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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...

Toronto Worse than LA in Terms of Commute times.

A recent study by the Toronto Board of Trade states “Toronto is a great place to live, if only you could manage to get to work”. This study shows that Toronto commute times are getting to be the worst in the world. Of the nineteen big cities included in the study, The average Toronto commute was about 80 minutes. Not only is this 12 minutes longer than the average New York City commute, but it was 24 minutes longer than Los Angeles. New York and LA are the two largest cities in North America and both are notorious for their traffic and gridlock. The European city that is most known for its gridlock and traffic is Barcelona, yet the average commute there was 32 minutes shorter than that of Toronto. It should also be noted that Toronto even fell behind Montreal and London England in terms of...

Easter and Passover

While Good Friday falls on April 2, 2010 and Easter Sunday is April 4th. Passover will start on Tuesday, the 30th of March and will continue for 7 days until Monday, the 5th of April., Easter is a Christian celebration of the Resurrection of Christ; celebrated on the Sunday following the first full moon after the vernal equinox. Easter is also the end of the Lenten period where many observing Christians have given up certain foods or pleasures. Passover is one of the most widely observed Jewish holidays (Yom Tov), and is commemorated by many affiliated and nonaffiliated Jews alike as a time to contemplate the endurance of the Jewish people throughout history. The culmination of these two religious observations just happen to coincide this year, where some years they end a week apart. The T...

Earth Hour 2010

Earth Hour Earth Hour 2010 takes place on Saturday March 27th at 8.30pm (local time) and the lights will be out for an hour somewhere in the world for that hour. Once again, famous and not so famous buildings along with landmarks and little known places will turn off their lights in contemplation of our planet.  Houses and businesses located everywhere from Australia, Europe,  Asia, Africa, to South America and North America will go dark for one hour. People across the world from all walks of life will turn off their lights in contemplation of our planet. Earth Hour began back in 2007 when 2.2 million homes and businesses  in Sydney Australia turned their lights off for one hour. This was to be their way of showing a commitment to climate change. Then one year later more than 50 million pe...