Toronto Mayor David Miller signed an agreement today with San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom that links Toronto with...
March 21, 2007
Toronto Mayor David Miller signed an agreement today with San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom that links Toronto with other international cities and regions in a global Digital City Network, an initiative that supports the commercialization of innovative digital media technologies and advancements.
Spearheaded by San Francisco, other cities that have signed on include Paris, Prague, Dublin, Guadalajara and Singapore.
“Businesses in Toronto’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector constantly develop and use new technology to increase the city’s international profile and presence in the global economy,” said Miller.
“Developing partnerships with our international counterparts through initiatives, such as the Digital City Network are a positive step towards increasing global connectivity and collaboration.”
The initiative is being lead by Joaquin Alvarado, Director of the Institute of Next Generation Internet at San Francisco State University.
“The Digital City Network involves cities and regions that we believe are forward-looking,” said Alvarado.
“Toronto was chosen to be part of the Network because of its New Media and IT industry. We were looking to partner with cities and regions that we believe are creative and technological hubs.”