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Quayside Smart City 

Toronto, Ontario

Photo Credit: Sidewalk Labs


Initial Research by: Zoe Goldman

Edited by: Samantha Miller & Nicole Brekelmans

Case study compiled in 2018



Project: Quayside Smart City

Type of Urban StrategySmart City, Sustainable Design 

Type of ProjectSustainable Neighbourhood 

Location: Toronto, Ontario 

Date Designed/Planned: 2017

Construction Completed:  Ongoing

Designer: Sidewalk Labs + Waterfront Toronto


The Quayside Neighborhood is a project that rethinks how we build cities and creates a new kind of urban community on Toronto’s waterfront. Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront Toronto have partnered up to create a high-tech neighbourhood that will improve the quality of life for its residents by offering a range of housing types, accessible and affordable transit options, and a digital component to access private and public services. The project recognizes Toronto’s existing technology sector and aims to enhance that success by becoming the global hub of the urban innovation industry. The project will provide innovative solutions to urban growth challenges by piloting new strategies on a large scale and creating replicable models for the world (Sidewalk Labs, 2017).


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