Summary: Examines the newly approved personnel system in Toronto, including: the authority over personnel working for the city, the efficiency of their work and the need for merit-based reward systems.
Summary: Documents the history of the Ontario Municipal Board, and the current structure, procedure and extent of its jurisdiction.
Summary: Analysis of low voter turnout.
Summary: Discusses the municipal responsibility to develop public transit and the fiscal challenges it poses.
Summary: Argues that zoning policy must be revised to achieve maximum growth in downtown Toronto.
Summary: Examines exemption from property taxation. Considers property owned municipally, provincially, and federally, as well as partial graded, and religious and charitable exemptions.
Summary: Suggests a dysfunctional TTC has harmed Toronto; the Bureau recommends more direct control in future.
Summary: Examines parking and traffic challenges grow as the city grows.
Summary: The Province has proposed reorganization of the area around Metro Toronto into three regional governments; this bulletin provides recommendations as an alternative to this proposal.
Summary: Summarizes the proceedings of a seminar sponsored by the BMR. Examines new town development and its effects on growth patterns, population, and urbanization.
Summary: Study of citizen participation, with a focus on on citizen groups whose chief concern is local government decisions about the physical environment.
Summary: Discusses planning for TTC funding.
Summary: Analysis of city debt, its distribution and planning for overcoming it.
Summary: Examines capital borrowing, the controls on it and the uses for such funding.
Summary: Identifies issues relelevant to the upcoming elections: voter turnout, amalgamation, measures of democracy such as secret voting and a government close to the people, and changes in term length.
Summary: Summarizes observations and recommendations dealing with the 29 regional governments proposed by the Ontario Committee on Taxation.
Summary: Describes anticipated restructuring of municipal borders and amalgamation in the Toronto area.
Summary: Suggests the long-term increase in urban realty values and property tax is affected by public services and facilities. Provides recommendations for property development and land administration in Toronto.
Summary: Investigation into urban open space in the City of Toronto.
Summary: Highlights and recommendations for the city's new 30-year plan.
Summary: Urging the advancement of legislation for universal suffrage in municipal elections (limited until that time by ownership of property).
Summary: Advocating a two-year term for elected representatives.
Summary: Advocates a positive approach to urban renewal, with emphasis on conservation of property, public action, and rehabilitation.
Summary: Examines special-body government units in Metro Toronto. Recommends reducing the number of special bodies from 94 to 55, which would minimize the negative effects of fragmentation.
Summary: Reviews causes of neighbourhood-city conflict, and examines how ratepayers and resident associations in the city interact with elected representatives. Argues for increased participation of neighbourhood groups in local policy making.
Summary: Discusses planning for construction of a lakeshore expressway and issues relating to the operation of the Toronto Harbourfront.
Summary: Describes important considerations in the planning of the design for the new City Square.
Summary: Discusses how much public housing there should be, who should it be made available to and how much funding should be allocated for this purpose.
Summary: Analysis of political dispute regarding the construction of the east-west subway.
Summary: Describes the theory and technique of a particular type of study of the economic impact of an expressway.