UN International Day of Happiness!

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It feels good to be happy right?

Why not share the happiness at WaterPark Place this Friday and join us for some fun activities and treats in the Mezzanine and Food Court!

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Happiness is what we all strive for – what the media, society and every self-help book and guru out there tells us to seek.

So how do we truly reach a state of happiness and stay there?

Without the down times in life, it would be hard to enjoy the up times.

It would be very odd if we all walked around like the Stepford wives, perpetually smiling…

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International Day of Happiness celebrated on March 20th,  is not about superficial and materialistic happiness but rather it is about recognizing that ‘progress’ should be about increasing human happiness and wellbeing, not just growing the economy.

“In 2011, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution which recognised happiness as a “fundamental human goal” and called for “a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes the happiness and well-being of all peoples”.

In 2012 the first ever UN conference on Happiness took place and the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution which decreed that the International Day of Happiness would be observed every year on 20 March. It was celebrated for the first time in 2013″.

http://www.dayofhappiness.net/about/

It comes as no surprise that the number one way people describe experiencing happiness is from giving and doing things for others.

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The Scoop is Out for March!

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Spring is in the air…almost! Before the snow melts, make sure you check out the Sugar Shack on the Waterfront’s Sugar Beach March 12th-13th! The Waterfront also has tons of activities for March Break, including Kids Camps.

St. Patricks Day is also just around the corner, be sure to head to the Miller Tavern for some amazing specials and a Guinness or two!

 

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http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/camps/marchbreak/

http://www.dayofhappiness.net/

http://www.sugarshackto.ca/

http://towaterfrontfest.com/

http://www.themiller.ca/Bay/main.html

 

 

Top 10 Choices for Winter Fun on the Waterfront!

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Toronto’s winter has been unpredictable to say the least! The Waterfont community is still full of excitement and fun things to do. Use this list to plan your next after work night out, or visit to the Waterfront on the weekend!

ART:

  • Stay warm and feed your eyes and your ears with Quebec artist Patrick Bernatchez’s installation work on now until May 15, 2016 at The Power Plant Art Gallery. Immerse yourself in the changing seasons, pondering the cycle of life and death, rebirth and what time really means. Great for a date or friends to visit, and its FREE!  Find the Power Plant at 231 Queens Quay W.
  • powerplantLooking for some obscure and enigmatic art to whisk you out of this awkward winter we are having? Look no further than Deliberately Ambiguous. Five exhibitions at The Harbourfront Centre organized in conjunction with the Toronto Design Offsite Festival. You will be confused in the most positive way possible, and pushed to the limits of design, art and craft. This event is also FREE, because you know it’s better by the water!

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  • “The City of Toronto, in partnership with OCAD University, has launched a temporary, digital art installation at Union Station. The interactive exhibit, called Memory Capsule, pays tribute to the venerable station and cherished public space, which is undergoing a major revitalization”. There you have it! Taking the subway can be boring, but Union station has ramped up the artistic exposure with this installation, taking us all to the next level, and down to the Waterfront of course!

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EVENTS:

  • For the very first time, the Waterfront is hosting it’s own Sugar Shack – Quebec style too! Taking a page out of Canadian history and tradition, maple syrup tasting is a must for all Torontonians and tourists alike. It really makes you want to say Canadian eh? Catch this experience March 12th and 13th. Don’t forget to check out all the local food trucks serving up popular eats from around the city – our favourite the Montreal Smoked Meat Sandwich from Caplansky’s!

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  • If you have ever been to a convention at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, then you know anything is possible here. The venue was made for events like Comicon! You don’t have to be a die hard fan of Comics or Superhero’s either. This year will be featuring guests such as Jason Isaacs from Harry Potter and Tovah Feldshuh who plays Deanna from The Walking Dead! Guaranteed you will see someone dressed as Deadpool, and hey maybe this is your chance to put on that Catwoman costume you’ve been meaning to wear again. With over 400 exhibitors, you’ll be sure to find something that excites the hidden sci-fi lover inside all of us. March 18th-20th. Tickets: http://comicontoronto.com/tickets/

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FOOD:

  • Miku restaurant – The best sushi experience in Toronto. The sushi looks like art, and tastes amazing. Sweet and flavourful, there is no need for Soy Sauce. The Sake pairs well too! Convienently located in 10-20 Bay Street, WaterPark Place is accessible through the PATH or off of Bay St and Queens Quay. Stop by before you hop on a flight at the Billy Bishop Airport or have your next lunch meeting here.

 

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  • Watermark Irish Pub and Restaurant  – Our go to place for after work food and drinks! Literally situated on the water at the Queens Quay Terminal, you will want to indulge in a Guinness or two. Be sure to stop by on March 17th for St Patrick’s Day festivities!

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  • Harbour Sixty – Ideal for those looking for an exquisite up-scale steakhouse experience. Classic and on-point, Harbour Sixty is frequented by our clients for business lunches and after work rendezvous. Mouth-watering goodness!

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  • C’est What?!? Located at 67 Front St. East., this spot is a mix of board games and fireplaces, craft beer and delectable wine selections if you’re into that kind of thing! Good for a night out with friends or an after work unwind.

