Summary: Assesses the role of recreation at the municipal level, considering major benefits and financial constraints.
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: Describes the history of emergency housing in Toronto, and need for better provisions.
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Reviews advantages and disadvantages of workplace day care as an option to meet increasing demand.
Summary: This document draws upon reports from the Medical Inspection Department of the Board of Education, and suggests Improving health conditions and health education in the schools. Some suggestions including the building of "open air schools" and being aware of ill-venthilated cloak-rooms as a source of contagion. The difficulties of trying to teach children who come to school hungry are also highlighted.
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: Outlines the division of responsibilities between the province and municipalities with regard to development of public housing.
Summary: Describes Parks and Recreation Administration in Canada, focusing on organization and practices.
Summary: Analysis of function and challenges of fire departments in the Toronto area.
Summary: The introduction of sewer charges in Metro Toronto could have two major advantages: equitable distribution of service costs and diversification of municipal revenue.
Summary: Encourages citizens to vote to determine how their tax dollars are spent. Charts city services vs. cost per family in dollars and days of work.
Summary: Gives an overview of police services in several US cities. This information is meant to assist City Council and the Board of Control in their consideration of the upcoming Police Estimates. Notes the need to consider more information than just city population, city area, and current size of the city police force when making decisions on police budgets.
Summary: Examines the challenges municipalities face in fulfilling their responsibility to build old age homes.
Summary: The Bureau notes that the cost of direct unemployment payments will challenge the city's budget through 1950 - and argues that it must be restructured and the responsibilities distributed more equitably between the three levels of government.
Summary: Presents a potential Fire Insurance Policy for the citizens of Toronto.