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Alphabet’s Footpath Labs has abandoned its ambitious plan for a $900 million high-tech neighbourhood in Toronto, following economic uncertainty and years of controversy

Footpath Labs’ ambitious $US900 million plan to build a high-tech neighbourhood in Toronto has come to an end, as the company abandons plans owing to “economic uncertainties.” The project, which had been planned since 2017, would have built an internet-connected district on Toronto’s waterfront, complete with driverless cars and sensors […]
Alphabet’s Footpath Labs has abandoned its ambitious plan for a $900 million high-tech neighbourhood in Toronto, following economic uncertainty and years of controversy
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Sidewalk Labs’ $900 million plan to remake Toronto’s waterfront has finally been unveiled. The CEO is baffled by some of the controversy.

Sidewalk Labs, the urban innovation arm of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, plans to invest $US900 million in a high-tech neighbourhood that will serve as a test bed for new technologies. The company recently released its 1,500-page master plan for the neighbourhood and a string of other developments along Toronto’s Eastern […]
Sidewalk Labs’ $900 million plan to remake Toronto’s waterfront has finally been unveiled. The CEO is baffled by some of the controversy.
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There’s a battle brewing over Google’s $1 billion high-tech neighbourhood, and it could have major privacy implications for cities

Footpath Labs, the urban innovation arm of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, will soon build a high-tech neighbourhood along Toronto’s Eastern Waterfront. The company has clashed with residents over its decision to collect data in public spaces such as intersections or park benches. Footpath Labs claims the data will help them […]
There’s a battle brewing over Google’s $1 billion high-tech neighbourhood, and it could have major privacy implications for cities
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Google’s parent company revealed its plan for a high-tech neighbourhood in Toronto — and it could be the world’s largest tall timber project

Footpath Labs – the urban innovation subsidiary of Google’s parent company, Alphabet – is thinking about using an unprecedented amount of tall timber technology, in which layers of timber are glued together in panels, to build a high-tech neighbourhood on Toronto’s waterfront. Waterfront Toronto, a local group that administers revitalization […]
Google’s parent company revealed its plan for a high-tech neighbourhood in Toronto — and it could be the world’s largest tall timber project
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Google’s parent company is building a futuristic neighbourhood in Canada — but locals don’t want to live in a ‘new Silicon Valley’

In October 2017, Footpath Labs – the urban innovation unit of Google parent company Alphabet– announced plans to develop a high-tech neighbourhood in Toronto, called Quayside. Footpath Labs recently held its first public roundtable with Toronto residents to discuss their thoughts and concerns about the project. In the company’s summary, […]
Google’s parent company is building a futuristic neighbourhood in Canada  —  but locals don’t want to live in a ‘new Silicon Valley’