Summary: Argues that the Harbourfront division of authority is archaic and in need of review in order to ensure that the population benefits from the waterfront.
Summary: Discussion of division of responsibilities regarding education and citizen's involvement in decision-making.
Summary: Analysis of the Metroplan's goal to reduce dependency on downtown Toronto and instead establish another major centre in Scarborough and North Yonge.
Summary: Provides a definition of day care, the need to provide it, responsibility for funding it and the societal perception of it.
Summary: Describes city council structure, current and planned election methods, and recommendations for how to best keep councils representative of citizens.
Summary: Presents an analysis of the population, revenue and fiscal structure of the city after amalgamation following the new Metro Act.
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: Describes the need for fair reassessment of private and business property tax rates, and a better functioning Board of Control.
Summary: Discusses challenges of Metro budgeting and recommendations for change.
Summary: The roles, authority and limitations on municipal auditors in Ontario, including jurisdictional scan and political challenges.
Summary: Analysis of problems in 1934 budget such as lack of balance and misrepresented opinion of expert consultant.
Summary: Describes the Provincial government's approach to regional property development, regional government and local government fiscal reform. Identifies the need for more clarity in policies going forward.
Summary: Considers the role of the Board of Assessors responsible for re-examining tax properties in the city.
Summary: Discusses the role of municipal governments in Canada, including the need for a greater position for them in the inter-governmental system and a larger share of tax revenue.
Summary: Argues that coordination is needed between the different councils, either by amalgamation or by creating a County Council.
Summary: Objection to the planned construction of Mt. Pleasant Bridge due to the municipality's deficit, claiming that such decisions should be part of a comprehensive plan and not made individually.
Summary: Consideration of constitutional changes regarding number of aldermen and election date.
Summary: Analysis of voter turnout in different areas in Toronto. Refute of claim that the smaller the government the larger the turnout alongside analysis of other characteristics such as education and being Canadian-born.
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: Toronto City Council asked the Province to be able to participate in a more equitable pension plan, such as the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS).
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: Analysis of current and planned residential bonus system and endorsement of the need for a more flexible system in future.
Summary: The Bureau suggests possible changes to improve inadequate supervision of quality control in residential construction.
Summary: News Brief about the Bureau's reports, work, annual meeting, internal elections, appointing of members and upcoming surveys.
Summary: Update on annual meeting, research done and cited, staff meetings and bureau membership
Summary: Analysis of proposed pension scheme for City Council members, in the context of taxapayer cost.
Summary: Encouraging citizens to vote, and warning against citizen apathy.
Summary: Analysis of how provincial budget cuts affected social services in Ontario municipalities and the lack of sufficient information to account for spending on these issues.
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: Discusses the legal structure of land easement and the possibilities of using this method for creating recreation spaces.