Statement: MaRS Solutions Lab applauds the City of Toronto’s support of innovation in ground transportation

The draft recommendations made today by the City of Toronto mark a critical step in increasing public transportation options. The emphasis on supporting solutions that reduce burden on existing operators and provide more public value align with our report: Shifting Perspectives Redesigning Regulations for the Sharing Economy.

Cities are the main places where the rise of the sharing economy is felt most. The key challenge for cities is not only knowing how to respond, but how to help build a sharing economy that benefits the public. This requires cities to take a broader perspective and be proactive. Toronto is doing just that.

About MaRS Solutions Lab
MaRS Solutions Lab, based at MaRS Discovery District, helps to solve complex social challenges. It develops new approaches to addressing complex problems such as youth unemployment, obesity and mental health in schools. The lab brings together stakeholders from across society to help solve these problems collaboratively. It uses systems and design thinking, building on leading practices from similar innovation labs around the world. The lab also helps governments to modernize their policies and public services to keep pace with changes in society, and equips people and organizations with tools and techniques to create change.

For more information, contact:
Lara Torvi
MaRS Discovery District