About Sidewalk

Sidewalk Labs is designing a district in Toronto’s Eastern Waterfront to tackle the challenges of urban growth, working in partnership with the tri-government agency Waterfront Toronto and the local community. This joint effort, called Sidewalk Toronto, aims to make Toronto the global hub for urban innovation.

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Our Vision

By combining people-centered urban design with cutting-edge technology, we can achieve new standards of sustainability, affordability, mobility, and economic opportunity.

A mobility system that is safer and more convenient than the private car at much lower cost.

Self-driving technology and digital navigation tools can give rise to a next-generation, point-to-point transit system that complements pedestrian, cycling, and bus or rail options to improve convenience, reduce costs, and enhance street safety.

Housing and real estate that is more efficient and thus far more affordable.

New construction methods and flexible building designs enable radical mixed-use, walkable neighborhoods that reduce the cost of housing and retail space.

A new standard of sustainability.

A suite of design and infrastructure innovations can dramatically reduce building energy consumption, landfill waste, and carbon emissions—creating a blueprint for truly climate-positive neighborhoods.

A public realm that puts people first and is vibrant year-round.

All-weather infrastructure and data-driven management tools enable cities to make parks and public plazas more comfortable, lively, and safe, and self-driving vehicles enable communities to reclaim streets for public space and social connections.

A close-knit community that uses data to improve city services.

Better data integration, combined with more accessible community hubs that offer a variety of local services, enable a comprehensive approach to social and community services that delivers better outcomes to people at lower cost.

Open digital infrastructure that inspires innovation.

At the core of a future city is a layer of digital infrastructure that provides ubiquitous connectivity for all, offers new insights on the urban environment, and encourages creation and collaboration to address local challenges.

Read our Responsible Data Use Framework

Piloting New Ideas

Sidewalk’s team of urbanists and technologists are exploring ideas for improving urban life that could become components of Sidewalk Toronto.

Investing in Innovation

We also invest in and incubate companies to develop tools that can support Sidewalk Toronto and scale to other cities around the world.