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Toronto's Smart City Development Aims to Be a Model of Urban Innovation

Sara Rice, Social Media Intern, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)

A model for urban life in the 21st century will be coming to the Toronto waterfront. The project is a joint effort between Sidewalk Labs, a subsidiary of Google’s parent company Alphabet, and the city of Toronto. The model will serve as an example of what a data-driven sustainable smart city can look like.

Sidewalk Toronto will be developed using the latest in digital technology to address some of the biggest challenges that cities are facing, including energy usage, affordability and transportation. Some examples of the technology that will be incorporated include high-speed communication networks and sensors placed throughout public spaces that will report on environmental data such as carbon monoxide and temperature. Streets will be designed with pedestrians in mind and the city will include access to a range of transportation options

Learn more about Sidewalk Toronto by watching the video below:

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