• George Brown Teaming Up with Sidewalk Labs

    Aerial view of Toronto's eastern waterfront.

    The college and Sidewalk Labs to explore community programming for Toronto’s waterfront

    Waterfront Toronto announced in October that it’s moving forward with a partnership with Sidewalk Labs (a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., Google’s parent company) to redevelop our city’s eastern waterfront. The goal is to refresh the area using a range of forward-thinking technologies – think sustainable materials, heated pavement and self-driving cars. On November 28, 2019, George Brown College and Sidewalk Labs announced that they would work together to realize a vision for innovative community programming. The areas for potential collaboration with George Brown are currently public engagement and research, guest lecturing, building digital literacy skills, a community kitchen (for both social gatherings and community training) and public workshops. Read more about the plan for George Brown College and Sidewalk Labs to explore urban innovation projects together or check out the college’s news release.