Summary: A summary of work done by the Bureau of Municipal Research for the year ending 1923. Work included a survey on the Department of Public Health, keeping up to date on provincial legislation, and a special study on Union Station. Bureau contributions to city governance are detailed. Future goals are outlined. Bureau expenditures and subscribers at end.
Summary: A public address by Dr. W. A. Mackintosh about what the government should and shouldn't be doing in terms of responsibilities for services and infringement on the personal and economic freedoms of the residents.
Summary: A report on the Planning Commission's report for to the Municipal Government of Ontario. The report stressed that downtown planning should take precedence, and that street improvements (extensions and widening) be undertaken as a 15 year programme. Includes a survey on the last page regarding city planning has been partially filled out.
Summary: Listing of recently published studies, research in progress, and upcoming Bureau of Municipal Research events. Sample research topics include transit problems, cost saving in local governments, who should pay for municipal services, and productivity vs. quality of life
Summary: Focuses on how decisions regarding the Metro Toronto transportation system are made.
Summary: Analysis of the use of the referendum in Canada.
Summary: Identifies various cost-saving innovations in municipalities in Canada, as well as other countries. Documents efforts at the local level to save money through the use of innovative management and/or technological changes.
Summary: Highlights major issues and questions regarding the vote on a by-law about the city improvement plan in the upcoming elections. Outlines the scope of the city improvement project as well as how this project is to be financed and undertaken. Work to be done includes the widening and straightening of University Avenue and Richmond Street, as well as the installation of a war memorial there, and the widening and opening of several other downtown streets, including York Street, Spadina Avenue, and Eastern Avenue.
Summary: Presents important issues faced by municipal representatives in the 1980 election.
Summary: Scan of the platforms of the three political parties.
Summary: Debates the idea of building an airport in Toronto. Some questions to consider: should the airport be publicly or privately owned? Where should the airport be located? What capital outlay would be required? And would the airport be profitable? Urges the City Council to appoint a committee to look into these and other questions in consideration of building an airport in Toronto.
Summary: Discusses transportation-oriented activities in Toronto, which may weaken the concept of decentralization.
Summary: Examines the trend towards building privately developed new communities in Toronto.
Summary: Publications catalogue, 1982. Sample publications topics: economy, education, environment, finances, government, housing, productivity, planning, public safety, regional government, transportation
Summary: Outlines the major issues faced by municipal representatives in Metropolitan Toronto, London, Hamilton, Ottawa, Windsor, and Sudbury in the 1978 Municipal Elections.
Summary: A review of current Bureau of Municipal Research studies. Topics include: questions for electors, decentralization and transit proposals, industrial developments, trends in schools, property and business tax assessment, and declining local, provincial and federal revenue for municipal services.
Summary: Provides a potential list of issues; citizens should ascertain the opinions of civic conditions prior to the upcoming election.
Summary: A summary of work done by the Bureau of Municipal Research for the year ending 1921. Work included a public school survey, analysis of the city budget, a telephone rate inquiry, gathering information on bus transportation, and studying the detention home of the Toronto Juvenile Court. Bureau expenditures and subscribers at end.
Summary: "An imaginary letter from a hypothetical correspondent" describing the problematic situation at New Union Station and the inefficiency in the operation of three separate commissions involved: Harbour, Transportation and Hydroelectric.
Summary: Tabulated information regarding motor-bus operation in American cities. Explores whether motor-buses would be justifiable for Toronto.
Summary: Comments from various North American cities on the service-at-cost plan for Street Railways. Asks questions about how the Railway should be administered in Toronto.
Summary: Listing of recently published studies, research in progress, and upcoming Bureau of Municipal Research events. Sample research topics include the island airport and harbourfront development, vandalism in schools, disappearing farmland, provincially funded regional development planning, and cooperation between London, Ontario transit agencies.
Summary: Cartoon highlighting the problematic situation of transit since the new Union Station still had not opened. The issue is portrayed as a kind of tug-of-war between the "bridge champion" and the "viaduct champion" with neither side able to win a decisive victory. The government and railway board looks on with amusement, while the citizens express frustration.
Summary: Argues that transportation planning must take into account social needs - such as accessibility to the elderly - and not only traffic volume.
Summary: Provides a summary of annual reports of the Toronto Hydro-Electric System, Toronto Transportation Commission, and Toronto Harbour Commission.
Summary: Scan of major elections issues in 1974.
Summary: Listing of recently published studies, research in progress, and upcoming Bureau of Municipal Research events. Sample research topics include housing, citizen responsibility, policing, landlord-tenant rights, island airport, transportation, vandalism in schools.
Summary: Endorses city acquistion of the CNR belt-line for transformation into a public park.
Summary: Draws attention to major election issues in 1972.
Summary: Suggests that the plan for large-scale East-West beltline routes is falling apart.