Digital divide is getting deeper, government IT expert warns

Interacting digitally with citizens. It's called digital inclusion and it's been an aim of many governments for years. It saves them money by enabling agencies to move away from physical, in-person service delivery,

Published on: June 12th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Toronto named Intelligent City of the Year on third try

If you don't succeed, try, try again, goes a saying. It worked for Toronto, which on its third attempt has been named the Intelligent City of the Year. The announcement was made Thursday

Published on: June 5th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Cisco to open Internet of Things lab in Toronto

Cisco Systems Inc. will set up a $100 million “Internet of Everything” innovation lab in Toronto where organizations can develop M2M solutions when it moves into its new Canadian headquarters next year. In

Published on: March 5th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Toronto’s subway Wi-Fi network officially online

After a two-week test run, Toronto's free subway station Wi-Fi network officially launched Tuesday, ready to support thousands of users in two of its busiest stations. Once the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has

Published on: December 10th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Toronto’s cell tower radiation guidelines to stay

Health guidelines concerning the allowable level of radio frequency (RF) radiation emitted by cellular towers in Toronto will remain in place despite a recommendation from the city’s medical health officer to drop the

Published on: November 12th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Toronto’s IT showcase community takes another step

After several years of planning, Toronto's showcase waterfront redevelopment community for thousands of people is slowly rising and with it the hopes that it will be an intelligent community attracting leading edge businesses.

Published on: September 19th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Councillor wants free Wi-Fi for Toronto

A Toronto councillor is proposing the creation of free Wi-Fi zones in the city’s parks and other public spaces. Toronto is lagging behind other Canadian cities like Fredericton and Edmonton, which have been

Published on: September 18th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Who will win? Top 7 intelligent communities

Columbus, OhioWhile the city trails the U.S. average in per capita income, it has added 15,000 new jobs in the last decade despite industrial decline in the rest of the state. Government has

Published on: August 14th, 2013 IT World Canada Staff

Toronto, Stratford finalists in global contest

The country’s biggest city and a municipality best known for its Shakespeare festival are among the seven finalists in the annual international intelligent community of the year contest. Toronto and Stratford, Ont. were

Published on: January 24th, 2013 Howard Solomon