Summary: Appraises the first decade of Metropolitan Toronto's Municipal Council.
Summary: Study of the completed basic reassessment at market value in Mississauga. Explains the procedures and difficulties involved in market value assessment.
Summary: Examines the phenomenon of bachelorettes (furnished, one-room rental units) and consequences for housing in Toronto.
Summary: Suggests that assessment law and assessment practice should be modified to ensure equity in real property assessment.
Summary: Discusses the advantages of a two-year term in efficiency and performance of city council members.
Summary: Examines the trend towards building privately developed new communities in Toronto.
Summary: Describes the history of emergency housing in Toronto, and need for better provisions.
Summary: Analysis of function and challenges of fire departments in the Toronto area.
Summary: Provides recommendations to alleviate the problems faced by expropriated owner-occupants.
Summary: Presents important issues faced by municipal representatives in the 1980 election.
Summary: Local governments encounter difficulties in both current and capital financing; this warrants reconsideration of Provincial-Municipal Relations.
Summary: Discuss user behavior, the planning process, and financial and land resources in relation to urban parks.
Summary: Discusses presenting budget estimates prior to the elections, as an act of good governance and accountability.
Summary: Examines the challenges municipalities face in fulfilling their responsibility to build old age homes.
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: 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: Reproduces extracts of arguments in a Bureau brief in support of the broadening Metro's revenue base. Emphasizes property taxation.
Summary: A guide to the Municipality of Metro Toronto and the six area municipalities.
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: Discusses transportation-oriented activities in Toronto, which may weaken the concept of decentralization.
Summary: Assesses the role of recreation at the municipal level, considering major benefits and financial constraints.
Summary: Focuses on how decisions regarding the Metro Toronto transportation system are made.
Summary: Addresses the issue of school closures, reviewing the decision-making process and providing a case study of The School Board of Etobicoke.
Summary: Advocates for "full and frank treatment" of important civic business in order to keep the public engaged.
Summary: Reviews advantages and disadvantages of workplace day care as an option to meet increasing demand.
Summary: Identifies structural implications of municipal reform and re-defining of municipalities in Ontario.
Summary: Discusses the length and inefficiency of City Council meetings.
Summary: Analysis of voter turnout.
Summary: Describes Parks and Recreation Administration in Canada, focusing on organization and practices.