An announcement late last week involving builder and developer The Daniels Corporation and accessibility technology company AccessNow represents a major step forward in determining how smart city advances can help people with disabilities live comfortably and prosper.

AccessNow, a mobile app that “provides a pan-disability lens on the accessibility of physical spaces around the world,” has teamed up with Daniels to map, review and rank the accessibility of businesses and public spaces in Toronto’s Regent Park, Canada’s largest social housing community.

Daniels and Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) are currently redeveloping a 69-acre site that includes not only new housing forms, but the recently completed World Urban Pavilion at 660 Dundas St. E.


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