6 Questions with Nancy Chen

Nancy Chen

Nancy Chen

Owner
Otto’s Doner, Otto’s Bierhalle
 
What’s your favourite thing about doing business out of Toronto?

How open people in this city are to new ideas experiences, it really opens up the door to try things that are different.

 
What is the one thing you’d like to see the City of Toronto accomplish for businesses in 2018?

City planning that considers both creative industry’s needs and affordable housing for a growing city. Being able to keep rent at a reasonable rate is important for keeping and growing the population of young people, particularly those in the arts industry. They will need to approve more developments in order to keep up with the growth. However, there also needs to be updated zoning laws and better planning to ensure that new developments don’t destroy small businesses, that we can maintain not just heritage but upstart businesses that require fewer restrictions.

 
What is the one buzzword or trend you’d like to see die in 2018?

Internet influencers.

 
What is your favourite curse word?

It is most definitely fuck.

 
Where do you go in Toronto when you need to focus and allow your mind to work through complex business challenges?

Sid Lee.

 
Top 3 Favourite Things to Do in Toronto

1. Eat

2. Drink

3. Get out of the city for hiking trails