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Smart Cities Challenge

Côte Saint-Luc, like other local governments across Canada, lacks hard data to monitor our air quality, electromagnetic radiation, traffic data, and noise levels. In the context of the Government of Canada Smart Cities Challenge, the city is looking for ways to address the problems connected to its geography, lack of accessibility, and proximity to the rail yards. 

The Smart Cities Challenge is a pan-Canadian competition open to communities of all sizes to encourages communities to adopt a smart cities approach to improve the lives of their residents through innovation, data and connected technology. More info at

Our idea
The City of Côte Saint-Luc is considering deploying a low-cost distributed sensor array across our city to monitor air quality and noise, electromagnetic radiation, temperature, sewer capacity, traffic volume and other environmental data to allow it to:

  1. Capture the vital signs and baseline data of the city.
  2. Share with residents, and health, planning and safety authorities, and researchers.
  3. Provide a real-time alert system for emergency preparedness.

This will allow the city to better plan and implement its urban development, allow researchers to correlate health to environmental factors, and to improve traffic flow and promote its future growth, mobility and accessibility to its neighbouring communities. It will also engage residents by allowing them to adopt sensors in the array and give them access to data.

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