Summary: Examines the newly approved personnel system in Toronto, including: the authority over personnel working for the city, the efficiency of their work and the need for merit-based reward systems.
Summary: The proposals of the Robarts Report aim to bring power down from the Province and give greater authority at the Metropolitan level. BMR counters that further study is needed before internal boundaries are changed.
Summary: Highlights road accident fatality rates in Canada and expresses a need for regulatory changes in order to prevent them. Compares road fatality rates to the number of people killed in wars, saying "the civil war of motor accidents has lasted twenty years and shows no sign of termination."
Summary: Identifies the problems and reasons for the increase in complaints about street prostitution.
Summary: Highlighs the need for city planning in Toronto, arguing that city planning "is not a device to encourage spending," rather it is a way to control growth and ensure the proper services the city needs can be secured and paid for, without causing any undue tax burden on citizens. Planning is encouraged on major construction projects, new buildings, and street layout.
Summary: Describes anticipated restructuring of municipal borders and amalgamation in the Toronto area.
Summary: Examines capital borrowing, the controls on it and the uses for such funding.
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: 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: 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: 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: News Brief about the request that Metropolitan Council change legislation so that its chairman will have a 2 year term.
Summary: Examines actions taken by various municipalities across Canada to manage urban growth.
Summary: Urging the advancement of legislation for universal suffrage in municipal elections (limited until that time by ownership of property).
Summary: The Planning Act Review and Comay Report challenge municipal councils to make use of increased authority, and provincial government to develop effective more effective planning policies.
Summary: Describes the legal background enabling expropriation for development.
Summary: Discusses planning for construction of a lakeshore expressway and issues relating to the operation of the Toronto Harbourfront.
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: A summary of the work done by the Bureau of Municipal Research for the year ending 1982. Documents highlights of the past year and significant research projects. Bureau expenditures, publications, and contributors at the end.
Summary: A summary of the work done by the Bureau of Municipal Research for the year ending 1951. Topics of importance include city finances and assessment legislation. Bureau expenditures, subscribers, and City of Toronto organizational charts.
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: Issues for upcoming election, including the extension of the water works and application for special leglslation in regards to the Consumers' Gas Company, as well as a criticism of the ward system, as highly populous wards are not adequately represented by the current amount of aldermen.
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.
Summary: Presents an analysis of the population, revenue and fiscal structure of the city after amalgamation following the new Metro Act.
Summary: Comparative analysis and recommendations for curing the illness of the Toronto municipal system, including changing term length, abolishing the ward system, reducing city council size, increasing efficiency.
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: Identifies structural implications of municipal reform and re-defining of municipalities in Ontario.
Summary: Recommendations for the prefered form of government to be established in North York.
Summary: The roles, authority and limitations on municipal auditors in Ontario, including jurisdictional scan and political challenges.
Summary: Outlines inequities in tax collection and need for review of taxation business profits