Summary: Reviews the history of individual user charges for municipal services, and outlines the political and social reasons for their limited use.
Summary: Describes anticipated restructuring of municipal borders and amalgamation in the Toronto area.
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: Examines parking and traffic challenges grow as the city grows.
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: 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: Summarizes observations and recommendations dealing with the 29 regional governments proposed by the Ontario Committee on Taxation.
Summary: A guide to the Municipality of Metro Toronto and the six area municipalities.
Summary: Scan of major issues that the Robarts Royal Commission is dealing with regarding the city of Toronto: relationships with neighbouring municipalities, political system, role of boards and commissions, finance, municipal boundaries, inter-governmental relations etc.
Summary: A review of current Bureau of Municipal Research studies and details on the upcoming BMR luncheon. Sample topics include school closures, transit, and contracting out municipal services. Comparative data on municipal wage increases for metro Toronto workers and workers in other Ontario cities is provided.
Summary: Explores municipal reform in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, and New Brunswick.
Summary: Describes city council structure, current and planned election methods, and recommendations for how to best keep councils representative of citizens.
Summary: To maintain the level of competence of senior municipal officers, university trained recruits are required whose academic backgrounds permit them to understand the effect and ramifications of municipal activity.
Summary: A review of current Bureau of Municipal Research studies, and details on new BMR council members. Study and research topics include employer-subsidized daycare, and an examination of the fragmentation of municipal, regional and provincial governments. A need for more consolidation, efficiency and accountability is stressed.
Summary: Outlines the major issues faced by municipal representatives in Metropolitan Toronto, London, Hamilton, Ottawa, Windsor, and Sudbury in the 1978 Municipal Elections.
Summary: Publications catalogue, 1982. Sample publications topics: economy, education, environment, finances, government, housing, productivity, planning, public safety, regional government, transportation
Summary: Announcement of Mary Lynch's appointment to the position of Executive Director of the Bureau of Municipal Research. The election of 1980 and issues of voter turnout and the role of party politics in municipal elections is discussed. Additional information on Bureau fundraising initiatives is provided.
Summary: Appraises the first decade of Metropolitan Toronto's Municipal Council.
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: A report submitted to the Ontario Committee of Taxation, proposing that Toronto/Hamilton need special taxation arrangements, a broadening of the municipal revenue base, and that a closer partnership between municipal and provincial governments is needed to better manage shared responsibilities (eg. education, hospitals, highways, public transit)
Summary: Analysis of voter turnout in the last elections.
Summary: Analysis of voter turnout in Toronto and suburbs.
Summary: Argues that Toronto's spending needs are manageable with current taxation levels if greater efficiency is achieved.