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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Future City Competition


The Future City Competition offers a project-based learning experience for students in Grades 7 and 8, challenging them to envision, research, design, and construct cities of tomorrow. Utilizing the Engineering Design Process as its foundation, this competition directs students through the development of their futuristic cities. This process is augmented by specific project management techniques to ensure project progression stays on course. This structured approach provides students with practical learning experiences that are directly applicable to future academic, professional, and personal challenges.

Over approximately four months, students work on designing cities that are envisioned to exist a century in the future, tackling a key sustainability issue through their urban designs. Teams are required to create a comprehensive essay about their city, construct a detailed model, deliver an engaging presentation, and develop a well-structured project plan.

During the regional competitions, student teams showcase their city models and presentations to a panel of volunteer judges who evaluate and score their work. Winners are determined based on the scores they receive. Additionally, five special awards are presented by our competition sponsors.

Each year, Ontario Tech Engineering Outreach assists over 500 students in Grades 7 and 8 participating in the regional Future City Competition. This year, we're excited to expand our support to the Future City Competition across Canada, offering it in a virtual format to accommodate participants from coast to coast.

Virtual Future City Competition

Kick-off Event

Kick-off Event

The Future City Experience Day Kick-off event marks the exciting start of the Future City Competition, offering a fun and engaging opportunity to dive into sustainable urban development and climate change solutions. Here, you can directly interact with industry experts, ask your pressing questions, and receive live insights.
Online Showcase

Online Showcase

The Online Showcase is the grand finale of the competition, where classes and groups present their innovative, sustainable city projects to a panel of industry judges. This virtual celebration highlights the creativity, hard work, and achievements of all participants, offering a platform to share their visions for sustainable urban development and receive feedback from experts.
Vitrine en ligne

Vitrine en ligne

La Vitrine en ligne est la grande finale du concours, où les classes et les groupes présentent leurs projets de ville durable innovants à un panel de juges issus de l'industrie. Cette célébration virtuelle met en lumière la créativité, le travail acharné et les réalisations de tous les participants, offrant une plateforme pour partager leurs visions du développement urbain durable et recevoir des retours d'experts.