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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Kajama Summer Boat Cruise!

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This is your chance to get on board one of Toronto’s best attractions and sail the Kajama, a traditional 165 foot three masted Schooner boat cruise!
Sit back and relax with a cold drink from the fully licensed bar, and a delicious meal as you set sail on Toronto Harbour and beautiful Lake Ontario. The best Toronto attraction in our work community!

Join us in celebrating summer!

When: Thursday, August 13th, 2015
Where: Queens Quay terminal, just outside of 20 Bay St., WaterPark Place
When: the cruise boards at 5:30p.m. The perfect after work drink spot.

Tickets are $21+HST.
Email rsvp@rostiegroup.com to reserve yours now!

FREE Lunch ‘n’ Learn with Davis Martindale Accounting

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Enjoy free lunch and engage with Davis Martindale on a wide range of topics including:

  • Cross border issues
    • Personal tax issues
    • Corporate tax issues
    • Inbound and outbound tax
    • Reporting and compliance requirements – each country
  • Use of Trusts – income splitting and asset protection
  • Corporate ownership advantages
  • Estate planning
  • Valuations
    • What is your business worth
    • Value drivers
    • Getting it ready for a sale

When: Thursday, August 13th, 2015  12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Where: 20 Bay St. WaterPark Place, The Rostie Group, 11th Floor, Pacific Room

Reply to rsvp@rostiegroup.com to confirm your attendance!

About Davis Martindale

Founded in 1967, we are excited to be approaching our 50th Anniversary – we truly are the little accounting firm that grew and grew. Our growth can be attributed to the specialization we offer in our services and the strength of our tax group, and our professional and advisory services groups.

On-site Chair Massages at The Rostie Group!

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Time to Relax and Re-Energize!

Convenient On-site Chair Massages at The Rostie Group

 

When: Monday August 10, 2015

Where: Caspian Room

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

What to Expect:

Caspian Room will be transformed into a calm, oasis atmosphere; with aroma therapy and zen music. A Registered Massage Therapist will be performing the massages over clothing. There will also be complimentary healthy snacks and beverages, to take on the way out.

Our Receptionist will be set up in front of the massage room to take payment via cash or credit cards after your massage, and an RMT receipt will be issued to submit for reimbursement.

How To Book Your Appointment Online:

1) Go to www.gtamobilemassage.com and Click on “Book Appointment” at the top right corner.

2) Click on your Location: “The Rostie Group”

3) Click on your massage duration “15, 20, 25 or 30 minute chair massage session”

4) Click on the Available Day (Monday August 10th)

5) Choose from the Available Times (ex. 11:00 am)

6) Fill in the Required Fields (First, last name, email and phone number and Hit “Schedule Appointment”

Our Receptionist will also take last minute drop in appointments, day of.

For any questions please email us at gtamobilemassage@hotmail.com

 

Team Space Available Immediately

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At the Rostie Group we pride ourselves in being able to provide quality and affordable office and team space for rent.

Features include:

  • Fully furnished and perfect for 3 to 6 persons
  • Spectacular city views
  • Situated in the thriving downtown South Core, steps away from Union station and just a stone throws away from the lake
  • SkyWalk access from Union Station – Have a warm commute in the winter months!
  • Flexible and customizable office configuration to meet your company’s unique needs
  • Committed specialist support available from any of our teams (catering, in house IT support etc.)
  • Rostie Group meeting rooms, voice over IP, videoconferencing, full service kitchen and business lounge all available (preferred rates may apply).

Feel free to contact us for further information and to schedule a tour. 416-214-1840 or info@rostiegroup.com. We look forward to offering you a unique office solution that meets your company’s needs.

The Scoop is Out – July 2015

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The PanAm Games are Around the Corner

The Rostie Group is proud to support the Pan Am and Parapan American games in Toronto this summer. Suitable for any type of meeting or event, PanAm participants and affiliates receive meeting room discounts and 5 hours of Coworking free!

This is an exciting time for Toronto, and all the attending athletes and visitors. We are happy to have our work community in such a vibrant and upbeat city. We rocked our PanAm gear all around our work community and will continue to do so all summer long – check out the photos below!

