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 stretch of Toronto's eastern waterfront, but critics immediately pointed out how it doesn't

Published on: June 27th, 2019 Alex Coop

Montreal wins $50 million from federal government in Smart Cities Challenge

Montreal has a $50 million more budget to put towards its smart city plan today. Infrastructure Canada today announced the winners of its Smart Cities Challenge, a competition open to all Canadian municipalities,

Published on: May 15th, 2019 Lynn Greiner


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 against Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs in a recent letter to Prime Minister

Published on: March 5th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Drones, digital twins, and connected sensor grids: How Toronto Water keeps the pipes flowing today and in the future

Managing the City of Toronto's plumbing takes a lot more than a few wrenches and plungers these days. Toronto Water is using drones, augmented reality, and Internet of Things (IoT) connected smart maps

Published on: December 11th, 2018 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry announces new Security Credential Management System for smart cities

BlackBerry has announced a new Security Credential Management System (SCMS) to secure vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication. Developed as a turnkey certificate-based authentication system, the BlackBerry SCMS is a hosted Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) that

Published on: December 10th, 2018 Tom Li

Inside Sidewalk Labs’ Toronto HQ

ITWC got a tour of Google's sister company Sidewalk Labs' Toronto headquarters. It's located right smack down in the middle of Quayside, which is where Sidewalk Labs' is trying to build a smart

Published on: November 7th, 2018 Shruti Shekar

How the Esri platform helps the City of Cambridge reduce drug waste

The City of Cambridge had a crisis on its hands last September. It started with a toddler pricking his hand on a used needle, an emergency that required the child to be treated

Published on: September 17th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Cities of Toronto, Mississauga among MISA Ontario’s 2018 award winners

HAMILTON, ONT. - The Cities of Toronto, Mississauga, and Cambridge, along with the Town of Innisfil, were among the big winners at the Municipal Information Systems Association (MISA) Ontario chapter's annual conference Monday

Published on: June 5th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Sports Tech seeks to define its market at CES 2018

LAS VEGAS - Vendors targeting the emerging new market of sports technology should focus on five specific core areas - athlete data, smart venues, immersive media, sponsorship, and esports, according to the founders of

Published on: January 15th, 2018 Brian Jackson

This air quality monitor is monitoring Las Vegas during CES 2018 – All Hands on Tech

Not only are homes getting smarter, but cities are too. Climo monitors airs quality using about eight sensors, and we got a first look at the technology as it's being tested here in

Published on: January 10th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Mississauga builds up smart city credentials with new automated traffic system

MISSISSAUGA, ON - The Greater Toronto Area's largest suburb - or its traffic department, at least - is moving ahead in the digital transformation game. While its larger, more well-known neighbour organizes a

Published on: February 8th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Et voilà! Montreal wins ‘Intelligent Community of the Year’ award

Montreal has joined Calgary, Waterloo, Ont. and Toronto as the fourth Canadian city to be named the Intelligent Community of the Year, the Intelligent Community Forum announced on Wednesday. Announced in the previous

Published on: June 17th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Gigabit fibre could be the key enabler for the Internet of Things in Canada

In June, Bell Canada announced a $1.1 billion plan to install high-speed "Gigabit Fibe" throughout Toronto as part of its $20 billion plan to connect individuals and businesses in Canadian cities to gigabit-speed internet by 2020.

Published on: December 4th, 2015 David Hamilton