Vision and approach to innovation capacity
Along with 50% of cities surveyed, Toronto does not have an explicit innovation strategy. Similar to more than half of cities surveyed, Toronto approaches innovation capacity both from a holistic/macro level, as well as in specific policy areas.
Policy areas that Toronto is focused on
Housing/homelessness: Toronto is exploring how to use AI to find policy levels that will increase housing outcomes to drive better health overall.
Policy areas by number of cities
Toronto utilizes 3 different innovation skills or roles
Innovation roles by number of cities
Situated in the Chief Technology Officer's Technology Services Division, Toronto’s
Smart City team consists of 6 staff. Toronto’s Transformation and Innovation team, made up of 6 staff, is also working on innovation in the city.