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: Discusses the urgent need for reform in parking regulations in the city.
Summary: Assesses the role of recreation at the municipal level, considering major benefits and financial constraints.
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: Examines the phenomenon of bachelorettes (furnished, one-room rental units) and consequences for housing in Toronto.
Summary: Summary of the organization, function, activities, revenue and expenditures of the Toronto Parks Department.
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: The London Public Library is an effective community I&R agency, despite the struggles of the London Urban Information Centre.
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: 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: 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: Explores the costs of hospital administration. The relation between hospitals, municipalities, and the province needs to ensure adequate service, while avoiding unnecessary costs.
Summary: Discuss user behavior, the planning process, and financial and land resources in relation to urban parks.
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: Addresses the issue of school closures, reviewing the decision-making process and providing a case study of The School Board of Etobicoke.
Summary: Discussion of division of responsibilities regarding education and citizen's involvement in decision-making.
Summary: Provides a definition of day care, the need to provide it, responsibility for funding it and the societal perception of it.
Summary: Describes Parks and Recreation Administration in Canada, focusing on organization and practices.
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: Schools can function as a tool for community development, particularly for new Canadian immigrants. Use of schools in this way would increase output of services, to get the most out of overhead costs of educational infrastructure.
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: Reviews advantages and disadvantages of workplace day care as an option to meet increasing demand.
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: Summary of the organization, powers, activities, expenditures, and revenue of the Toronto Police Department. Includes a description of the administration of justice.
Summary: Outlines budgetary spending on high schools and collegiates, as well as the need for accurate information and advanced accounting methods in order to provide taxpayers with a better picture of these budget figures.
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: 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: Describes the history of emergency housing in Toronto, and need for better provisions.
Summary: Private citizens and government must both do their part to to strengthen Canada's economy and prevent unemployment.
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.