Digital technologies – sometimes referred to as “smart city technologies” – are bringing Toronto new benefits and ways of working. They are also associated with a number of broader public issues, including privacy, transparency, accountability, public ownership, equity and protection of the public interest.
The City of Toronto is developing a Digital Infrastructure Plan to guide future decisions and is hosting public consultations for others to learn more about these technologies, their role in City services, and provide input on the principles and policies that will form Toronto's Digital Infrastructure Plan.
The public were invited to learn more about the Digital Infrastructure Plan at events held on December 7, 9 and 12. A livestream of the December 7 event at City Hall is available for viewing, or you can download and read the Discussion Guide, as well as the presentation and Discussion Boards from our public meetings.
Community Advisory Group
A Community Advisory Group (CAG) will be established in 2020 to provide input on the design of additional consultations and implementation, as well as on the project content itself. Anyone can apply to be part of the CAG. Please complete the CAG online application before December 20, 2019, if you are interested.
The Digital Infrastructure Plan will take approximately 18 to 24 months to finalize. During this time, at least three rounds of stakeholder and public consultations will be conducted. All future opportunities will be promoted online and will be sent to subscribers of the Digital Infrastructure Plan list. Sign up to be notified of future opportunities or learn more about smart city technologies at toronto.ca/connectedcommunity.