Who needs cable tv when you have the Internet

By Office Space Toronto In standard15th November, 2010

When I moved into my new apartment back in the summer, I held off ordering cable right away. I did not watch much TV when I had cable, so why pay for something I did not watch. There was some TV shows that I did watch and like, but I quickly discovered that I could

The Guild Inn and the injured coyote in ET Seton Park

By Office Space Toronto In standard12th November, 2010

I had a meeting today with clients at my Toronto office space to discuss taking their wedding photos in the spring of 2011. They told me that they had already applied to the city for a permit to have their wedding and photos taken at the Guild Inn in Scarborough. They showed me some examples

Remembrance Day is November 11th – do you have your poppy yet

By Office Space Toronto In standard8th November, 2010

Today as I entered the lobby of my Toronto office space in the Toronto Star Building, I was greeted by a Veteran with a box of Poppies.  As I rode the elevator to the 18th floor, another Telsec office client (who recently relocated from France) asked me what the poppies were all about. I explained

Writer’s Block – How do you deal with it?

By Office Space Toronto In standard4th November, 2010

Today was one of those days that I just could not find anything to write about. When I did get a nibble of an idea, I could only write a line or two. So I tried my usual source of inspiration “The News”. All of the local news was about a chemical spill in the

An interesting Halloween with Tricks and Treats.

By Office Space Toronto In standard1st November, 2010

Here in Toronto Halloween was not filled with the typical shenanigans and according to police it was uneventful. At my door, the numbers of “Trick or Treaters” seemed to be down. This may be because of Halloween falling on a Sunday night. One person got a real “treat” on Sunday, that was Lee Westwood. Westwood overtook Tiger Woods as golf’s No.

A Toronto Virtual Office is all some businesses need

By Office Space Toronto In standard27th October, 2010

A college buddy is in town this week from Surrey, British Columbia. As we were catching up on what was new in our lives, I learned that his 18 year old son was attending the University of Toronto. What was more interesting was the fact his son was paying his own way through university from

Zombies invade Toronto or have they always been here

By Ian In standard24th October, 2010

Yesterday I went with my girlfriend to the Zombie Walk Toronto. She got all zombied up and went as a Circus Ring Leader zombie. I chose to retain my secret identity as a mild mannered photographer, as I had three other photo shoots Saturday that would not appreciate my zombie persona. Zombie Walk Toronto is an annual parade

Just What are Dunny’s and why are they popular

By Ian In standard22nd October, 2010

This past week I was asked to buy a Dunny as a gift for someone assisting me in a photo shoot. I had no idea what a Dunny was and had to look it up on google. I found out that a Dunny is a kind of vinyl designer toy created by Paul Budnitz and

Another Parking Ticket, I should not have to fight

By Ian In standard21st October, 2010

It is often said that the parking enforcement officers are like vultures. Some would even say they are worse than the highway tow trucks who monitor police radios so they can charge hundreds of dollars for a tow that should cost $60. Tonight, I got a parking ticket that I should not have to pay,

Saturday October 16th is the best day to buy a new bicycle.

By Ian In standard15th October, 2010

Saturday October 16th is the best day to buy a new bicycle. Why? because it is the date of the  Bicycle Fall Blowout Sale. Retailers slash their prices for an end of the season sale. Last year a friend of mine bought a $2000 bicycle for $700. There were families there buying $500 bikes for