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Tony Physentzou
Tony Physentzou → President
Tony Physentzou's career began over 40 years ago, working for a stage lighting company, Strand Canada. He worked there for many years servicing and installing lighting equipment and electrical distribution. Tony then left Strand to work at Canadian Staging Projects, where he furthered his knowledge of lighting to include dimming and control systems. Always one step ahead, Tony made a bold move by partnering up with a coworker and opening Sapphire Staging Limited. Here they incorporated their knowledge of stage lighting to include full stage rigging and drapery systems. Tony's early years included complete installations in all the major Canadian TV stations, such as CBC, CFTO, and Global TV. After more than 10 years of business success, Tony and his partner decided to move in different directions. Tony then began a small, one man installation company, which is now known as Ontario Staging Limited.
Maria Physentzou
Maria Physentzou → Controller
A marketing graduate, Maria oversees all departments of OSL, including accounting, human resources, and marketing. She ensures all departments are working to their full capacity by streamlining the three major areas to work together. During her 18 years with the company Maria has implemented a complete marketing strategy, various accounting software programs and has been involved in numerous trade show details, traveling to, and exhibiting in shows such as LDI, USITT, CITT, Biz Bash Toronto, IIDEX, and CSEME. Maria has worked on projects such as the Docks Nightclub & Entertainment Complex, St. Elizabeth Catholic High School for the Arts, The Weather Network, the International Centre, and the Sony Centre.
Georgina Physentzou
Georgina Physentzou → Rental Manager
After graduating college Georgina Physentzou enjoyed a few years of travel before settling down and beginning her position as Rental Manager at Ontario staging Limited. Amidst hectic scheduling, last minute ordering, and a busy stream of phone calls, Georgina maintains a very organized and efficient rental department. In addition to her regular customers of schools, theatres, and productions, Georgina works closely with many event coordinators, helping them succeed in planning the perfect party, corporate function, gala event, or even somebody's dream wedding. Some recent rental projects have included CTV's Canadian Idol, Canada's Next Top Model, MTV productions, and many many gala events. In addition to this work load, she also manages to help with Ontario Staging Limited's marketing and human resource needs.
Ward LeGrow
Ward LeGrow → Rigging & Projects Manager
Ward LeGrow was introduced to this industry as a child and by the time he was 20, he was involved in rigging installations such as Ryerson's TV studio, and St. Michael's College School counterweight sets. While touring as the lead singer in a rock band, Ward found himself doing the sound and lighting for other bands' live performances as well. After leaving the industry for the U.S, Ward gained experience in manufacturing, computers, and networking, while continuing to work in sound and lighting, in his spare time. After returning to Canada, Ward was hired at Ontario Staging Limited; a company owned by the man who originally purchased his father's staging company, bringing his career full circle. After several years as an installer, Ward is now the Rigging Department and Project Manger. His list of project credits include: Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, Panasonic Theatre, Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Sportsnet Studio, Mediveal Times, the CBC Glenn Gould Studio and Corus Quay.
Natalie Smith
Natalie Smith → Inside Sales
Natalie Smith started at Ontario Staging Limited as a co-op student while still in high school. After finishing her term and taking time off from school, Natalie came back to OSL as a Receptionist, moving into Customer Service a short time later. She has learned about all the various products manufactured and distributed by OSL, and now primarily handles sales in the drapery department, among other areas when required. She is dedicated to helping you with any of your Sales or Customer Service related requests.
Cynthia Physentzou
Cynthia Physentzou → Customer Service & Inside Sales
Cynthia Physentzou began her career with Ontario Staging Limited while still in high school. As a family business often requires, she would help out when needed, working in between school and a part time job. Upon graduation Cynthia worked in the photography industry for many years as a freelance photographer and assistant. During these years Cynthia learned about various lighting techniques, making her a valuable asset. She returned to work full time at Ontario Staging Limited in 2003 as a customer service associate, and now also handles inside sales for Rosco, fabric off the rolls, and standard track parts.

 

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Phone (416) 694-8980 • Fax (416) 694-2979 • Toll Free (877) 69STAGE

 

You can snail-mail or visit us at:
32 Bermondsey Rd., East York, ON M4B 1Z5

Sales, Service, Rentals and Installations Serving the Entertainment Industy

Drapery • Rigging • Staging • Lighting • Dimming • Electrical Distribution • Manufacturing