The main role of the City Archives is to manage government records with long-term business value. The City of Vaughan Archives also collects, preserves and makes available for research permanently valuable non-government records from the Vaughan community that document the rich and diverse heritage of the City of Vaughan. Every month we’ll share pieces of Vaughan’s heritage in a regular feature called The Way We Were.
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Image of the month: Spring Flooding at Clarence and Church Streets
On March 13th 1936, residents and business owners in Woodbridge found themselves completely cut off from their neighbours by raging water from both the spring thaw and Humber River. Covering the streets, sidewalks and in some cases the ground floor of cottages, the water reached depths of up to three feet. The above image was taken at Clarence and Church Streets (present day Clarence Street and Meeting House Road), just west of the Humber River in the heart of Woodbridge.
Collection of the month: Vellore Euchre Club Fonds
Established in 1928, the Vellore Euchre Club was a charitable group that helped raise funds and awareness of organizations such as the Canadian Cancer Society and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The Club, which was in existence for 63 years, was heavily involved with the Vaughan Senior Citizens’ Cabinet, which acted as a liaison between Vaughan’s various Seniors’ organizations. Spanning the years 1959-1991, the Vaughan Euchre Club fonds consists of letters, minutes, newspaper clippings and accounting sheets, detailing the operation of the Club for over three decades.
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