Located just southeast of downtown Toronto, Quayside is a post-industrial area awaiting revitalization. Photo taken by DroneBoy, used in the MIDP.

Published: September 27th, 2019

Elevate: The smart city debate

Smart cities are a hot topic today; all the more so in Toronto with all of the controversy surrounding the...

September 26th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Alphabet’s Sidewalk labs partners with Ontario Teacher’s Pension to develop infrastructure

Sidewalk Labs LLC, an Alphabet subsidiary, has partnered with Ontario Teacher's Pension Plan to develop smart infrastructure solutions. Sidewalk Infrastructure...

August 30th, 2019 Tom Li

Sidewalk Labs decision to offload tough decisions on privacy to third party is wrong, says its former consultant

After over two years of controversy, Sidewalk Labs finally presented a 1,500-page draft master smart city plan for a government-owned...

June 25th, 2019 Alex Coop

Sidewalk Toronto: While waiting for plan, consider these conflicting papers

The proposed master plan for the controversial Quayside 'smart community' project on Toronto's waterfront is expected to be released to...

June 20th, 2019 Howard Solomon

Civil Liberties Assocaition follows through on threat to sue Toronto smart community

Toronto's promised showcase lakefront smart neighborhood has faced a number of objections during public meetings and in news columns, largely...

April 17th, 2019 Howard Solomon

Just figured out cloud, mobile, and data? Well ‘Built Tech’ is your next challenge

Just when IT pros thought we had cloud, mobile, data and social figured out, we can now add built tech...

April 2nd, 2019 Roberta Kowalishin

Hit the reset button on Sidewalk Toronto or face legal action, civil liberties association tells government

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA), a civil society dedicated to defending Canadian rights and freedoms, has threatened legal action...

March 5th, 2019 Buckley Smith

It’s not too late to build a Canadian advantage in technology

Once again, Canada seems to see its future as a branch-plant economy. This time it is in the digital world,...

February 2nd, 2019 David Crane

Smart Cities - IPC privacy day

‘Privacy Day’ explores how to yield benefits from smart cities without privacy pains

There's been a lot of negative talk about smart cities lately, noted Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) Brian Beamish,...

January 28th, 2019 Lynn Greiner