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Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs unveils expansive Toronto smart city proposal


The Alphabet-owned urban design business Sidewalk Labs on Monday unveiled its long-awaited proposal for an expansive, tech-driven overhaul of Toronto's eastern waterfront. Called Sidewalk Toronto, the smart city plan ambitiously claims it "breaks new ground" across "nearly every dimension of urban life," including mobility, sustainability, public spaces, buildings and digital innovation. 

"That includes the first neighbourhood built entirely of mass timber, dynamic streets that can adapt to a neighbourhood's changing needs, weather mitigation systems, and a thermal grid for heating and cooling," reads the Sidewalk Toronto website. The project, it says, would create "a global model for combining ...


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