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.

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!

 


 

Lean Six Sigma Certification – Register Today!

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Lean Six Sigma has become one of the most sought after Certifications in recent history. Six Sigma Canada Inc. is a leading Canadian company in Lean Six Sigma Certification.

These courses fill up quickly register today to secure your spot! 

http://www.sixsigmacanada.net/enrollment/form/

Six Sigma Canada Inc. has been working in the field of Quality, Continuous Improvement, and Problem Solving since 1999. We have trained, supported and mentored over 3000 highly successful Executives, Champions, Black Belts and Green Belts in the field of Six Sigma.

Six Sigma Canada Inc.’s training philosophy is simple, Teach For Understanding! Dynamic, interactive, and hands-on training are just a few differentiating qualities that trainees will experience. Through in-class examples specific to each type of business, SSC translates the more complex tools into everyday examples that make sense to the non-statistician to ensure an effective transfer of knowledge.

This course is for employees requiring a standardized approach to problem solving for the purpose of continuous improvement. This would include team leaders, supervisors, associates, that will dedicate a time applying the DMAIC tools to projects primarily in their natural work area.

Lean Yellow Belt Dates:

Sept 19 – 23

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Dates:

Week 1 –  Sept 19 – 23   (Lean Define Measure Week)

 

Week 2 –  Oct 31 – Nov 4 (Analyze Week)

 

Week 3 –  Dec 12 – 14 (Improve Control Week)

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Dates:

Week 1 –  Sept 19 – 23   (Lean Define Measure Week)

 

Week 2 –  Oct 31 – Nov 4 (Analyze Week)

 

Week 3 –  Dec 12 – 16 (Improve Control Week)

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt to Black Belt Dates:

Week 1 –  Dec 14-16

 

Additional details and FAQ:

 

Dress:  Business Casual (jeans on Friday ok)

 

Time:  8:30am-5:00pm Mon-Thursday, 8:30-3:00pm Friday

 

Software:  Minitab Version 16 or 17 preferred (bring a data stick)

 

Internet Access:  provided

 

Breaks:  We will take 15 mins at 10am and 2:30pm coffee will be provided.  You are free from 12:00-1:00pm for lunch (plenty of food in the area)

 

Location:  The Rostie Group, 20 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario – 11th Floor

 

Project Support:  can be via Net Meeting or GoTo Meeting or if a face to face meeting is desired which we recommend, travel expenses are additional

 

Enrolment Deadline:  September 1, 2016

 

Payment:  Go to: http://www.sixsigmacanada.net/enrollment/form/  or call 519-355-5511 and we will make arrangements.

 

Minimum Class Size:  approx. 8 pending

 

Sector Applicability:  All sectors and all area within each sector (Private, Public, Government, Financial, Insurance, College/University, Telecommunication, Manufacturing, etc)

 

Other Locations: We have partnerships with Accreditation Canada in Ottawa, Ontario and NorQuest College in Edmonton, Alberta for additional options for classes

 

Testing:  Minimum of 80% average on all tests.  YB’s – 1 test, GB’s 3 tests, BB’s 4 tests

 

Projects:  YB’s – not required to complete a project, GB’s require 1 completed project, BB require 2 completed projects

 

Is Lean Covered:  Yes.  We have blended Lean and Six Sigma together

What are the Benefits?

By reaching six sigma quality you will develop a culture that thrives on the identification and elimination of waste in all forms.

You can expect:

  • Significant improvement in customer satisfaction
  • Reduced cycle times, defects and costs
  • Improved productivity and efficiency
  • Financially measurable results
  • Increased product dependability

 

Testimonial:

“Already, we consider our relationship with Six Sigma Canada Inc. a true partnership. Rick, Cliff and their strong supporting staff of Master Black Belts, have provided a source of constant guidance and leadership for our Black Belts and Green Belts, and in a very short period have established a trusting relationship with our Champions. Six Sigma Canada Inc. has lead us through project completions that have resulted in significant cost savings, cost avoidances, as well as strong revenue growth in certain areas. Six Sigma has taught us the importance of fact based decision making, the pitfalls of managing by averages, and the significance of reducing variation. The momentum from our successes is propelling us toward the goal of making six sigma simply “the way we work”.”

Jeff Yates
Asst. Vice President Quality Management
Norfolk Southern Corp.

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Rise & Shine Breakfast: Real Estate Investment Seminar

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You are invited to a FREE Real Estate Investment Rise & Shine Breakfast at The Rostie Group!
Presented in partnership with IMR Capital Management and Royal LePage Terrequity Realty.
You will learn:
– The importance of saving for retirement
– Investment basics and terminology
– When to borow in order to invest
– The advantage of real estate investments
– What makes a good eal estate market
– How to analyze an investment opportunity
– How to retire wealthy
– How to build an investment team
 
RSVP: Michael Carney mcarney@imrmanagement.com

WANY’s Annual Educational Conference in NYC: The British are Coming!

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WANY’s (Workspace Association of New York @workspaceany Educational Conference and Celebration was dedicated to establishing greater collaboration within the industry globally, with a focus on cross-Atlantic cooperation.  It was also dedicated to the industry’s groundbreaking thought-leaders.  The Rostie Group was pleased to attend WANY’s Educational Conference in New York City, representing Toronto’s Waterfront Workspace community.

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The first stop was a full tour of 4 WTC (World Trade Center) @4WTC with Mathieu Schepard, Director of Sales for Silver Suite Sales Offices @SilverSuites.  We toured their latest centre, which is a clear leader within the industry.  Mathieu also gave us the unique opportunity to see one of the few outdoor terraces in 4 WTC building, offering an incredible view of both downtown Manhattan, and One World Trade Center (formerly the Freedom Tower).

