The meeting, held in the north end of the city, drew around 150 people. Photo by Howard Solomon.

Published: July 16th, 2019


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

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

Let Toronto Public Library hold smart city data, says Board of Trade

Around the world municipalities are eager to become smart cities, but struggling with who should control and set privacy rules over any...

January 9th, 2019 Howard Solomon

Sidewalk Labs got more info than others before Toronto waterfront RFP issued: Ontario auditor

Waterfront Toronto has been criticized by some for the way it has handled privacy and intellectual property issues with Sidewalk...

December 6th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Did a Sidewalk Labs ‘misunderstanding’ about privacy lead to Cavoukian’s resignation?

When internationally-known privacy expert Ann Cavoukian resigned last week as a consultant to Sidewalk Labs’ planned multi-million dollar Toronto lakefront...

October 25th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Sidewalk Labs: Smart cities and opportunities we shouldn’t miss

One of the world’s greatest IT opportunities is staring us in the face. But will Canadian talent and Canadian technology...

September 5th, 2018 David Crane

Sidewalk Labs reveals vision for ‘smart city’ project, provides no answers on data collection policy

It wasn’t exactly a scene from Netflix’s sci-fi dystopian show Black Mirror, but Google’s sister company Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront...

August 15th, 2018 Shruti Shekar