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‘Future city’ to be built in Canada by Alphabet company

by Futures Centre, Oct 31
1 minute read

Sidewalk Labs, owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet, has confirmed plans to build a ‘smart’, digital city on Toronto’s Quayside. The development will start at 12 acres of land and will likely feature self-driving cars, sustainable energy, fast wi-fi and millions of data sensors.


The project has gained the backing of Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, who said “Technologies that will help us build smarter, greener, more inclusive cities – which we hope to see scale across Toronto’s eastern waterfront and eventually in other parts of Canada and around the world.”

Google plans to move its Canadian headquarters to the new city and Sidewalk Labs has already committed £37m to the project.


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