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: 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: Illustrates how municipalities are being forced to adjust their approach to to economic development.
Summary: Presents important issues faced by municipal representatives in the 1982 election.
Summary: Discusses transportation-oriented activities in Toronto, which may weaken the concept of decentralization.
Summary: Examines the phenomenon of bachelorettes (furnished, one-room rental units) and consequences for housing in Toronto.
Summary: Reviews advantages and disadvantages of workplace day care as an option to meet increasing demand.
Summary: Assesses the role of recreation at the municipal level, considering major benefits and financial constraints.
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: Presents important issues faced by municipal representatives in the 1980 election.
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: 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: 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.
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: 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: 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: Examines actions taken by various municipalities across Canada to manage urban growth.
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: 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: Assesses the quality of Metro Toronto's fire departments to determine whether amalgamation would be the most effective way to provide the best level of service.
Summary: Presents the keynote address and four background papers presented at the "Metro Toronto Under Review: What are the Issues?" Conference. Papers focus on the form of Metro's government.
Summary: Study of citizen participation, with a focus on on citizen groups whose chief concern is local government decisions about the physical environment.
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: Documents shortcomings of the urban land development process and suggests that public land banking (i.e. large-scale assembly of land in advance of price inflation by urbanization) could be used in Ontario to alleviate some of these problems.
Summary: Investigates the effects of property tax on land use planning. Suggests possible alternative tax structures for Ontario.
Summary: Explores municipal reform in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, and New Brunswick.
Summary: Examines the trend towards building privately developed new communities in Toronto.