Brand New Team Room Available

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Get inspired and get in action. Team Room 703 is ready to be the workspace where you will make your next big business move and become a game-changer in the industry.

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The Rostie Group provides more than just office space. When you become a part of our waterfront work community, your team is set up for support, growth and success. The Rostie Group is a community of professionals working together with a great team of staff who go the extra mile to personalise your work environment, making this workplace a place you want to be everyday.

20 bay stRBC WaterPark Place is the newest and hottest building in Toronto’s Financial South Core. Fully renovated and connected through Toronto’s PATH system, this prestigious 20 Bay Street address is home to more than a few big names in the industry. This summer will be humming with excitement right outside your new workspace. You can commute on your bike along the shore, have lunch in the gardens by the waterfront and catch a Blue Jays game after work; with the Rogers centre and Union station only a 5 minute walk away. The diverse and liveliest parts of the city are at your fingertips!

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Our Reception team will greet you every morning and provide all your clients with the best in customer care. Your mail and packages are delivered to your office everyday. If you have any questions or need a friendly familiar face to chat with – Reception is your go-to spot.

The Meetings Manager is here to handle all your meeting needs; from interviews to training sessions and evening events we have an array of meeting rooms that are available for your use. Every tenant receives an allotment of meeting room hours – no additional fee!

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Our Marketing and Communications Coordinator plans in-house events for every occasion – Social Fridays, Chili Cook-offs, Holiday Festivities – and is there to keep the energy up. The Rostie Group lounge encourages positive interaction between all tenants, creating new friendships and business colleagues. Engaging and informative free Breakfast and Lunch workshops are held at The Rostie Group on a regular basis. We bring in leading industry names to provide guidance on the latest technology trends, how to grow your business, client-focused relationships and more!

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instagramWhen you are ready to hit the gym with your new found friends, TriFit has outfitted 20 Bay St, with an up-scale gym experience right in the building! Exclusive to WaterPark Place tenants only for $35/month – this brand new amenity includes group fitness classes, spinning, state of the art weight training machines with lockers and showers. TriFit gym ensures your team can take a well needed workout break without leaving the work community!

Need your computer hooked up? Looking for some troubleshooting help? We have an onsite IT team here to ensure all your technical needs are taken care of immediately. Because lets get serious – the Internet is everything these days! The Rostie Group prides itself on being a flexible and customizable work community. Configure your new team space to reflect your company’s values, there is room for up to 20 people!

The Rostie Group is looking forward to meeting with you, getting to know your business and team members and welcoming you into our waterfront work community. Come and see for yourself what Toronto’s thriving South Core has to offer. We promise you won’t be disappointed!

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Build your brand awareness in Toronto with a Lunch ‘n’ Learn and Rise & Shine Breakfast!

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Build your brand awareness and gain new clients in Toronto! The Rostie Group at 20 Bay Street, WaterPark Place wants to help your business succeed in Toronto with the right exposure. Lunch ‘n’ Learns and Rise & Shine Breakfasts are a very popular and promising method for educating business professionals and attracting new clients to your company. At The Rostie Group, we offer modern and professional boardrooms and training rooms to host the seminar – at no cost to your company! With over 100 clients, and a social media and digital marketing platform that reaches more than 10,000 people – your Lunch ‘n’ Learn or Rise & Shine Breakfast is guaranteed to pull a promising audience.

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In one hour you have the chance to engage and educate potential clients, business partners, and Toronto’s financial district on the inner workings of your business.

Business methods, challenges, successes and failures all make for relevant presentation starters. People want to to know the story behind your startup and how they can partner with you to create a promising future for all business in Toronto.

Whether you are heading up a tech company, the next big bank, or making it as an entrepreneur, a Lunch ‘n’Learn or Breakfast Seminar is the best way to get your brand, your business and your name out in Toronto.

