Why should Parkdale residents care about Sidewalk Labs – Nov. 21

Sidewalk Labs (Google) is planning a new development on Toronto’s eastern waterfront – what they call a “smart” city. This land is under the jurisdiction of Waterfront Toronto.

Why should Parkdale residents care about Google’s downtown Sidewalk Labs project? Join other community members for an information and discussion roundtable about the Sidewalk Labs (Google) “smart city” plan and the needs of our community – Councillor Perks will be there. Sponsored by Good Jobs for All Coalition.

Things to think about:

  • Will Google/Sidewalk Labs actually pay for the project? How much money will be required?
  • Will the “smart city” take resources away from other city priorities like transit and housing?
  • Will the housing created be affordable to the thousands of Torontonians who need housing?
  • What kind of jobs will be created?
  • What kind of surveillance is there in a “smart city”?
  • Who controls the data and for what purpose?
Date: Thursday, Nov. 21st, 2019
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Place: 1499 Queen St. West (Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre)