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Talking with the Left Field podcast about Sidewalk Labs's plan to build a surveilling "smart city" in Toronto

We've been closely following the plan by Google sister company Sidewalk Labs to build a surveilling "smart city" in Toronto; last week, I sat down with the Out of Left Field podcast (MP3) to discuss
SUV sought after elderly woman struck and killed

SUV sought after elderly woman struck and killed

Another senior citizen was killed in a hit-and-run Thursday morning, this time in the northwest end of the city. Toronto Police say the elderly woman was attempting to cross from the east to the west
The Samsung Galaxy Fold is headed to Canada, with in-store pre-orders starting today

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is headed to Canada, with in-store pre-orders starting today

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is a very unique smartphone, in more ways than one. The most obvious differentiator is that it folds out to expose a large, continuous 7.3″ display, hiding the seam thanks to a
Can smart cities help their residents without hurting their privacy?

Can smart cities help their residents without hurting their privacy?

Smart cities rely on residents' valuable personal data to succeed, but we haven't found a way to protect the people who generate it.
Summer Walker Addresses Showering Rumors and Toronto Concert Delay

Summer Walker Addresses Showering Rumors and Toronto Concert Delay

Summer Walker has had to deal with a lot of rumors since being thrust into the spotlight.
THE WAY WE WERE: Moving mountains, and trailers, to make way for world-renowned Sick Kids hospital

THE WAY WE WERE: Moving mountains, and trailers, to make way for world-renowned Sick Kids hospital

In last week’s The Way We Were column I described the evolution of today’s modern Sunnybrook Hospital on Bayview Ave. from one that was initially established to look after the needs of the thousands
Drake and Chubbs' Pick 6ix Sports Bar in Toronto Temporarily Closed Amid Landlord 'Misunderstanding'

Drake and Chubbs' Pick 6ix Sports Bar in Toronto Temporarily Closed Amid Landlord 'Misunderstanding'

Both sides tell a different story, while the Toronto restaurant itself remains closed.
Public treated to obfuscation at Waterfront Toronto meeting on negotiations with Google sister company over surveillance district

Public treated to obfuscation at Waterfront Toronto meeting on negotiations with Google sister company over surveillance district

[Rosemary Frei is an independent journalist who broke the story that Google's Sidewalk Labs had quietly sewn up the rights to turn most of Toronto's lakeshore into a surveilling "smart city"
BOTTLE BOY: Man allegedly throws bottle from highrise balcony

BOTTLE BOY: Man allegedly throws bottle from highrise balcony

Is this Chair Girl 2.0? Toronto Police are investigating a video posted on social media that appears to show a man throwing a bottle of champagne off the balcony of a highrise building. Police said
Luna is a new kind of space company helping biotech find its footing in microgravity

Luna is a new kind of space company helping biotech find its footing in microgravity

Toronto-based startup Luna Design and Innovation is a prime example of the kind of space company that is increasingly starting up to take advantage of the changing economics of the larger industry.
Sidewalk Labs' quiet plan for Canada's banks to manage a national digital ID for health care and housing

Sidewalk Labs' quiet plan for Canada's banks to manage a national digital ID for health care and housing

To start, the Appendix has an appendix called the Quayside Digitally Enabled Services List, which compiles the services that Sidewalk Labs wants to buy or build for the development. Number 48 on that
Chair Hopping in Toronto

Chair Hopping in Toronto

Check out My Podcast There are now 20 episodes kicking about on your favourite podcasting platforms. You’ll find all sorts on there from cryptocurrency to photography, from tips on hiking in Japan to
Daniel Rios Rodriguez at Cooper Cole

Daniel Rios Rodriguez at Cooper Cole

Artist: Daniel Rios Rodriguez Venue: Cooper Cole, Toronto Exhibition Title: Another Fire Date: October 25 – December 7, 2019 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of images, press release, and
FUREY: The poppy problem is real — but there are solutions

FUREY: The poppy problem is real — but there are solutions

I did my own non-scientific experiment Monday as I boarded the Toronto subway for the morning rush. Let’s see how many people are wearing poppies, I told myself. When I boarded the train on
This New Toronto Hotel’s Long List of Luxury Services Makes It Hard to Leave

This New Toronto Hotel’s Long List of Luxury Services Makes It Hard to Leave

Hotel X Toronto combines urban style with resort-style luxuries.
Drake signs up for Toronto marijuana venture

Drake signs up for Toronto marijuana venture

The biggest of Canada’s new brand of marijuana producers will join forces with Toronto-born rap star Drake to launch a fully licensed joint venture in the city to produce and distribute cannabis, the
CAKE BOSS: Carlo’s Bakery Shop now selling desserts in Toronto vending machines

CAKE BOSS: Carlo’s Bakery Shop now selling desserts in Toronto vending machines

Cake lovers rejoice! The Cake Boss has landed in Toronto. Carlo’s Bakery Shop — made world-famous by Buddy Valastro in the hit TLC show Cake Boss — is giving Torontonians the chance to purchase cake
Drake Teases More Life Growth Company by Sending People Flowers

Drake Teases More Life Growth Company by Sending People Flowers

Drizzy teased the business venture by sending out flower bouquets in Toronto.
Toronto Pushback Shows Path Forward for Smart Cities Is Full of Compromises

Toronto Pushback Shows Path Forward for Smart Cities Is Full of Compromises

By pushing back against Sidewalk Labs, the city of Toronto has shown that the future of the smart city will be forged by compromise and collaboration with local authorities. -Andrew Sheivachman