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HOTEL:

  • Our number one hotel choice is the Le Germain – connected via the PATH and located right in Maple Leaf Square, Le Germain offers a unique boutique hotel experience, with original décor and stellar service –  you will feel like a celebrity visiting Toronto for TIFF! Trust us, you’ll like it. Book here: http://www.legermainhotels.com/en/torontomls/

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Oh yeah, The Waterfront’s Singing Ambassadors are hiring for the summer season. If you like to sing and hang out by the Waterfront, you should definitely apply! We would love to see you around.

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Connect with us to stay in the loop with what is happening on the Waterfront Work Community!

 

#SocialFriday Winter Warm Up

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Join us for a Winter Warm Up – #SocialFriday!
Have a hot cocoa from Miller & Bean Coffee Company, meet your neighbours, and start the weekend off right!

20 Bay Street, 11th Floor

Toronto, ON M5J 2N8

Find out why drinking hot chocolate is beneficial!

http://www.healthyeating.org/Healthy-Eating/All-Star-Foods/Beverages/Article-Viewer/Article/212/Health-Benefits-of-Hot-Cocoa.aspx

The Scoop is out for February

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This Winter has been a whirlwind – from the Toronto weather, to the amazing events happening in the city! Come and check out what is happening in your Waterfront work community. The Scoop is out! Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Social Friday on February 26th and say ‘Hi’ to all the friendly faces around the centre.

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Recap! Chili Cook-off 2016

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Chili Cook-off 2016 started off spicy!

8 creative Chili entries geared up for the competition!
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The Mexican theme was felt throughout the afternoon; the unconventionally warm February weather in Toronto helped to boost spirits!
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Thank you to Lone Star for coming out and providing some delicious tortilla chips and salsa!

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Everybody tried the 8 chili dishes and ranked them according to their favourites!

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Food, fun and social networking were had by all!
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Some took the judging very seriously – as you can see Melisa lined up her chili tastings and deliberated who to pick as #1! All the chili recipes were unique, including a vegetarian option and ground chicken option, with delicious cornbread and dips all made by our caring tenants and friends.

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Mike serving up the Chili!

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Miller & Bean rocking the moustaches!

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Congratulations to our winners – First Place for Nathan, Second Place for Charlie and Third Place for John!

Thank you to Tim Hortons for donating chili and bread for the competition, and Los Colibris for the gift certificates!

The 2016 Chili Cook-off was a huge success, thank you to all our clients and friends who came out and enjoyed the afternoon with us!

We are looking forward to some great events coming up for 2016, stay tuned for details!

Chili Cookoff – February 3rd!

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Bring the heat! Stir up your most delicious chili and engage your senses by taste testing chili recipes from around the world!

Come out for the food, fun and social networking!

rsvp@rostiegroup.com to confirm your attendance and let us know if you are stirring up a pot!

$5.00 charge for those wishing to taste and judge all the chili recipes .
Great prizes for the chili winners and give-aways will be happening!

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Customizing 2016: One Meeting at a Time

It’s January and the winter season is in full effect! There’s nothing worse than showing up to class or a last minute meeting, freezing cold and uncomfortable.

Well, it’s time to change these feelings and enjoy your self in Toronto’s premier meeting spaces, in the newly renovated RBC WaterPark Place tower.

Looking to book a board meeting? Host a conference for a large group? Teach or attend an out of town class from the comfort of your own city, or find the right candidate by holding interviews? It’s time to inquire about a wide selection of versatile spaces available now for groups from 1 to 100.conferencerooms

Whatever affair you have planned, The Rostie Group’s friendly staff will ensure it runs smoothly. We specialize in providing the optimal downtown space for university courses and training seminars for larger companies.

It’s time to enjoy a comfortable and professional atmosphere with customized catering to ensure a smooth start for 2016 and beyond.

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With personalized options such as: Video conferencing, Catering services, Custom room configurations, 24/7 room availability and Online –booking; creating your ideal event that best fits your needs has never been easier.

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WaterPark Place is Toronto’s Harbourfront Hub for business. You couldn’t ask for a better location to and from the TTC, train and airport stations. Using Toronto’s direct access PATH from Union Station is a sure fire way to stay warm and looking your best this winter.

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Whether it’s a last minute engagement or a booking for well in advance, meetings can be planned accordingly accommodating hourly, daily and weekly requests.

Mention this post when booking your meeting in advance and you will receive a special discount!

Contact meetings@rostiegroup.com or 416-214-1840.

Start your 2016 off on the right foot and join us at The Rostie Group! It’ll be the best decision you make all year.

The Scoop is out for January!

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The Scoop is out – Check out what is happening at The Rostie Group work community for January 2016! Mark your calendars for the annual Chili Cookoff – February 3rd, and don’t forget to test your skating skills at the waterfront’s Natrel Skating Rink! Our featured client this month is Marketing Copilot! Make sure to go to http://marketingcopilot.com/ for tips and resources on content marketing and more.

 

 

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2016!

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Start your year off right by giving your business what it needs to succeed.

No matter what stage your business is at, everyone can benefit from a professional mailing address, friendly reception phone answering and flexible meeting space.

Check out some Virtual Office packages here!

Set high expectations for your business and achieve your big dreams this year!

2016 is the year of success!