The June/July Scoop is Out!

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Enjoy this month’s Scoop and learn about exciting events happening around Toronto’s Waterfront. If you would like to advertise in our growing newsletter we are always happy to showcase local companies and community partners. For more information on advertising, email marketing@rostiegroup.com

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And you can download a PDF version here

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.

Toronto Waterfront Office/Team Space Available

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The Rostie Group has a team workspace available beginning this June at our location in WaterPark Place. This space is versatile has housed both closed and open concept workspaces. It is perfect for either a growing team or an established business looking to establish a base in Toronto.

Office facts:

  • 720 sq. ft. total (common area – 440 sq. ft., private offices – 140 sq. ft. each).
  • Located at 20 Bay Street, across from ferry terminal.
  • Less than 5 minute walk from Union Station, underground streetcar and PATH access.
  • Full serviced meeting, conference and board rooms available with free access (monthly allotment).
  • Engaged office community including tech startups, staffing firms, financial services and global transportation companies.

Book a tour:
info@rostiegroup.com
416-214-1840

 

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March Office Deal of the Month

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Want a corner office with a fantastic view of the city? We have the perfect space available for a team of 4 people. This March, we’re offering a special deal on this great workspace.

The space comes fully furnished but can be customized to your needs. You will receive mail and live reception services, high speed WiFi, VoIP phones, meeting room hours and 24/7 access. We are located in WaterPark Place, which also offers some amazing amenities like gym memberships at $30/month, a large food court and more.

The office is available for $2,750/mo for 4 people. As part of the deal, you’ll get 1 month free if you sign a 6 month license agreement and 2 months free if you sign a 12 month license agreement.

Get in touch at info@rostiegroup.com or call us at 416-214-1840 and be a part of Toronto’s thriving South Financial Core.

Take a virtual walkthrough.

February Office Deal of the Month

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For the month of February, we’re offering a special office deal on a spacious west-facing exterior office that is perfect for a team of 4-6 people. Housed inside WaterPark Place by the waterfront, we are just minutes away from Union Station and are connected via the PATH.

This space comes fully furnished but can be customized to your needs. You will receive mail and live reception services, high speed WiFi, VoIP phones, meeting room hours and 24/7 access. WaterPark Place also offers some amazing amenities like gym memberships at $30/month, a large food court and more.

The office is available for $2,250/mo for 4 people with $500 per head over that (limit 6). As part of the deal, you’ll get 1 month free if you sign a 6 month license agreement and 2 months free if you sign a 12 month license agreement.

Get in touch at info@rostiegroup.com or call us at 416-214-1840 and be a part of Toronto’s thriving South Financial Core.

Take a virtual walkthrough below.

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)

Social Fridays Are Going Local!

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The Rostie Group is proud of our collaborative and supportive Waterfront work community.

This fall we are starting a new initiative to feature local businesses at our Social Friday’s and special events! Everything from microbrewery beer, to wine and cheese! The possibilities and opportunities are endless.

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Creating long-lasting relationships between businesses is our business! Get your product featured within the Bay St. business community and the Waterfront work community.

Toronto thrives on entrepreneurship and The Rostie Group is a business centre focused on supporting and growing with your business.

Want to get in on the action? We would love to hear about your business!

Connect with us at info@rostiegroup.com and be sure to check out our Twitter and Facebook pages!i-support-local-658

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.