Toronto, Ontario, June 29, 2015 – youRhere Inc. is pleased to announce that it has completed the installation of an interactive directory for the City of Toronto. Located inside the main entrance to the (new) Toronto City Hall, the directory was unveiled at a press conference hosted by Deputy Major Denzil Minnan-Wong. The directory was installed as part of an ongoing strategy to enhance customer service at the City. According to the City of Toronto, “the IED (Interactive Electronic Display) will aid people with disabilities providing a City of Toronto staff directory, and location of City services and amenities at City Hall using touchscreen technology.”
The initial directory is part of a pilot project by the City designed to improve wayfinding for visitors to City Hall. After gathering user feedback over the remainder of the year, the City hopes to expand the project to encompass more directories at City Hall and other City-owned buildings as well as incorporate additional features into the directory. youRhere was selected through an RFP process earlier this spring and worked closely with the Facilities Management—Facilities Design and Construction Group as well as other City divisions to complete the pilot in less than three months’ time.
About The City of Toronto
Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities. Toronto is proud to be the Host City for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games.