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Google wants to develop and tax 350 acres of Toronto

Alphabet Inc’s Sidewalk Labs unit is proposing it get a share of property taxes, development fees, and the rising value of Toronto city land as part of a deal to build a smart city, according to the company’s slide presentation made public on Friday.

Review: New Second City holiday revue lacks chemistry, edge of past shows Special

Toronto - The holidays are a time of disappointment for some, from kids who get nothing but clothes from Santa to single adults spending the season alone. This year, some Second City fans in Toronto might feel seasonal letdown by the company’s new revue.

Communauto begins free-floating car-sharing service in Toronto

Toronto - Communauto, Canada's oldest car-sharing company, has launched Communauto FLEX as part of an 18-month pilot program in Toronto that will assess the benefits of free-floating car-sharing.

MovetheDial's first Global Summit puts women in tech spotlight

The atmosphere at MovetheDial’s first Global Summit was exuberant. The event brought together thousands of attendees to celebrate and amplify women in the technology space — and find out how to push for greater equality throughout the industry.

mesh to host digital transformation meetup Nov. 21 in Toronto

Toronto tech conference mesh is back with an exciting new meetup series focused on digital transformation (DX). The event is set to include original research, scaleup pitches and networking.

Can smart cities become 'cybersecure' cities?

Toronto - Google’s Toronto smart city is an innovative project but it also brings with it various challenges, both technological and in terms of privacy and security. Trend Micro have looked at how smart cities can become cyber-secure cities.

Toronto Smart City adviser resigns over data concerns

Toronto - Saadia Muzaffar, who is a member of Waterfront Toronto’s Digital Strategy Advisory Panel for the project, has resigned arguing that the project is not taking concerns about how Google will collect and handle data collected from people.

Women in CleanTech Challenge selects 10 semifinalists

Toronto - After a lengthy summer selection process, the review committee for the Women in Cleantech Challenge has picked 10 inspiring women for the competition’s semifinal round, being held on Sept. 18 at MaRS Discovery District in downtown Toronto.

Review: Second City’s all-female revue delivers laughs, strong message Special

Toronto - What a shameful myth, that women can’t be funny. Anyone who believes so is not only a moron, but also out of touch. From Lucille Ball and Carol Burnett to Whoopi Goldberg, Jennifer Saunders, Kate McKinnon and more, ladies bring the laughs.

Canada challenges women to lead the Cleantech future

Toronto - Women are underrepresented in the innovation economy, and the Government of Canada plans to change that. Only five percent of Canadian tech companies have a sole woman founder or CEO, and only 13 percent of companies have a woman co-founder.

Review: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ hits High Park with energy and style Special

Toronto - “Romeo and Juliet” is one of the Shakespeare tragedies that’s hard to make fresh. Even for those who don’t care for the Bard, it’s too familiar, over-referenced and over-parodied, and everything about it now seems like a stale cliché.

Review: ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ scores in High Park with unique choices Special

Toronto - Tanja Jacobs knows how to make Shakespeare fun. Fresh off last year’s funny, colourful production of “Twelfth Night” in Toronto’s High Park, the director scores another winner with her quick-paced take on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.

MaRS Discovery District — Proof Toronto's tech sector is growing

Toronto - Just a few years ago Canada’s biggest science and technology incubator, MaRS, had to be bailed out by the Ontario government. But today, the tech incubator has so many companies clamoring for space it may have to look for a second office.

‘Jerusalem’, ‘Life After’, ‘Orphée’ dominate this year’s Doras Special

Toronto - It was an evening of rampant rule-breaking at the thirty-ninth Dora Mavor Moore Awards last night – the annual ceremony recognizing the best in Toronto theatre – as winners littered the stage with random F-bombs and overlong speeches.

City of Toronto launches 'Startup Passport' for entrepreneurs

Toronto - The City of Toronto has partnered with WeWork, an operator of shared workspaces, for the new Startup Passport program to give Toronto-based startups access to a network of co-working sites locally and internationally.

Q&A: Insight into Toronto’s developing tech scene Special

Toronto - Toronto is becoming synonymous with innovative technology startups and there’s talk about the city coming to rival Silicon Valley. A spokesperson from startup support community OneEleven helps interpret this dynamic.

OneEleven to host fifth summer social Special

Toronto - OneEleven is ready to welcome Toronto’s startup community and technology innovators to its fifth annual Technology Summer Social, an event that takes place on July 19.

OneEleven expands Toronto office, eyes global growth

Scale up community OneEleven is expanding. The expansion will make the Toronto location of the global scaleup hub one of the largest in the world.

Toronto is hosting a conference on Big Data and analytics

Toronto - The Canadian data industry convenes in downtown Toronto this week for the two-day Big Data Toronto 2018 Conference & Expo happening June 12 and 13.

Toronto is now a global technology powerhouse for AI startups

Toronto - Speaking at e-commerce giant Shopify Inc.'s annual conference in Toronto in May, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called for Canada to have “a little more swagger” when promoting its innovations on the global stage. That's just what Toronto is doing.

