Celebrate the Day of the Dead by the Waterfront

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Celebrate Mexican culture with Día de los Muertos—The Day of the Dead. The festival, which also has alternatives in other cultures, started as a way for families and friends to come together to remember and pray for their loved ones who have passed away.

The Harbourfront Centre will host the event on November 5-6 and is free to attend. It features face painting to get into the spirit of the Day of the Dead, performances from Latin bands, puppet shows and altars of remembrance.

The Day of the Dead has become a global tradition and in places like Toronto, which celebrates its diversity, it’s a great chance to experience different cultures by the Waterfront.

World Records Broken at Waterfront Marathon

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Last weekend’s Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon was a big and record-breaking one. One of the notable records broken was by Ed Whitlock, an 85-year-old from Milton, Ontario, who smashed the world record by running the race in 3 hours, 56 minutes and 38 seconds. The previous record in the 85-90 age category was at 4 hours, 34 minutes and 55 seconds. It was Whitlock’s first marathon in three years but even with chronic injury problems, the seasoned runner powered on to be the first man over 70 to break into the three-hour time range.

The Waterfront marathon also saw another Canadian, Calum Neff, break the record for running with a stroller as he pushed his four-year-old daughter to the finish line in 2 hours, 31 minutes and 26 seconds.

We’re happy to see the Toronto Waterfront Marathon continue to succeed and Canadians making a mark on the world stage. On behalf of the Waterfront community, The Rostie Group congratulates both Ed Whitlock and Calum Neff on their amazing achievements and wishes them luck at future races.

WaterPark Place Going Green in a Big Way

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Our very own RBC WaterPark Place was featured in a recent BlogTO post of the greenest buildings in the city.

With Toronto constantly growing, there’s more and more need for sustainable design in new construction projects in the city. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a rating system used around the world to signify the sustainability of buildings. They aim to transform the architecture and construction industries by pushing for the creation of high-performing, healthy green buildings to produce sustainable communities in Canada.

RBC WaterPark Place not only has an amazing view of the lake, but is also a LEED Core and Shell Platinum certified building featuring a huge 7,500 sq. foot green rooftop to give the city a breath of fresh air. Inside, CO2 sensors keep the air clean and the building taps into the lake to keep it cool inside. Efficient light and water fixtures also help significantly reduce the building’s environmental footprint and it has almost 400 bike racks for the two-wheeled commuter.

The Rostie Group, situated inside RBC WaterPark Place, is proud to be part of a project of this scale and we’re excited to see what the future holds for the city with more construction projects in Toronto taking the same route as buildings such as ours.

#ThirstyThursday Turkey Draw

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Fall is is our favourite season here at the Rostie Group! Be sure to welcome this season of sweaters with a beer in hand at #ThirstyThursday on September 29th.  If you attend, there will be free, local, CRAFT beer compliments of Amsterdam Brewery as well as a Turkey raffle. Socialise, network and unwind with our WaterPark Place work community and enter a draw to win a free turkey.

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#ThirstyThursday – Welcoming Fall

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Fall colours will be hitting Toronto soon, and you know what that means! Crisp air, football, pumpkins, Halloween costumes, mouth-watering Thanksgiving dinners, a ridiculous amount of leaf raking and refreshing beer to top the week off!

The Rostie Group Waterfront Work Community would like to invite you to attend our “Welcoming Fall -Thirsty Thursday” event featuring beer from the Amsterdam Brewery in our new and improved Sales Hub!

Thirsty Thursday is totally FREE and you will get a chance to connect with everyone from the business centre and Waterfront Work Community.

Don’t get the Summer blues, keep calm and Welcome Fall with us!

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Watch the World Cup of Hockey at WaterPark Place!

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In partnership with NHLPA, WaterPark Place and Oxford Proprerties are excited to bring to you the World Cup of Hockey games at WaterPark Place.

Please join us in the Atrium of the 10/20 Bay lobby to cheer on your favourite teams. They will be showing all afternoon games starting today as well as replays and highlights from evening games. See full schedule below.

Be sure to join us this week, starting today until Thursday for the 3PM games for great giveaways, compliments of NHLPA.

On Wednesday at 3PM, look for your WaterPark Place team in the lobby to buy your raffle tickets for your chance to win an authentic signed jersey from Sidney Crosby or Alex Ovechkin! All proceeds will be donated to Jumpstart, a charity which helps kids in financial need to participate in sports and recreation activities of their choice.

Let the games begin!

