National Boss Day – what if you are self employed

By Ian In standard15th October, 2010

I read that today is National Boss Day. It is a good idea to have a boss appreciation day, but what if you are self employed? Do you pat yourself on the back? Some will say that your clients are the boss, but in their case every day is client appreciation day. Every day entrepreneurs work for

Finding lost friends

By Ian In standard13th October, 2010

Long before there was the internet, some of us used snail mail to keep in touch. When I was younger, I met a girl named Judy Price at the Canadian National Exhibition.  Judy was from Syracuse, New York, we kept in touch by writing letters and the occasional phone call. In 1986 (or was it 1985),

Happy Thanksgiving You have to love the leftovers

By Office Space Toronto In standard11th October, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian blog readers. To my American readers, I will hopefully be celebrating your Thanksgiving along 7th Avenue in New York City. This year I have a lot to be thankful for. I met a very special young lady who is everything to me. She is someone I see spending many

Why all the buzz about some Facebook Event

By Office Space Toronto In standard6th October, 2010

For the past few hours I have been noticing Google and Twitter trends and the one that seems to be picking up a lot of steam is #Facebook Event.  I have no clue what this is, but it sounds like something big is about to happen with Facebook.  I guess I will just have to

Everyone has cheated at some time, what is wrong with it?

By Office Space Toronto In standard3rd October, 2010

I was thinking about this tonight about secret things people do that people do not need to know about. I knew I wanted something quick and easy, but was not sure what I wanted. We have all done it at some point or another and no one ever found out about it, unless we told

Nuit Blanche-An All Night Art Exposition

By Office Space Toronto In standard2nd October, 2010

Nuit Blanche is Toronto’s annual sunset to sunrise celebration of contemporary art. This year will be the fifth year or Nuit Blanche and it keeps getting bigger with over 130 installations. Nuit Blanche was originally conceived in Paris, France. The name is translated universally as  ‘Sleepless Night’. The idea was to bring contemporary art to the

Who will be the next mayor of Toronto?

By Office Space Toronto In standard1st October, 2010

I wanted to talk about the Toronto Mayoral race and the fact that Sarah Thomson had her office in my other Toronto office space on Church Street. I had not seen any signs to show where her headquarters was until this past Tuesday. This was the day that she decided to drop out of the

High School Reunion – well the unofficial one this past weekend

By Office Space Toronto In standard28th September, 2010

A while back I got an invitation via Facebook, to attend a high school reunion for all the people who graduated in the 1980’s. This sounded great, as the last reunion I went to was attended by primarily people who graduated in the 1960’s and 1970’s. They truly overshadowed and made up a much larger

Adventures with salesmen farmer Bob and Skippy the over enthused sales guy

By Office Space Toronto In standard22nd September, 2010

Those who have read my blog that is published on the web site of my Toronto office space at Telsec, know that I try to tie in a plug about my small office rental at the end of each blog. This time I can not be more sincere about my thankfulness of having a great Toronto office business centre that

TIFF is over, now what?

By Office Space Toronto In standard20th September, 2010

I did not get a chance to chase after celebrities this year at TIFF, but many photographers did. What most of them did not realize is that throughout the year there are many celebrities who visit Toronto for other purposes. Stars like Rob Low, Drew Berrymore, George Clooney, as well as directors like David Cronenberg and Henry