Social Friday – Get in the Holiday Spirit

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Join us for a special Social Friday November 27, 2015 starting at 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. at The Rostie Group Reception Area.

We will be getting into the Winter spirit!

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Throwback Thursday to the 90’s!

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Do you remember the 90’s?

If you know what Seinfeld, VCR’s, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, flip phones, Tamagotchi’s or Beanie Babies are, then most likely you lived through the 90’s.

In 1991…

This is what the Apple logo looked like 

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The Motorola had a wicked antenna

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Brad Pitt finally got his big break in one of that year’s biggest hits: Thelma & Louise

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The release of Nirvana’s Nevermind signified the start of the Grunge era that would dominate the music scene up to the mid-90’s (We all know what the cover looks like)

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The Internet is made available for unrestricted commercial use and the number of computers on the net reaches 1 million (today there are 3.17 billion people online)

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1991 is when The Rostie Group was founded to provide businesses and start-ups with the option of smaller, more manageable space. There were 2 locations, one near the Pearson airport as well as downtown Toronto.

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Shared workspaces were called ‘hot desks’ instead of ‘coworking’ and boardrooms looked like this:

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Believe it or not, The Rostie Group prices were higher in 1991 than they are today!

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This marketing poster was the first advertisement for The Rostie Group. We still have the same view, and the same phone number. Pretty sure that guy does not work here anymore though.

The Rostie Group office spaces now start at $350. The ‘Corporate Identity Plan’ is now a ‘Virtual Office’ for remote workers and plans are only $69!

Since it is Throwback Thursday, here is one more of The Rostie Group 90’s Reception, one from the 2000’s and finally from today!

There are still friendly fish tanks around the centre, but we have gotten rid of those amazing white leather couches and dark wood. Are the 90’s back in style yet?!

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http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/1991.html

http://www.statista.com/statistics/273018/number-of-internet-users-worldwide/

 

 

Growing Your Business From Home

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A virtual office is:

All the benefits of a physical office, without having to physically be there! (When you do get lonely though, you are welcome to join us in our coworking space if you need some social interaction and a change of scenery…and coffee!)

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A virtual office is great for:

  • Work from home individuals who would like to maintain a professional appearance and have their administrative duties handled professionally.
  • Small businesses that want to save costs on office space.
  • Medium and large businesses looking to expand into a new market.
  • Business individuals who need to meet clients in a professional environment on a semi-regular basis.
  • Businesses that conduct interviews on an irregular schedule.
  • Independent workers (freelancers, lawyers, and family-run businesses) that want to save time and cut employee costs.
  • When permanent space for all staff doesn’t make sense, but a central address and location for client meetings is needed and will ensure your business runs effectively.

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Virtual tenants can have all their phone calls answered by on-site receptionists, and mail forwarded to anywhere in the world, from our high profile downtown location. Whether your company is located locally, nationally, or abroad, The Rostie Group’s Virtual Office solution can help you build a truly “borderless” business.

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Come visit us to meet your ‘virtual assistant’. We have real people who you will come to know very well, handling all of your mail, greeting your clients on the phone in your company name or in person.

Cut overhead costs by only coming into the office when you need to meet a client who just arrived via Porter airline, for videoconferencing, or having a team meeting. The quaint Baltic, Caspian and Lake Joe rooms boast beautiful views of downtown Toronto.

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At The Rostie Group it is all-inclusive. You receive a discounted rate for meeting rooms, the ability to use coworking space and invitations to all networking events, lunch ‘n’ learns and training sessions. Plus when you are ready to move into a physical office, your transition will be seamless! Your business can grow within The Rostie Group community, from virtual office to coworking to long-term office resident, your business will thrive and grow without having to change your business address!

We love our work community and are involved in local events taking place along the Waterfront all year long! Don’t miss the Spectacle of Lights beginning on November 28th! #itsbetterbythewater

Ultimately the best reason for having a virtual office – at the very least a mailing address –  is that it enables you to focus on developing your business, sales and client base –  avoiding the stress of day-to-day operations .

Check out all of the flexible packages available here. We can custom build a package to suit your business needs! Want 10 hours of coworking with a mailing address and live receptionist? We can build a membership just for you! Need a meeting room every week for 4 hours, plus a Bay St. address for all your packages to be delivered to? We do that!

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Check out some more of the benefits of having a virtual office here,

then share this with your friends, so they can establish the image they need for their business to grow!

Girl Guide Cookies for everyone!

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The Rostie Group is a proud supporter of Girl Guides of Canada.