Take a look at some of the insightful and inspiring Lunch ‘n’Learns and Rise & Shine Breakfast Seminars that have been hosted at The Rostie Group:
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Do not miss this opportunity to make your brand a household name and gain valuable exposure to Toronto businesses!

Call today to book your free Lunch ‘n’ Learn or Rise & Shine Breakfast in Toronto!

1-800-648-1840              info@rostiegroup.com

 

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!

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

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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

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!

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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Millennials – Challenges in the Workforce

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Everyone knows that the millennial workforce thrives on coworking, coffee and flexibility in their chosen career path(s). There is even a study called NextGen to support this! “Where Generation X values control over work, development opportunities and pay satisfaction, Millennials are driven by the more social needs of flexibility, appreciation and team collaboration” (PwC, 2014). Many millennials identify their work habits as multifaceted; calling themselves entrepreneurs, tech-pros, freelancers and bartenders all at once. A one track career path is seen as boring or lacking in opportunity these days. Life-work is connected now more than ever, and everyone wants a personal experience, and to work for a brand that represents them (think Coca-Cola’s name bottles).

The challenge is this:

How can I merge my personal goals with my career and income generating goals?

You could take the advice ‘follow your passion and the money will come’. Well what if your passion is watching full seasons of ‘Friends’ on Netflix, with no breaks, all week long?

Or follow the trend right now and become an insta-famous tech startup! Maybe move to Silicon Valley, wear awesome Chive t-shirts and have a man-bun.

It works for these guys —-> https://www.pinterest.com/explore/man-bun/

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Ultimately you should start by envisioning and outlining what you expect in a job – any job! Salary, type of coworkers and boss (if any), environment (office, home, coworking space, the jungle or the beach) and specifics of what you will actually be doing!!

Just saying “I want to start a business” won’t start the business. Usually taking action and getting out into the world is better than spending hours planning and talking about what you are going to do.

Millennials are not ‘lazy’ or too ‘entitled’. Most millennials, like any other generation, want to work hard; they just want to work hard at something that they believe in. Young people have tons of great ideas, sometimes it is just hard to know where to start.

A good place to start is with a virtual office and coworking membership.

You get the best of every world with these packages.

A professional business address will give you an edge in any field – especially when writing to potential investors/donors/funding opportunities.

Also it will save time and money – all your mail and packages are collected for you and arranged nicely for pick up or delivery! No more waiting around for deliveries or worrying about cheques being lost in the mail. You won’t need to hire a receptionist or assistant either!

Coworking and coworking spaces are in generous supply around the world today. Providing an alternative to busy coffee shops; like-minded individuals and teams can bounce ideas off of one another or work quietly without the restrictions of a coffee shop or distractions of home.

Before signing up to any ol’ space on the block, explore your options! Be sure to make a list of what you envision your coworking experience to be.

Is free coffee important?

Can you have a dedicated, personalized space with a locked filing cabinet?

Is there 24/7 access?

You may have a day job and want to work on your other ventures by night!

What about when you have guests, coworkers or potential investors stopping by…is there meeting room space available on the fly?

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There are a variety of workspace cultures available. Be sure the one you choose aligns with your goals and expectations in your career and personal life.

Coworking and Virtual Office Memberships – http://www.torontomeetings.com/cowork.htm

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Happy Birthday Coworking

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The newest buzzword ‘Coworking’ is here to stay and its taking the world by storm with over 2500 coworking spaces now operating across the globe.

It was August 9th 2005 that Brad Neuberg opened the first collaborative workspace, called Spiral Muse, and dubbed it “coworking”. He was quickly joined by other early coworking leaders like Tara Hunt & Chris Messina, who were original founders of the Hat Factory (along with Brad Neuberg and a few others), and finally Citizen Space, which is still a thriving coworking space to this very day in San Francisco.

Join us in celebrating Coworking’s 10th birthday and try a FREE week of coworking at The Rostie Group!

Book today – 416-214-1840 – info@rostiegroup.com

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