Toronto Open Smart Cities Forum



The Toronto Open Smart Cities Forum was created by the Centre for Free Expression to assist the public in responding to proposed and existing networked forms of urbanism like Sidewalk Toronto. 

Any member of the public is welcome to  share the resources the CFE creates for the Forum. This includes documents and analysispublic panel discussions, and colloquia as the Sidewalk Toronto process continues. 

The purpose of these resources is to help inform and educate residents affected by networked urbanist forms of smart cities like Sidewalk Toronto and others who are interested in open smart city solutions. To find more information about the Centre’s work on smart cities, click here.


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CFE Virtual Forum Series: The Smart City in a Digital World

Many claims have been made about both the wondrous future smart cities can provide and the serious threats they pose. Watch our expert panel in a lively discussion of vital questions.

Past Event

CFE Virtual Forum Series: The Smart City in a Digital World

Panelists: Nabeel Ahmed, Tracey Lauriault, Vincent Mosco

Moderator: Andrew Clement

Past Event

CFE Virtual Forum Series: Pandemics and Civil Liberties

Panelists: Brenda McPhail, Stephanie Perrin, Renu Mandhane, Tim McSorley

Moderator: James L. Turk

Blog Post

What’s Up with Waterfront Toronto? Why The Silence From City Hall And Other Governments?

The news on the coronavirus are dominating our newscasts so much that many other stories are being neglected. That’s natural.


Unmasking the Halloween Agreement: What’s Up with Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs?

By Nick De Carlo, Gene Desfor, and David Robertson

January 30, 2020