Vaughan, Canada is located just north of Toronto and is the 17th-largest city in Canada by population.
It began its smart community journey in 2016 by becoming the second municipality in Canada to become platinum certified under the International Standards Organization (ISO) 37122 (Sustainable cities and communities). In 2018, Council established the Mayor’s Smart City Advisory Task Force. The group included citizens and accomplished professionals with extensive experience from industries such as healthcare, financial services and environmental sustainability.
Based on the Task Force Report, on March 19, 2019, the Vaughan City Council endorsed a resolution introduced by Mayor Bevilacqua to join the US Ignite SGC program.