Toronto is a city filled with successful men, it would be nearly impossible to list them all. CEO's, designers, charity organizers, artists, athletes - I've gathered a list of talented, hardworking and dedicated gentlemen in the 6ix that are worth recognizing.
If you need some career inspiration, these guys prove that it's completely normal to change career goals in your 20's and do something that you truly love and be successful at the same time. This makes them pretty badass right? In no particular order, let's take a look at 10 guys that have pretty badass jobs in Toronto:
Shane Vitaly Foran // Founder and designer of Vitaly Design
Shane is an expert when it comes to jewelry. He created his first two rings for himself, and now four years later Vitaly Design has expanded to 400 retailers around the world. His badass attitude is vividly depicted in his work, as statement pieces have been made with wood, stainless steel, titanium, tungsten and ceramics. Clocks And Colours, is another business Shane is involved in, that designs hand-crafted men's accessories. He also takes part in charity work with non-profit organizations such as the Get REAL movement, that focuses on on eliminating LGBTQ discrimination.
Romain Avril // Executive Chef of Trademark Hospitality
After travelling and practicing his amazing skills in the kitchen, the Parisian native finally made his way to Toronto. He then worked as the head chef at Toronto’s most popular French Bistro, La Societe. Romain made a leap in his career as he became the Executive Chef of Trademark Hospitality that opened LAVELLE, one of Toronto's hottest rooftop restaurant and pool bar. He has been featured in many publications and made appearances on CBC, The Morning Show, Breakfast Television and took part in several chef competitions in Toronto and across the world.
Connor McDavid // NHL Player
At just the age of 19, Connor is the captain of the Edmonton Oilers, making him the youngest captain in NHL history. The young Toronto native was first overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft and has established himself as a powerful individual. McDavid's professional career sky rocketed when he joined the Canada men's national under-18 ice hockey team in 2013 and was named the best player on the team. He played for team Canada in the World Junior Championship in 2014 and 2015, and represented Canada in the 2016 IIHF World Championship.
Brent Marson // Senior Account Executive at Faulhaber Communications
Brent is a communications expert when it comes to the PR and digital marketing worlds. He's designed over 360 campaigns for H&M, Hudson’s Bay and InterContinental Hotels Group. Brent's creativity and positive attitude has led him to obtaining a position with one of Toronto's most established PR companies, Faulhaber Communications. On his own time, he likes to travel, practice a healthy life style by going to the gym and enjoys activities that have a connection to photography and film.
Dwayne Delves // CEO Body by Chosen
Dwayne is your go-to man if you're looking to improve your health and fitness. He founded the gym Body by Chosen in 2009 and is front runner of the calisthenics fitness movement in Canada. Dwayne began part taking in street workouts such as boxing, because he wanted to try something new as in oppose to just lifting weights. He works out 6 days a week and can do 500 pull ups, push up, dips and squats every workout.
Joe Ghost // DJ and Music Producer
Joe Ghost is a leading Canadian artist in the house and electronic music industry. He began his career as a DJ in nightclubs downtown Toronto during the early-mid 2000's. Ghost was featured for his top music podcasts on iTunes, after releasing several podcasts on a monthly basis to rave reviews. He is the latest addition to the PBR family and has become a very established and recognizable persona in the electronic scene. Some of his music has been supported by famous music producers such as Tiesto, Bass Jackers, Bingo Players and many more.
Christopher Sealy // Sommelier at Alo
When it comes to wine, Christopher knows everything about it and how it tastes. He discovered his passion for wine after living in Paris, while working in restaurants and bars. Christopher is a certified Sommelier in the Court of Master Sommeliers and has a certification with The Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers. The Toronto native has worked with several popular restaurants in the city such as Buca, Terroni, Mercatto, George Restaurant, Bar Mercurio, Midfield Wine Bar and even taught classes at George Brown College! Could you imagine tasting wines from across the world and getting paid for it? Sounds pretty badass to me.
Cysen // Founder of Golden Iron Tattoo Studio
Cysen has filled his shelves with trophies, that features a collection with 100 awards he has won since 2013 across North America. He is the founder of Golden Iron Tattoo Studio and his artistic work is recognized in the city. Cysen works with a variety of techniques and styles, from dot work to line work, traditional, black and grey realistic and single needle. His own tattoos are badass, his skills are badass and the amazing artwork he is capable of producing on people's bodies is super badass.
Dave Wilkin // Founder of Ten Thousand Coffees
If you're looking to build your network, find a job in a new industry or get advice on your next project, Dave Wilkin will be glad to assist you. Ten Thousand Coffees has created a community where you can connect with the right people. Wilkin is a social entrepreneur, that is dedicated to connecting people around the world, one coffee conversation at a time.
Cameron Wilson // Creative Director & Founder of Untitled & Co
Untitled & Co is a lifestyle street wear brand and is one of Toronto's leading clothing lines. Cameron manages the creative content and marketing for the company and is sure good at doing it. He mostly works with photoshop and illustrator, to put together his fashion designs which is pretty badass and sounds like a lot of fun.