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The Breakfast Club

The male students sitting on the 19th floor this summer, which is the business law floor – because we mean business – have formed what some may call a ‘breakfast club’. The club includes Michael Alvaro, Andrew Chan, Roey Fishman, Jake Goldberg, Amir Har-Gil, and David Kelman. Many other students have joined, and while their presence was delightful and is always encouraged, they are unfortunately at ‘non-member’ status. (Generally, these folks are more concerned with getting a ‘boost’er juice and are not true breakfast aficionados.)

On mornings where we aren’t too busy and have sufficient hungry members the boys head down to eat. Here comes the tough question…where do we go? This blog post will discuss a few of the main options.

Within Scotia Plaza we generally go to Bagel Stop. While there are other good breakfast options, including a Tim Horton’s, Bagel Stop has the freshest bagels and quickest service. Sometimes David Kelman will get a bacon grilled cheese from some other place, but we forgive him because he is a rookie.

In Commerce Court, a few minute walk through the Path, there may be the best assortment of breakfast options known to man. It is like taking a kid to a candy shop, but it is 6 hungry fellows going to breakfast heaven. Here is a list of a few of them:

  • Heidi’s Deli

Heidi’s Deli is the only non-chain establishment. Consequently, it has the best prices and the most typical diner style breakfast. For those members that are quite hungry the platter is definitely the best breakfast option. For $5 (including tax) one gets 2 eggs any style, toast, bacon/sausage, and epic potatoes. Truly a great deal and the seasoning on the potatoes is simply delicious.  As an aside, one time Andrew bought me a fried egg sandwich on a bagel from this place and it was far worse than bagel stop. I have since forgiven him for his mistake.

IMG-20130628-00006Here is a half eaten example of the platter. As you can see there is no shortage of bacon.

  • Bagel Stop

There is also a Bagel Stop in Commerce Court which makes the breakfast selection far more inclusive of everyone’s needs than staying in Scotia Plaza. This restaurant is a better breakfast alternative only if one is interested in getting anything to do with a bagel. The diverse menu of bagels and spreads is great and bagels are much fresher. They have definitely perfected the technique of microwaving the egg (with bacon if desired) for an exquisite scrambled egg sandwich. Jake will always advise hot sauce. I concur with his judgement.

  • Fit for Life

I only include this because Amir likes their omelettes. They definitely look good, but I cannot speak to the quality of this breakfast establishment. But he is a member of the club and I respect his decisions – for better or worse.

  • The Cereal Bar

Today we tried this place for the first time. Andrew was scared so he stuck with the platter from Heidi’s. Unfortunately, the boys have to keep their bodies in top shape so a visit to this place was in order. Jake and Mike had the hot cereal, which is oatmeal with some cool toppings. I would say a little watery looking but nonetheless looked good. I had the yogurt with granola and fruits which was actually quite nice. I like that they give choices of multiple different yogurts and include many toppings in the base price. All in all, a great place to maintain my temple of a body, while not getting too full before a firm lunch.

If you would like to join in on a breakfast excursion we would be happy to include you! Please send a short 500 word essay to ahargil@casselsbrock.com explaining why you love breakfast as much as we do…

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4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament: Corbrook – Awakening Abilities

On Thursday June 6 a foursome of Cassels Brock summer & articling students took to Deer Creek Golf & Country Club in support of the Corbrook Foundation.

Corbrook is a community-based service organization making important contributions to the lives of people with physical and mental developmental disabilities. Corbrook offers a wide range of unique training opportunities, employment services, and supported community activities geared towards helping people become more independent, build self esteem and enjoy a higher quality of life.

The opportunity arose out of the generosity of one the partners here at the firm that sponsored a foursome on behalf of Cassels Brock. And so it went that four students were privileged to volunteer a day to play golf for such a great cause.

