Articles tagged “toronto”

Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs Calls Off Toronto Smart City Project Over Coronavirus Uncertainty

Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs Calls Off Toronto Smart City Project Over Coronavirus Uncertainty

Moira Warburton, Reuters

The tech-focused smart city component of Toronto's Quayside neighborhood may be called off, but, depending on who you ask, it may be more to the detriment of Google parent Alphabet than Toronto itself.

2 months ago

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

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

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

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.

8 months ago

Google Smart City Vision in Toronto Poses Privacy Concerns

Google Smart City Vision in Toronto Poses Privacy Concerns

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It doesn't seem like a good idea to build a business, let alone make your home, in a surveillance experiment controlled by Alphabet. As data security and privacy become more important, the vision for the modern smart city will have to shift.

1 year ago

Destinations Still Rely on Relationships to Attract Events

Destinations Still Rely on Relationships to Attract Events

Chris Ryall, Skift

Some convention and visitor bureaus have turned to technology gimmicks and other new methods to highlight their destination’s finest attributes but personal relationships and experience remain vital. Relationships really do matter.

1 year ago

Cathay’s Cost-Cutting Continues With Toronto Closure

Cathay’s Cost-Cutting Continues With Toronto Closure

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Some 120 cabin crew staff in Toronto could lose their jobs as Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific continues its program to be profitable again, which started in 2017. Hopefully, it's the last cut.

1 year ago

Toronto Island Airport Introduces Lounge Upgrades by Ending Free Snacks

Toronto Island Airport Introduces Lounge Upgrades by Ending Free Snacks

Bloomberg, Frederic Tomesco

It sounds like Toronto Island Airport passengers are getting a fair trade by giving up free snacks in exchange for better lounges and restaurants. The freebies will still be waiting for them on board Porter.

2 years ago

Lyft Is Quietly Catching Up to Uber in Canada Expansion

Lyft Is Quietly Catching Up to Uber in Canada Expansion

Gerrit De Vynck, Bloomberg

Slow and steady may win the race for Lyft, which is surely happy to sit back and let Uber struggle with its high-profile problems.

2 years ago

Lyft Will Enter Canada as Its First Foreign Market

Lyft Will Enter Canada as Its First Foreign Market

Natalie Wong, Bloomberg

In Formula One, a racecar will go where the driver's eyes go. In capitalism, a startup will go where its investors see the most potential for market share gain. In the race between Lyft and Uber in Canada, the real winner now is the consumer, thanks to discounting.

3 years ago

Canadian Officials Consider Selling Part or All of Toronto’s Largest Airport

Canadian Officials Consider Selling Part or All of Toronto’s Largest Airport

Scott Deveau and Josh Wingrove, Bloomberg

Selling a stake to a company that knows how to run an airport well has worked in multiple other markets.

3 years ago

Canada’s Porter Airlines Close to Selling off Distinctive Toronto Island Terminal

Canada’s Porter Airlines Close to Selling off Distinctive Toronto Island Terminal

Scott Deveau, Bloomberg

Porter has been distinctive because of its downtown Toronto airport. We hope applying this asset-light strategy won't ruin this edge.

5 years ago

Toronto Asks Court to Shut Down Uber Due to Safety Concerns

Toronto Asks Court to Shut Down Uber Due to Safety Concerns

Gerrit De Vynck, Bloomberg

Uber has succeeded in regulatory scuffles by tackling each market’s specific concerns and courting its respective leaders one a time, suggesting that it will also efficiently negotiate for this large of a market.

6 years ago

Brands Target LGBT Travelers on YouTube

Brands Target LGBT Travelers on YouTube

Joyce Manalo, Skift

A little humor and pride goes a long way with the growing demographic of LGBT travelers.

6 years ago