A smart city improves access to the information and data a city needs to help it become an economically, socially and environmentally-connected community. The City’s goal is to ensure that people are included and easily connected – not divided – in this digital city. This could mean finding new ways for residents and businesses to improve navigating Toronto or accessing City services or even engaging with their local government.

Here are some examples of how we’re using technology and data to improve connection and convenience:

Cities for Digital Rights

In June 2019, City Council directed City staff to sign on to the Declaration of Cities Coalition for Digital Rights. In signing the declaration and becoming a member of this coalition, Toronto has joined a network of nearly 50 cities around the world helping each other in the field of digital rights based policy-making.

Digital Infrastructure Plan

The City is currently developing a plan to help guide future decisions on how Toronto should regulate digital technologies and data use.

ConnectTO: Internet Connectivity

Learn more about the collaborative program leveraging municipal resources and assets to deliver the City's goals on equity and connectivity.

Digital Exclusion

The City has been working with Higher Education Institutions to research and better understand the digital divide.