«To be sure, Sidewalk Labs (and by extension Alphabet) is not purchasing land along Toronto’s waterfront, nor would it be the landlord to any residents that eventually live there. The company responded to a request for proposals from the city looking for “an innovation partner” in the development plan, and won after a “rigorous procurement process involving a number of local and international firms“»

Source : Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs strikes deal to turn 800 acres of Toronto into an ‘internet city’ – The Verge