On Tuesday, October 17, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, along with executives from Google’s parent company, Alphabet, announced a $1 billion plan called Sidewalk Toronto.
What is Sidewalk Toronto?
In short, it’s an 800-acre “beta city” project that will be the first development by Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs. The goal of the project, which will be located on the city’s eastern waterfront, is to be:
A new type of place that combines the best in urban design with the latest in digital technology to address some of the biggest challenges facing cities, including energy use, housing affordability, and transportation… A place that encourages innovation around energy, waste, and other environmental challenges to protect the planet. [Source]