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Vancouver launches dashboard to track healthy city progress
06 Apr 2021
The initiative, in collaboration with the Partnership for Healthy Cities global network, will track progress against 23 key indicators that act as determinants of health and wellbeing.
Final phase underway for British Columbian urban village
16 Mar 2021
The multifaceted community will reshape Kelowna’s skyline, and aims to spark growth and foster a sense of connection and community among its residents and commercial tenants.
Rogers expands 5G service across Canada
26 Feb 2021
The company has rolled out the service to 10 more cities and towns in British Columbia, Quebec and Ontario and has joined the Future of Cities collaborative to develop 5G smart city solutions.
Low carbon innovation centre established for Metro Vancouver region
22 Jan 2021
The centre will be established by Simon Fraser University’s Renewable Cities programme and aims to accelerate urban climate solutions through research, capacity building and financial tools.
Mayors warn that Covid stimulus funds must be directed at a green recovery
28 Oct 2020
In a statement released today, the C40 Global Mayors Covid-19 Recovery Task Force warned that a “high-carbon recovery” will accelerate climate breakdown, endanger public health, cost lives and sacrifice jobs.
Canada's utility pole infrastructure to be upgraded to smart city green poles
22 Oct 2020
As part of the urban infrastructure agreement between Nokia and Greener Acres Canada, smart city green poles will be produced from nearly 50,000 tons of e-waste collected annually in Ontario.
5G rolled out across Ontario cities and towns
01 Sep 2020
As well as putting in place the infrastructure for businesses and homes, Rogers Communications is supporting the University of Waterloo’s 5G Smart Campus in real-world testing of 5G applications.
It's the economy, stupid
21 Aug 2020
GDP figures around the world make grim reading and one of the few certainties of the pandemic is economic pain, leaving cities having the difficulty of cutting their cloth accordingly.
Toronto expands its Digital Main Street programme as part of Covid recovery plan
20 Aug 2020
It aims to help businesses in the city and across Ontario embrace technology in response to the pandemic with latest plans including a community collaboration and innovation programme.
Vancouver sets out its plan to create 50km of slow streets
26 May 2020
The Canadian city also plans to expedite the permitting process for outdoor patios and restaurants to give people the room they need to resume some of their normal activities.
Ontario enlists private sector to help battle Covid-19
02 Apr 2020
Fund will support development of essential medical supplies and equipment, including gowns, overalls, masks, face shields, testing equipment and ventilators.
City of Vancouver introduces performance dashboard
02 Mar 2020
VanDashboard measures performance against 65 key metrics in six categories including core service delivery, affordability and housing, climate change and economy and finances.
Vancouver engages public in connecting bridge project
22 Jan 2020
The Granville Bridge Connector aims to provide more travel options to and from downtown that don’t contribute to congestion or pollution.
Ottawa shares traffic data with Waze
18 Dec 2019
The Canadian city joins the likes of Toronto, Montreal, New York and San Francisco in the Waze for Cities data-sharing programme.
The Orbit high-tech development aims to reimagine rural living in Canada
11 Dec 2019
The town’s council wants to realise the best of both worlds: urban benefits within a rural community.
Sidewalk Labs co-founds venture capital fund to invest in urban tech
06 Dec 2019
The fund could launch and begin making investments next year but it is conditional on Sidewalk Labs’ Toronto project being approved.
Sidewalk Labs' Toronto project proceeds to next stage but scope is scaled back
01 Nov 2019
The controversial plan will progress to further evaluation and public consultation but it’s not a “done deal” yet, says Waterfront Toronto.
Specialised sensors deployed to help save lives of first responders in Vancouver
01 Nov 2019
IoT tracking safeguards firefighters from in-building dangers and exposure to hazardous chemicals
City of Kitchener develops data-driven cycling master plan
08 Oct 2019
With the population of the Canadian city expected to increase dramatically over the next three years, planners are working with Cimcon on data-driven infrastructure strategies.
Canadian city launches on-demand transit service with Via
29 Aug 2019
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
11 Jul 2019
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
26 Jun 2019
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?
25 Jun 2019
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
06 Jun 2019
The city’s Resilience Office engaged with more than 8,000 Torontonians and 75 partner organisations to develop the resilience strategy.
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