City Government Records

The City of Victoria Archives is the official repository for all civic records of permanent value to the City of Victoria.

These records come from various City departments including the Mayor's Office, City Manager, Finance, Solicitor's, Engineering and Parks. The records date from the City's incorporation in 1862.

The lists on these pages describe documents created by the City of Victoria. More detailed descriptions of the records are available at the Archives, or by request.

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A wide variety of reports by and about the City are also available. These published and unpublished City documents (CDs) include neighbourhood plans, transportation studies, heritage reports, downtown studies, as well as economic and social profiles, surveys, and architectural proposals. These documents are non-circulating reference copies. Please contact the appropriate City department for publications that may still be available for purchase.

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Details of City of Victoria Archives images (clockwise from top left):

M09108 - Original drawing of City Hall, 1890 addition by architect John Teague, 1890
M07693 - City employee watering hanging baskets, 1950s
M09166 - City Hall, 1960
M07054 - Last of the wood paving being removed at Yates Street and Douglas Street, 1947
M08951 - City Hall, ca. 1965
M00555 - City of Victoria Engineering department, 3rd floor City Hall, 1920s