6 Questions with Richard Wong

Richard Wong
Richard Wong
VP Marketing & Creator Relations
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What’s your favourite thing about doing business out of Toronto?

The community of leaders in the city are so tight-knit and allows younger leaders to accelerate our growth and development better than any other city in the world.

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

I’d like to see the City take a more active role in highlighting rising companies. There are programs in place for companies just starting up (i.e. the DMZ, CDL, MaRS), but there’s constant pressure from start-ups to move down to the US to access talent, have better access to fundraising, and build stronger relations with media outlets.

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

Disrupt

 
What is your favourite curse word?

F*ck

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

Coffee shops (i.e. Jimmy’s Coffee) or anything along Queen West

 
Top 3 Favourite Things to Do in Toronto
1. Explore unique neighbourhoods (Parkdale, Queen West, Kensington Market)
2. Festivals and city-run events (i.e. Skating, Ontario Place, street festivals)
3. Dining out/Culinary options