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Posted Saturday, March 03, 2018

Painter By: William Nedds, Analyst, Camoin Associates
Email: william@camoinassociates.com
This article first appeared in Camoin Associates ’ Economic Development Navigator.
The rise of automation and its potential disruption of the global economy is largely considered to be a given. The growing trend of jobs facing irrelevancy at the hands of hardware integrated with software spans numerous industries, from fast food to finance to manufacturing....

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Posted Saturday, February 17, 2018

Councillor Vincent Crisanti -Ward 1 North Etobicoke Business Roundtables: Collaborative BR+E in Toronto
According to Tony Robbins, "identify your problems, but give your power and energy to solutions".  Business Roundtable events are essential within our community to ensure that problems are found and our collective power and energy are put towards finding solutions.  The primary objective is to share and promote programs and services provided by the City and its partners while also providing a forum for local politicians...

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Posted Monday, January 02, 2017

Councillor Michael Thompson by City of Toronto Councillor Michael Thompson, Chairman of the Economic Development Committee
Sydney, Nova Scotia – September 2016 – At the Association of Municipal Administrators (Nova Scotia) in Wolfville, senior municipal leaders from Nova Scotia explored opportunities to innovate in challenging fiscal times.  City of Toronto Councillor Michael Thompson, Chairman of the Economic Development Committee, presented the importance of arts and culture...

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Posted Friday, February 27, 2015

The Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2015:
The year of “The No Name Cities”
By Lou Zacharilla
The best thermometer of how the world views the 2015 finalists for the world’s most Intelligent Community of the Year designation is best found in the press coverage.  This year the lesson is that dark horses have reached for the top. Forbes noted that the Top7 “are not the cities you think of immediately” as tech powerhouses. ...

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Posted Friday, February 27, 2015

Core Values Post-secondary institutions can prove vital to the creation of thriving city centres. By: Leslie C. Smith
How do you establish a new college or university? How can you expand on what’s already there? And why, exactly, should developers care?
Just ask three leading post-secondary schools in Toronto’s 905 outskirts – Sheridan College Mississauga, University of Toronto Scarborough and York University Markham – and you will get fascinating...

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