Summary: Notes that the upcoming municipal elections will include a vote on Don Valley traffic artery and public transit proposals.
Summary: Analysis of low voter turnout.
Summary: Scan of major elections issues, including changing City Council term length
Summary: Identifies issues relelevant to the upcoming elections: voter turnout, amalgamation, measures of democracy such as secret voting and a government close to the people, and changes in term length.
Summary: Provides a comparative analysis of Toronto civic election results and outlines the fact that there is a very low voter turnout rate in Toronto. Raises the question as to whether voters should also play some part in the nomination process, and would this raise voter interest and turnout. Also suggests staggered two or three year terms to encourage better candidates and continuity of policy.
Summary: News Brief about the request that Metropolitan Council change legislation so that its chairman will have a 2 year term.
Summary: Advocating a two-year term for elected representatives.
Summary: Urging the advancement of legislation for universal suffrage in municipal elections (limited until that time by ownership of property).
Summary: Presents important issues faced by municipal representatives in the 1982 election.
Summary: Analysis of four major strip wards in Toronto to determine patters of voter turnout and socio-economic profiles.
Summary: Scan of major elections issues, which includes taxation, the issuance of bonds to build a new stadium (which would serve as a war memorial) and the Hydro Radial agreement.
Summary: List of Toronto City officials, boards, and commissions and their contact information. Handy reference guide to encourage citizen engagement.
Summary: Demonstrates progress in voter turnout in 1948 elections and suggests strategies to further engage citizens going forward.
Summary: Highlights the importance of voting in the upcoming municipal elections.
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: A collection of papers, examining and analyzing the role of party politics in municipal elections. Prompted by the introduction of political parties in the Metropolitan Toronto municipal elections of 1969 - and this election in particular is examined. All papers originally prepared for a meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association in 1970.
Summary: Discusses non-partisan municipal elections and their implications, especially the question of effect on voter turnout.
Summary: Describes city council structure, current and planned election methods, and recommendations for how to best keep councils representative of citizens.
Summary: A listing of Toronto City officials and personnel, as well as contact information
Summary: Examines Toronto's recent low-voter turnout. The Bureau argues that without a higher voter turnout the decisions of council are morally questionable. The Bureau suggests making city council terms longer in order to attract candidates of a higher calibre, as well as publishing budget figures before elections in order to generate more interest in voting.
Summary: Issues for upcoming election, including the extension of the water works and application for special leglslation in regards to the Consumers' Gas Company, as well as a criticism of the ward system, as highly populous wards are not adequately represented by the current amount of aldermen.
Summary: Highlights major issues of the upcoming elections, and suggests that the city should vitalize elections by providing budget and expenditure information in advance of the elections, as well as conducting regular budget hearings that could be attended by all electors.
Summary: Presents important issues faced by municipal representatives in the 1980 election.
Summary: List of Toronto City officials and contact information
Summary: Provides a potential list of issues; citizens should ascertain the opinions of civic conditions prior to the upcoming election.
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: Outlines the major issues faced by municipal representatives in Metropolitan Toronto, London, Hamilton, Ottawa, Windsor, and Sudbury in the 1978 Municipal Elections.
Summary: Consideration of constitutional changes regarding number of aldermen and election date.
Summary: Identifies key issues in the 1919 municipal election, as a call to action for voters.