With a view like this…

Posted on January 31st, 2011 6 great comments. Room for one more!

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…it hardly feels like work.

Yup, I’m back at it again, this time with Corus Entertainment. These are the people responsible for Q107, AM640, 102.1 “The Edge”, HBO Canada, Nickelodeon Canada, Teletoon, YTV, and a bunch of other media outlets I don’t get with my basic (i.e. free), cable package.

The Corus building sits beside Sugar Beach so the views are pretty terrific in every which direction, but the wind at this time of year can get pretty dastardly in that area. It’s close to St. Lawrence Market so lunchtime promises to be promising, but it’s closed on Mondays, a fact that slapped me in the face like so many icy gusts today. Basically, and despite sounding like the conclusion to a grade 8 essay, it’s a neighbourhood of contrasts.

I’ll be flexing my somewhat atrophied Adobe Flash muscle to produce games that I’ll be bragging about incessantly as soon as they’re online, but in the meantime I’m keen on surreptitiously capturing the square footage of the Corus Building. I mean, I thought I’d worked in some pretty frickin’ cool offices before but this building just blew me away. I spent ten minutes staring at the ceiling in the lobby as I was leaving today — and I wasn’t even high! It’s that far out.

As added benefits, the office is close to home, and I pass by lots of interesting places that necessarily make the twenty-minute commute much longer.

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I’m a little disappointed that I had to put aside freelancing for this gig but I noticed that bills tend not to pay themselves. However, so far I’m not getting that vibe of pure, unadulterated evil that I’d experienced in the past. Also, there are plenty of other Toronto jobs available out there for the keen of heart and / or brown of nose, a mild bit of comfort on an otherwise eerie deja vu of a birthday.

6 Comments on “ With a view like this… ”

  • 防音
    January 31st, 2011 8:14 pm

    Seems everything will keep on moving as well.

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  • Desertboots
    February 1st, 2011 1:42 am

    up real late surfing the web for plan ideas and now I am gonna keep thinking of that killer view! Stellar!

    Looking forward to seeing it up close + personal… ; )

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  • Desertboots
    February 1st, 2011 1:46 am


    no deja vu b-day for you, Mr.! Not this year…

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  • Patrick
    February 1st, 2011 3:42 am

    You may just be right, Desertboots :)

  • Jarvis
    February 1st, 2011 9:58 am

    Do what it takes to Pay the bills…Maybe one day I'll bring over my pot and we will have a cup of tea :) what, did you think I was going to say smoke?? ;)

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  • Patrick
    February 3rd, 2011 10:11 am

    I was kinda hoping you would say that, Jarvis :D

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