Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs - Call for Proposals for Research Grants


Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs in partnership with the Toronto Foundation


Sidewalk Toronto Small Research Grants


Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs in partnership with the Toronto Foundation are providing small research grants to support and enrich the creation of their Master Innovation and Development Plan (MIDP) for Sidewalk Toronto. Sidewalk Toronto is a project by Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs to create a plan for a new kind of neighbourhood on Toronto’s waterfront.

For complete competition details including a list of the research topics, please see the attached Sidewalk Toronto Small Grants Program guide.


To apply for a grant, you need to be a faculty member at a post-secondary institution in Ontario and work with at least one graduate student who will assist in completing the research assignment.  

Funding Availability

The program will provide funding for both student/research assistant stipends and research expenses.  
Student/research assistant stipends: For projects where significant work is going to be undertaken by a student or research assistant, Sidewalk Toronto will provide up to $10,000 (CAD) per project to provide stipends for the student(s) or affiliated researcher(s).   
Research expenses: Sidewalk Toronto will fund cash out-of-pocket expenses directly related to research up to a sum of $5,000 (CAD) per project. 

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

If awarded, final deliverables will be tendered to Sidewalk Toronto not later than November 16, 2018 and each researcher will be asked to devote the time necessary to meet this deadline.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Please submit your proposal, along with an OR-5 Form to research.services@uoguelph.ca.

External Deadline

Researcher to submit a proposal via email to research@sidewalktoronto.ca no later than 5:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, on August 24, 2018.  Winning proponents will be notified no later than September 10, 2018.


For Questions, please contact

Please email research@sidewalktoronto.ca

Office of Research

Kristin Zimmermann, Senior Grants & Contracts Specialist
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x56257

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