From left: City of Toronto's Susan Viegas, co-chair of its Smart City working group; City of Toronto strategic planning manager Grant Coffey; and Hatch's Carl Bodimeade at ITAC's Internet of Things forum on Nov. 29.
From left: City of Toronto's Susan Viegas, co-chair of its Smart City working group; City of Toronto strategic planning manager Grant Coffey; and Hatch's Carl Bodimeade at ITAC's Internet of Things forum on Nov. 29.

Published: November 30th, 2016


Tech sector growth map of Canada for 2016

Canada's tech sector is growing, there's no doubt about that. How much it is growing depends on who you ask. Or to be more precise, how those people that you ask - three

Published on: November 21st, 2016 Brian Jackson

Toronto Canada’s top city for IT skills, Calgary most expensive, CBRE says

Canada's tech sector employment has surged by almost 25 per cent in the past five years and some of its biggest urban cities and their surrounding areas are the best places to find

Published on: November 8th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Ottawa has 6x more malware infections than Canadian average [Malware map]

Editor's note: Story and map updated with malware data from October 2016. Ottawa has more malware infections than any other Canadian city and is more than six times above the national average of

Published on: November 3rd, 2016 Brian Jackson

15% of Toronto jobs tech-related, new report finds

It looks like Ontario's capital has earned its reputation as "Silicon Valley North." A new report by industry organization TechToronto has found that more than 400,000, or 15 per cent, of the city's

Published on: October 18th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

How a coding-averse IT team brought Toronto’s CN Tower into the 21st century

It’s exactly the sort of iconic destination you’d expect to see on the cutting edge of technology, but until recently Toronto’s CN Tower didn’t offer visitors WiFi, let alone a mobile app. Enter

Published on: October 12th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Slack to open new Toronto-based office this year

Cloud-based collaboration software developer Slack Technologies Inc., which started in Vancouver in 2009 but is now headquartered in San Francisco, announced today that it will soon be opening a new sales and support

Published on: September 12th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Injured military get a boost from Invictus Games coming to Canada

CHICAGO – It’s safe to say Bruno Guevremont knows how to deal with extreme pressure. He once took a vest loaded with explosives off a suicide bomber during a tour of duty in

Published on: July 28th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Knee injury doesn’t sideline Russell Martin from social media

Despite a recent knee injury caused by a fall in the shower, catcher Russell Martin has been a solid asset for the Toronto Blue Jays this season. He's known not only as member of

Published on: July 27th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Toronto-based Hyperloop startup seeks to keep things cool

Canadians dreaming of a future Hyperloop system that will shoot them across the 500 km from Toronto to Montreal in less than an hour can also take comfort in knowing that ride won't

Published on: May 19th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Toronto joins New York, Paris, Mumbai as latest city to host YouTube Space

Aspiring viral video creators in Toronto may want to head down to George Brown College's Centre for Arts, Design & Information Technology to do their next shoot, as Google announced that it's opening

Published on: April 27th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Startup TO: Why ‘The Six’ can compete with Silicon Valley for startup success

There’s an allure to Silicon Valley. The namesake TV series and movies about its history like the Social Network, show a scrappiness and drive of bustling entrepreneurs. That deep down go-getter attitude, mixed with

Published on: April 26th, 2016 Ashley Huffman

Toronto declared ‘future ready’ by Dell-backed survey [infographic]

Toronto has been recognized as "future ready," placing 11th on a list of the world's 50 most tech-friendly cities in a global study conducted by Dell Inc., the Round Rock, Texas-based computer giant

Published on: April 11th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Toronto’s (many) entry-level tech workers aren’t up to snuff: LinkedIn study

Its concentration of technically-skilled workers is among the highest in the world, but only three per cent of LinkedIn members from the Greater Toronto Area possess the skills employers are looking for in

Published on: April 8th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Mayors’ trip promoting ‘The Corridor’ to Silicon Valley gets mixed reaction from entrepreneurs

At the CityAge conference in San Francisco, Toronto Mayor John Tory stood next to a large, simplified map comparing the distance between Toronto and Waterloo, Ont. to that of San Francisco and San

Published on: April 7th, 2016 Brian Jackson