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 Labs at its planned landmark smart city community. Now it faces another critic:

Published on: December 6th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Google sister company moves forward with smart neighbourhood project

Toronto’s smart city project with Google sister company Sidewalk Labs is set to move forward after signing a new agreement with Waterfront Toronto. Waterfront Toronto announced Tuesday that its board voted to move

Published on: August 1st, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Sidewalk Toronto commits to Privacy by Design principles amid citizen concerns

TORONTO - Responsible data use and privacy are top priorities of Sidewalk Toronto’s smart city development project in Toronto’s Quay Side community, organizers told a public gathering on Thursday night. But developer Sidewalk

Published on: May 7th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Mobility is more important to the City of Toronto’s operations than you might think

As the City of Toronto embarks on a digital transformation journey which has included hiring a chief transformation officer, collaborating with one of Google's sister companies on a smart neighbourhood, and aggressive bids

Published on: April 27th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Startup Genome to release 2018 report; Toronto mayor’s Silicon Valley tour; Backpage shut down

A prominent think tank is releasing the latest edition of its annual startup report; Toronto Mayor John Tory is embarking on a streaming-centric tour of Silicon Valley; and the U.S. government has forced

Published on: April 16th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Tech a minor component of Toronto’s new ‘smart neighbourhood,’ Sidewalk Labs exec says

TORONTO - It's easy for the layperson to interpret Sidewalk Labs' newest project as "Google is building a high-tech neighbourhood in Toronto," but the startup's first roundtable presentation on Tuesday did its best

Published on: March 21st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

BMO taking over Sears’ former Eaton Centre headquarters with new ‘tech campus’

BMO Financial Group is gobbling up 350,000 square-feet of commercial space in downtown Toronto to build a new "tech campus." The campus, which will repurpose bankrupt retail giant Sears' former headquarters at the

Published on: March 1st, 2018 Alex Coop

The Toronto area’s available inventory for Amazon’s HQ2

A new Amazon headquarters in Toronto would bolster local talent and encourage other companies to follow suit, proponents of the project suggest. But where would HQ2 be located? Below, we have collected the

Published on: February 8th, 2018 Alex Coop

Amazon reveals shortlist for HQ2 – and it includes Toronto

It looks like Toronto's collaborative, incentive-free strategy for courting Amazon.com Inc. paid off. The Seattle-based tech giant, which announced that it would be soliciting bids for a second headquarters to equal its home

Published on: January 18th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Toronto asks public for input on Smart Cities Challenge ideas

The City of Toronto is asking for the public’s input on how technology and innovation can address some of its biggest challenges. Toronto is participating in the federal Smart Cities Challenge, a competition

Published on: January 17th, 2018 Alex Coop

Sidewalk Labs: ‘Privacy is paramount’ for Toronto’s smart city project

When Google Inc.'s parent company Alphabet said it was going to build a smart city in Toronto's Quay Side neighborhood, everyone was curious about what it might look like. It's still in the

Published on: January 11th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Michelle Holland – The coming AI tsunami and need for digital literacy [Technicity]

Speaking Dec. 12 at Technicity, an event co-hosted by the City of Toronto and ITWC, Councillor Michelle Holland discussed what she's achieved one year into her role as innovation advocate, how artificial intelligence

Published on: December 20th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Expect your business to be digitally transformed within two years, CIO Census concludes

Executives who haven't yet embraced digital transformation have fewer than two years to get onboard, according to the latest CIO Census. ITBusiness.ca parent company ITWC's annual report, which this year surveyed 164 CIOs

Published on: December 19th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

City of Toronto’s Tracey Cook thinks the future of licensing lies with blockchain

Tracey Cook believes the digital transformation of municipal licensing is long overdue. And the City of Toronto's executive director of municipal licensing and standards told ITBusiness.ca during parent company ITWC's Technicity conference that

Published on: December 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood