Summary: A brief submitted to the Task Force on Housing and Urban Development outlining overlooked areas of discussion in the task forces' proceedings - including reduced tax assessments for farms, the impact of municipalities withdrawing from subdivision servicing on housing costs, and the hidden costs of "satellite cities" on existing metropolitan centers
Summary: Argues that zoning policy must be revised to achieve maximum growth in downtown Toronto.
Summary: Reviews and analyses various proposed uses for the Toronto Island Airport site. Examines how this issue emerged, what means have been adopted to resolve it, and what evidence is available to support other proposed uses.
Summary: Summarizes the proceedings of a seminar sponsored by the BMR. Examines new town development and its effects on growth patterns, population, and urbanization.
Summary: Study of citizen participation, with a focus on on citizen groups whose chief concern is local government decisions about the physical environment.
Summary: Municipalities can play a larger role in more efficient use of energy and establishment of renewable resources, to reduce the energy waste crisis.
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: A report on the challenges presented by low housing supply and expensive housing and rental stock in the city of Toronto.
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: Describes the legal background enabling expropriation for development.
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: Investigation into urban open space in the City of Toronto.
Summary: Report based on the Food For the Cities Conference, examining the issue of farmland protection in Ontario. Assesses the need for new provincial land use policies.
Summary: Discusses principles for playground planning and the need for Toronto to invest in playgrounds in areas like Regent Park.
Summary: This news brief represents an attempt to develop Ontario-wide indicators for levels of urbanization.
Summary: Examines actions taken by various municipalities across Canada to manage urban growth.
Summary: Presents important issues faced by municipal representatives in the 1982 election.
Summary: Speech by William G. Newman, minister of agriculture, at the Bureau of Municipal Research Spring 1977 conference regarding the need for long-range planning in agriculture - including designating land specifically for agriculture in the face of urbanization.
Summary: Illustrates how municipalities are being forced to adjust their approach to to economic development.
Summary: Programme from the Bureau of Municipal Research's 1974 meeting and seminar. Seminar topics include urbanization, land, planning, property development, issues facing Pickering, and city government in general.
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: Discusses the implementation of a new assessment system that separates land value from building value in the assessment and the problems with interpretation and administration of the law that are not uniform.
Summary: Explores municipal reform in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, and New Brunswick.
Summary: Documents shortcomings of the urban land development process and suggests that public land banking (i.e. large-scale assembly of land in advance of price inflation by urbanization) could be used in Ontario to alleviate some of these problems.
Summary: Investigates the effects of property tax on land use planning. Suggests possible alternative tax structures for Ontario.
Summary: Discussion of division of responsibilities regarding education and citizen's involvement in decision-making.
Summary: Explains the complex residential assessment function in Metro, so that ratepayers can gain greater understanding of the valuation and appeal procedures.
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: Study of the completed basic reassessment at market value in Mississauga. Explains the procedures and difficulties involved in market value assessment.
Summary: Outlines inequities in tax collection and need for review of taxation business profits