Summary: Highlights and recommendations for the city's new 30-year plan.
Summary: Advocates a positive approach to urban renewal, with emphasis on conservation of property, public action, and rehabilitation.
Summary: Discusses planning for construction of a lakeshore expressway and issues relating to the operation of the Toronto Harbourfront.
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: 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: 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: Describes important considerations in the planning of the design for the new City Square.
Summary: A speech about the financial state of Canada and its priorities.
Summary: Examines The Landlord and Tenant Amendment Act, 1968-69; the bulletin suggests additional changes that would protect the interests of tenants.
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: Assesses the role of recreation at the municipal level, considering major benefits and financial constraints.
Summary: Discusses the urgent need for reform in parking regulations in the city.
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: Explores municipal reform in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, and New Brunswick.
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: Investigates the effects of property tax on land use planning. Suggests possible alternative tax structures for Ontario.
Summary: Better accountability in budget making requires more transparency in information and more clarity regarding tax assessments.
Summary: Examines the phenomenon of bachelorettes (furnished, one-room rental units) and consequences for housing in Toronto.
Summary: Discuss user behavior, the planning process, and financial and land resources in relation to urban parks.
Summary: Explains the complex residential assessment function in Metro, so that ratepayers can gain greater understanding of the valuation and appeal procedures.
Summary: Discusses transportation-oriented activities in Toronto, which may weaken the concept of decentralization.
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: A public address by Dr. W. A. Mackintosh about what the government should and shouldn't be doing in terms of responsibilities for services and infringement on the personal and economic freedoms of the residents.
Summary: Addresses the issue of school closures, reviewing the decision-making process and providing a case study of The School Board of Etobicoke.
Summary: Analysis of the use of the referendum in Canada.
Summary: Describes the history of emergency housing in Toronto, and need for better provisions.
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: 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.