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Trending recently was the announcement from Sidewalks Lab (a Google sister company) on the $1.3 billion plan for Toronto’s Waterfront.
The plan is expected to include new and exciting technologies for Toronto such as intelligent sidewalks, autonomous vehicles and tall timber residential developments.
What does this mean for Toronto and possibly you?
- More homes and jobs in Toronto Harbour, generating billions of dollars for the economy.
- Cool and new technology with cameras and sensors for increased safety and energy efficiency, but alongside comes data and privacy implications for our personal data.
- Elevating Toronto’s position as an Innovation and Technology hub and leader.
Some officials, watchdog groups and advocates are wary of what these could all mean, and some are predicting why the Sidewalk Labs project may not happen.
Here are a few links to provide you highlights to get you up to speed on the Sidewalk Labs project.
Sidewalk Labs unveils master plan for Toronto’s neighbourhood of the future
Sidewalk Labs unveils $1.3-billion plan for Toronto’s waterfront, revealing a vision much larger than initially proposed
Why the Sidewalk Labs project won’t happen
Sidewalk Labs decision to offload tough decisions on privacy to third party is wrong, says its former consultant
We are keeping an eye on this space, and it may be a topic we explore further at one of our future events.
Yvonne is a Change Strategist, Catalyst and Advocate who is passionate about working with professionals and organisations to help them successfully lead and transition through change. You can learn more about Yvonne at: www.yvonnerukeakpoveta.com and connect with her on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.