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City of Guelph and Wellington County - Final Proposal 2019

The Smart Cities Challenge is a pan-Canadian competition open to all municipalities, local or regional governments, and Indigenous communities (First Nations, Métis and Inuit). The Challenge empowers communities to adopt a smart cities approach to improve the lives of their residents through innovation, data and connected technology.

Download and review the City of Guleph and Wellington County's application to the Smart Cities Challenge.

Prize category: $10 million
Name of community: Guelph
Province: Ontario
Population: 131,794
Indigenous community: No

Prize category: $10 millions
Name of community: Wellington County
Province: Ontario
Population: 90,932
Indigenous community: No

Challenge statement

Guelph/Wellington will become Canada's first technology-enabled Circular Food Economy, reimagining an inclusive food-secure ecosystem that increases access to affordable, nutritious food by 50%, where "waste" becomes a resource, 50 new circular businesses and collaborations are created, and circular economic revenues are increased by 50%: 50x50x50 by 2025.


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