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Sidewalk Labs Reveals What Its Toronto Smart City May Look Like - Metropolis
While questions surrounding data collection loom, the renderings hint at what the technology company hopes to achieve on the Toronto waterfront.
area-development-features  math  this-week-435  Matt  cities  tech  high-tech  technology  innovation  urban-planning  urban-revitalization  toronto  canada  location-canada 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Even Alphabet is having trouble reinventing smart cities - MIT Technology Review
An ambitious smart-city project spearheaded by Alphabet subsidiary Sidewalk Labs has run into local resistance, causing delays.
Around-the-web  this-week-433  smart-cities  Google  urban-planning  toronto  canada 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Why The Next Billion-Dollar Tech Firm Will Be Born In Canada - Forbes
In January, Amazon announced the 20 finalist cities still in the running to host its second global headquarters. Parsing the list, one city stood out as the only option outside America’s borders: Toronto.
this-week-414  Around-the-web  Matt  high-tech  tech  technology  canada  location-canada  toronto  central-canada  ontario  economic-development  amazon  headquarters  HQ2 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
A smarter smart city - MIT Technology Review
Torontonians describe the site as blighted, underutilized, and contaminated. Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs wants to transform it into one of the world’s most innovative city neighborhoods. It will, in the company’s vision, be a place where driverless shuttle buses replace private cars; traffic lights track the flow of pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles; robots transport mail and garbage via underground tunnels; and modular buildings can be expanded to accommodate growing companies and families.
toronto  smart-cities  ICT  infrastructure  Around-the-web  this-week-413  urban-planning  Metros  urban-revitalization 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
US investors look to Toronto to scout health innovations – Medium
Health investors from the United States are discovering vast prospects in Toronto as a hot-spot for biotech innovation and a place to invest in cutting-edge life sciences startups.
location-canada  toronto  innovation-hubs  industry-clusters  Around-the-web  this-week-378  canada  life-sciences  biotech 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
Thomson Reuters Plans Technology Center In Toronto, Canada - Area Development
Thomson Reuters is expanding its Canadian operations with the creation of a new technology centre in downtown Toronto, Ontario. The Toronto Technology Centre is expected to create 400 high-quality technology jobs over the next two years, with plans to grow to approximately 1,500 jobs over time.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  toronto  central-canada  canada  location-canada  jobs  technology-center  tech  technology 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Toronto is poised to become the next great producer of tech startups - TechCrunch
Most people don’t realize Toronto is the fourth-largest city in North America (only New York, Los Angeles and Chicago are larger) and produces the most engineering-focused university graduates each year.
Around-the-web  Matt  tech  high-tech  technology  innovation  startup  entrepreneurship  toronto  ontario  central-canada  location-canada  canada  STEM  this-week-355 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Zafin Opens Centre of Excellence In Toronto, Canada - Area Development
Zafin, the leader in relationship banking software solutions for the global financial services industry opened a Centre of Excellence in Toronto, Canada. The facility will support delivery of implementation projects to Zafin's North American clients.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  toronto  central-canada  ontario  software  technology  tech  high-tech  financial-services  center-of-excellence 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Brampton: Center of Canada’s Major Transportation Corridors - Area Development
With a population approaching 600,000, Brampton is the ninth-largest city in Canada and the third-largest in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
economic-development  site-selection  brampton  canada  location-canada  ontario  central-canada  toronto  logistics  infrastructure 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
Toronto-Waterloo corridor could be Canada’s own Silicon Valley - The Globe and Mail
With strong leadership, bold action and a willingness to think big, Canada can become a global innovation superpower, where our best and brightest can pursue their wildest ambitions right here at home. That is in the Toronto-Waterloo innovation corridor.
