April 7, 2020, 6am PDT
The spread of the coronavirus has delayed one of the most closely watched planning projects in North America.
February 21, 2020, 5am PST
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.
June 24, 2019, 12pm PDT
The long-awaited master plan for Quayside in Toronto was released to the public today.
February 22, 2019, 6am PST
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.
October 18, 2018, 11am PDT
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.
February 12, 2018, 6am PST
Sidewalk Labs' proposals for the Toronto neighborhood of Quayside reveals a preference for ride hailing over public transit.
December 12, 2017, 5am PST
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.
October 23, 2017, 6am PDT
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.
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
October 6, 2017, 7am PDT
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.
November 18, 2016, 5am PST
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.
American Society Of Landscape Architects
April 19, 2015, 5am PDT
A recently released report makes the case for removing, in part or in full, an elevated span of roadway along the Toronto Waterfront.
April 16, 2015, 12pm PDT
The winners of a design competition to overhaul a popular tourist destination in Toronto have been announced. Now comes the hard part.
February 6, 2014, 12pm PST
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.
July 19, 2012, 10am PDT
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.
The Architect's Newspaper
January 10, 2012, 11am PST
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.
April 12, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>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.</p>