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A King West condo building gets a futuristic virtual concierge (and a lot of security cameras)

Canada’s first virtual concierge is now greeting condo-dwellers and accepting packages at Rêve, a new condo built by Tridel near King West and Bathurst. A futuristic system of 50 security cameras, motion sensors and video and voice technology allows an actual human (in this case, a 24-year-old named Vanessa Singh) at an off-site control centre to monitor the building and garage and unlock and lock cabinets for deliveries—plus, chat about hot restaurants and attend the building’s Christmas party, according to the Toronto Star. For now, the virtual concierge will communicate via screen, but we’re hoping this all leads to Tupac-style hologram doormen in the very near future. [Toronto Star]

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