Summary: Provides statistics and data on the sale of municipal bonds in Toronto and Montreal, to emphasize the estimation of bond values.
Summary: Action has not been taken by City Council re: the report on City Accounting, and citizens are urged to write to their local alderman about this issue. This bulletin is in response to a letter from a citizen re: Bulletin no. 38.
Summary: Montreal had an $175,000 advantage over Toronto in net revenue of bond sales in 1913. The rapid relevant decline of Toronto prices is cause for concern.
Summary: Statistics on education expenditures in Toronto; this bulletin argues economy with efficiency is essential in the public education department.
Summary: Describes the theory of proportional representation, how it works in practice, characteristics, main objections, where this method of voting is used, and if it could be applied in Toronto.
Summary: Examines expenditure on Education in Toronto, with relevant recommendations and their implications.
Summary: Citizens are encouraged to write suggestions regarding civic services on attached cards, and submit them to the Bureau of Municipal Research for investigation.
Summary: Existing housing conditions are the result of taxation methods and lack of infrastructure improvement; citizens are encouraged to help the Board of Health solve the problem of furnishing homes and providing accommodation.
Summary: Advocates the speeding up of Estimates and the establishment of an earlier date for the payment of the first instalment of taxes. Call on the citizens to vote/act on these issues in the upcoming election.
Summary: Suggests 25 Next Steps for Toronto's Fire Department, including: training, rules governing appointments and promotions, budget estimates, inventories, and permanent record-keeping.
Summary: The Toronto Housing Company has taken steps towards alleviating Toronto's housing problem. Planning was made possible by citizen cooperation.
Summary: Statistics on five years (1917-1921) of parks department expenditures in Toronto. Also includes a chart comparing availability of parks and playgrounds vs. per capita expenditure in other North American cities (e.g. Montreal, Buffalo, Detroit).
Summary: Proposes a system for public budget-making, in order to increase effectivity and engage citizens in the planning process.
Summary: Accurate accounting practices will provide a basis for effective vigilance in public schools. Based on the City Auditor's Report on Public School Accounting.
Summary: Encouraging use of the suggestion box run by the bureau; citizens can inform the bureau of local infrastructure problems and/ or other matters of local interest.
Summary: Outlines topics of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Ontario Educational Association.
Summary: Criticizes the lack of community planning of welfare work, and improper raising and expenditure of philanthropic funds.
Summary: Summary of recommendations on school accounting made by the City Auditor.
Summary: Sample abstracts from articles in the Toronto Press about the Woodbine Hotel fire, and lack of fire safety in the city.
Summary: Fire inspections of six Toronto theatres were conducted, and three were found to be in dangerous condition. A Fire Prevention Commission should be created to begin a campaign of fire safety education.
Summary: Compares the city of Toronto's motor fleet with other North American Cities (e.g. New York, Oakland, Winnipeg). Suggests improvements to reduce expenses and increase efficiency.
Summary: Government depends on the engagement and cooperation of citizens. Citizens should support the appointment of a Fire Prevention Commission.
Summary: The city-wide need for welfare cannot be determined by adding up the needs of various individual agencies; a cooperative approach is needed to maximize effective expenditure of philanthropic funds.
Summary: The City Council should create a Fire Prevention Commission to establish rules and regulations upon the subject of fire prevention. There is too much division of authority in the matter of inspecting fire escapes, hence the need for a single commission.
Summary: Good salaries and wages are necessary if the city is to receive the best service; increases in salary often mean increases in efficiency and decreases in cost. Good pay does not necessarily equate to good work.
Summary: Local problems have increased as a result of WWI; the issue of unemployment and soldiers' dependants should be addressed by provincial or municipal government.
Summary: Argues that the city tax rate is not easily reduced, but the fire loss tax rate is. Citizens pay the price for fire damage.
Summary: Suggests that metropolitan government in Toronto should establish well-defined plans for the purchase, and use of departmental supplies.
Summary: Charts the growth in debt charges vs. population growth, revealing the increased financial burden on individuals. Bond issues are linked to debt charges and the city's income.
Summary: Five provisions in Bill No. 45 "An Act Respecting the City of Toronto" specify emergency use of funds without informing electors or ratepayers. Taxpayers should inquire into the reason for all proposed expenditure.