Summary: Discusses planning for construction of a lakeshore expressway and issues relating to the operation of the Toronto Harbourfront.
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: 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: Examines actions taken by various municipalities across Canada to manage urban growth.
Summary: Presents important issues faced by municipal representatives in the 1982 election.
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.
Summary: Examines The Landlord and Tenant Amendment Act, 1968-69; the bulletin suggests additional changes that would protect the interests of tenants.
Summary: Illustrates how municipalities are being forced to adjust their approach to to economic development.
Summary: Discusses the urgent need for reform in parking regulations in the city.
Summary: Explores municipal reform in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, and New Brunswick.
Summary: Investigates the effects of property tax on land use planning. Suggests possible alternative tax structures for Ontario.
Summary: Internal annual report.
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: Recommendations for the prefered form of government to be established in North York.
Summary: Commercial taxpayers in Ontario pay a greater proportionate share of municipal taxes than other types of ratepayers. Statistical evidence shows that the difference in rates levied to residential and commercial taxpayers has increased.
Summary: Engages the public in ensuring the development of the green belt.
Summary: A speech about the financial state of Canada and its priorities.
Summary: Describes changes in local government in Windsor and lessons for Toronto and the Metro process started in 1953.
Summary: Examines additional means by which Metro's municipal services might be financed.
Summary: To maintain the level of competence of senior municipal officers, university trained recruits are required whose academic backgrounds permit them to understand the effect and ramifications of municipal activity.
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: Three case studies concerning personnel transfers stemming from municipal amalgamations and assumption of the welfare function by Metro.
Summary: Analysis of the use of the referendum in Canada.
Summary: Explains the complex residential assessment function in Metro, so that ratepayers can gain greater understanding of the valuation and appeal procedures.
Summary: Analyzes the development of the Ontario Retail Sales tax provincially.
Summary: Presents data on capital expenditure in Toronto. Provides recommendations to improve capital works programming and debt management functions.
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.