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The main event on Friday, June 17th took place at  Silver Suites Executive Workspace, on the 10th floor of 7 WTC. Thank you to all the exhibitors and sponsors who helped to make the conference both more exciting and more informative.

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We would like to congratulate Layton Dodson @officequarter for his appointment on the WANY Board.  Additionally,  a huge thank you to Angela Olivo from Select Office Suites @SelectOffices, BC@50 Chair.

The Rostie Group established strategic ties to other leaders in the industry both in New York, across the US, and in Britain.  We participated in an exchange of information about new trends, innovations, and about the evolution of the workspace industry as a whole.

Below is Martin Senn, from our channel partner, Davinci, accepting an award recognizing their invaluable contributions to the industry from David Alberto, Angela Olivo, and David Kinnaird.

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Dara McQuillian, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer from Silverstein Properties @SilvProp (below) gave an extremely informative presentation.  He spoke about green energy buildings and the new 2 WTC that will begin construction immediately.    If you happened to turn around at this point in the presentation, you would have seen top environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio @LeoDiCaprio checking in on the developments.

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We congratulate our colleague Jennifer Brooke, BCA Executive Director @thebca  (pictured left with Angela Olivo and Lori Spiess @VoffiCenters) for her dedicated service to the industry as well as being a great host to our President, Cynthia Rostie, in the UK.

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After the conference, David Kinnaird @kinnairdd from essensys @essensysJEFF hosted a celebratory dinner for all of the conference participants.  Pictured below are a few of the party-goers.

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Cynthia Rostie attended the conference with Richard Fernandes, CEO and Founder of The Staffing Exchange @mycareerbroker.  Richard is partnering with The Rostie Group to launch the first #Coworking #SalesHub.  Our #SalesHub is scheduled to open in August 2016 and is the first of its kind.  Also in attendance was  Spencer Anderson, member of the Rostie team.  Spencer currently attends McGill University and is a summer  intern with our partner Roger’s Communications.

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Stay in touch for news on the upcoming Launch Party and Member Registration for The Rostie Group #SalesHub

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Thank you again to Ray Lindenberg @RayLindenberg at Winning Workspaces Hospitality Group for all of your efforts on bringing us out of Toronto to see New York’s new financial district.

The WANY Educational Conference allowed workspaces from around the world  the opportunity to collaborate on  innovative technologies, flexible design, green buildings and how to boost service to the next level.  Our industry is booming, and growing at an unprecedented rate, offering serviced space to all industries.  The Rostie Group invites you to share in the innovation, creative entrepreneurship and partnerships that flourish in shared work environments like nowhere else.

Learn more about The Rostie Group community here.

Check out our creative work community events in our monthly newsletter.

Get the latest news on all our membership perks and workspaces available.

If you want your team to get the most from their future workspace, stop by for a tour at WaterPark Place, 20 Bay Street, 11th Floor, Toronto, Ontario.   See where your team will be most successful- The Rostie Group, in Toronto’s SouthCore.   Toronto’s Waterfront Workspaces & Meeting Rooms.

Ahoy! Join us for the Redpath Waterfront Festival Canada Day weekend!

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Calling all mates! Celebrate summer in full sail with the Redpath Waterfront Festival, presented by PortsToronto as they launch the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Great Lakes Series.

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Tall ships return to RWF and will be docked in HTO Park for public deck tours. The star ships include: Draken Harald Hårfagre, the most authentic Viking ship built in modern days; the Spanish ship El Galeón, with 5 decks to explore; and from the USA, Pride of Baltimore II. Other ships include St. Lawrence II, Playfair, Pathfinder and Canadian Ocean Racing’s O Canada.

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The Royal Canadian Navy will be joining the festival for the first time with two 55-metre, coastal defence naval ships, the Ship Shape Obstacle Course, the Urban Fresh Navy Cook Off, and a host of interactive on-land activities!

redpath festivalReturning this year, the Waterfront Artisan Market will offer unique products and delicious treats from 50 top artisans, crafters, chefs and bakers! Enjoy our beautiful waterfront while you eat, shop and browse at Toronto’s newest open-air market. Also returning is the Ultimutts Stunt Dog Show, featuring non-stop, jaw dropping tricks from adorable rescue pups! See them play piano, do handstands, skateboard, tightrope walk and so much more.

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Celebrate Canada Day with us and take in the spectacular firework show at Harbourfront Centre on July 1st. A crowd favourite, the grand finale Parade of Sail on Sunday, July 3rd, will feature all festival ships and unique local vessels as they sail through the Toronto harbour to bid farewell. Bring the whole crew!

The Rostie Group is a proud Festival Partner with The Redpath Waterfront festival! We have had a behind the scenes look at a lot of the planning and hard work that goes into making the festival the best event on Toronto’s Waterfront every year!

Visit www.TOwaterfrontfest.com for more information.

 

 

Video Presenting Rise & Shine Breakfast Recap!

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This morning we had the amazing opportunity to engage with thought leaders and begin to understand how Video is the way of the future for business and development!

In just under an hour, Kunle Bristow inspired everyone in the Rainy Lake room to get out of their seats and get into action. Video action that is! We learned how to create ‘the hook’ and then separated into groups to meet new people and come up with our own video intro. Oh yeah, we began the workshop by staring into each others eyes to get comfortable and realise what video is all about – connecting with people.

Thank you Kunle for coming to The Rostie Group, and thank you to everyone who attended and had an amazing start to their day!

Keep in touch for more free events like this at The Rostie Group!

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For more information on Kunle Bristow’s workshops click here! 

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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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