November 1, 2021

Bridging the Digital Divide: Addressing Connectivity Gaps in Toronto and Montreal


This session was presented as part of Future Cities Canada: The Summit

Todd Hofley, Director, Property Relations, Beanfield | Alejandro Gonzalez Rendon, Co-chair, Downtown ACORN | Alvar Herrera | Laurie Savard, Montreal Newcomer Integration Office (BINAM), Diversity and Social Inclusion Department | Sam Andry, Director of Policy and Research, Ryerson Leadership Lab

The digital divide describes the gap that exists between people who have affordable internet access and the skills to use connected devices, and those who do not. Conversations about Canada’s digital divide often focus on differences in access between rural and urban areas. However, residents of Canada’s largest cities also face barriers to access that have only been fur...

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