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: 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: Analysis of low voter turnout.
Summary: Argues that zoning policy must be revised to achieve maximum growth in downtown Toronto.
Summary: Discusses the municipal responsibility to develop public transit and the fiscal challenges it poses.
Summary: Examines exemption from property taxation. Considers property owned municipally, provincially, and federally, as well as partial graded, and religious and charitable exemptions.
Summary: Describes anticipated restructuring of municipal borders and amalgamation in the Toronto area.
Summary: Suggests a dysfunctional TTC has harmed Toronto; the Bureau recommends more direct control in future.
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: Examines parking and traffic challenges grow as the city grows.
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: Examines actions taken by various municipalities across Canada to manage urban growth.
Summary: Examines capital borrowing, the controls on it and the uses for such funding.
Summary: Analysis of city debt, its distribution and planning for overcoming it.
Summary: Discusses planning for TTC funding.
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: 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 the proceedings of a seminar sponsored by the BMR. Examines new town development and its effects on growth patterns, population, and urbanization.
Summary: Summarizes observations and recommendations dealing with the 29 regional governments proposed by the Ontario Committee on Taxation.
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: Illustrates how municipalities are being forced to adjust their approach to to economic development.
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: Investigation into urban open space in the City of Toronto.
Summary: Study of citizen participation, with a focus on on citizen groups whose chief concern is local government decisions about the physical environment.
Summary: Advocating a two-year term for elected representatives.
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: 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: Discusses planning for construction of a lakeshore expressway and issues relating to the operation of the Toronto Harbourfront.