Summary: In light of conflict between the public and the parks department over the withholding of information about the poisoning of ducks that could also affect residents, the bureau surveys the legal requirement of revealing such information.
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: Provides a definition of day care, the need to provide it, responsibility for funding it and the societal perception of it.
Summary: This publication draws upon reports of the Board of Education and highlights the issue of children who are over the normal age for their school grade due to either late entrance or lack of progress and being held back a grade.
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: Summary of the organization, powers, activities, expenditures, and revenue of the Toronto Police Department. Includes a description of the administration of justice.
Summary: Assesses the role of recreation at the municipal level, considering major benefits and financial constraints.
Summary: Schools can function as a tool for community development, particularly for new Canadian immigrants. Use of schools in this way would increase output of services, to get the most out of overhead costs of educational infrastructure.
Summary: Addresses the issue of school closures, reviewing the decision-making process and providing a case study of The School Board of Etobicoke.
Summary: The present system for public housing is overly complex and expensive, as well as inefficient. Outlines the effect that new legislation could have on Ontario social housing.
Summary: Defines the potential benefits of a Reception Hospital for those with mental illnesses. Presents statistics on expenditures made by the province on mental health care.
Summary: Presents a tentative scheme for central control of labor supply, unemployment, and immigration, with suggestions for: administration, legislation, fees and costs, methods and procedures, and interdepartmental co-operation.
Summary: Describes the history of emergency housing in Toronto, and need for better provisions.
Summary: Private citizens and government must both do their part to to strengthen Canada's economy and prevent unemployment.
Summary: Highlights the great need for more housing, and argues the the newly appointed Toronto Housing Commission should be allowed to act fast. Details steps taken to increase the supply of housing - other than by private means.
Summary: Examines the phenomenon of bachelorettes (furnished, one-room rental units) and consequences for housing in Toronto.
Summary: Details a trend in decreasing home ownership in the city of Toronto owing to the decrease in the size of the average family, an increase in the older population, an increase in income insecurity, and an increase in municipal taxation. Suburban growth may also be a contributing factor. The study concludes that the decrease in home ownership may be a result of the conditions created by the depression.
Summary: In preparation for the post-WWI era Toronto is investing in technical education
Summary: A self-recreative fund should be implemented to contend with the issue of unemployment. Certain private institutions are creating work in the community, and their endeavors should be supported.
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: Highlights the need for more housing, but cautions that until Toronto adopts a master plan, a zoning by-law in compliance with that master plan, and a financial policy in conformity with housing needs it will not be able to see any advance in housing, particularly for those in lower income brackets.
Summary: Engages the public in ensuring the development of the green belt.
Summary: History and survey of the York Street School, including a detailed account of school supplies, the school building, principal, teachers and students (kindergarten through grade 3)
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: The Bureau argues that the police budget must be made more transparent and the needs of the Police more openly discussed in order to increase the efficiency of the force and public safety.
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: Highlights the issue of housing challenges due to unemployment, noting the number of people on voucher, in houses of industry, and single men in hostels. Demonstrates that the number of people on relief is the lowest it has been since 1933 and that unemployment has decreased in the August-November period.
Summary: Notes an increased pressure on police services, such as the introduction of more traffic duties and increased crime. These increased services may over time mean increased costs. Calls for steps in advance to improve and coordinate policing, including the possible introduction of pocket wireless devices to improve police communication.
Summary: This publication examines how the education system functioning and whether or not it is efficiently using its funding and achieving its goals.