Summary: Documents the history of the Ontario Municipal Board, and the current structure, procedure and extent of its jurisdiction.
Summary: A summary of the work done by the Bureau of Municipal Research for the year ending 1939. Topics of importance include administration, the ward system, debt, planning and zoning, and taxation. Bureau expenditures and subscribers listed at the end.
Summary: Describes Parks and Recreation Administration in Canada, focusing on organization and practices.
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: Efficient processes for salary cheques saves the time of the City Treasurer and City Auditor, as made evident by the reduction in countersigned cheques from 1913 to 1914.
Summary: Summary of the organization, function, activities, revenue and expenditures of the Toronto Parks Department.
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: A survey of the physical conditions of Toronto schools and an account of the conditions of school facilities and supplies. The Bureau of Municipal Research, with the participation of the Board of Education make suggestions for future school sites, and recommend modernizing and fireproofing existing schools.
Summary: Summary of the organization, powers, activities, expenditures, and revenue of the Toronto Police Department. Includes a description of the administration of justice.
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: Describes how various Ontario municipalities handle their animal control responsibilities. The objectives, scope of services, financial costs and results of different programs are identified.
Summary: A summary of city of Toronto budget expenditures for 1915 with estimates for the 1916 budget - includes information on expenditures, city revenue and debt, and includes a breakdown of average taxes paid by Toronto citizens. The publication aims to encourage taxpayer and citizen engagement with budgetary concerns, and attempts to educate the reader on how departments estimate their costs from year to year.
Summary: Lists essential qualifications for the head of a Fire Department, based on merit and administrative skills.
Summary: Citizens are encouraged to write suggestions regarding civic services on attached cards, and submit them to the Bureau of Municipal Research for investigation.
Summary: Interim report of the Toronto school survey calling for a reorganization and centralization of school supply purchases and stores
Summary: A guide to the Municipality of Metro Toronto and the six area municipalities.
Summary: A survey of "educational waste" - the strain on school social and financial resources attributed to children with intellectual disabilities, children who start school at a later age, and children who do not complete their education
Summary: Summarizes observations and recommendations dealing with the 29 regional governments proposed by the Ontario Committee on Taxation.
Summary: Summary of recommendations on school accounting made by the City Auditor.
Summary: The Province has proposed reorganization of the area around Metro Toronto into three regional governments; this bulletin provides recommendations as an alternative to this proposal.
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: Metro Council's proposal to transfer local welfare services from area municipalities to Metro is seen by many as a step towards total amalgamation. It is not justified to relieve the burden of taxes on municipalities at the expense of those in need of welfare funds.
Summary: Examines special-body government units in Metro Toronto. Recommends reducing the number of special bodies from 94 to 55, which would minimize the negative effects of fragmentation.
Summary: Co-ordination between the Public Health and Public Welfare Departments could be achieved by appointing members to a joint committee on Public Welfare.
Summary: An outline of the Bureau of Municipal Research's mandate, mission statement, list of publications, long-term goals, and accolades from publication subscribers.
Summary: The city-wide need for welfare cannot be determined by adding up the needs of various individual agencies; a cooperative approach is needed to maximize effective expenditure of philanthropic funds.
Summary: Evaluates the impact of cost-saving innovations in Canadian municipalities, as well as factors which led to the success or failure of those innovations. Examines five case studies.
Summary: Suggests the long-term increase in urban realty values and property tax is affected by public services and facilities. Provides recommendations for property development and land administration in Toronto.
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.