Canada's federal government has released more information on the Canada Smart Cities Challenge. 

 

Here is a bit of information from the Industry Canada web site:

 

"The Smart Cities Challenge is a pan-Canadian competition open to communities of all sizes, including municipalities, regional governments and Indigenous communities (First Nations, Métis and Inuit). The Challenge encourages communities to adopt a smart cities approach to improve the lives of their residents through innovation, data and connected technology."


You can find more information on the challenge here:  Infrastructure Canada - Smart Cities Challenge