National Day of Honour – Red Friday

The ninth of May has been officially declared ‘National Day of Honour’. It is an opportunity for Canadians to honour the valour, strength and sacrifices of all those who served in Afghanistan over the last 12 years, including more than 40,000 Canadian Armed Forces members who helped to combat terrorism, stabilize Afghanistan and rebuild the country’s capacity to provide its own security. A service on Parliament Hill was held today to pay respect to the sacrifices of the wounded and fallen … [Read more...]

Dutch perspective on Toronto’s Future, Urban planning, and Design

With the new RBC WaterPark Place  office tower being built, waterfront redevelopment, and all the construction in Toronto's South Core,  our CEO, Cynthia Rostie, sent us on a mission to learn more about urban planning in Toronto. Housing several start-ups and taking pride in our innovative clients, Cynthia felt it would a great opportunity for us to also see a full blown innovation centre in action.  Abigail Bristow and Samantha Flores would like to thank MARs Discovery District Centre for … [Read more...]

Check out our new office tower that is opening in a few months!

RBC WaterPark Place: http://t.co/rIyFNxUaqT RBC WaterPark Place, at 933,000 SF and 30 storeys, is where the modern Toronto workplace is headed. The property offers an inspiring work experience, with the city's only PATH connection to the waterfront, 360-degree lake and skyline views, intelligent amenities, and a vital and refreshing waterfront location. It is the third, and final, tower in the WaterPark Place complex. And as the city's first LEED Platinum office tower, it is the evolution of … [Read more...]

Could Your Business Use 131 million YouTube views?

Tom Dickson, Founder and CEO of BlendTec tests his blender on everyday items to see if they will... well, blend. The Will It Blend series was a huge success with total video views exceeding 131 million. Could your business use 131 million YouTube views? Creating video for web is very low cost, cost effective and the potential ROI greatly exceeds that of traditional media. Here are a few tips to creating effect videos for the web. Catchy titles - make your title catchy. With the right keywords … [Read more...]

Could Dickens’ 200-year-old desk improve your Office Space’s productivity?

A 200-year-old desk may have, in part, inspired the works of great novelist Charles Dickens according to its current owner, 80-year-old Desmond Zwar. The sloping desk which was with the famous novelist from early youth to adulthood appears to have been a definite favourite of Dickens' for writing. Today marks the 200th anniversary of Dickens' birth and many events are taking place to celebrate his life and his great literary contributions which include A Christmas Carol and Oliver Twist. What … [Read more...]

Garner some Superbowl ‘Star Power’ with a Prime Office Space or Virtual Office in Toronto

Indianapolis, the host of Superbowl XLVI won't have the club or luxury hotel clout of former host cities but will celebs and the media clamour to the city this weekend? Yes. Whether you're the 'Indianapolis' or the New York Giants of your industry, the way to get clients making a bee-line to your home office or office space is to unify clients around what they're passionate about, i.e. quality service and products. How do you communicate quality to prospective and current clients? Firstly, … [Read more...]

How is Your Office Space Etiquette?

We recently invited image consultant, Nicole Schwartz to be keynote speaker at one of our weekly Lunch and Learn seminars at the Rostie Group. Her presentation was entitled "How to Make Friends Quickly and Influence People". While many rules of etiquette appear to be 'common sense' there are many things that aren't as obvious or that we just haven't thought of because of the level of comfort some of us are accustomed to, even in a professional environment. Here is Nicole's presentation on … [Read more...]

Shared Office Space: Best of Both Worlds?

You can enjoy the benefits of the Downtown Toronto, full-service office location with even more flexibility and none of the huge overheads that usually come with all the above. There is also that added incentive of a friendly, collaborative work environment, ripe for networking as you mix with other local business personalities. Hot Desking is the highly efficient shared office space solution practised the world over. At the Rostie Group, our very affordable hotdesking package offers … [Read more...]

When it comes to your Office Space needs we get the #Why

At the Rostie Group we get that there's a "why" behind every business so we take pride in continuously creating innovative ways to provide added value with our own initiatives designed to bring our customers closer to their purpose and vision, or what we like to call the "why". … [Read more...]