Blog

Archives

Some good financial news for Toronto office space tenants – and all consumers

Tenants in our office space Toronto location here at Telsec are in for some good news. The federal government is moving forward August 1 with new measures to help Canadian consumers. Some of these new measures include: • A shorter cheque-holding period • A ban on unsolicited credit card cheques • A new mortgage code of conduct Every chance I get, I’m telling my friends and tenants at my Toronto office space that as of Wednesday, August 1, the maximum cheque-holding period will be FOUR business days for cheques not exceeding $1,500. Also, immediate access to the first $100 deposited by cheque in person at a branch, and on the next business day for cheques deposited by any other means such as ATM’s, must be available. The new rules will apply to cheques drawn on a financial institution locat...

Shopping for an Office for Rent Toronto on the Internet

A few days ago, I posted about using a broker to find office space for rent Toronto. A number of people asked me how they knew if the site they were on was a broker site or if they were shopping for an office for rent Toronto on the Internet site for the actual office business centre. The simple (but not the whole) answer is that broker sites tend to list multiple office for rent Toronto that are not branded under the same name. A broker site will probably not have individual phone numbers for the different office for rent Toronto locations. The true test is if the address in the contact information for the website is not in Toronto or is not listed, then most probably the site is for an office space broker in another city or country. The reason for writing this particular blog about shopp...

Do business owners ever really take vacations from their Toronto office space?

I was going through my email the other day and found an email from one of my clients who had previously told me that they would be on vacation this week. I even recalled that they were going out of the country. I was a little shocked to get the email with a list of revisions that they wanted me to work on. It got me to wondering, do business owners ever really take vacations from their Toronto office space? In this case the answer is obviously no. Today, with all the available technology and available high speed internet on almost every corner of the globe, it is quite easy to stay in touch with your Toronto office space. A growing number of people are installing wifi Internet at their cottages, just so they can sit on the deck or dock to use their laptop to stay in touch with their deskto...

A home office? How about an office that’s like a home!

Ah, home sweet home! We’ve all heard that expression. It refers to all the creature comforts of your personal living space – be they in an apartment, condo, loft or house. But what about the amenities of an office space Toronto that are like a real home? In a perfect world, wouldn’t it be amazing to discover a Toronto office space for rent downtown that has all the relaxing comforts of home? Well, I have! For starters, I get free tea, coffee, filtered water, ice cubes and a weekday newspaper to start my day off right. I’m not concerned about the weather outside because my office for rent Toronto has automatically controlled heat and air conditioning. For peace and quiet in my own personal office space Toronto location, I simply close the door. Having convenient parking just minutes from my...

Using a Broker to Find Office Space for Rent Toronto

After hearing about a recent interaction with a Toronto office rent prospect by one of Telsec’s office coordinators, I had to do some research for myself. It seems the prospect was given a price by an independent office space broker that did not match the price given to them by the Telsec office coordinator. The prospect found that using a broker to find office space for rent Toronto in a business centre was very confusing. The prospect even told the office space coordinator the name of the website they had first contacted (that had Telsec’s photos on their site), but did not know it was Telsec until the office space coordinator contacted them. The prospect had already found the Telsec website and arranged a visit before they filled out the form on the broker’s website. I should first tell...

Watching the 2012 Olympic Games at Toronto Office Space

With the 2012 Olympic Games in London (which is 5 hours ahead of Toronto) people have realized that many of the live events will be broadcast here early in the day. Even some of the events that are being held in the evening, will be seen here in the afternoon. For people who work during the day, it will be difficult to watch some of the sports live. We decided to take a poll and asked if people planned on taking time off, working different hours to catch certain live events or if they would find a way to watch from work. A number of people said they would be watching while at work. So we asked those people an additional question. “How will you be watching the 2012 Olympics games at Toronto office space?” Before we tell you how people responded to the questions of “How will you be watching ...

Closure of Queen and Spadina will have little effect on Office Space Toronto clients

Downtown Toronto commuters are anticipating two chaotic weeks of slowdowns, as the city shuts down one of the busiest intersections at Queen Street West and Spadina for transit rail re-construction and maintenance Monday morning. With the intersection being shut down to traffic in all directions for the next two weeks, many commuters are trying to find alternative routes and bypasses of the intersection. But the closure  of Queen and Spadina will have little effect on office space Toronto clients, because it is very easy for them to avoid that area. The Streetcar track replacement work that began Monday is in anticipation of the arrival of new low-floor streetcars in 2014. Some tweeters and bloggers are already calling the closure of this arterial intersection “Carmageddon TO.” Brad Ross, ...

Our Office Space for Rent Toronto is compared to Toronto Fringe Festival

Yes, I actually heard one of our office space tenants mention how  our office space for rent Toronto is compared to Toronto Fringe Festival. It was not because of being in the same business, but how unique Telsec’s approach is to Toronto office rentals. The term fringe theatre is theatre that is not of the mainstream. Telsec approaches rental offices in Toronto with solutions that are sometimes not considered mainstream office space. In places like London, England, “the Fringe” is the term that is given to small-scale theatres, many of them located above pubs, and can be called the equivalent to New York’s Off-Broadway or Off-Off-Broadway theatres. Because Telsec is located downtown (not in the financial core of the city) but on the fringes of the core, is one way our office space for rent...

Happy Canada Day from office space for rent Toronto

In deciding how to say Happy Canada Day from office space for rent Toronto, this writer did not know if he should just talk about office space rental Toronto and how it is open today or talk about Canada Day itself. I decided to mix a bit of both. First let me share with you how Wikipedia describes Canada Day: “Canada Day (French: Fête du Canada) is the national day of Canada, a federal statutory holiday celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the British North America Act, 1867 (today called the Constitution Act, 1867, in Canada), which united three colonies into a single country called Canada within the British Empire. Originally called Dominion Day (French: Le Jour de la Confédération), the name was changed in 1982, the year the Canada Act was passed. Canada Day ob...

Climate Controlled Office Space Toronto

It is days like today that I am so happy to have climate controlled office rental Toronto. The temperatures outside are almost in the 30’s and the humidity makes it feel like it is in the 40’s, but the temperature in my office space for rent Toronto is comfortable and easy to work with. Because of the design and recent upgrades of the Toronto Star Building, keeping the office space cool is not as hard as it is for other downtown Toronto office towers. Often when the nice weather arrives, there are no line-ups at the fourth floor cafeteria (now called Cafe on 4), as people decide to venture outside for lunch at the many hot dog carts and chip trucks that are found along Queens Quay. But today with all the heat and humidity warnings, I had to line up at noon to get my lunch. It seems that ma...

Skip to toolbar