physically Disabled Assessment Rolls Street Indexes to Assessment Rolls Name Indexes to Assessment Rolls School Support Lists Thunder Bay Community Projects Inc. Administrative Files Fire Safety Plans Thunder Bay Topographical Maps Thunder Bay Official Plan Files Thunder Bay Community Auditorium Fundraising and Development Thunder Bay Summer Camps Thunder Bay Golf Courses Administration Files Thunder Bay Property Maps Thunder Bay Zoning Maps Thunder Bay Elections Office Files Roads Division Planning Files Thunder Bay Plumbing Permits Thunder Bay Building Permit Applications Corporate Communications Publications Sister Cities Advisory Committee Files
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City of Thunder Bay fonds

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  • 1970- (Creation)
    City of Thunder Bay (Ont.)

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483.75 m of textual records and other materials

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Although the concept of the merger of Fort William and Port Arthur had first arisen in the latter part of the nineteenth century, no concrete action was taken until 1969 when the Ontario legislature passed An Act to Incorporate the City of the Lakehead (S.O. 1968069, c56). The Act provided for the amalgamation of the City of Port Arthur with the City of Fort William, to which were annexed the geographic township of McIntyre, which was withdrawn from the Municipality of Shuniah, and the geographic township of Neebing, which was withdrawn from the Municipality of Neebing.

The Act took effect on January 1, 1970, and the new entity became known as the Corporation of the City of Thunder Bay in accordance with the results of a plebicite held in June of 1969.

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The entire fonds was acquired via the City of Thunder Bay records management program.

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The fonds consists of minutes, by-laws, reports, correspondence and financial records which document all aspects of municipal rights, responsibilities and activities including council, administration, finance, waterworks, waste management, roads, planning, development, land sales, building engineering, public transportation, parks, recreation, telephone, systems, health, social services, police and fire service. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series 40 Assessment Rolls, 1970-1997 Series 41 Street Indexes to Assessment Rolls, 1976-1995 Series 42 Name Indexes to Assessment Rolls Series 43 School Support Lists Series 92 Aerial Photographs, 1949-1987 Series 97 Neighbourhood Improvement Program Files, 1974-1985 Series 98 Thunder Bay Original By-laws, 1970-1993 Series 112 City Co-ordinator Files, 1965-1973 Series 117 City Clerk's Files, 1970-1992 Series 120 Mayor's Office Files, 1983-1991 Series 120 Mayor's Office Files, 1983-1991 Series 126 In Camera Agendas, 1984-1995 Series 128 City Clerk’s Photograph Collection Series 129 Fire Dept. Photograph Collection Series 130 Sewer & Water Photograph Collection Series 131 Planning Photograph Collection Series 132 Mayor’s Office Photograph Collection Series 135 Tax System – Name Cross Reference Reports, 1978-1987 Series 136 Tax System – Street Cross Reference Reports, 1978-1987 Series 141 Thunder Bay Voters Lists 1970-1997 Series 142 Police Services Board (formerly Board of Commissioners of Police) Agendas, 1970-1996 Series 144 Duplicate By-law Files, 1973-1985 Series 148 City of Thunder Bay Council Minutes, 1969-1988 Series 149 Ward Meeting Minutes Series 150 City of Thunder Bay Administrative Committee Minutes, 1987 Series 151 Special Committee Minutes Series 152 Ad Hoc Committee Minutes Series 153 Reports Listings Series 154 Birth Registers Series 155 Death Registers Series 156 Central Files (Administration, Parks, Community Recreation) Series 159 City Coordinator's Annual Reports, 1969-1975 Series 165 Thunder Bay Record of Fire Series 175 Urban Renewal Reference Files Series 176 Urban Renewal Operations Files Series 194 Waterfront Park Records Series 197 Facility Enterprise Manager's Administrative Files Series 198 Parks & Recreation Reference Files Series 200 Recreation, Education and Community College Files Series 202 Census Reports, 1970-1981 Series 205 Enumeration Composite Reports Series 216 Payroll Registers Series 217 General Manager's Division Files - Corporate Services

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Access to all records in the fonds is governed by the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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Use of these records is governed by the City of Thunder Bay Archives Rules and Regulations for Researchers. Although the majority of the records in the fonds can be reproduced, the Archives reserves the right to refuse to copy records which are fragile or which are subject to restrictions under Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy legislation. Photocopies of documents are available to the general public at $.55 per page and students at $.25 per page. Copies of photographs, maps, etc. are provided at cost. Researchers may be required to pay a deposit when large orders are requested.

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