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: Discusses presenting budget estimates prior to the elections, as an act of good governance and accountability.
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: Analysis of voter turnout.
Summary: Discusses the urgent need for reform in parking regulations in the city.
Summary: Describes the history of emergency housing in Toronto, and need for better provisions.
Summary: Presents important issues faced by municipal representatives in the 1980 election.
Summary: Suggests better candidate selection can lead to greater engagement of the public and better performance of the council
Summary: Examines the budgetary challenges of planning of recreation facilities and their relationship with other aspects of the city budget and the wages of civil servants.
Summary: Describes changes to school funding with the new Metro arrangements.
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: Local governments encounter difficulties in both current and capital financing; this warrants reconsideration of Provincial-Municipal Relations.
Summary: A guide to the Municipality of Metro Toronto and the six area municipalities.
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: Reproduces extracts of arguments in a Bureau brief in support of the broadening Metro's revenue base. Emphasizes property taxation.
Summary: Provides recommendations to alleviate the problems faced by expropriated owner-occupants.
Summary: Discuss user behavior, the planning process, and financial and land resources in relation to urban parks.
Summary: A speech about the financial state of Canada and its priorities.
Summary: citizens should be engaged not only in voting but also in the selection of candidates.
Summary: Describes of the structure of government in metropolitan Toronto and planned changes.
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: 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: Discusses the length and inefficiency of City Council meetings.
Summary: The present system for public housing is overly complex and expensive, as well as inefficient. Outlines the effect that new legislation could have on Ontario social housing.
Summary: Reviews advantages and disadvantages of workplace day care as an option to meet increasing demand.
Summary: Describes Parks and Recreation Administration in Canada, focusing on organization and practices.
Summary: Focuses on how decisions regarding the Metro Toronto transportation system are made.
Summary: Analysis of voter turnout in Toronto and suburbs.
Summary: Discusses whether Metro should make capital grants for hospital construction, or the province accept greater responsibility for coordinating and financing hospital construction.
Summary: Discusses transportation-oriented activities in Toronto, which may weaken the concept of decentralization.