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Infrastructure Canada launched their Smart Cities Challenge in 2017 — a competition inviting communities across the country to showcase their best "smart" ideas  to compete for $5 million, $10 million, and $50 million prizes. 

Greater Victoria edged out more than 126 cities across Canada to be shortlisted as one of ten $10 million finalists!


Our Proposal for THE Smart Cities Challenge

We are proud to make available the first ten questions from our proposal for a Smart South Island below. 


Smart South Island Vision 2040

The Smart South Island Vision 2040 is our long-term regional plan which formally establishes the intended future state of a Smart South Island — its contents have been adopted as the guiding set of principles for our submission to Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge. Vision 2040 outlines our community’s desire to see significant improvements made to quality of life through the use of data and connected technologies.



To be successful, any Smart Cities approach needs to be collaborative and supported by a wide range of stakeholders. Below is a demonstration of support for a Smart South Island from multiple levels of community leadership, and material regarding our open data sharing commitment — fueling a greater capacity for regional participation and inclusiveness.