Summary: Examines the phenomenon of bachelorettes (furnished, one-room rental units) and consequences for housing in Toronto.
Summary: Reviews advantages and disadvantages of workplace day care as an option to meet increasing demand.
Summary: Assesses the role of recreation at the municipal level, considering major benefits and financial constraints.
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: Addresses the issue of school closures, reviewing the decision-making process and providing a case study of The School Board of Etobicoke.
Summary: Reviews the history of individual user charges for municipal services, and outlines the political and social reasons for their limited use.
Summary: Evaluates instruction on local government in Ontario secondary schools. Includes summaries of workshops held around the province to gain a better understanding of how to improve instruction.
Summary: The London Public Library is an effective community I&R agency, despite the struggles of the London Urban Information Centre.
Summary: Study of the state of the rental housing market in Toronto, with an emphasis on the scope of basic need and the nature and size of the population group for assisted rental housing.
Summary: Review of studies that have been done about the police, the police budget process, the role of the police and the need for more provision of information about its actions.
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 study of the media coverage of Toronto high school teachers' 2-month long strike and it's role in shaping and reflecting public opinion and influencing the outcome of the strike.
Summary: Survey of the Oro Township school system as an example of how the consolidation of the school system into larger units has affected education in the six years since it took place.
Summary: Assesses the quality of Metro Toronto's fire departments to determine whether amalgamation would be the most effective way to provide the best level of service.
Summary: Discussion of civics studies in the school system and their insufficient treatment of the issue of local government.
Summary: A scan of waste management practice and authorities in Ontario and how they play out in various cities, emphasizing the need for a more comprehensive strategy of waste management, recycling and renewable energy.
Summary: Toronto must find a new way to dispose of waste, after having used lake Ontario, incineration and landfills. There are economic and social advantages to turning to recycling.
Summary: Suggests that the plan for large-scale East-West beltline routes is falling apart.
Summary: Scan of existing public libraries' systems in Toronto area and suggestions for moving forward without harming the research-encouraging tier of the public library.
Summary: The education system is trying to address too many problems at once and therefore is not accomplishing any of the hoped for changes.
Summary: The Bureau suggests possible changes to improve inadequate supervision of quality control in residential construction.
Summary: Discusses the legal structure of land easement and the possibilities of using this method for creating recreation spaces.
Summary: Describes the importance of learning from past rehabilitation projects of low-income housing.
Summary: Provides a definition of day care, the need to provide it, responsibility for funding it and the societal perception of it.
Summary: Argues that urban redevelopment can compound old problems. As an example, newly approved development harms accessibility to parks in the St. James Town area.
Summary: Discussion of division of responsibilities regarding education and citizen's involvement in decision-making.
Summary: Discuss user behavior, the planning process, and financial and land resources in relation to urban parks.
Summary: Investigation into urban open space in the City of Toronto.
Summary: Discusses principles for playground planning and the need for Toronto to invest in playgrounds in areas like Regent Park.
Summary: Endorses city acquistion of the CNR belt-line for transformation into a public park.