Summary: Comprehensive survey of leisure activities and priorities among apartment dwellers in London, Ontario.
Summary: Reviews book The Rise of the Unmeltable Ethnics (1972), by Michael Novak, and explores implications for Toronto.
Summary: Discusses principles for playground planning and the need for Toronto to invest in playgrounds in areas like Regent Park.
Summary: News Brief about mill rates; social services provision - effects of demography and needed reform in order to improve efficiency.
Summary: Discussion of civics studies in the school system and their insufficient treatment of the issue of local government.
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: The Bureau suggests possible changes to improve inadequate supervision of quality control in residential construction.
Summary: A study of the media coverage of Toronto high school teachers' 2-month long strike and it's role in shaping and reflecting public opinion and influencing the outcome of the strike.
Summary: Discusses the legal structure of land easement and the possibilities of using this method for creating recreation spaces.
Summary: Discussion of division of responsibilities regarding education and citizen's involvement in decision-making.
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: Provides a definition of day care, the need to provide it, responsibility for funding it and the societal perception of it.
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: Argues that urban redevelopment can compound old problems. As an example, newly approved development harms accessibility to parks in the St. James Town area.
Summary: Endorses city acquistion of the CNR belt-line for transformation into a public park.
Summary: Analysis of the planned mixed-use Metro Centre, the lack of enough information made public and the impact it would have on downtown Toronto.
Summary: Suggests that the plan for large-scale East-West beltline routes is falling apart.
Summary: Queries as to the wisdom of converting the Exhibition grounds into a horse-race track. Suggests that affecting economies in city services could be of greater benefit to city revenue.
Summary: Draws attention to important issues in the 1964 election.
Summary: Appointment of new Bureau Director; Ontario Municipal Association petition to the province to change legislation so that businesses pay for their share in common spaces - halls, parking etc.
Summary: Discusses urban growth as a problem for prosperity, how it has been tackled in Canada, the US and Europe, and what Toronto should do next.
Summary: Describes the importance of learning from past rehabilitation projects of low-income housing.
Summary: Discusses the importance of leaving elementary and secondary education under the same roof.
Summary: News Brief about the request that Metropolitan Council change legislation so that its chairman will have a 2 year term.
Summary: Objection to the North York decision to appoint a board of control in light of too heavy a workload - the Bureau claims that an executive Committee would be enough and that a Board of Control takes away too much power from elected officials.
Summary: Discusses how Toronto relies much more heavily on property and business tax in comparison to other Canadian cities.
Summary: Pointing to the legitimacy and authority problems that arise from the council members' hope to establish a municipal corporation.
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: Discusses the implications of the reduction of land used for farming and the possible policies that can be used in order to retain agricultural land and food independence.
Summary: Examines the advantages and pitfalls of holding a referendum over development issues, using a case study from Kitchener as an example.