Smart City Sandbox
Activating Urban Innovation
The Sandbox unites like-minded, public and private sector partners to foster innovative new products and
solutions focused on improving the quality of life in urban environments.
The Sandbox mission is to create and deploy technology that improves efficiency, safety, the environment, and citizen engagement in urban areas. Together, we will combine resources, talent, and the broader tech ecosystem to cultivate the next generation of smart buildings and infrastructure in cities.
The Sandbox is experimenting with new technologies that put better tools in the hands of building owners,
managers, and residents to create a more resilient and cost-effective environmental footprint.
By innovating within the existing mobility ecosystem, Sandbox partners are creating new data-driven applications, tools and capabilities that will enable greater choice for travellers.
New connectivity and interoperability between transportation, energy, water and other essential infrastructure buildings are creating opportunities for Sandbox partners to develop new solutions for one block or an entire city.
Next Gen Vehicle Travel
With new fleets of autonomous and electric vehicles poised to join the urban landscape, why can’t we think of those fleets as sources of electricity as well as consumers of it?
Yonge + St. Clair Living Node
Prototyping new technologies and pilot projects in living neighbourhoods, Sandbox partners road-test the smart city in midtown Toronto.
Featured News & Upcoming Events
OCE Discovery 2019
Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) is proud to present Discovery, Canada’s leading innovation-to-commercialization conference, facilitating the exchange of ideas and encouraging new ways to collaborate and push the boundaries.
A Canadian Solution
IT World Canada explores how Smart City Sandbox has the potential to build a Canadian advantage in one of the greatest challenges the world faces – how to build livable cities that work.
Smart City Sandbox Launch
Canadian design and technology firm, IBI Group partners with EllisDon, The Weather Network and Slate to open global smart city-themed accelerator, powered by Microsoft technology.