Google to built digital city in Toronto.

Dubbed, the ‘City of the Future’, the project stands as a template for how all cities will look by 2025.

Located on the Quayside – the Eastern waterfront in Toronto – ‘Sidewalk Toronto’ will host office, commercial and residential property.

It will feature super-speed Wi-Fi, sustainable energy and driverless cars, all supported by millions of interconnected sensors.

According to the developers, the city, which will span more than 3 million sq ft, is intended to create an area that;

  • Encourages innovation around energy, waste, and other environmental challenges to protect the planet
  • Provides a range of transportation options that are more affordable, safe, and convenient than the private car
  • Embraces adaptable buildings and new construction methods to reduce the cost of housing and retail space
  • Has public spaces that welcome families to enjoy the outdoors day and night, and in all seasons
  • Is enhanced by digital technology and data without giving up the privacy and security that everyone deserves
  • Sidewalk has committed to an initial investment of US$50m in a year-long planning process for Quayside.
  • The vision for Sidewalk Toronto is being marketed is, “an urban district that is built around information technology and uses data – about traffic, noise, air quality and the performance of systems including trash bins and the electrical grid – to guide its operation”.

The first tenant for the development is Google, which has laid claim to an office to accommodate 300 employees, which will be its Canadian headquarters.

Full details of the Toronto Digital City can be found here