Media Alert - IBI Group, Microsoft, EllisDon, The Weather Network, and Slate Announce New Toronto Smart Cities Initiative

Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

TORONTO, May 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IBI Group (TSX:IBG), a Toronto-based, global design and technology firm, will announce the launch of an exciting, new Smart Cities initiative tomorrow, alongside partners, including: EllisDon, The Weather Network and Slate Asset Management, as well as technology provider Microsoft. The initiative will be announced at the Smarter Urban Future event hosted at IBI Group’s head office on May 10th. Partners will be in attendance and available to speak with media. In addition to the announcement, the event will feature an emerging technology pavilion, with booths including virtual reality and parametric design. Media are invited to peruse the booths, interview booth demonstrators, and learn about the technologies and their impact on cities.

What: Announcement of New Smart Cities Initiative
 at IBI Group’s A Smarter Urban Future event
When: Thursday, May 10, 2018
 10:30am – 11:00am IBI Group CEO Keynote
 11:00am – 11:30am Smart Cities Announcement
 11:30am – 11:45am Photo Opp
Where:IBI Group Toronto Head Office
 55 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto
 Main Lobby
Who: Senior executives from IBI Group, EllisDon, The Weather Network, and Slate Asset Management; Emerging Technology Booth Demonstrators

With Toronto being a leader in the development and adoption of smart city technologies, the initiative will be hosted at IBI’s Toronto headquarters but be open to applicants across the globe, with the goal of addressing real-world problems in cities around the world and fostering open networks of communication. As a firm that has been designing cities and implementing intelligent urban systems since its inception more than 40 years ago, IBI Group is in a unique position to lead this exciting initiative.

For all media inquiries and to reserve interviews following the announcement, please contact Julia Harper at or 647-330-4706.

About IBI Group

IBI Group Inc. (TSX:IBG) is a globally integrated architecture, planning, engineering, and technology firm with over 2,700 professionals around the world. For more than 40 years, its dedicated professionals have helped clients create livable, sustainable, and advanced urban environments. IBI Group believes that cities must be designed with intelligent systems, sustainable buildings, efficient infrastructure, and a human touch. IBI Group is a lead partner of the Smart Cities Council North America. Follow us on Twitter @ibigroup and Instagram @ibi_group.


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