Ottawa needs your big, bold ideas to win the Smart Cities Challenge


How can we use smart solutions to make Ottawa an even better place to live, work and play? We need your best, most innovative ideas for the Smart Cities Challenge!


Ottawa is participating in the Government of Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge. The City needs your help identifying Ottawa’s challenge and how we could solve it, since people are key to making cities smarter!


Developing a smart cities approach to address challenges requires strong support from residents and community partners. It involves finding innovative solutions that use data and connected technology to resolve real world challenges.


Municipalities are competing for a top prize of $50 million. The goal is to solve community challenges with a smart city approach by using data and connected technology to achieve meaningful outcomes for residents.


Residents are invited to answer our questionnaire before March 11, 2018. Tell us about challenges and opportunities in Ottawa, and share your ideas about how data and technology can improve our community.


Think big, bold and out-of-the-box! Your answers will help the City identify the most important challenges our communities will face in the future and possible innovative solutions to address them.


Visit to learn more about the competition and be sure to make your voice heard by answering the questionnaire!