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Toronto Waterfront

After Sidewalk Labs, a New Plan Emerges for Toronto's Waterfront

Just shy of a year after Sidewalk Labs pulled the plug on its "smart city" experiment for Quayside, Waterfront Toronto has a released a request for qualifications to move forward with a new, "people-centered" vision for the waterfront.

March 15, 2021 - The Guardian

Quayside, Toronto

Decision on Sidewalk Labs' Plan for Toronto Waterfront Delayed

The spread of the coronavirus has delayed one of the most closely watched planning projects in North America.

April 7, 2020 - Smart Cities World

Toronto Waterfront

Waterfront Toronto Greenlights Most of Sidewalk Labs' Quayside Master Plan

An evaluation committee made up of Waterfront Toronto staff has given a green light for the Sidewalk Labs master plan for Toronto to proceed to the next stages of planning.

February 21, 2020 - The Star

Toronto Waterfront

Master Plan for Quayside 'Smart City' Released by Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront Toronto

The long-awaited master plan for Quayside in Toronto was released to the public today.

June 24, 2019 - Toronto Star

Ontario, Canada

Controversy Erupts Over Sidewalk Labs Development Plans in Toronto

Sidewalk Labs, the subsidiary company of Google parent company Alphabet, has designs for development potential far beyond the Quayside neighborhood where it's partnering with Waterfront Toronto to test new smart city technology.

February 22, 2019 - Toronto Star

Central Waterfront Toronto

Toronto's Quayside Will Be Plugged In, But the Risks for Residents Are Unclear

Technology will be part of everyday life in a new Toronto neighborhood, planned by Sidewalk Labs. But looking to the future is also raising a host of privacy concerns.

October 18, 2018 - The Star

Toronto Skyline B&W

A Closer Look at the Ideas for the 'Smart City' of Toronto's Future

Sidewalk Labs' proposals for the Toronto neighborhood of Quayside reveals a preference for ride hailing over public transit.

February 12, 2018 - Medium

Ontario, Canada

Follow Up Questions for Toronto's Big 'Smart City' Plan

When it comes to "smart city" plans, there might not be a bigger blockbuster than the partnership between Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs, a unit of Google's parent company, Alphabet.

December 12, 2017 - Smithsonian

Ontario, Canada

Sidewalk Labs, Waterfront Toronto Partnership Shoots the Smart Cities Moon

The most ambitious example of the almost-mythological "smart city" will be tested in the Quayside district in Toronto as result of a partnership between Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront Toronto.

October 23, 2017 - The Globe and Mail (Toronto)


Sidewalk Labs to Test its Smart Cities Ideas in Toronto

Sidewalk Labs LLC, a unit of Google's parent company Alphabet Inc., has been awarded a high-profile opportunity to test ideas for "reimagining cities from the Internet up," as its company mantra says. The city of Toronto will be its testing ground.

October 6, 2017 - The Globe and Mail

Toronto Underpass park

Friday Eye Candy: Take a Virtual Reality Tour of Toronto's Underpass Park

The ASLA has rightfully identified virtual reality as a powerful promotional tool for the field of landscape architecture. Soon, we'll all be ditching plan views and offering virtual tours of proposed and completed projects.

November 18, 2016 - American Society Of Landscape Architects

Report Assesses Expressway Removal Options for the Toronto Waterfront

A recently released report makes the case for removing, in part or in full, an elevated span of roadway along the Toronto Waterfront.

April 19, 2015 - The Toronto Star

'Great Green Living Room' Proposed for Toronto's Central Waterfront

The winners of a design competition to overhaul a popular tourist destination in Toronto have been announced. Now comes the hard part.

April 16, 2015 - National Post

Report Favours Razing Portion of Toronto's Gardiner Expressway

A new report examines Toronto’s options for the crumbling Gardiner Expressway and speaks favourably to the city-building and economic benefits of demolishing the elevated eyesore, a view not shared by Mayor Rob Ford.

February 6, 2014 - The Torontoist

Will Toronto Choose to Trash its Pioneering Waterfront Master Plan?

An award-winning master plan for Toronto's Lower Don Lands, completed only five years ago by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, may be gutted if the Ford administration has its way, reports Alex Ulam.

July 19, 2012 - The Architect's Newspaper

10 Reasons to Feel Optimistic About Toronto

Despite the dark cloud that the policies of new Mayor Rob Ford have brought to several of Toronto's promising transportation and redevelopment initiatives, Christopher Hume gives us 10 reasons to feel optimistic about the future of the city.

January 10, 2012 - Toronto Star

Toronto Mulls Corporate Sponsorship for Parks

Short on funding, Toronto's waterfront parks agency is considering a plan to sell the naming rights to the park's amenities, allowing corporate sponsors to add their name to such public features as walkways and play areas.

April 12, 2008 - The Canadian Press

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