Summary: Discusses how Toronto relies much more heavily on property and business tax in comparison to other Canadian cities.
Summary: The Bureau's recommendation to change TTC structure and advance proper legislation not promoted by the province; reorganization and self-examination in the County of Peel.
Summary: News Brief about the request that Metropolitan Council change legislation so that its chairman will have a 2 year term.
Summary: Objection to the North York decision to appoint a board of control in light of too heavy a workload - the Bureau claims that an executive Committee would be enough and that a Board of Control takes away too much power from elected officials.
Summary: Appointment of new Bureau Director; Ontario Municipal Association petition to the province to change legislation so that businesses pay for their share in common spaces - halls, parking etc.
Summary: Assesses the reform in property taxation and the paradox created by the more advanced legislation being applied in a context where the assessment practices are far behind.
Summary: News Brief about mill rates; social services provision - effects of demography and needed reform in order to improve efficiency.
Summary: Discusses principles for playground planning and the need for Toronto to invest in playgrounds in areas like Regent Park.
Summary: This news brief represents an attempt to develop Ontario-wide indicators for levels of urbanization.
Summary: Analysis of four major strip wards in Toronto to determine patters of voter turnout and socio-economic profiles.
Summary: In light of conflict between the public and the parks department over the withholding of information about the poisoning of ducks that could also affect residents, the bureau surveys the legal requirement of revealing such information.
Summary: Presents work on a seminar with U of T to discuss municipal government and its relationship to the community life of Metropolitan Toronto.
Summary: Presents an analysis of the population, revenue and fiscal structure of the city after amalgamation following the new Metro Act.
Summary: News Brief about the Bureau's reports, work, annual meeting, internal elections, appointing of members and upcoming surveys.
Summary: Analysis of proposed pension scheme for City Council members, in the context of taxapayer cost.
Summary: Draws attention to important issues in the 1964 election.
Summary: Update on annual meeting, research done and cited, staff meetings and bureau membership
Summary: Endorses city acquistion of the CNR belt-line for transformation into a public park.
Summary: Analysis of voter turnout in different areas in Toronto. Refute of claim that the smaller the government the larger the turnout alongside analysis of other characteristics such as education and being Canadian-born.
Summary: Suggests the implications of transferring the authority of the Toronto Housing Authority to the province: the city would experience financial gains, while the province would gain control and authority. Discusses Regent Park.
Summary: Outlines responsibility shifts following the changes to the Metro Act.
Summary: Scan of the platforms of the three political parties.
Summary: News Brief about universal suffrage - not needing to own property to be allowed to vote as of Dec. 1, 1958; Tax exemptions, including one for the head of the Bureau that he asked to cancel; and asking why the TTC shouldn't be a branch of the municipality.
Summary: Bureau successfully advocated changes in legislation to end tax exemptions to property owners.
Summary: Calculation of the level of revenue lost due to property tax exemptions.
Summary: Discusses how Toronto has a high total expenditure per capita in comparison to other Canadian cities.
Summary: Criticism of the debt and borrowing policy of Toronto's Metropolitan Federation.
Summary: News Brief about improving efficiency by merging departments dealing with property development, buildings and properties etc.
Summary: Bureau's recommendation to incorporate TTC in government; municipalities decision against code of ethics for municipal representatives; roads construction.
Summary: Draws attention to important issues in the 1969 election.