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The nature of predictions. A review of services attributable to local municipal government or a utility operating as an agency of it. The particular form of municipal government for Metropolitan Toronto. A consideration of the future of the metropolitan organization. First, a look at its beginning. Problems addressed in the past. Progress made by the Metropolitan Corporation. The issue of public transportation. The immediate future of Metro. The issues of welfare and public housing. Responsibility for the Toronto Jail. The Metropolitan Corporation continuing "to expand the services of its current functions and extend its base of operations into broader fields all the more and better to vindicate its existence."