Quito Maggi is President and CEO of Mainstreet Research, a Canadian public research firm with offices in Montreal, Ottawa and headquarters in Toronto. As President of Mainstreet Research, Quito Maggi has been credited by media as a consistently accurate pollster of political public opinion including recent elections in Alberta, Ontario, British Columbia, the 2015 Federal election and a number of Municipalities and by-elections across Canada.
Quito was born in Montreal to Argentinian immigrants who came to Canada in 1968 seeking opportunities that did not exist in the unstable political climate of Argentina. Quito’s grandfather served as a Member of Parliament and Senator in Argentina and his interest in public policy and politics was learned at a young age. While most people consider it impolite to discuss politics at the dinner table, Quito grew up in a house where little else was discussed. After the family moved from Montreal to Toronto in 1977, his love for politics and the Montreal Canadiens never diminished and he remains a lifelong fan of both.
Quito attended Carleton University where he studied Economics and business. As a young man, he worked in the investment and technology industries while keeping one foot in politics as an avid volunteer and contributor on political campaigns at all levels of politics.
He is the proud father of three boys, is a sports fan, and travels across Canada extensively. His greatest passion, other than the company he founded and manages, is the game of golf and he hopes to one day practice it full time.
Mainstreet Research conducts regular polling across Canada on matters of public policy, including economic, social, environmental, social and cultural issues. Recent polls include national research on vaccination, retirement, economic performance and infrastructure projects. As part of Mainstreet’s Public Policy Fund, input is solicited from media, researchers and the general public to conduct research on current events and issues of public interest.
Quito has advised numerous politicians over his 20 year career in politics and public policy, including Councillors, Mayors, MPPs, MLAs, MPs and Ministers. This experience, combined with a technology background, has proven invaluable to Mainstreet’s ongoing quality and accuracy in determining public opinion.
He lives with his partner, Sarah McMaster, in Ottawa.