Toronto, Canada
Ayhan, 28
Tech Entrepreneur
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a bit about Ayhan

What do you do and why do you do it?

I am currently launching my own tech startup focused in education. Super obsessed with anything digital related

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had and why was it so effing bad?

Can't think of any

Were you born and raised in Toronto? If not, where did you grow up and what brought you to Toronto?

No. I was born in Karachi (Pakistan), grew up in Dubai (U.A.E.), did my undergrad in Ottawa (Canada), moved back to Dubai and then immigrated to Toronto in 2016. Toronto is where everyone comes together - it is the best place to start pursuing your passion. All sorts of interesting people live here.

What’s your current hood in Toronto and what’s the best/worst thing about it?

I am currently in the Harbourfront area. Its close to everything in downtown the only downsize is the traffic during a game or concert.

What kind of music do you listen to and what kind of music do you absolutely HATE?

I listen to everything as long it has a slow & down tempo. I don't like anything that hurts my ears

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

Life on Mars by Trey Songz and some old school 90s R&B

Name the best TV shows of all time, and what makes them so good?

Boardwalk Empire, WestWorld, The Wire and Vinyl. I am a big fan of HBO. They make the best tv shows filled with cliff hangers and amazing stories.

Name some spots in Toronto that are good for a Tinder date.

Queen West and Harbourfront

Which public figure would you want to see “roasted”? (every public figure is fair game).

Elon Musk

Who’s your hero and where in Toronto would you take them out for a serious hang?

Malcolm Gladwell. Probably just walk & talk on the harbourfront.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Online. Not much of a shopper prefer simple colour. usually not branded or something local.

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

Many places. I don't leave the downtown core much.

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

Exercise outdoors

Where do you go in Toronto for a casual night out?

Anywhere

Where would you go in Toronto to celebrate some freaking good news?

Anywhere

What’s your choice of transportation in Toronto and why?

TTC. Its well connected downtown and gets me everywhere

What are the Toronto spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

The TORONTO sign at City Hall

What are the Toronto spots tourists should run from screaming?

CN Tower. Too many tourists. its just a really tall building.

Tomorrow’s your last day in Toronto. How do you spend it?

Cycling all over the city!

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

Amsterdam. Impossible to have a bad time.