Researchers create photo filter that disables facial recognition

AI researchers from University of Toronto Engineering have created a 'privacy filter' that "disrupts" facial recognition software.

Mixed reactions to Toronto's waterfront becoming a 'digital city'

Toronto - Sidewalk Labs, the company owned by Google's parent Alphabet, is to develop Toronto's Eastern waterfront into the first 'digital city'. However, not all residents are happy with the plans and have flagged data privacy concerns.

Samsung to open artificial intelligence centre in Toronto

Toronto - Samsung Research America has declared it will open a state-of-the-art artificial intelligence center in Toronto. This forms part of a new venture to tap into and contribute to the flourishing artificial intelligence industry.

Elevate grows up — What's next for Canada’s tech week?

The Elevate Tech festival is only one year old, but after watching this week’s launch event at Shopify’s Toronto HQ, it appears that Canada’s largest tech festival has grown by leaps and bounds.

Review: Fast-paced Second City show nails all today’s big social targets Special

Toronto - It’s strange that, with all the easy material they could get from Donald Trump or Doug Ford, Second City’s cast chooses mostly to stay away from political satire in its new Toronto revue. But that doesn’t mean that the show isn’t timely.

Review: Minimalist ‘Les Misérables’ strips story down to the basic themes Special

Toronto - For more than thirty years, “Les Misérables” has won over the public imagination as a spectacular mega-musical – so much so that a generation or two probably doesn’t even know (or care) that this tale began as an epic Victor Hugo novel.

Review: ‘Animal Farm’ ditches clever Orwellian satire for broad comedy Special

Toronto - A few people have given me strange looks when I’ve told them that I find “Animal Farm” to be a very funny book. Those who’ve read George Orwell’s story in school might remember a dark, violent political satire, not a zany giggle fest.

Toronto police warn of virus carried by raccoons after man bitten

Toronto - Toronto police warned residents to be cautious around raccoons, after responding to a call in Scarborough where a man said he had been chased and bitten by a raccoon he feared was rabid.

Toronto's booming technology center

Toronto - Toronto's booming technology scene is threatening the economic power of some of more established parts of the U.S. A number of reports chart the continued rise of Canadian innovation.

After a hot 2017, Toronto housing market cools off

Toronto - After starting out 2017 on a red-hot streak, Toronto's housing market has screeched to a halt, and it's not because of the weather.
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On the east side of City Hall in Toronto near Nathan Phillips Square are a dozen bicycles for use by...
On the east side of City Hall in Toronto near Nathan Phillips Square are a dozen bicycles for use by municipal employees for the use of traveling to a destination for work purposes. A new plan will be extended to the general public.
Santa is coming to Toronto for the 103th Santa Claus Parade
Santa is coming to Toronto for the 103th Santa Claus Parade
Santa Claus Parade
Students of Canada s National Ballet School in  The Nutcracker.
Students of Canada's National Ballet School in 'The Nutcracker.'
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Migrating Landscapes – Ontario Regional Exhibition
Luminato celebrated its final day at Queen s Park and commemorated World Refugee Day in partnership ...
Luminato celebrated its final day at Queen's Park and commemorated World Refugee Day in partnership with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.
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images by Christian Peña Photogr...
Photos and Article from the Fairbanks 2012 Summer Street Festival images by Christian Peña Photography ©
Protesters at Toronto s Old City Hall raise their voices in support of Egyptian protesters
Protesters at Toronto's Old City Hall raise their voices in support of Egyptian protesters
The CNE in Toronto brings fun and excitement during the end of summer for everyone!
The CNE in Toronto brings fun and excitement during the end of summer for everyone!
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At Harvie Avenue, Toronto, at the 311 Launch and mural event
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Constable Scott Mills captured images from today s Walk For Justice at Toronto s Queens Park.
Constable Scott Mills captured images from today's Walk For Justice at Toronto's Queens Park.
Scott Mills
MUZIK Celebrity Classic Children s Festival
MUZIK Celebrity Classic Children's Festival
While Hollywood is in Toronto this week the real Toronto is more down to earth with workers  buskers...
While Hollywood is in Toronto this week the real Toronto is more down to earth with workers, buskers and volunteers.
Mascot of the event.
Mascot of the event.
Today the crowds were lining Roncesvalles for the Polish Festival in Toronto s High Park area. Over ...
Today the crowds were lining Roncesvalles for the Polish Festival in Toronto's High Park area. Over 300,000 people took part in a day of food, music and Polish history.
Rally at Queen and Spadina.
Rally at Queen and Spadina.
Global demonstrations took place to protest the imprisonment of Malachi York who many believe to be ...
Global demonstrations took place to protest the imprisonment of Malachi York who many believe to be innocent of his charges. Some think that his arrest is part of a grander scheme.
Flag hanging from Liberal Party office after activists took over the office.
Flag hanging from Liberal Party office after activists took over the office.
Monkey Majik and Yoshida Brothers pack Toronto s Mod Club
Monkey Majik and Yoshida Brothers pack Toronto's Mod Club
Scenes from the Christmas Market in Toronto bring back childhood memories of the season.
Scenes from the Christmas Market in Toronto bring back childhood memories of the season.

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