Serving the people of Toronto through new tools, ideas, technology and approaches.

The City of Toronto’s Civic Innovation Office is an in-house accelerator, which will tackle a complex city challenge each year, in collaboration with innovators inside and outside of City Hall.

Each year, we’ll tackle one big problem and facilitate the development of real solutions.

Disrupting City Hall

What if we harnessed the talent, passion and ideas of a City of Innovators and applied them to big Toronto challenges and scalable, real-world solutions?

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Showcasing Innovation

Follow us to get regular updates and reflections from the team, guest contributors, media coverage, and highlighted innovations from around the city.

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Toronto is the first Canadian city to join Bloomberg Philanthropies global network of Innovation Teams.

Now working in 24 cities across four countries, the Innovation Teams Program helps cities solve problems in new ways to deliver better results for residents. Bloomberg Philanthropies awards cities multi-year grants to create in-house innovation teams, or “i-teams,” which offer cities a different set of tools and techniques to innovate more effectively and tackle critical challenges—from reducing violent crime to revitalizing neighborhoods and strengthening the environment for small businesses.

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