World Cup of Hockey schedule

Sep 19, 3 p.m., Group Play: Europe vs. Czech Republic
Sep 19, 8 p.m., Group Play: Russia vs. North America
Sep 20, 3 p.m., Group Play: Finland vs. Sweden
Sep 20, 8 p.m., Group Play: Canada vs. USA
Sep 21, 3 p.m., Group Play: North America vs. Sweden
Sep 21, 8 p.m., Group Play: Europe vs Canada
Sep 22, 3 p.m., Group Play: Finland vs. Russia
Sep 22, 8 p.m., Group Play: USA vs. Czech Republic
Sep 24, 7 p.m., Semifinal one
Sep 25, 1 p.m., Semifinal two
Sep 27, 8 p.m., Final: Game one
Sep 29, 8 p.m., Final: Game two
Oct 1, 7 p.m., Final: Game three (if necessary)

Hockey Season Is Here

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Toronto Gears Up for the World’s Best to Take to the Ice!

After 12 years of anticipation, The World Cup of Hockey is back.  This long awaited tournament will kick off tomorrow, Sept. 17th   when Team USA faces off with Team Europe at 3:30pm, followed by Canada and the Czech Republic at 8:00pm on SportsNet and CBC.

There is a lot buzz around the hockey world, especially for Team North America’s young stars.  The squad full of potential breakout players and the future of the NHL consists of American and Canadian players ALL under 23 years old.

Toronto’s Air Canada Centre will play host to all of the International Hockey Tournament’s games where spectators can see the World’s best hockey teams compete.  The All Star line ups feature the national teams from: the United States, Canada, Russia, Sweden, Finland and the Czech Republic.

Scotiabank will be hosting the World Cup of Hockey Fan Village, a 10-day free fan festival in downtown Toronto at the historic Distillery District from Sept. 16th  to Sept. 25th. It will be the epicentre for fans throughout the tournament with something exciting for everyone. The free festival will celebrate the food, music and culture of all participating hockey nations. Each day will feature a new and thrilling line-up of fun  family-oriented activities.

Visit https://www.nhl.com/info/world-cup-of-hockey-fan-village for more information.

Go Canada Go!

The Scoop is out for September

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September means it’s time to go back to school.  The Rostie Group is very proud to celebrate their 15th year with Concordia University’s Goodman Institute.   Thank you so much for being a part of our work community!

The scoop is out for September and there is no sign of the city slowing down after such a fun summer.  Make sure to check out some of the awesome events happening on Toronto’s Waterfront.

With events such as Canada’s International Air Show, Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Busker Fest and more, there will not be a dull moment this month.

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Recap and Photos: Lunch ‘N’ Learn with Paul Hellyer

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The Pacific room filled with summer sunlight and those excited to understand what Paul Hellyer’s life work means for the present and future of our society.

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Engaging, educational and dotted with anecdotes Paul Hellyer took us on a history lesson, different from the kind we learned in school. Conspiracies, secret governments, global bank programs created without the public knowing, and the question of who really runs the world? And what does this mean for us?

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Discussion and questions ensued about some of Hellyer’s political experience and current projects. He touched on power and the financial situation of Canada and the global understanding of wealth. Pamphlets were distributed explaining the Canadian bank system and how everything changed in 1974.  Check out CanadianBankReformers.ca for more information.

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Hellyer happily wrote personal notes in his books for everyone to take home. Featured were three books, A Miracle in Waiting: Economics that Make Sense, Light at the End of the Tunnel, and his newest book Money Mafia: A World in Crisis.

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For more information on Paul Hellyer, to purchase his books and to connect with him please visit http://www.paulhellyerweb.com.

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The Rostie work community is grateful to have Paul Hellyer as an influential part of the community. Thank you Mr. Hellyer for sharing with us and thank you to everyone who came out to the Lunch ‘N’ Learn. For more photos check out The Rostie Group Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/RostieGroup/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10154485180159568

Please stay in touch for more exciting events coming this Fall!

The Scoop is out for August

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Hope everyone is looking forward to a month full of exciting summer fun.  This August is jam packed with waterfront activities running all month long.  The Rostie Group is pleased to welcome several new tenants to our work community including One Great Photo/Roy Danics Photography, Novus Calculus, Tempus Wood Watches, Creditgence Inc., Tidyapp Inc., Accu Translation, and Ackah Business Immigration Law.

Our newest meeting room “Toronto Bay” is newly renovated and fully equipped with a boardroom table, TV screens and lounge area perfect for your unique meeting room needs.  Toronto Bay is ready for booking today!

 

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