this-week-318  Around-the-web  Matt  silicon-valley  high-tech  tech  technology  canada  location-canada  toronto  ontario  central-canada  innovation 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
In Focus: Toronto Named Worlds Most Intelligent Community - Area Development
And, for 2014, Toronto actually earns the top spot — becoming the third Canadian community in the past 15 years to be selected as the worlds most intelligent, joining Waterloo (2007) and Calgary (2002).
area-development-features  ontario  toronto  central-canada  intelligent-communities  canada  location-canada 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
Atlantic.Net Opens Data Centers In Toronto, Canada And Dallas, Texas - Area Development
Atlantic.Net, a high-powered SSD cloud VPS hosting solutions provider, opened its first international data center in Toronto, Canada. In addition, to assist in the expansion a second center also launched in Dallas, Texas.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  texas  southwest  data-centers  toronto  canada  central-canada  dallas  high-tech 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
ITRenew Expands Its Operations Center In Toronto, Canada - Area Development
ITRenew, Inc., a firm that focuses on IT asset disposition services and data sanitization software will open its new, larger facility next month in Toronto, Canada.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  toronto  ontario  canada  location-usa  central-canada  information-technology 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Toronto Retaining Up-and-Coming Tech Startups with a Strong Entrepreneurial Ecosystem - CBC
Toronto tech startup Wattpad has seen a lot of success lately, but rather than picking up and moving to Silicon Valley, it's staying local.
location-canada  toronto  ontario  startup  high-tech  workforce-development  capital-access  this-week-270  around-the-web 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Cisco Plans $100 Million Center Of Innovation In Toronto, Canada - Area Development
Cisco plans to establish a $100 million, 15,000 square foot, Internet of Everything Innovation Center at the RBC WaterPark Place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  ontario  toronto  innovation  central-canada  innovation-centers  location-canada  canada 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Argosy Networks Plans Toronto, Canada, Data Center - Area Development
Argosy Networks Corp., a data center co-location services provider, will establish a 40,000 square-foot data center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
economic-development  site-selection  toronto  ontario  central-canada  data-centers  location-canada  canada  area-development-news 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Cloud IT Infrastructure firm, Savvis, Plans Toronto, Canada, Data Center - Area Development Online
Savvis, a CenturyLink company and global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for businesses, plans to expand its presence in Canada with the opening of a new data center in the Toronto region next summer.
economic-development  site-selection  data-centers  cloud-solutions  toronto  ontario  canada  location-canada 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
Finland-Based Steel Company Enters North American Market, Opening Headquarters In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, And Toronto, Canada - Area Development Online
A Finnish-based steel company, Ruuki, launched itself into the North American market with the opening of its U.S. headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Canadian headquarters in Toronto, Canada.
economic-development  site-selection  matt  headquarters  location-usa  fdi  north-america  pittsburgh  toronto  Pennsylvania  ontario  steel-industry 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
Canada Has Talent. How Do You Attract It? - The Globe and Mail
Younger workers, however, will ultimately determine the future of companies such as Coca-Cola. “One of the things we found out, particularly with millennials, is that they want meaningful work,” Ms. White says. “A social connection to the organization is incredibly important.”
labor  canada  around-the-web  toronto  coca-cola  ontario  workforce  location-canada  matt  this-week-231 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Toronto Becomes First City To Mandate Green Roofs -
On April 30th, Toronto will become the first city in North America with a bylaw that requires roofs to be green. And we’re not talking about paint.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-week-164  government-policy  green-economy  sustainable-development  toronto  metros 
april 2012 by areadevelopment
Toronto’s Intelligent Waterfront Bets on Open Access Ultra High-Speed Broadband - Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
Waterfront Toronto in partnership with Beanfield Metroconnect will create Canada’s first open-access ultra-high speed broadband community network throughout the new waterfront communities, transforming how residents and businesses in these areas will receive telecommunications services, be able to promote economic growth and development, and enable innovation.
urban-planning  ict  infrastructure  broadband  this-week-136  around-the-web  twitterfeed  regional-reports  toronto  location-canada 
august 2011 by areadevelopment

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