In metropolitan cities like Toronto, challenges like longer commutes, higher rents and fewer opportunities are becoming an increasing issue. There is new technology being developed to help with these problems, but we can’t afford to wait for these digital advances to start transforming our urban environment. In efforts to accelerate innovation in urban areas, Sidewalk Labs is creating a futuristic development on Toronto’s East Waterfront to serve as an example of urban innovation for cities around the world.
This new district aims to take on urban growth challenges in Toronto. Sidewalk labs is comprised of a partnership between the tri-government agency Waterfront Toronto and the surrounding community. A team of urbanists and technologists have joined forces, with the overarching goal of establishing Toronto as a global hub for urban innovation by creating new standards of sustainability, affordability, mobility and economic opportunity. This will be accomplished through the combination of urban designed centered around people, with cutting edge technology.
This new development will include the following beneficial features:
In summary, Sidewalk Labs will provide an all-inclusive community that improves quality of life for a diverse population of residents, workers, and visitors, and provide advanced solutions to the main issues facing cities- transportation, energy efficiency, and housing affordability.