The motley crew of students included Evan Eliason, Roey Fishman, Amir Har-Gil and Aly Somani. Aly and Evan are both seasoned golf veterans and Amir is a first timer – I’m somewhere between the two spectrums. We arrived at the course to find that each person receives a wonderful loot bag with golf balls, tees, miscellaneous snacks and an always necessary stick of deodorant. After we registered the team we approached the golf carts only to find more goodies; full cups of Krispy Kreme donuts – wonderful treats for four hungry fellows. We each enjoyed the donuts thoroughly for the 8 seconds that they lasted.

The tournament was a ‘best-ball’ competition and we were slated to start at 11:40. We approached the tee box in anticipation of our round, mentally focussed and prepared to win top prize. Amir, perhaps out of sheer adrenaline or utter unawareness, teed off while the group in front of us was still playing their ball on the fairway. Thankfully the ball landed on the fairway of hole 17, which was 100 yards left of our position – nevertheless, quite a good intimidation tactic. He raced after the ball in the golf cart while we laughed hysterically with the Marshall. It was going to be a great day.

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Amir making a formidable attempt at making contact.

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If you look past the beautiful swing in the first picture, you can see some exquisite golf cart parking that shows a nice comfortable love tap between friends.

We got through 8 holes at 1 under par, which wasn’t too bad considering the severe winds and slight rain. But as we finished number 8 the skies opened and a massive rain storm came. We quickly finished 9 holes and headed indoors for shelter. It was really too bad that we had to stop playing as we were just heating up, but the tournament was still a success and we had a blast.

Evan had to head back to the office to finish up some work but the rest of the fellows hung around the clubhouse eating the complimentary lunch. After lunch there was a nice reception with a silent auction and some fun casino games followed by a steak dinner. Even though we were soaked we had a great time and are thrilled that we were able to be a part of helping such a great cause!

 

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I Now Present to You – Bloggers 2013!

To the countless fans worldwide, we’re back! And for the first time readers, welcome!

As the blog is wholly student run [insert boiler plate disclaimer to protect the firm here…], we aim to give you the inside scoop about Cassels Brock and also what being a summer student at a Bay Street law firm actually means. Our team of smart, savvy and good-looking summer students will share our experiences working at CBB to shed some light on what it’s like to work here.

I am thrilled to introduce to you the 2013 CBB blogging team! Along the way there will be many guest bloggers, stretching from other students to partners, so stay tuned!

Without further ado, here we go:

Meredith “Mere” Bacal

Osgoode Hall Law School:

Meredith is a research machine. She’s researched for Canadian Heritage, Dean Sossin at Osgoode Hall and was a research assistant at the Ivey School of Business. You know that whatever she says is true, because she read it – in a book.

Nicholas “Nick” Carmichael

Dalhousie Law School:

Nick worked as a cook at a prominent restaurant in downtown Toronto! When he’s not blogging or doing excellent work, you can find him in his office spicing up the free lunches!

Andrew “Chanman” Chan

U of T Law School:

While at the Ivey School of Business, he was a member of the Mustangs varsity soccer team. Most importantly, he is an associate editor for the Journal of International Law and International Relations. So if you loved reading that you’re going to love reading his blogs!

Caroline “Duran” Durran

University of British Columbia:

Caroline is part of the first ever Cassels Brock student program at CBB in Vancouver! She will be blogging about her experiences as a student in the Vancouver office, so stay tuned for ‘Westcoast Wednesdays’ with Caroline! Also, she went to band camp.

Roey “Roy E. Fisher” Fishman

Western University:

What can I say about myself other than that I’m am charming and good looking? Well, I drink water out of my coffee mug to fit in with the lawyers and make friends at the coffee machines.

Amir “Cookie Monster” Har-Gil

University of Windsor:

Amir worked as a karate instructor and owned a window cleaning business. When he’s not working or karate chopping large files, he is out on the 19th floor windows showing the cleaners how it’s done; in a suit.

Michelle “Salsa”Sutkiewicz

Queen’s University:

Before going to Queen’s, Michelle was fortunate enough to go to Western to do an HBA at Ivey. Michelle is a serious dancer and is seen frequenting the local salsa saloons.

 

For more info on all of the Cassels Brock students please visit the website at http://www.cbbstudents.com/ or click the ‘Cassels Student Program’ tab at the top of the screen.

 

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