Toronto Plans on Stopping the Construction of Smart Cities Following Concerns of Privacy

Alison Brooks Architects, Adjaye Associates, Henning Larsen and SLA to Develop Toronto’s Waterfront. Image Courtesy of Waterfront Toronto

As more smart cities make their way across the globe, whether it being in countries of the Far East, Latin America, or the Middle East, Toronto is stepping back from the smart city bandwagon, and reassessing its substantial contribution to the community. The Canadian city, which ranked 15th on Global Finance‘s ranking of the world’s best cities to live in for the year 2022, plans on “killing the smart city forever“, especially after Quayside’s controversial cancellation reasons, questioning its lack of privacy, necessity on an urban scale, and whether people truly want to live in a tech-driven environment.

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