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: Discusses principles for playground planning and the need for Toronto to invest in playgrounds in areas like Regent Park.
Summary: Summary of the organization, function, activities, revenue and expenditures of the Toronto Parks Department.
Summary: Assesses the role of recreation at the municipal level, considering major benefits and financial constraints.
Summary: The London Public Library is an effective community I&R agency, despite the struggles of the London Urban Information Centre.
Summary: Examines the phenomenon of bachelorettes (furnished, one-room rental units) and consequences for housing in Toronto.
Summary: Outlines topics of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Ontario Educational Association.
Summary: Addresses the issue of school closures, reviewing the decision-making process and providing a case study of The School Board of Etobicoke.
Summary: Highlights the need for more housing, but cautions that until Toronto adopts a master plan, a zoning by-law in compliance with that master plan, and a financial policy in conformity with housing needs it will not be able to see any advance in housing, particularly for those in lower income brackets.
Summary: An open letter to the citizens of Toronto, highlighting the need for better snow removal - including coordinating snow removal under one department, improving snow removal equipment, and keeping the snow removal budget consistent from year to year.
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: Provides a definition of day care, the need to provide it, responsibility for funding it and the societal perception of it.
Summary: Discussion of division of responsibilities regarding education and citizen's involvement in decision-making.
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: Details a trend in decreasing home ownership in the city of Toronto owing to the decrease in the size of the average family, an increase in the older population, an increase in income insecurity, and an increase in municipal taxation. Suburban growth may also be a contributing factor. The study concludes that the decrease in home ownership may be a result of the conditions created by the depression.
Summary: Discuss user behavior, the planning process, and financial and land resources in relation to urban parks.
Summary: Summary of the organization, function, activities, revenue and expenditures of the Toronto Public Health Department. Special consideration is given to the issue of infant mortality/child welfare.
Summary: Outlines the division of responsibilities between the province and municipalities with regard to development of public housing.
Summary: History and survey of the York Street School, including a detailed account of school supplies, the school building, principal, teachers and students (kindergarten through grade 3)
Summary: Reviews advantages and disadvantages of workplace day care as an option to meet increasing demand.
Summary: This publication draws upon reports of the Board of Education and highlights the issue of children who are over the normal age for their school grade due to either late entrance or lack of progress and being held back a grade.
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: Summary of the organization, powers, activities, expenditures, and revenue of the Toronto Police Department. Includes a description of the administration of justice.
Summary: Lists essential qualifications for the head of a Fire Department, based on merit and administrative skills.
Summary: Evaluates instruction on local government in Ontario secondary schools. Includes summaries of workshops held around the province to gain a better understanding of how to improve instruction.
Summary: Toronto must find a new way to dispose of waste, after having used lake Ontario, incineration and landfills. There are economic and social advantages to turning to recycling.
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: Presents a tentative scheme for central control of labor supply, unemployment, and immigration, with suggestions for: administration, legislation, fees and costs, methods and procedures, and interdepartmental co-operation.
Summary: In preparation for the post-WWI era Toronto is investing in technical education
Summary: Outlines methods used to increase service and use in a small library.