Toronto, Canada
Sukhmani, 32
Team Leader in a Tech Company
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a bit about Sukhmani

What do you do and why do you do it?

I build technology because I like to make things. I feel alive when I am figuring things out. In more professional terms, I lead a team of technologists that design infrastructure & cloud solutions for brands (both commercial & government).

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

Working at a food court. It was awful because not enough foot traffic, and not being busy at work is purgatory for me!

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

I was born and raised in India and moved to Toronto about a decade ago as my family immigrated to Canada in hopes of a better life and future for their children. Happy to report that it has been a success, and Toronto being the beautiful mosaic it is, has proved to be an excellent home!

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

Queen West. Best : Its Artsy, home to many local fashion & food brands and highly walkable. Worst: Can look run down if someone is not used to the hole-in-the-wall aesthetic.

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

I usually listen to Blogged 50, which is basically Indie. Music I hate is Jazz. Sorry !

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

Lots of Beyonce reminding me that I run the world, regardless!

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

FRIENDS, Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad because you can watch any episode, any day, any year, and it won't matter. Black mirror for the same reason and that it is an interesting commentary on the world we live in.

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

The Ripley's Aquarium, if it's good enough for the Weekend and Selena Gomez, I guess its good enough. Other spots include Art Gallery of Ontario and grab crepes at Art Gallery Cafe after, Biking on Centre Island, & Cineplex VIP Movie Experience (Yonge & Dundas).

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

Kanye

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

One should never meet their hero(s).

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Aritzia & Zara

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

N/A All of Toronto is pretty awesome

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

Sit and chill at high park.

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

Snakes & Lattes or Kensington Market

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

Alo

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

Walking or ttc because its less hassle than driving and trying to find a parking spot

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

Distillery District

What are the Toronto spots tourists should run from screaming?

CN Tower

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

Call all my friends to take a day off. Breakfast Crepes at Art Gallery Cafe, then catch a ferry to Centre Island. Spend the AM/afternoon biking around, return to mainland and hit Seven Lives in Kensington for tacos, and walk around Queen West, followed by drinks at Thompson Rooftop and then a late night drive to Cherry beach.

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

Paris because everyone is fashionable, every cafe artisan, streets picturesque, and art impressionist.

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