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Why you should Rent your Meeting Space

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It’s a fact of life (or a fact of business) that you’ll eventually have to have meetings. One-on-One, group meetings, team meetings, etc. You name them, they’ll have to meet at some point. Have you considered renting that meeting space?

So when you’re finding a space for those meetings to occur, it is often a corner of the office somewhere, where everyone has to bring their chairs and scoot over. Just making what might already be an uncomfortable space, even more so.

Maybe you’re one of the lucky ones that has their own proper meeting space. But of course, owning space is very different from renting it.

For one, you have to maintain it. It can be costly to maintain a meeting room up to standard. Of course when it’s just your team, a little mess can be expected; some markers laying around, a used whiteboard, some leftover snacks.

But then if you want to bring a new client into that space, you’ll have to make sure it’s all clean and tidy. And your staff, as great as they may be, are busy making sure the business runs. They don’t have time to clean up every speck of dirt. Which then means you need to hire a cleaning crew, or extend the current crew’s service into the meeting room. But that brings potential reservations over confidential information…

And that isn’t even mentioning the cost of maintenance. What if the chairs break? Or the meeting table is damaged? The TV on the wall starts displaying static?

It’s just a whole cycle of never ending issues.

And of course, think about the opportunity cost. Space is expensive, especially in large cities. You already pay a significant amount for rent, and having enough space for your employees to actually do their job, do you really want to have to worry about paying rent for a room that will be sitting empty most of the time?

Unless your meeting space is doubling as your break room (which it really shouldn’t be), then it’s actual wasted space, and wasted money.

For those who are looking to cut some costs on their rent, and have a top notch, clean, and well stocked room, you should consider renting your meeting space from The Rostie Group. Free Wi-Fi, full technical support, videoconferencing, and delicious catering are all available.

The Oxford Way

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Back in September 2017, Oxford Properties conducted a customer satisfaction and loyalty survey. Many clients took the time to let Oxford know whether they were meeting or exceeding service expectations. To celebrate the fantastic results Oxford have created a visual representation of this commitment via “The Oxford Way” video:

We love being part of WaterPark Place!

Here’s some events they’ve held in the building over the past year:

Click here for more information on how you can become part of the Oxford community.

Go Back Through Toronto’s History Thanks To Side Walk Labs

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Have you ever wondered what originally stood where your condo stands now? Well now you can find out.

Earlier last week Google Sidewalk Labs revealed their project ‘Old Toronto’ (OLDTO). Inspired by web applications developed in San Francisco and New York, the website maps more than 30,000 photographs from the City of Toronto Archives. Extremely user-friendly, to use the tool all you need to do is search for a location and then browse through the archived images in that area. See below to check out what the area where our building is located originally looked like:

In a statement released by Side Walk Labs they stated that they are also in the process of preparing OldTo for release as an open source tool, so local urban-tech enthusiasts can build on top of it. Engineers say they’re exploring additional features to add to the tool, including an aerial button that will “enable people to see how the city has changed from a birds-eye view”. Clicking on a photo will show any information contained in the description such as the title, date, conditions etc.

Try it out for yourself in the interactive map. (If you want to find us, we’re at 20 Bay Street)

If you’d like to work at such a historical location in Toronto, you can take a look at our available spaces.

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)

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!

Former Canadian Cabinet Minister Paul Hellyer Lunch ‘n’ Learn.

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Join The Rostie Group Work Community in celebrating the Honourable Paul T. Hellyer, former Minister of National Defence. Mr. Hellyer is a Canadian engineer, politician, writer and commentator who has had a long, successful and varied career. He is the longest serving current member of the Privy Council of Canada. Mr. Hellyer is 93 years old and still a spirited member of Canadian politics and global issues.

 

In early September 2005, Hellyer made headlines by publicly announcing that he believed in the existence of UFOs. The first person of cabinet rank in the G8 group of countries to state unequivocally “UFOs are as real as the airplanes flying overhead.”

 

Former Canadian Cabinet Minister Paul Hellyer is still as active as ever and deeply engaged in a wide variety of world issues, arguably the most urgent of which is the world monetary and financial system. Mr. Hellyer’s most recent book “The Money Mafia” (2014) exposes perceived fault lines in our banking and financial systems and explains how unemployment could be cut in half in two years and worldwide prosperity restored. Mr. Hellyer has written many books throughout his career on the world and Canadian economics, extraterrestrial life, and Canadian life.

 

Paul Hellyer has been a part of the Rostie work community for over fifteen years. He is also one of Canada’s best known and most controversial politicians. We welcome you in meeting Paul Hellyer and participating in an engaging discussion on the many projects and achievements of Mr. Hellyer’s career. Come out to our friendly Lunch ‘n’ Learn featuring Paul Hellyer on Tuesday August 30th, 2016 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Find out more about Mr. Hellyer’s fascinating and influential life and what his work means for our future.

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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.

 

 

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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Elaine Newman, CEO of Global Learning, Lunch ‘n’ Learn 2015

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 November

Check out what is happening in your work community and how you can become involved this November!

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.

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For more photos check out:

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