Briefing

Waterfront Toronto schedules last-minute board meeting as Sidewalk deadline looms

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The board meets October 24, its last public session before a deadline one week later to decide whether Waterfront will move forward with Sidewalk Labs in developing the city’s waterfront Quayside neighbourhood. “The Board was not able to complete discussion on all matters on today’s agenda,” said Waterfront spokesperson Andrew Tumilty. (The Logic)

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Talking point: Waterfront Toronto is in the home stretch of negotiations with Sidewalk over the latter’s plan. Sticking points include the amount of land Sidewalk proposes to develop for its IDEA District, which goes well beyond the agreed-to 12 acres, and how the Google sister company would collect and manage data. Toronto Mayor John Tory told The Financial Times that he would “very much like there to be a deal” and that he was open to Sidewalk developing beyond the original site. Waterfront did not say whether Tory’s remarks reflected the organization’s position.