The Current

The Current for June 25, 2019

Today on The Current: We hear from critics and supporters of Sidewalk Labs' master development plan for the Toronto waterfront; we explore what it would take to reduce the use of single-use plastics in daily life; and we continue with Episode 2 of the CBC podcast Uncover: The Village.
Megan Williams is guest host of The Current. (Submitted by Megan Williams)

Today on The Current

  • Sidewalk Labs' master development plan for the Toronto waterfront is out. While critics say it's a recipe for a dystopian, surveilled future, supporters say there's promise in the proposal and the future of smart cities, which aim to use technology and data to make communities more efficient. We hear arguments from both sides of the debate.
  • We explore what it would take to reduce the use of single-use plastics in daily life.
  • We continue with Episode 2 of the CBC podcast Uncover: The Village. Host Justin Ling explores the numerous cases of missing and murdered men in Toronto's gay community, dating back to the 1970s.

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