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STORAGE FACILITIES REACH NEW HEIGHTS

February 13, 2019 12:10 pm Posted In: Client Coverage

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TORONTO, February 12, 2019 – BLUEBIRD SELF STORAGE has historically developed its facilities from the ground up. The company is becoming active in acquisition and third-party management, recently acquiring the former National Post building at 1450 Don Mills Rd.

 

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THIS VALENTINE’S DAY, INDULGE AT RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE

11:00 am Posted In: News Releases

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TORONTO, February 12, 2019 – Ruth’s Chris Steak House is making Valentine’s Week an experience, not just a meal. Whether you’re dining before-hand, on the 14th, or the weekend, guests can enjoy their features up until February 17.

For dinner, celebrate with a special Surf & Turf entrée, feature two cold-water lobster tails served next to your choice of either a sizzling filet or ribeye. When it comes to drinks, Ruth’s Chris has an extensive wine list, but is also featuring a signature cocktail at each of their locations for Valentine’s Day.

In Etobicoke by Pearson Airport, guests can order a Ruth’s Kiss from February 14th – 17th. A raspberry vodka and ice cream mix containing muddled raspberries and triple sec. The guest can also choose to opt for strawberries instead.

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Downtown, at their location in the Hilton Toronto, guests can order a Ruth’s Red Velvet from February 14th-17th. A smoothe mixture of Hennessey VSOP, dark chocolate crème de cacao, and coffee, all topped with Baileys-infused whip cream goes into this cocktail.

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Those visiting the Markham location will have a choice of three signature Valentine’s drinks, available on February 14th only.The first option is a non-alcoholic Jade and Ginger Love potion made with ginger syrup, purple tea, and fresh-squeezed lemon juice garnished with a mint sprig and candied ginger.

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The next signature drink is an Oak-Aged Yellow Rose Old Fashioned. Made with Four Roses Bourbon, orange bitters, garnished with an orange peel, this drink can be served neat or on the rocks.

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When guests dine at Ruth’s Chris Steak House on February 14, 15, 16, or 17, they will receive a $25.00 card valid for a future purchase that can be used up to March 31, 2019.

Make reservations at ruthschris.ca and follow along on social media: Twitter @TorontoRCSH, Instagram @RuthsChrisCA, and Facebook @RuthsChrisToronto. @RuthsChrisMarkham and @RuthChrisTorontoAirport.

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ABOUT RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE

Ruth’s Chris Steak House was founded by Ruth Fertel 53 years ago, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Ruth Fertel had a recipe for everything – from how to prepare her signature sizzling steaks to how to treat her guests. This timeless formula is a testament to how one neighborhood eatery has become the largest collection of upscale steak houses, with 155 restaurant locations around the globe. Ruth’s Chris remains true to its heritage, helping guests make their best memories on 500-degree sizzling plates.

NEWS MEDIA CONTACTS:

David Eisenstadt / Selena Kovachis
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deisenstadt@tcgpr.com / skovachis@tcgpr.com



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LIFE STORAGE ADDS FOUR CANADIAN PROPERTIES TO ITS THIRD-PARTY MANAGEMENT PORTFOLIO

January 22, 2019 4:30 pm Posted In: News Releases

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BUFFALO, NY – Life Storage, Inc., (NYSE:LSI), a leading national owner and operator of self storage properties in the United States, has added four self storage facilities in the Greater Toronto Area (“GTA”) to its third-party management portfolio. The extended Greater Toronto Area, including the Hamilton and St. Catharines-Niagara Canadian Metropolitan Areas, total more than seven million people, making it one of the largest North American markets. The facilities are owned by Bluebird Self Storage.

“We are excited to expand into southern Ontario. The market dynamics and demographics of that region, as well as our home office proximity to Canada, make this a significant opportunity to continue driving our Company’s growth,” said Joe Saffire, incoming Chief Executive Officer of Life Storage. “We are entering this new market with Bluebird, a company with more than 30 years of experience in both the American and Canadian self storage markets.”

“Having worked with Life Storage for many years, we have seen the success and innovation of their operational and technology platforms, such as Rent Now, their fully-digital rental platform that allows customers to self-serve and complete their rental process online,” said Reade DeCurtins, principal at Bluebird Self Storage. “Toronto is one of the fastest growing markets in North America, and we are excited to partner with Life Storage to grow our portfolio in that region.”

Three Bluebird Self Storage facilities in Toronto, Mississauga and Woodbridge, Ontario were brought onto the Life Storage management platform on January 2, 2019 and will continue to operate under the Bluebird brand. A fourth facility in Mississauga is scheduled to complete the transition process by the end of the month. Life Storage also currently manages eight self storage facilities for Bluebird’s parent company, Budget Development, in the United States.

In addition to these third-party managed properties, Life Storage has made minority equity investments in three development properties in partnership with Bluebird in Toronto, Mississauga and Burlington, Ontario. These properties are scheduled to open within the next 24 months.

ABOUT LIFE STORAGE, INC

Life Storage, Inc. is a self-administered and self-managed equity REIT that is in the business of acquiring and managing self storage facilities. Located in Buffalo, New York, the Company operates more than 750 storage facilities in 28 states and in the province of Ontario, Canada. The Company serves both residential and commercial storage customers with storage units rented by month. Life Storage consistently provides responsive service to its 400,000-plus customers, making it a leader in the industry. For more information visit https://invest.lifestorage.com/.

ABOUT BLUEBIRD SELF STORAGE

Bluebird Self Storage is a Toronto-based subsidiary of Budget Development Partners, which has over a 30-year history as vertically integrated developers, operators and owners of self storage in the Southeast United States and Canada. Prior to the recent Bluebird initiative, many of Budget’s U.S. properties have been operated by Life Storage’s third-party management platform, Life Storage Solutions. For more information visit https://bluebirdstorage.ca.

Life Storage, Inc.
David Dodman
(716) 229-8284
ddodman@lifestorage.com



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BLANEY MCMURTRY PARTNER CLIMBS THE ROB LADDER

3:05 pm Posted In: Client Coverage

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TORONTO , January 7, 2019 –  BLANEY MCMURTRY LLP’s Sundeep Sandhu, North American President of the South Asian Bar Association spoke with writer Cynthia Martin. Photo: Tijana Martin

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BULLPEN RESEARCH PRESIDENT TALKS RENTALS ON NEWSTALK 1010

December 29, 2018 3:32 pm Posted In: Client Coverage tcgpr News

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TORONTO, December 29, 2018 – BULLPEN RESEARCH & CONSULTING President Ben Myers (@ left) guested on “Saturdays with Ted Woloshyn” on NEWSTALK 1010 (CFRB AM) to discuss the RENTALS.CA 2019 National Rentals Forecast.

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