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: Describes the history of emergency housing in Toronto, and need for better provisions.
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: 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: 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: 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: Outlines the cost of police services, including the loss to society from the presence of crime, and the stagnant per capita spending on police services vs the rise in the spending on all other services.
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: 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: 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: 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: The London Public Library is an effective community I&R agency, despite the struggles of the London Urban Information Centre.
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: 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: Discusses the legal structure of land easement and the possibilities of using this method for creating recreation spaces.
Summary: Describes changes to school funding with the new Metro arrangements.
Summary: Endorses city acquistion of the CNR belt-line for transformation into a public park.
Summary: Draws attention to important issues in the 1964 election.
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: A proposal calling for a federation of community workers into a more streamlined, centralized body to facilitate more efficiency in philanthropy and the development of a professionalized body of community service workers.
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: Examines the challenges municipalities face in fulfilling their responsibility to build old age homes.
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: Assesses the role of recreation at the municipal level, considering major benefits and financial constraints.
Summary: Suggests that the plan for large-scale East-West beltline routes is falling apart.
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: Private citizens and government must both do their part to to strengthen Canada's economy and prevent unemployment.