A public lab for the future of urban life
A miniature future city
In 2018, Daily contributed to the creation of 307, Sidewalk Toronto’s workspace for the urban planning of Quayside, a new neighborhood in Toronto. In 2019, the result of their 18 months of research and public consultations was published in “Toronto Tomorrow”, a 2000-page book. To make this document more accessible to the public, Daily created a large-scale model showcasing some of the major innovations they presented, through the metaphor of a Day in the Life in the city of the future.
Permanent Exhibition Since 2019
18 screens integrated in the structure present urban technologies in a futuristic city, in the context of people using them.
Animations depict innovations such as rain water collection, its treatment, waste management, energy solutions, etc.
The structure, entirely built with wood, echoes one of Sidewalk Toronto’s propositions on promoting buildings made with a wooden frame.
More than 300 tiny human figurines live throughout all the model, illustrating all the various lifestyles possible in this future city.