Sidewalk Labs, Quayside

Sidewalk Labs, Quayside

About the project

urbanMetrics was engaged by US-based Sidewalk Labs (Alphabet) to provide economic advisory services for a major, timber-focused urban development proposal on Toronto’s eastern waterfront.  

Over the 2018-2019 planning period, urbanMetrics acted as a key advisor to the SWL team, responsible for the preparation of economic modelling and forecasting to help advance the proponent’s business case and redevelopment plan for an innovative mixed-use district. Our work on the project involved the creation of development forecasts (people, jobs, gross floor area) and the preparation of order of magnitude estimates of job creation, economic output (construction and annualized operating), and future tax uplift for local, provincial and federal government coffers.



Sidewalk Labs / Alphabet


Toronto, Ontario




Economic Impact