Here at The Rostie Group, we prefer to look at our fishbowls, not work out of them.
It’s just a basic question of space. Small offices with tiny chairs and glass walls. Everyone looks at you, everyone watches… and judges…
Well, maybe not judge. But while other office providers’ glass walls look good in brochures and website images, the reality of it is much different. It’s not comfortable to sit in open view. Especially if you have confidential material open.
With The Rostie Group, you don’t have to be watched like a fish.
And if you’d like to see our fish tank – with fish that don’t mind being on display – head on over to our instagram to see more pictures and videos!
Being an entrepreneur is an innate trait that some are born with and some aren’t. It’s a mind set that many with this gift can’t seem to escape. They see the world as a large opportunity and continuously seek ways to seize the moment.
The world has seen its fair share of entrepreneurs who have succeeded and others who have not. It truly is a high risk, high reward life style.
Companies such as: Microsoft, Apple, Virgin, Tesla & Amazon all began as an idea on a piece of paper, by larger than life personalities that once started out in their parent’s basement. After countless trials and tribulations, these individuals were able to successfully penetrate a market and become king pins of their respective industries.
However, this success certainly didn’t come overnight. It’s a known fact that even these successful would-be billionaires were once on the verge of being homeless, surviving on the standard college diet of ramen noodles and living out of the back seats of their vehicles. It was only their entrepreneurial instinct that kept them pushing through these hard times and as luck would have it, their hard work and determination paid off.
Then, you have the other side of the coin.
In the early 2010’s, the world became obsessed with the reality TV concept of seeing entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to investors on shows like Dragon’s Den or Shark Tank.
These shows gave the everyday viewer a chance to see what entrepreneurs were coming up with, prior to their multi-million dollar success. Some shined through, while most failed to develop a concept that could wow not only the investors, but the audience who were watching the show. In some cases, the feedback went as far as telling these individuals to “stop putting money into this and walk away while you still can” or “this is the dumbest idea I’ve ever heard of”.
One thing to be taken from the countless seasons of good ideas and bad ideas is that the mindset of the participants never veered from their end goal of being a successful entrepreneur, regardless of the feedback they received.
Whether you possess this way of thinking or not, it’s important to remember that each person has a place in the world to be successful.
Most importantly, any good Entrepreneur needs the proper space for their ideas to develop and grow. That’s why The Rostie Group provides Offices of all sizes so you and your new growing team have a place to make your dreams come true!
WANY’s (Workspace Association of New York @workspaceany)
#BC50 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.
The first stop was a full tour of 4 WTC (World Trade Center) @ with Mathieu Schepard, Director of Sales for Silver Suite Sales Offices @. 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).
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.
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.
Dara McQuillian, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer from Silverstein Properties @ (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 @ checking in on the developments.
We congratulate our colleague Jennifer Brooke, BCA Executive Director @ (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.
Spencer Anderson and Richard Fernandes
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.
The Rostie Group #SalesHub
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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.
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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.
|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.
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.
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!
Returning 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.
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.
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!
For more information on Kunle Bristow’s workshops click here!
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.
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.
RBC 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!
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!
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!
When 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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