Parkdale is going to be watching a lot more Netflix over the next year, that’s for sure.
ReBOOT Canada has started a one-year pilot project to provide free Wi-Fi access in Parkdale, from Sorauren Avenue to Dufferin Street. Parkdale Activity and Recreation Centre and Parkdale Community Legal Services will host the actual Wi-Fi hotspots, with a small grant from reBOOT to cover monthly costs.
(Potential future for Parkdale parks…)
“It will give you the opportunity to connect 24/7 not just when the library’s open,” said Frank Rota executive director of reBOOT.
The recreation centre’s hotspot is already up and running, and the second location should launch by the end of the month.
No word yet whether there are hopes to spread this to other parts of the city, but here’s hoping that the City of Toronto picks up on this trend soon.
Let’s just say there may be a few more Pokemon GO hotspots coming to Parkdale.