Tomorrow's cities: Google's Toronto city built 'from the internet up'
On Toronto's Eastern waterfront, a new digital city is being built by Sidewalk Labs - a firm owned by Google's parent Alphabet.
It hopes the project will become a model for 21st-Century urbanism.
But the deal has been controversial, representing one of biggest ever tie-ups between a city and a large corporation.
And that, coupled with the fact that the corporation in question is one of the largest tech firms in the world, is causing some unease.
Sidewalk Labs promises to transform the disused waterfront area into a bustling mini metropolis, one built "from the internet up",... read more
- 11:32 West Yorkshire man charged with murdering three-year-old boy
- 11:32 Armistice Runner author Tom Palmer inspires pupils on school visits
- 11:32 Police arrest man who allegedly stole charity tins from Poulton...
- 11:32 Richard Ord: ‘Never give way to Audi drivers - or Jacob Rees-Mogg
- 11:31 East Hull alcoholic with cocaine and cannabis trashes cars and a...
- 11:31 Urgent appeal to find sex offender who could be camping in East...
- 11:30 Grosvenor Centre joins scheme to clamp down on prolific shoplifters
- 11:29 Richard Ord: ‘Never give way to Audi drivers - or Jacob Rees-Mogg
- 11:27 Armistice Runner author Tom Palmer inspires pupils on school visits
- 11:26 Blac Chyna called out for skin-lightening cream
- 11:26 Have your say on controversial 350-homes plan near Chesterfield
- 11:26 McDonald’s and Burger King ads banned for proximity to primary schools
- 11:25 Revellers enjoy charity masquerade ball at Winters Tale Country Barn
- 11:25 Drugged-up Halifax ambulance rail crash driver 'put lives at risk...
- 11:23 'Terrified' patient found man trying to get in her Leicester Royal...
- 11:23 Westleigh homes owner Countryside Properties reports jump in...
- 11:23 Lancashire victims of Manchester bomb say they were left with no...
- 11:23 Birmingham pub bombings memorial to be unveiled
- 11:23 New Corby gym opens tomorrow
- 11:23 Pedestrian hit by car in Coventry dies in hospital
- 11:21 Lancashire victims of Manchester bomb say they were left with no...
- 11:21 Delays of up to an hour reported after M62 crash
- 11:21 Mum ‘kills baby by throwing her from moving car and then jumps...
- 11:21 When is the winter fuel allowance paid for 2018?
- 11:20 McDonald’s and Burger King ads banned for proximity to primary schools
- 11:19 Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson: ‘The Match’ tee times, predictions,...
- 11:19 Google search shows shoppers local store stock in boost to high...
- 11:18 Blooomfield Brewhouse retains its crown as The Gazette’s Pub of the...
- 11:17 Homeless man denies flouting begging ban in Sheffield city centre
- 11:17 Mumford & Sons reschedule cancelled gigs