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The G20 is over and now I can pay more attention to the FIFA World Cup

I was writing a great blog, then the power went out. This is not something I could blame on the G20 protesters or the near riots going on downtown Toronto, but it was mother nature that caused this power outage. The blog I was actually writing was about the disappointment I had with the protesters to keep their protests civil. Like many other Torontonians and other Canadians, seeing police cars on fire and stores being damaged was not something I would have ever expected to see in Toronto. What happened in Downtown Toronto was something you would have expected to see in some far off country. I did not notice the protesters when I was at my downtown Toronto office space on Saturday, but after watching it on the evening news, I was happy that while my office space Toronto downtown, was near ...

Earthquake in Toronto? Did you feel it?

Today a 5.o magnitude earthquake hit Toronto and I did not even notice it. At the time the quake struck, I was in my car on my way to my downtown office space for an afternoon meeting. I was totally unaware a earthquake had happened until I had parked my car. There were some protesters parking their BMW heading towards the Westin Harbour Castle protest area that asked me if I felt the Earthquake. They thought this may have been the work of the G20 security forces in an effort to scare away protesters. When I got to my office space Toronto downtown, no one seemed to be talking about this so called earthquake. So I had to go to the internet for more information. It turns out that this earthquake epicentre was somewhere in Quebec and Toronto got only a light feeling of it. To those protesters...

Today is the First Day of Summer and the longest day of the year

Today is the official 1st day of summer 2010, June 21, 2010 is the official first day of summer, it is also known as the “longest day of the year”. It’s the longest because this day is when the northern hemisphere gets the most sunlight of any other day in the year. However, this does not always mean that it is the hottest. Now that summer is here, many people are not thinking of their downtown Toronto office space, but how to get away from it and to the cottage. People who have office space downtown Toronto at Telsec Businesses Centres, know that they can escape the office and still have their calls professionally answered by the receptionist who will follow the instructions on their profile as to how they should handle the call. If the client is going to be away from their downtown Toron...

Not only is the G20 here, but so are the Vuvuzelas

The fences surrounding the G20 Summit security zones are up and the protests have started, for the next 7 days downtown Toronto is going to be chaotic with traffic jams and protesters impeding pedestrian traffic. If that was not enough, the Vuvuzelas have also arrived in Toronto. Yes, those Vuvuzela horns that have created havoc for players and TV viewers of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa are now on sale in Toronto. Already people have started gathering at Dundas Square to watch the World Cup matches on the big screens and to play their Vuvuzela along with the fans in the stadium thousands of miles away. Along with being a great noise maker for soccer fans, some local fans have also found that the Vuvuzela can also be used as a great flagpole for whatever flag they chose to fly. S...

So You did not win the 50 Million Dollar Lotto Maxx

So you did not win the 50 million, don’t feel bad… It seems that for the third week in a row, there was no winner of the largest lottery prize in Canadian history. It also seems that only 27 of the 45 Maxmillion draws were won, 16 in Ontario and 11 in Quebec. Next week, the grand prize will remain $50 million, but it is estimated that there will be 55 Maxmillion draws.  This number may even increase, depending on how many additional tickets are sold. I too did not win the Lotto Maxx grand prize or one of  the Maxmillion prizes, which means that instead of taking a limo to the lottery prize office on Monday, I will be heading to my downtown Toronto office space. I may not have won the lottery, but I almost think I did when I found my office space in Toronto. Not only do I have o...

Twitter is taking over the way people communicate

It seems that almost everyone has a twitter account these days. Not only are people using twitter to keep up with their friends, they are now using it to keep up to date on things like the FIFA World Cup, news about the Gulf of Mexico oils spill, Paul McCartney’s birthday and now the Toronto Transit Commission will be using Twitter to keep people up to date on route problems caused by G20 protesters. Not to be outdone, even the G20 protesters are using Twitter for communications and propaganda purposes. If you look at what is trending on google and twitter in North America, you would be shocked to know that more Americans are paying attention to the FIFA World Cup than the fact that the Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA Championship. The recent boom in attention for the game of soccer can be ...

G20 Vs FIFA World Cup what are you paying attention to?

The two biggest news stories in Toronto are the preparations and security for the G20 Summit and the FIFA World Cup of soccer. These are also the two big topics of conversation in the kitchen at my office space Toronto. Now that the building that houses my Toronto office space is included in one of the yellow security zones for the G20 summit, people are talking about it. Just as much as they are talking about some of the unexpected upsets at the world cup. No one expected the Swiss team to defeat the Spanish powerhouse, the Spanish have been predicted as one of the teams that is expected to win the World Cup. I have never been a big soccer fan, but there is something about this World Cup that has caught my attention. I have never been able to watch a full match on TV, yet these past few d...

G20 Summit Planning Guide for Office Space Toronto

Telsec downtown Toronto office space  management has been working with the building management, who have been working with federal and municipal law enforcement to provide a safe and secure environment for our tenants during the period leading up to the G20 summit. Here are some of the recommendations It is strongly suggested that tenants avoid scheduling meetings between June 21-28, 2010 and also not schedule deliveries during this week. Large deliveries to the building will require 24 hours advance notice. The Integrated Security Unit for G20 has now announced the security-perimeters and traffic flow patterns which are outlined on the attached map. There will be “Traffic Control Zones” controlled by police within the boundaries of King Street, Queens Quay, Spadina, and Yonge....

Day Four of the FIFA World cup is buzzing

Day four of the FIFA World Cup of Soccer brings  Italy’s first game of this World Cup. The game has been widely anticipated around Toronto. Restaurants and pubs throughout the city are packed with fans who have taken this Monday afternoon off to watch their team in its first game of this tournament. While getting a coffee in the kitchen at my downtown Toronto office space this morning, there were a few people talking about how they would love to be able to get out to a pub to enjoy the Italy VS Paraguay. For most people who cannot get out of their office space in Toronto, the reality is that they would probably watch the game on the Internet or listen over the radio. As I am writing this blog, a fellow who has Toronto executive office space down the hall from me, just sent me an email mess...

My Downtown Toronto Office Space is alive with Word Cup Fever

For most of the next month, millions of people around the world will be glued to television sets and computer screens watching 32 nation teams compete in South Africa for the most coveted trophy in the sports world , the FIFA World Cup. World Cup fever has even reached my Toronto office space! I am working in the office on this Saturday afternoon and so are a bunch of other office space Toronto clients. What is interesting today is that there are some people I am used to seeing in suits dressed casually, some even wearing t-shirts and jerseys that support their FIFA World Cup team. When I walked past one of the Toronto meeting rooms, the door was open and a small group of people were sitting around a laptop computer watching the match between England and the USA. Even when I left my office...