Summary: The Bureau suggests possible changes to improve inadequate supervision of quality control in residential construction.
Summary: Assesses the reform in property taxation and the paradox created by the more advanced legislation being applied in a context where the assessment practices are far behind.
Summary: Identifies the need to take planning into account when authorizing demolitions
Summary: Presents an analysis of the population, revenue and fiscal structure of the city after amalgamation following the new Metro Act.
Summary: Study of municipal amalgamation in New Brunswick.
Summary: News Brief about the Bureau's reports, work, annual meeting, internal elections, appointing of members and upcoming surveys.
Summary: Criticism of the debt and borrowing policy of Toronto's Metropolitan Federation.
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: Update on annual meeting, research done and cited, staff meetings and bureau membership
Summary: Bureau successfully advocated changes in legislation to end tax exemptions to property owners.
Summary: News Brief about results of Bureau activity: voter apathy, welfare, removal of tax exemptions, construction of roads, committee work.
Summary: News Brief about universal suffrage - not needing to own property to be allowed to vote as of Dec. 1, 1958; Tax exemptions, including one for the head of the Bureau that he asked to cancel; and asking why the TTC shouldn't be a branch of the municipality.
Summary: Lectures given by the Bureau in Ontario, which focus on: voter turnout, work done on available pension options, and cooperation with U of T.
Summary: The Bureau's recommendation to change TTC structure and advance proper legislation not promoted by the province; reorganization and self-examination in the County of Peel.
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: News Brief about the request that Metropolitan Council change legislation so that its chairman will have a 2 year term.
Summary: News Brief about mill rates; social services provision - effects of demography and needed reform in order to improve efficiency.
Summary: News Brief about improving efficiency by merging departments dealing with property development, buildings and properties etc.
Summary: Presents work on a seminar with U of T to discuss municipal government and its relationship to the community life of Metropolitan Toronto.
Summary: Bureau's recommendation to incorporate TTC in government; municipalities decision against code of ethics for municipal representatives; roads construction.
Summary: Discusses challenges of Metro budgeting and recommendations for change.
Summary: Results of Bureau's election for board members.
Summary: Draws attention to important issues in the 1964 election.
Summary: New structure of provincial transfers to municipalities are vague and have contradictory goals.
Summary: Outlines responsibility shifts following the changes to the Metro Act.
Summary: Discusses principles for playground planning and the need for Toronto to invest in playgrounds in areas like Regent Park.
Summary: Discussion of division of responsibilities regarding education and citizen's involvement in decision-making.
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: Survey of the Oro Township school system as an example of how the consolidation of the school system into larger units has affected education in the six years since it took place.
Summary: Provides a definition of day care, the need to provide it, responsibility for funding it and the societal perception of it.