Classic Girl Guide Cookies are in season and will be available for the next week in all of our meeting rooms!

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Our work community is always looking for ways to support and engage with our community and community members. Thank you to Paola at Slalom for bringing in all the Girl Guide cookies, The Rostie Group is happy to support your community!

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https://www.girlguides.ca/WEB/GGC/Home/GGC/Default.aspx?hkey=f6cbd051-db58-4e5d-9cc8-a732f8b05586

 

 

Remembrance Day 2015

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Remembrance Day is observed on November 11th to commemorate the sacrifices of the men and women who have served in both war and peace.

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month marks the end of the First World War in 1918, after more than four years of continuous warfare. Since the beginning of the First World War, more than 1,500,000 Canadians have served, and more than 120,000 have died for our country’s peace.

 

Starting at 10:50AM on Wednesday November 11th Oxford will be holding a ceremony in the Atrium lobby of 10 and 20 Bay WaterPark Place.

Please join us in reflection and remembrance of those who gave their lives and service so we may live in peace.

 

Lest we forget.

 

Take a moment to remember

WaterPark Place Athletics Now Open

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20 Bay Street, WaterPark Place has its very own Athletics Facilities!

Run by TriFit, this all-inclusive centre is home to a vast array of active living amenities for tenants of WaterPark Place.

Exclusive Features Include:

  • Large Group Exercise Studio with Vaulted Ceilings
  • Full schedule of group exercise classes including Yoga, Indoor Cycle, Barre, Zumba, Kickboxing, Metabolic classes – and our favourite Cardio Dance Party!
  • State of the art Life Fitness cardio and strength equipment
  • Dedicated Free Weight Area
  • Change rooms with showers and day lockers
  • Towel Service
  • Open Monday to Friday 6a.m. – 7p.m.

Monthly Fee only $40.00/month + tax

With a gym at your office, there’s nearly no excuse why you can’t get a workout in!

Studies have found that employees that take care of themselves live longer and don’t become sick as easily as other people. Healthy employees also present a positive image to the people they work with, which helps build a proud and effective working environment.

Sign up today by going to:

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=223410

or calling

(416) 360-4047

 

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Thanks For My Sight Night 2015 Charity Dinner – Eye Foundation of Canada

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The Rostie Group and friends enjoyed a wonderful evening at The Eye Foundation of Canada’s annual charity dinner and dance ‘Thanks For My Sight Night’. The Eye Foundation of Canada celebrated their 26th anniversary on October 23rd, 2015. The independent non-profit organization promotes the preservation, enhancement, restoration of sight through innovative research, advanced education, and improvement of patient care. All of the proceeds from this event will go towards the future of eye care. Please visit www.eyefoundationcanada.ca for more information on The Eye Foundation of Canada and their journey to improve the future of eye care

We began our night at 20 Bay Street, WaterPark Place, loading onto the bus that took us safely to and from Montecassino Woodbridge Banquet Hall.

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Upon arrival, we took a super group photo!

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There were delicious ordoeuvres available and we all participated in the Silent Auction and Raffle.

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Johnny Bower gave a great speech, along with the Directors of the Board for the Eye Foundation of Canada.

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Dinner was served over 3 courses. In between courses we enjoyed watching exciting dancing couples and belly dancing.

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The night continued with dancing, fundraising and making new friends while connecting with old ones.

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Thank you to everyone who joined us for the event, and recognizes what an amazing job the Eye Foundation of Canada does for so many people.

We are looking forward to next year already!

A big Thank You to David Silva for taking so many great photos.

http://davidsilvaphotography.com/

For more photos check out:

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This is our Waterfront

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Welcome to our Waterfront work community!

We love being a part of Toronto’s vibrant and fun Waterfront.

From June 19-21, 2015 the Redpath Waterfront Festival helped launch Toronto’s newly revitalized waterfront with 5 Events in 4 Parks over 3 Days along 2 Kilometres, making it 1 Giant Party!
Events included Party on the Promenade, DANCE Pan American Style, DockDogs & Ultimutts, Toronto Wine & Spirit Festival and Sweetness Pride Beach Party.

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The promenade never looked so good!

We are looking forward to 2016!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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The Rostie Group wishes all of our clients a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend. Have fun and stay safe!

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Please note that the Rostie Group business centre will be closed on Monday, October 12, 2015 for Thanksgiving Day. If required, the 11th floor is still accessible via key card for on-site tenants. For customers using our phone-answering services, after-hours service will be implemented at this time. Our regular business hours resume Tuesday, October 13, 2015.

 

Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!

 

Warmest regards,

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