Smart Cities News

Canadian city launches on-demand transit service with Via

Canadian city launches on-demand transit service with Via

Riders in Sault Ste Marie can use the Via app to hail a shuttle directly from their smartphone and advanced algorithms enable multiple riders to seamlessly share the vehicle.

StreetLight Data expands traffic counts to Canada

StreetLight Data expands traffic counts to Canada

The mobility big data specialist provides on-demand traffic volumes for more than 4.5 million miles of Canadian and US roadway, based on 100 billion location points every month.

Canadian city launches rapid transit system

Canadian city launches rapid transit system

Waterloo Region’s 16km light rail system is core to its master plan for sustainable mobility and to help create one urban area from three cities in Ontario.

Sidewalk Labs publishes 1,500-page Toronto smart city plan: More questions than answers?

Sidewalk Labs publishes 1,500-page Toronto smart city plan: More questions than answers?

Sidewalk Labs has put forward a detailed 1,500-page plan, but Waterfront Toronto has raised concerns in a number of areas.

Toronto releases first ever resilience strategy

Toronto releases first ever resilience strategy

The city’s Resilience Office engaged with more than 8,000 Torontonians and 75 partner organisations to develop the resilience strategy.

Canada announces its Smart Cities Challenge winners

Canada announces its Smart Cities Challenge winners

Four cities have been chosen from 20 finalists, which spent the last year working with residents and partners to turn their smart ideas into practical plans.

Vaughan becomes Canada's first Smart Gigabit Community

Vaughan becomes Canada's first Smart Gigabit Community

City is also home to the country’s first smart hospital, which makes it "a great complement to other communities in the programme" says US Ignite.

Accelerator launched for Canadian IoT ventures

Accelerator launched for Canadian IoT ventures

L-Spark and telecoms company Telus will work in collaboration with technology companies Blackberry and Solace to build a secure IoT ecosystem for the country.

University of British Columbia expands smart parking deployment

University of British Columbia expands smart parking deployment

The Canadian university uses Eleven-x’s LoRaWAN-based intelligent parking solutions to provide data and insight on all accessible parking space across the campus.

City of Markham launches smart city accelerator

City of Markham launches smart city accelerator

The Canadian city is joining forces with the country’s largest communications company and will deploy its smart city platform to improve municipal operations and services