Summary: Notes an increased pressure on police services, such as the introduction of more traffic duties and increased crime. These increased services may over time mean increased costs. Calls for steps in advance to improve and coordinate policing, including the possible introduction of pocket wireless devices to improve police communication.
Summary: Examines the phenomenon of bachelorettes (furnished, one-room rental units) and consequences for housing in Toronto.
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: Reviews advantages and disadvantages of workplace day care as an option to meet increasing demand.
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: A survey of "educational waste" - the strain on school social and financial resources attributed to children with intellectual disabilities, children who start school at a later age, and children who do not complete their education
Summary: Interim report of the Toronto school survey calling for a reorganization and centralization of school supply purchases and stores
Summary: Gives an overview of police services in several US cities. This information is meant to assist City Council and the Board of Control in their consideration of the upcoming Police Estimates. Notes the need to consider more information than just city population, city area, and current size of the city police force when making decisions on police budgets.
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: 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 potential Fire Insurance Policy for the citizens of Toronto.
Summary: This document draws upon reports from the Medical Inspection Department of the Board of Education, and suggests Improving health conditions and health education in the schools. Some suggestions including the building of "open air schools" and being aware of ill-venthilated cloak-rooms as a source of contagion. The difficulties of trying to teach children who come to school hungry are also highlighted.
Summary: Describes Parks and Recreation Administration in Canada, focusing on organization and practices.
Summary: Discuss user behavior, the planning process, and financial and land resources in relation to urban parks.
Summary: Details of modern athletic structures/stadiums in North American cities (e.g. Cambridge, Philadelphia, New York), and discussion of logistics of building a municipal stadium in Toronto.
Summary: Lists essential qualifications for the head of a Fire Department, based on merit and administrative skills.
Summary: Analysis of function and challenges of fire departments in the Toronto area.
Summary: Encourages citizens to vote to determine how their tax dollars are spent. Charts city services vs. cost per family in dollars and days of work.
Summary: Describes changes to school funding with the new Metro arrangements.
Summary: Examines the challenges municipalities face in fulfilling their responsibility to build old age homes.
Summary: The introduction of sewer charges in Metro Toronto could have two major advantages: equitable distribution of service costs and diversification of municipal revenue.
Summary: The Bureau notes that the cost of direct unemployment payments will challenge the city's budget through 1950 - and argues that it must be restructured and the responsibilities distributed more equitably between the three levels of government.
Summary: Review of studies that have been done about the police, the police budget process, the role of the police and the need for more provision of information about its actions.
Summary: Outlines the efficacy of "safety-responsibility" legislation passed by the Connecticut Commission of Motor Vehicles. Concludes these efforts to increase vehicle safety are worthy of more study.
Summary: Draws attention to important issues in the 1964 election.
Summary: Outlines the division of responsibilities between the province and municipalities with regard to development of public housing.
Summary: Gives an overview of police services in several Canadian cities. This information is meant to assist City Council and the Board of Control in their consideration of the upcoming Police Estimates. Notes how police expenditures in Toronto have increased relative to population and general taxation.
Summary: Discussion of need for centralized fire / fire and police department and previous recommendations for increasing fire safety efficiency. Suggests amalgamation of fire and police department. Details Bureau suggestions made for improvements to the fire department, and which of these suggestions have been implemented.
Summary: The Bureau suggests possible changes to improve inadequate supervision of quality control in residential construction.
Summary: Discusses the legal structure of land easement and the possibilities of using this method for creating recreation spaces.