Smart Cities Challenge

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The City of Oshawa, in partnership with key stakeholders is embarking on a major community-driven initiative to identify opportunities for developing smart city solutions to address local issues.

In November 2017, Infrastructure Canada announced the Smart Cities Challenge requesting Canadian cities to collaborate with its residents, businesses, academic and civic organizations to design innovative projects that address their most pressing challenges using data and connected technologies.

Challenge Details

As part of the Smart Cities Challenge competition, each community will define its own "Challenge Statements" which can touch any aspect of community life. Potential projects to address the challenges should be designed to apply technology to make residents feel safe and secure, earn a good living, move around their community, enjoy a healthy environment, be empowered and included in society and live an active and healthy life.

Have Your Say, Oshawa

The City of Oshawa is taking a three-phased approach for the Smart Cities Challenge: Community Engagement & Consultation; Project Identification & Selection; and, Business Plan Development. Learn how you can get involved at each step:

Phase 1: Community Engagement & Consultation

The City looked to the Oshawa community and stakeholders to identify community needs and project ideas for the development of "Challenge statements."

Phase 1 concluded on February 2, 2018, which resulted in more than 450 received surveys. Thank you to community members for completing the survey and attending the earlier open house.

Phase 2 & 3: Project Identification & Selection, and Business Plan Development

In Phase 2, the City looked to the Oshawa community and stakeholders to provide input on what is needed for residents in the Lakeview Community (the southern portion of Oshawa, south of Highway 401) to fully access the internet and digital community resources and services.

Prizes

Infrastructure Canada has structured the program as a competition offering finalists $250,000 to further develop their project and winning municipalities between $5 and $50 million to be used to implement their Smart City project.

The City of Oshawa, in partnership with key stakeholders is embarking on a major community-driven initiative to identify opportunities for developing smart city solutions to address local issues.

In November 2017, Infrastructure Canada announced the Smart Cities Challenge requesting Canadian cities to collaborate with its residents, businesses, academic and civic organizations to design innovative projects that address their most pressing challenges using data and connected technologies.

Challenge Details

As part of the Smart Cities Challenge competition, each community will define its own "Challenge Statements" which can touch any aspect of community life. Potential projects to address the challenges should be designed to apply technology to make residents feel safe and secure, earn a good living, move around their community, enjoy a healthy environment, be empowered and included in society and live an active and healthy life.

Have Your Say, Oshawa

The City of Oshawa is taking a three-phased approach for the Smart Cities Challenge: Community Engagement & Consultation; Project Identification & Selection; and, Business Plan Development. Learn how you can get involved at each step:

Phase 1: Community Engagement & Consultation

The City looked to the Oshawa community and stakeholders to identify community needs and project ideas for the development of "Challenge statements."

Phase 1 concluded on February 2, 2018, which resulted in more than 450 received surveys. Thank you to community members for completing the survey and attending the earlier open house.

Phase 2 & 3: Project Identification & Selection, and Business Plan Development

In Phase 2, the City looked to the Oshawa community and stakeholders to provide input on what is needed for residents in the Lakeview Community (the southern portion of Oshawa, south of Highway 401) to fully access the internet and digital community resources and services.

Prizes

Infrastructure Canada has structured the program as a competition offering finalists $250,000 to further develop their project and winning municipalities between $5 and $50 million to be used to implement their Smart City project.

  • Phase 1 of the City of Oshawa's Smart Cities Challenge bid development is now closed. Thank you for your feedback. Stay tuned for Phase 2!

    Smart Cities Challenge Phase 1 Survey

    Infrastructure Canada is calling on Canadian cities to collaborate with its residents, businesses, academic and civic organizations to design innovative projects that address their most pressing challenges using data and connected technologies.

    Help guide our application! The City is looking to the Oshawa community and stakeholders to identify community needs and project ideas for the development of our "Challenge statements."
    Identified needs and project ideas received will be considered in the development of a Challenge statement shortlist, which will be presented to the community mid-February.

    As a thank you, if you wish to be entered in the Smart Cities Challenge
    Infrastructure Canada is calling on Canadian cities to collaborate with its residents, businesses, academic and civic organizations to design innovative projects that address their most pressing challenges using data and connected technologies.

    Help guide our application! The City is looking to the Oshawa community and stakeholders to identify community needs and project ideas for the development of our "Challenge statements."

    Identified needs and project ideas received will be considered in the development of a Challenge statement shortlist, which will be presented to the community mid-February.

    As a thank you, if you wish to be entered in the Smart Cities Challenge Survey Draw, you must be 18 years of age or older and submit Smart Cities Challenge Survey by 4:30 p.m. eastern time on Friday, February 2, 2018 either online or into the ballot box. One prize of a 32 Gb iPad with WiFi capabilities (silver) will be awarded by random draw. Only 1 prize will be awarded. Only 1 entry per person is permitted. No purchase necessary. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries. Visit www.oshawa.ca/scc for full details and conditions.
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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Smart Cities Challenge Phase 2 Survey

    The City is now in phase two of the Challenge, “Project Identification & Selection”. We are seeking feedback on what is needed for residents in the Lakeview Community (the southern portion of Oshawa, south of Highway 401) to fully access the internet and digital community resources and services.

    Feedback for phase two will be received up to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 29 and will be considered in the selection of the City of Oshawa’s official Challenge statement that will be submitted to Infrastructure Canada in April 2018.

    The City is now in phase two of the Challenge, “Project Identification & Selection”. We are seeking feedback on what is needed for residents in the Lakeview Community (the southern portion of Oshawa, south of Highway 401) to fully access the internet and digital community resources and services.

    Feedback for phase two will be received up to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 29 and will be considered in the selection of the City of Oshawa’s official Challenge statement that will be submitted to Infrastructure Canada in April 2018.

    Consultation has concluded