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Commercial regulations

Subseries contains documents supporting Council decision-making on issues relating to permits and licenses applications, permits and licenses violations, hours of business violations, and vehicles for hire (e.g. taxis and towing vehicles) applicat...

Committees, boards and commissions

Subseries consists of the working files of City committees, boards, commissions and task forces, reference files pertaining to the City's involvement in the governing of the Greater Vancouver Regional District, reference files relating to add...

Community and environmental protection

Subseries consists of records relating primarily to Council decision-making on Fire and Police matters, but also including by-law enforcement of air and water pollution, garbage disposal, transportation of dangerous goods, noise, sign and billboar...

Culture, health and recreation

Subseries consists of records relating to functional units of the City including the Health Department, the Board of Parks and Recreation, the Vancouver Public Library, the Civic Theatres Department, and the general issues associated with these fu...


Subseries consists of records documenting policy development, regulation, and funding of the non-commercial housing sector (subsidized and special needs housing), as well as the regulation of unusual housing (e.g. live-aboards, strata title develo...

On file at City Clerk's Office

Subseries consists of internal reports (City Manager's reports, etc.) and submissions from the public on a wide variety of topical issues, such as bus routes, light rapid transit planning, heritage designation, among many others brought befor...

Survey 1 - buildings

Subseries consists of 75 rolls of film, arranged by roll number; a contact print of each roll; and the photographer's list of images for each roll.

[Rain and snow fall registers]

Series consists of bound volumes containing daily measurements of precipitation at different locations in Vancouver, including City Hall, from 1913 to 1955. They are collected by month, usually one volume per year. Measurements are given in inches...

Tipping bucket gauge registers

Series consists of bound volumes containing daily measurements of precipitation in Vancouver. The measurements were taken by a tipping bucket gauge at City Hall and are given in inches, to 100ths of an inch. Brief comments on weather conditions, s...

Supplementary paperwork

Subseries contains the original Engineering slide inventory of 1973 - 1986 and cross-reference lists for photographs described in the Engineering Slide collection. The lists cross-reference the Engineering slide number with the CVA photograph ref...

Correspondence, housing

Subseries consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence. Incoming correspondence consists of requests of citizens for investigation into their complaints. The outgoing correspondence consists of copies of the response to these requests for ins...

Health inspection cards

Subseries consists of cards arranged alphabetically by street name. A one line entry registers the date of inspection and the Inspector's remarks on the condition of the premises. The series is available on microfilm only. Dates are approx...


In addition to health-related regulations and blueprints, this subseries includes dental and public health photographs and negatives, miscellaneous statistics (1953-1963), and health inspection report forms (June 1973).


Subseries consists of photographs and negatives documenting both the activities and the staff members of the Health Department. Included are photographs of graphs portraying birth and birth mortality rates.

Swimming pools

Subseries is divided into two categories: correspondence, plans and reports pertaining to specific swimming pools; and correspondence regulations and reports pertaining to swimming pools in general.


Subseries consists of reports, articles, and correspondence relating to alleged communist activities. Arranged alphabetically by file title.


Subseries consists of correspondence, reports, and lists which served as exhibits for an enquiry into bootlegging.


Subseries consists of correspondence, photographs, leaflets, newspapers, and reports regarding labour and unemployment. Arranged alphabetically by file title.

Facilities development files

Subseries consists of two albums of photographs documenting the restoration of Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street, formerly referred to as Park Site 19), a once gracious Edwardian residence turned rooming house. Also documented is the structural ...

Housekeeping subject files

Subseries consists of files created or received by the Administration Division (file blocks 100-183), Finance Division (file blocks 300-471) and Personnel Division (file blocks 500-551). Some of the files include reports circulated at Board meetings.

Vancouver Park Board

Operational subject files

Subseries consists of files generated by all Board divisions pertaining to Board operations not specific to a certain location. The records reflect the Board's involvement with community and cultural services, games and sports, recreational f...

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