(Gathering Residents to Improve Technology)

GRIT Toronto offers a usability testing service which connects technology creators from the private, public and nonprofit sectors with diverse and underrepresented communities in the city.

Technology is changing our cities like never before, but too often that technology is conceived, designed, and tested in a way that excludes broad swaths of society.


Inspired by successful initiatives in Chicago and New York, Civic Hall Toronto and Code for Canada are launching GRIT (Gathering Residents to Improve Technology) Toronto. The program will facilitate better, more inclusive and accessible usability testing that engages residents in the creation of the technology that’s meant to serve them.


Civic Hall Toronto is excited to offer usability testing through GRIT as a service for our members!


If you’d like to get involved with GRIT Toronto, email or click below to receive updates, or sign up to as a tester or product developer.

Help shape tech in Toronto

Become a usability tester with GRIT and get paid to give input on cool new technology products in the city. Fill out our registration form and start contributing!

Build better products

Are you a technology creator? GRIT can help you get feedback from a diversity of Toronto residents so your products will deliver the impact your users really need.

GRIT Toronto is supported by Sidewalk Labs and the City Tech Collaborative.

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