We’re getting ready to get a little closer to the unveiling of ceramic tile, a new technology that’s getting widespread attention in the city.
In fact, it’s one of the hottest topics in city planning right now.
The first of the ceramic tiles, shown here, was approved by the city in May and will go into the streets of Toronto.
Its been compared to the tiles used in New York City, and there’s a strong argument that its better for the environment.
The city’s using ceramic tile to replace old paint in new buildings, and its expected to use the tiles in many major public spaces.
In the meantime, the city has been working with a company to develop an app that can be used to measure and monitor the health of the tiles.
The tile’s been available in the City of Toronto since February, but it won’t be available in Toronto until sometime in 2019.
This is a huge step forward in sustainability, but some people have already questioned the health benefits of using ceramic tiles.
In Toronto, there are still some concerns about whether the city will be able to maintain them, but the tile’s not the only new technology being introduced.
The ceramic tiles that are being used in the Toronto project are made of carbon-fiber, and their durability has been touted as an improvement over traditional asphalt, which is prone to cracking and melting.
But critics say that carbon fiber has also been associated with more frequent spills, and that it’s hard to maintain.
A report from the Environment Agency last year recommended that the city install at least 10% of its city-owned parking lots with ceramic tile by 2020, though that goal is expected to fall short of the target.
There are a number of concerns about the health impacts of ceramic tiles: they’re expensive to use, can lead to water contamination, and are likely to contain toxins.
Some cities have already started phasing out the use of ceramic in their parking lots, and in June, the U.S. announced that it would end its use of the material by 2025.
But even if the city does phase out ceramic tile entirely, it will still need to make room for the ceramic in the new spaces.
This article originally appeared on Wired.com.