Public Consultations on Digital Infrastructure and Data Governance

As technology advances, the collection of personal data is becoming commonplace in everyday life. Smart Cities – urban areas that use technology and data collection in order to manage resources, infrastructure, and day-to-day operations – are just one example of the increasing interconnectedness of technological advancement and cities.

If private partners are going to pursue tech-focused projects in our city, Toronto needs to first develop its own vision. We need to decide how data should be collected, managed and used to ensure it's in the best interest of all. We must lead so our partners can follow.

Earlier this year, City Council approved my motion to develop a City-wide policy framework and governance model associated with digital infrastructure, such as Smart Cities. Now, City staff are kicking off public consultations as a part of the first stage in the process in developing a Digital Infrastructure Plan to guide future technology decisions.

Everyone is welcome to attend and provide feedback.

Dates:

December 7, 2019 -- McGregor Park Community Centre (2231 Lawrence Ave E.), 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

December 9, 2019 -- Toronto City Hall, Council Chamber (100 Queen St W.),6:30 - 9 p.m. - Consultation will be livestreamed at youtube.com/thecityoftoronto

December 12, 2019 -- North York Central Library (5120 Yonge St), 1:30 - 4 p.m.

View the meeting flyer here for more information.