The future is here. Sidewalk Labs, Google sponsored organization, opened their office in Toronto. Their goal would be to "re-imagine Toronto and other cities to improve quality of life."
Their office and community space will be located at 307 Lake Shore Boulevard East - where anyone will be able to pop in and discuss the future of the city and provide their ideas how to make the city of Toronto a better place to live.
They will also be hosting monthly meetups called Open SideWalks which will cover meetings, demos, etc.
Main Objectives of Sidewalks Labs are to:
- Establish a complete community that improves quality of life for a diverse population of residents, workers, and visitors.
- Create a destination for people, companies, startups, and local organizations to advance solutions to the challenges facing cities, such as energy use, housing affordability, and transportation.
- Make Toronto the global hub of a rising new industry: urban innovation.
- Serve as a model for sustainable neighbourhoods throughout Toronto and cities around the world.
People who work at Sidewalk Labs will be located on second floor, while all demos and meet up will take place on the first floor.
Next meetup will take place on Wed 11 July, 2018 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at their offices. They will discuss initial sketches for the planning and development work for Toronto’s waterfront. If you miss that one , there is another one coming up on Wed 26 September, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, where speakers will be discussing ways that cities around the world are preparing for the future and addressing challenges related to sustainability, mobility, housing, and inclusive urban design.
Now it is time to get a great job and help change your city for the better: https://boards.greenhouse.io/sidewalklabs#.WAfElZMrIXp