The City of Thunder Bay, in partnership with Fort William First Nation and other partners including Thunder Bay Police, Tbaytel and Thunder Bay Hydro, submitted an application to the Smart Cities Challenge for a $10 million prize.

Update

The City has been notified that the application was unsuccessful in becoming a finalist and we are unable to move forward in this Challenge. 

The challenge

The Smart Cities Challenge is a pan-Canadian competition open to communities of all sizes, including municipalities, regional governments and Indigenous communities (First Nations, Métis and Inuit). The Challenge encourages communities to adopt a smart cities approach to improve the lives of their residents through innovation, data and connected technology.

The Challenge will be an open and transparent process. Communities that submit proposals will also post them online, so that residents and stakeholders can see them. An independent jury will be appointed to select finalists and winners.

Application details

The funding prizes

  • One prize of up to $50 million open to all communities, regardless of population;
  • Two prizes of up to $10 million open to all communities with populations under 500,000 people; and
  • One prize of up to $5 million open to all communities with populations under 30,000 people.

The process and timelines

  • April 24, 2018 initial application submission deadline
  • Summer 2018 finalists announced
  • Winter 2019 final proposal submission deadline
  • Spring 2019 winners will be announced

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