Summary: Study of the state of the rental housing market in Toronto, with an emphasis on the scope of basic need and the nature and size of the population group for assisted rental housing.
Summary: Reviews and analyses various proposed uses for the Toronto Island Airport site. Examines how this issue emerged, what means have been adopted to resolve it, and what evidence is available to support other proposed uses.
Summary: Identifies the problems and reasons for the increase in complaints about street prostitution.
Summary: A guide to the Municipality of Metro Toronto and the six area municipalities.
Summary: Presents important issues faced by municipal representatives in the 1982 election.
Summary: Examines the news media in Metro Toronto, and the extent to which it serves the public and influences decision-makers on municipal matters.
Summary: Examines actions taken by various municipalities across Canada to manage urban growth.
Summary: Evaluates the impact of cost-saving innovations in Canadian municipalities, as well as factors which led to the success or failure of those innovations. Examines five case studies.
Summary: Discusses the province's adoption of Section 63 of the Assessment Act. Section 63 aims to base assessment on market value but not allow shifts in the tax burden between residential, commercial and industrial properties.
Summary: Illustrates how municipalities are being forced to adjust their approach to to economic development.
Summary: Examines the phenomenon of bachelorettes (furnished, one-room rental units) and consequences for housing in Toronto.
Summary: Report based on the Food For the Cities Conference, examining the issue of farmland protection in Ontario. Assesses the need for new provincial land use policies.
Summary: Presents important issues faced by municipal representatives in the 1980 election.
Summary: Identifies various cost-saving innovations in municipalities in Canada, as well as other countries. Documents efforts at the local level to save money through the use of innovative management and/or technological changes.
Summary: Describes how various Ontario municipalities handle their animal control responsibilities. The objectives, scope of services, financial costs and results of different programs are identified.
Summary: Reviews advantages and disadvantages of workplace day care as an option to meet increasing demand.
Summary: Examines increased contracting of municipal services to the private sector. Recommends that a number of factors, not just cost-savings, must be taken into account.
Summary: Addresses the issue of school closures, reviewing the decision-making process and providing a case study of The School Board of Etobicoke.
Summary: Discusses transportation-oriented activities in Toronto, which may weaken the concept of decentralization.
Summary: Assesses the role of recreation at the municipal level, considering major benefits and financial constraints.
Summary: Evaluates instruction on local government in Ontario secondary schools. Includes summaries of workshops held around the province to gain a better understanding of how to improve instruction.