The Pan Am Games will be on from July 10-26 and the Parapan Am Games August 7-15. Events will be taking place all over the Greater Toronto Area. To get your own T-shirt and other merchandise visit https://shop.toronto2015.org/





Queens Quay Re-Opening & Redpath Waterfront Festival

A big THANK YOU to Waterfront Toronto, the City of Toronto, Redpath Waterfront Festival, Waterfront BIA and all those who have been a part of the Waterfront revitalization project. After three years of construction, Toronto’s revitalized waterfront boulevard is open! We are overjoyed to have our work community looking so beautiful. The Waterfront Toronto Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting at Simcoe WaveDeck was a great start to a weekend full of activities. From Stunt Dogs and dance troupes to the Wine & Spirit Festival and Sweetness Pride Beach Party, there was something for everyone. It was great to see local community members, workplace staff and businesses coming together to celebrate the stunning Toronto Waterfront. Check out some of our favourite moments in the photos below!
Toronto’s Waterfront will be an attractive spot this summer. Come and see Queens Quay bike path and red brick walking path, now smoothly integrated with the TTC streetcar system providing a dazzling new view with breathtaking skylines. After years of hard work, the outcome is beyond what we expected and we couldn’t be happier to be a part of such a wonderful work community!
Check out http://www.waterfrontoronto.ca/ for more details on the revitalization project.

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Lunch ‘n’ Learn Retrospect

The Rostie Group wants to thank Elaine Newman, Founder and CEO of Global Learning, for providing an insightful and engaging presentation on ‘Unconscious Bias’ on Wednesday. Elaine masterfully highlighted the most popular types of unconscious bias in the workplace and got all attendees to share in some interesting mind-boggling activities. Concurrently Elaine introduced us to the concept #WIIFM (What’s In It For Me?). We should always remember to ask ourselves WIIFM before committing to a project or goal? Rhonda Singer, VP of Global Talent at Global Learning
was also present to contribute some of her wisdom on the topic.
Over lunch we learned that unconscious bias is present in the minds of everyone in society, and it has a large effect in all workplace environments, from entry level hiring processes to who is promoted to CEO. One can become aware of their own and others unconscious biases and work to encourage behavioural and cultural change.
Elaine provided valuable resources including the implicit-association test (IAT) found at https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/selectatest.html
The test is a measure within social psychology designed to detect the strength of a person’s automatic association between mental representations of objects (concepts) in memory. Check it out for yourself and you may be surprised by your results! There are also some great books to read on the topic, such as
The Blindspot by Mahzarin Banaji and Anthony Greenwald http://spottheblindspot.com/the-book/
and Blink by Malcolm Gladwell.
Most importantly you should visit http://egloballearning.info/ to learn more about unconscious bias and Global Learning’s programs. Thank you again to Elaine and Rhonda and we look forward to planning another Lunch ‘n’ Learn with you soon!
#WIIFM #unconsciousbias #LunchnLearn @eGlobalLearning @rostiegroup

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The Rostie Group Work Community – Giving Back This Past Weekend!

There were a multitude of amazing events happening around Toronto this past weekend including 2 Conquer Cancer fundraisers, Little Portugal Festival, Bestival on Toronto Island, and the HOPE volleyball tournament. Of course staff and tenants of the Rostie Group were very involved! Take a look at some of the most memorable moments:
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Rostie Group’s Hannah Tough at Relay for Life @ Fort York Saturday June 13th. The relay lasted 6 hours from 6pm-midnight on an outdoor track lit with tea lights in honour of those affected by Cancer.
To donate please go to http://ow.ly/Om8AN for the Relay for Life Canadian Cancer Foundation.

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Josh Howard from Forest Hill Real Estate Inc. participated in the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer bike journey pedalling over 200km! To donate please go to www.conquercancer.ca

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The 27th Annual HOPE Volleyball tournament to raise money for local charities was a great success! Rostie tenants PMC and Stafflink Solutions had employees participate as well as our own Abigail Bristow and Charles Anderson from the Rostie Group. The team name was “Sets on the Beach” and the weather was wonderful on Toronto’s Electric Island!

We are looking forward to this week’s lineup of events including the TD Toronto Jazz Festival at locations across the city, and the beginning of Luminato, Toronto’s international multi-arts festival. In the South core of Toronto the Redpath Waterfront Festival – Party on the Promenade #POP15 begins on Friday June 19th right outside our door at Queens Quay. The Rostie Group will be in attendance, so come check out the scene and say Hi to us! The weekend will be packed with events for POP across the waterfront of Toronto featuring the Wine & Spirit Festival at Sugar Beach, Dock Dogs dog jumping and diving, and the Sweetness Pride Beach Party on Sunday, June 21st celebrating the beginning of Pride Week here in Toronto.
Come on down and enjoy all that beautiful Toronto has to offer this week.