Summary: Prepared for the Civic Survey Committee by the New York Bureau of Municipal Research. Available at the Toronto Reference Library, Humanities & Social Science Desk, 2nd Fl Annex (Call #: 352.0713 B79).
Summary: Suggests 25 Next Steps for Toronto's Fire Department, including: training, rules governing appointments and promotions, budget estimates, inventories, and permanent record-keeping.
Summary: Examines expenditure on Education in Toronto, with relevant recommendations and their implications.
Summary: Outlines financial savings in Cincinnati as a result of citizen support of a Bureau Municipal Research. Argues that there is potential for similar change in Toronto.
Summary: Existing housing conditions are the result of taxation methods and lack of infrastructure improvement; citizens are encouraged to help the Board of Health solve the problem of furnishing homes and providing accommodation.
Summary: Fire inspections of six Toronto theatres were conducted, and three were found to be in dangerous condition. A Fire Prevention Commission should be created to begin a campaign of fire safety education.
Summary: The City Council should create a Fire Prevention Commission to establish rules and regulations upon the subject of fire prevention. There is too much division of authority in the matter of inspecting fire escapes, hence the need for a single commission.
Summary: Five provisions in Bill No. 45 "An Act Respecting the City of Toronto" specify emergency use of funds without informing electors or ratepayers. Taxpayers should inquire into the reason for all proposed expenditure.
Summary: Government depends on the engagement and cooperation of citizens. Citizens should support the appointment of a Fire Prevention Commission.
Summary: The Toronto Housing Company has taken steps towards alleviating Toronto's housing problem. Planning was made possible by citizen cooperation.
Summary: Two steps should be taken to increase fire safety in the aftermath of the Woodbine Hotel fire: establishment of a strong central authority and a Fire Prevention Commission.
Summary: The BMR hopes to help citizens of Toronto achieve better value from city expenditure, encourage citizen engagement, and increase the standard of living. Describes New York's gains as a result of the local Bureau.
Summary: Outlines topics of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Ontario Educational Association.
Summary: The City of Toronto is introducing a new system of accounting; new budget estimates suggest increased savings. A financial appropriation for a Fire Prevention Bureau is included in the estimates.
Summary: Suggests that metropolitan government in Toronto should establish well-defined plans for the purchase, and use of departmental supplies.
Summary: Current prospects state that the city of Toronto will be paying $4,500,000 annually for debt charges by 1915 , and the total city revenue for 1914 was $11,688,884. Toronto taxpayers should advocate for better management of debentures
Summary: Good salaries and wages are necessary if the city is to receive the best service; increases in salary often mean increases in efficiency and decreases in cost. Good pay does not necessarily equate to good work.
Summary: Civic housecleaning is a necessary method of fire and disease prevention. Children in public schools are encouraged to clean in and around their homes, to practice civic engagement.
Summary: If the tax rolls for any year could be closed within twelve months, interest losses and cost of tax collection could be cut in two. This bulletin provides supporting financial statistics.
Summary: Provides statistics and data on the sale of municipal bonds in Toronto and Montreal, to emphasize the estimation of bond values.
Summary: Encouraging use of the suggestion box run by the bureau; citizens can inform the bureau of local infrastructure problems and/ or other matters of local interest.
Summary: Sample abstracts from articles in the Toronto Press about the Woodbine Hotel fire, and lack of fire safety in the city.
Summary: Recommendations for civil service appointments based on merit, record, and classification/standardization of positions.
Summary: Montreal had an $175,000 advantage over Toronto in net revenue of bond sales in 1913. The rapid relevant decline of Toronto prices is cause for concern.
Summary: Diagram showing Toronto's sales of bonds during 1913, in comparison with the average price of Montreal's sales.
Summary: Adoption of new principles in the Tax Collection Division resulted in increased efficiency
Summary: Efficient processes for salary cheques saves the time of the City Treasurer and City Auditor, as made evident by the reduction in countersigned cheques from 1913 to 1914.
Summary: Outlines methods used to increase service and use in a small library.
Summary: Local problems have increased as a result of WWI; the issue of unemployment and soldiers' dependants should be addressed by provincial or municipal government.
Summary: Private citizens and government must both do their part to to strengthen Canada's economy and prevent unemployment.