Summary: Discusses the province's adoption of Section 63 of the Assessment Act. Section 63 aims to base assessment on market value but not allow shifts in the tax burden between residential, commercial and industrial properties.
Summary: A review of current Bureau of Municipal Research studies. Topics include: industrial development, changes in property taxes in Canada, urban growth, rising school costs, and prostitution. Includes Bureau board changes, details of the BMR luncheon, at which Bob Rae spoke on economic development.
Summary: Identifies the problems and reasons for the increase in complaints about street prostitution.
Summary: A guide to the Municipality of Metro Toronto and the six area municipalities.
Summary: A reference guide listing the contact information for the mayor, city council, and various municipal boards and services. Also lists contact information for metro Toronto, suburban representatives, children's aid organizations, the zoo, conservation authority, industrial development board, and relevant provincial organizations
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: Illustrates how municipalities are being forced to adjust their approach to to economic development.
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: Presents important issues faced by municipal representatives in the 1982 election.
Summary: Discusses transportation-oriented activities in Toronto, which may weaken the concept of decentralization.
Summary: A review of new Bureau of Municipal Research goals and funding initiatives. A shift in research focus to national issues is outline, though municipal issues will still be studied. An edited transcript of a speech given by David Crombie regarding the federal perspective on municipal issues is included.
Summary: Examines the phenomenon of bachelorettes (furnished, one-room rental units) and consequences for housing in Toronto.
Summary: Publications catalogue, 1982. Sample publications topics: economy, education, environment, finances, government, housing, productivity, planning, public safety, regional government, transportation
Summary: A summary of the work done by the Bureau of Municipal Research for the year ending 1981. Documents ongoing and completed research, and plans for the future. Bureau expenditures, publications, and contributors at the end.
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: Reviews advantages and disadvantages of workplace day care as an option to meet increasing demand.
Summary: A review of current Bureau of Municipal Research studies, and details on the BMR council and executive committee. Research and study topics include the importance of recreation as a municipal service and current housing stock in the province of Ontario as an important economic predictor.
Summary: Assesses the role of recreation at the municipal level, considering major benefits and financial constraints.
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: 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: 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: Addresses the issue of school closures, reviewing the decision-making process and providing a case study of The School Board of Etobicoke.
Summary: Presents important issues faced by municipal representatives in the 1980 election.
Summary: Evaluates the impact of cost-saving innovations in Canadian municipalities, as well as factors which led to the success or failure of those innovations. Examines five case studies.
Summary: Registration form for the Bureau's Annual Luncheon and seminar, May 16, 1980. Mayor John Sewell to speak on the role of Toronto in industrial development .
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: Reviews the history of individual user charges for municipal services, and outlines the political and social reasons for their limited use.
Summary: Addendum to the directory of governments - listing telephone number of municipal reference library
Summary: A reference guide listing the contact information for the mayor, city council, and various municipal boards and services. Also lists contact information for metro Toronto, suburban representatives, children's aid, and relevant provincial organizations