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“It’s not about being ‘tech-focused’ in politics, it’s about politicians who recognize tech as a force shaping future and about tech leaders who are serious about addressing displacement issues from tech innovation,” says Afraj Gill.
This was first presented at the Best of TechTO 2017 at Toronto City Hall.
The City of Toronto has announced the creation of a Civic Innovation Office, which will work with City divisions and agencies to identify major challenges that can be solved through innovative partnerships with external teams.
The City of Toronto has created the Civic Innovation Office, which will help solve municipal challenges by creating a bridge between City divisions and Toronto’s growing innovation and technology communities.
The students behind CivicSpark – a University of Toronto group devoted to fostering the next generation of city builders – will bring 13 undergraduate teams from universities across the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (GTHA) together this weekend to offer solutions to the area’s affordable housing problem.