Lyft coming to Canada; first stop Toronto

San Francisco-based ride-sharing service Lyft is expanding its service beyond U.S. borders for the first time, and launching in Toronto, it announced on Monday. Delivering on-demand taxis to riders that summon them with

Published on: November 13th, 2017 Brian Jackson


First details revealed for Google’s tech-focused neighbourhood in Toronto

Toronto is preparing to use technology to tackle the challenges of urban growth, and it will have some help from one of the world’s leading tech giants. Waterfront Toronto has teamed up with

Published on: October 23rd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Google’s new tech-focused Toronto neighbourhood, voting app disrupting the government

Google is investing in a new tech-focused Toronto neighbourhood, Netflix ups its funding for original content, and a Colorado-based political candidate is disrupting the government with an app. From Twitter today, Google’s urban

Published on: October 18th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Tony Lacavera doesn’t think Canada should be pursuing a deal with Amazon

TORONTO - One of Canada's best-known and most successful tech entrepreneurs is frowning at the nationwide push to bring Amazon.com Inc.'s second headquarters north of the 49th parallel. During NextAI Venture Day 2017,

Published on: September 22nd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Don’t let ‘diversity’ be an empty buzzword, Toronto mayor’s strategic initiatives director says

TORONTO - Before becoming Toronto Mayor John Tory's director of strategic initiatives, Siri Agrell served as an urban affairs reporter with the Globe and Mail, and her presentation calling out the tech industry's

Published on: September 14th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

City of Toronto launches Civic Innovation Office

The city of Toronto is putting its money where Mayor John Tory's mouth is by launching a Civic Innovation Office. Tory himself announced the new division Tuesday during Elevate Toronto, a new conference

Published on: September 12th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Toronto, Vancouver to compete for Amazon’s second North American headquarters

The Great White North could soon be a second home to Amazon.com Inc., if the city of Toronto has its way. On Thursday the Seattle-based tech giant announced plans to open a second

Published on: September 7th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

City of Toronto hires its first Chief Resilience Officer

After months of searching, Toronto has finally appointed its first Chief Resilience Officer. The city has tapped Elliott Cappell for the position, which will involve developing and leading a city-wide resilience strategy to

Published on: June 16th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

City of Toronto enters era of the ‘sharing economy’ with award-winning digital solutions

In winning the Large Public category at IT World Canada's Digital Transformation Awards, The City of Toronto also learned a few lessons along the way about regulating the sharing economy, laying the groundwork

Published on: June 14th, 2017 Brian Jackson

City of Toronto announces first-ever Chief Transformation Officer

Canada's largest city has officially appointed its first-ever CTO - Chief Transformation Officer. After an extensive search, the city of Toronto has announced that veteran digital transformation consultant Michael Kolm will join the

Published on: May 16th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Toronto Public Library forges new space for makers as core to its digital transformation

Picture this: a video studio with a green screen that you can book, an array of Raspberry Pi devices, and 3D printers complete with lessons on how to use them. Am I describing

Published on: April 25th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Backstage with Toronto Mayor John Tory [Technicity]

ITWC partnered with the City of Toronto to co-host Technicity on Dec. 7, 2016. The day brought together leadership within the organization of the city, Toronto’s technology leaders, and influencers from elsewhere to

Published on: December 14th, 2016 Brian Jackson

4 ways cities can avoid potholes and sinkholes on the road to digital transformation

If Canada's urban centres want to become leaders in digital transformation, they need to agree on a set of data standards, according to a leading University of Toronto engineer, while making a concerted

Published on: December 13th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood