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D-Day June 6th 1944–Lest We Forget

Today is the 66th anniversary of D-Day. A day to remember approximately 215,000 Allied soldiers, who were killed or wounded during D-Day and the ensuing months it took to secure the capture of Normandy. In the early hours of June 6, 1944, landing craft carrying approximately 14,000 young Canadians troops, who where members of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division and 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade, prepared to storm the heavily – fortified Normandy coastline. The Canadian forces, under British command, were assigned to Juno Beach, it was also known as the Canadian beach. With the exception of Omaha Beach, the Canadians unknowingly faced the strongest opposition. The battle for Juno Beach cost 340 Canadian lives and resulted in another 574 wounded. The original planned date for the invasi...

Discovering interesting trends on the internet

It is amazing the things that people are searching for at midnight on a Friday night. It seems tonight the biggest trend in terms of searches is whether the character known as the Undertaker in WWE is indeed dead. It amazes me who is up at midnight trying to find out whether a fictional character on wrestling tv show is dead. So I followed the link and found that there are hundreds of blogs that are dedicated to wrestling news, and many of them are blogging about the particular storyline. When I saw this google trend, I thought the actor Mark Callaway who plays the Undertaker had passed away. This was not the case, but people are speculating on a storyline and how it will play out.  Wow the power of the Internet. I want to know when people search for “office space Toronto”, obviously it is...

Avatar Director James Cameron asked to help with oil spill

With several failed attempts including last week’s “top kill” method had failed to contain the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, the United States government is now seeking a Hollywood ending. The latest person to be recruited to help ending the spill is “Avatar” and “Titanic” film director James Cameron. Cameron was invited to Washington to meet with scientists from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other officials for a brainstorming session to help find solutions to end this environmental disaster. Cameron attended the meeting along with deep-ocean expert Phil Nuyteen, president of Vancouver-based Nuytco Research, a world leader in underwater technology. Cameron is considered one of the leading experts in underwater filming a...

Downtown Toronto Power outage

A large section of downtown Toronto has been hit by a power outage affecting hundreds of thousands of people. The extent or cause of the outage was not immediately clear, but many businesses in the downtown core were affected, but there are numerous traffic lights out in the affected area, causing traffic jams on streets. The blacked-out area is bordered by Yonge Street in the west, Bayview in the east and Shuter Street to the north and Lake Shore Blvd. to the south. The cause seems to be an underground main line. This power outage does does not affect tenants with office space Toronto at Telsec. The lights are on and no one has noticed any power fluctuations. The interesting thing about this outage is that people are using twitter on their cell phones to let others know that they are stuc...

G20 Security Zone to Displace Don Juan Chip Truck

One of my favorite places to grab a quick lunch when I am in my downtown office space is the Don Juan chip truck. Don Juan, along with many other chip trucks and hot dog vendor’s are going to be displaced from their usual permitted locations that are within the traffic restricted yellow zone and from in front of the Metro Convention Centre that is in the red zone. So what if one of the G20 delegates have heard of the famous Don Juan chip truck and decides to go out onto front street, only to find the Don Juan has been displaced from his regular spot. A spot that he has had for over 25 years. Where will that delegate  from England or even Barack Obama have to go to find the Don Juan chip truck? With the leaders of the world 20 top economies heading to Toronto for the June 26th and 27t...

Welcome to Cottage Season

This past weekend was the first long weekend of the summer. This is traditionally the weekend when most people make their first trip to the cottage and open it up for the season. This is also the time when many people try to figure out how to take advantage of having a cottage and spend as much time there. For many people the solution is leaving early on Thursday and coming back to the city on Monday. That is not always that easy, because they do not want to miss important calls from customers or potential new clients. We have all had those clients who tend to call near the end of the day on a Friday or the new potential customer who calls early Monday morning. In many cases these are not calls that should go unanswered, as they are very important to our businesses. I do not have a cottage...

Wow you have and office there!

I was at an event over the weekend and someone asked me where my office was located, so I told them at 1 Yonge Street in the Toronto Star building.  They replied “Wow you have an office there! Isn’t that expensive?”  All I could say was “NO not really” I explained to them that my Toronto office space was a business centre that offered a wide range of office space options, including virtual office space in Toronto. This got them asking more questions. I told them that I originally signed up for a Toronto mail service with Telsec, so that I could get my business mail at a prestigious address rather than a post office box which sounds unprofessional. As I found myself needing a physical office, I then rented a shared office space that gave me access to boardrooms and modern office equipment l...

One more reason to have an office space Toronto at Telsec

In previous blogs, I have mentioned the convenience of the complimentary coffee and tea in the two kitchens at Telsec. I have also talked about how you just need to walk down the hall to enjoy a cup of freshly brewed coffee and that it took seconds instead of minutes. I further mentioned that having the coffee down the hall meant not having to go down to a basement food court with no natural lighting to get a coffee. At this time, I want to welcome Tim Hortons to the Toronto Star cafeteria. Yes you can now purchase Tim Hortons coffee at a kiosk store located on the fourth floor, and there are windows overlooking Toronto Harbour (not in the basement without a view). This new availability of Tim Hortons coffee only enriches the choices available to Toronto office space clients. If your parti...

Tiger Woods finishes Fourth at Masters.

After a long hiatus from golf, Tiger Woods returned to Golf, only to finish fourth at the Masters. Many speculated without the distractions Tiger Woods’ golf game would even get better. But as many golfers will tell you, it is not easy to  get your swing back after 6 months away from the game. Only a few minutes away from Telsec’s downtown Toronto office space is the Polsen Pier driving range. While the driving range is open year round, it is this time of year that local golf enthusiasts get the itch to hit a bucket of balls. Unlike the golf courses in Augusta, Georgia (home of the Masters) there are not too many golf courses that are close to downtown Toronto office space, that are open yet. Those with Toronto offices are looking for practice facilities that are convenient to their office...

Easter Parade in the Beach

I had not been to the Easter Parade along Queen Street in many years, in so many years that I forgot they held the parade Easter Sunday. I had planned a photo shoot down along the beach to get some lifestyle shots of a model for an upcoming project, but unlike myself (who arrived very early) the model ran late and could not get anywhere near the Beach to meet me for the shoot. Most of the streets heading into the beach were closed for the parade. Without the model, I could not do the shoot, so I figured since I was down there already, maybe I could get some interesting photos of the parade. Along with the police escort, the three generations of TTC Street Cars, the marching band, and the various floats, also came some unusual entries into the parade. It was odd to see as part of the parade...

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