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Alphabet Announces Plan to Turn Toronto Neighborhood into Living Laboratory
Urban innovations company Sidewalk Labs and the Canadian government announced a partnership Tuesday to develop 750 acres along Toronto’s waterfront into what they envision as a high-tech living laboratory for solving urban problems. It would be the largest urban redevelopment project in North America.
Quayside will be the "test bed" in new development technologies.
The chosen Toronto location is the same one that was identified as a possible Amazon HQ2, it is not yet known how that will effect their running.
Smart City pushback has not gone unnoticed, with critiques of the data involved and how much control over residents' lives the parent companies may have.
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