The pandemic derailed a real estate development in Toronto. What’s the big deal?

Governments grapple with how technology can help and harm their citizens.

Why It Matters

Toronto is not the only one with plans for a futuristic ‘smart city’ powered by data and technology – your city is likely working on something similar, too. Their experience working with a technology company has important lessons for the social impact sector, especially as more services are delivered online, and communities across Canada explore similar partnerships as part of their post-pandemic recovery efforts.

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