Sidewalk Labs proposal stirs fears, raises hopes.

Original article via Toronto Star. Click here to read.

The push for a Google-affiliated high-tech neighbourhood has Torontonians worried about data protection and privacy but eager for innovations on everything from housing to pet ownership.

Sidewalk Labs, the Manhattan-based urban innovation firm co-developing the proposal, on Wednesday released a “summary report” on public consultations to date.

It’s a goalpost in a yearlong process launched last October when Sidewalk Labs, a unit of Google parent Alphabet Inc., won a Waterfront Toronto contest to partner on plans for a live-and-work district on 12 acres of former industrial land at Queens Quay and Parliament St.

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