Toronto named one of the world's 7 most intelligent communities.

TORONTO—Toronto has been named one of the top seven intelligent communities in the world by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF).

The city earned the nomination in part for its waterfront renewal project, Waterfront Toronto, which is in the process of turning a huge swathe of brownfield land from an industrial graveyard into a new centre for North America’s third-largest knowledge economy.

The project is the largest urban renewal development in North America. But Toronto also features five universities with specialized programs, some with incubators that accelerate innovations in Internet and communications technology businesses.