Waterfront Toronto publishes open letter about Sidewalk Labs

Waterfront Toronto chair, Stephen Diamond, published an open letter to the public dealing with the Sidewalk Labs plans (Master Innovation and Development Plan – MIDP) for smart city developments in Quayside, Toronto. The letter details a review of the plan and highlights that Waterfront Toronto was not involved in its creation. It also stresses the different perspectives between Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs. The disagreements focus on the width of the developed area; the division of leadership between Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs; the governmental commitments to the project; and the data requirements by Sidewalk Labs. The letter concludes by encouraging the public to participate in the upcoming public consultation on the plan.