Summary: Lists essential qualifications for the head of a Fire Department, based on merit and administrative skills.
Summary: Reviews advantages and disadvantages of workplace day care as an option to meet increasing demand.
Summary: Argues that the city tax rate is not easily reduced, but the fire loss tax rate is. Citizens pay the price for fire damage.
Summary: Presents a potential Fire Insurance Policy for the citizens of Toronto.
Summary: The City Council should create a Fire Prevention Commission to establish rules and regulations upon the subject of fire prevention. There is too much division of authority in the matter of inspecting fire escapes, hence the need for a single commission.
Summary: This publication provides a "measure of school efficiency" for parents and taxpayers, based on recent reports by the Toronto Board of Education inspectors. It charts student progress through grades and warns against the costs associated with students being held back a grade.
Summary: Discuss user behavior, the planning process, and financial and land resources in relation to urban parks.
Summary: Investigation into urban open space in the City of Toronto.
Summary: A self-recreative fund should be implemented to contend with the issue of unemployment. Certain private institutions are creating work in the community, and their endeavors should be supported.
Summary: Creation of a permanent Rotary Relief Fund for Unemployment would provide a self-recreating fund for citizens, and make possible projects employing a large number of workers.
Summary: Outlines what expenses on unemployment are and who should be addressing the issue. Argues that municipalities are not equipped to deal with the relief of unemployment - but that chronic relief, like public health, is a municipal issue.
Summary: Two steps should be taken to increase fire safety in the aftermath of the Woodbine Hotel fire: establishment of a strong central authority and a Fire Prevention Commission.
Summary: Presents a summary of the findings and constructive suggestions emerging from the Bureau of Municipal Research interim report: "Measurement of Educational Waste in the Public Schools."
Summary: Outlines topics of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Ontario Educational Association.
Summary: Civic housecleaning is a necessary method of fire and disease prevention. Children in public schools are encouraged to clean in and around their homes, to practice civic engagement.
Summary: Highlights the great need for more housing, and argues the the newly appointed Toronto Housing Commission should be allowed to act fast. Details steps taken to increase the supply of housing - other than by private means.
Summary: Discussion of civics studies in the school system and their insufficient treatment of the issue of local government.
Summary: Defines the potential benefits of a Reception Hospital for those with mental illnesses. Presents statistics on expenditures made by the province on mental health care.
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: The London Public Library is an effective community I&R agency, despite the struggles of the London Urban Information Centre.
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: A scan of waste management practice and authorities in Ontario and how they play out in various cities, emphasizing the need for a more comprehensive strategy of waste management, recycling and renewable energy.
Summary: Summary of the organization, powers, activities, expenditures, and revenue of the Toronto Police Department. Includes a description of the administration of justice.
Summary: Summary of the organization, function, activities, revenue and expenditures of the Toronto Parks Department.
Summary: A study of the media coverage of Toronto high school teachers' 2-month long strike and it's role in shaping and reflecting public opinion and influencing the outcome of the strike.
Summary: Endorses city acquistion of the CNR belt-line for transformation into a public park.
Summary: Scan of existing public libraries' systems in Toronto area and suggestions for moving forward without harming the research-encouraging tier of the public library.
Summary: A report on the challenges presented by low housing supply and expensive housing and rental stock in the city of Toronto.
Summary: Private citizens and government must both do their part to to strengthen Canada's economy and prevent unemployment.
Summary: Highlights road accident fatality rates in Canada and expresses a need for regulatory changes in order to prevent them. Compares road fatality rates to the number of people killed in wars, saying "the civil war of motor accidents has lasted twenty years and shows no sign of termination."