Summary: Presents a potential Fire Insurance Policy for the citizens of Toronto.
Summary: Discusses the legal structure of land easement and the possibilities of using this method for creating recreation spaces.
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: 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: Describes the history of emergency housing in Toronto, and need for better provisions.
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Describes changes to school funding with the new Metro arrangements.
Summary: Summary of the organization, function, activities, revenue and expenditures of the Toronto Parks Department.
Summary: Draws attention to important issues in the 1964 election.
Summary: Private citizens and government must both do their part to to strengthen Canada's economy and prevent unemployment.
Summary: Lists essential qualifications for the head of a Fire Department, based on merit and administrative skills.
Summary: Presents statistics on median, maximum, and minimum salaries of teachers (1914-1919), and the 1919 salary limits of Toronto teachers. Suggests that teachers' salaries should be increased to support the process of education.
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: Discuss user behavior, the planning process, and financial and land resources in relation to urban parks.
Summary: The Bureau suggests possible changes to improve inadequate supervision of quality control in residential construction.
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: Suggests that the plan for large-scale East-West beltline routes is falling apart.
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: The London Public Library is an effective community I&R agency, despite the struggles of the London Urban Information Centre.
Summary: Examines the budgetary challenges of planning of recreation facilities and their relationship with other aspects of the city budget and the wages of civil servants.
Summary: Outlines methods used to increase service and use in a small library.
Summary: Reviews advantages and disadvantages of workplace day care as an option to meet increasing demand.
Summary: The present system for public housing is overly complex and expensive, as well as inefficient. Outlines the effect that new legislation could have on Ontario social housing.
Summary: Describes Parks and Recreation Administration in Canada, focusing on organization and practices.