Celebrating our 20th Year!

August 23, 2019 | Articles

It’s hard to believe where the time has gone, but Brown Consulting Group is happy to be celebrating our 20th anniversary this month. Things have certainly changed in the past 20 years, so we took a look back to 1999 to share 20 memorable events in honour of this very special occasion.

  1. The minimum wage in Ontario was $6.85
  2. Average Canadian salary was $33,633 ($55,913 in 2018)
  3. Average price of a litre of gas in Toronto was 57.5¢
  4. Average house price in the GTA was $226,000 (2019 – $788,335)
  5. Jean Crétien was the Prime Minister
  6. Mike Harris’ PCs won a second conservative majority
  7. Eaton’s filed for bankruptcy
  8. Bill Clinton was the US president
  9. Y2K
  10. Bill Gates was the richest person with an estimated net worth of $90 billion
  11. Apple acquired the domain name iphone.org
  12. Jeff Bezos was Time’s Person of the Year (Amazon was only 5 years old in 1999)
  13. Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace won top box office at $474,544,677 worldwide
  14. Average Canadian movie ticket price was $5.00
  15. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban led with ten weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers List
  16. Wayne Gretzky retired from ice hockey
  17. Nunavut was created after dividing from the Northwest Territories
  18. Tim Horton’s went smoke-free
  19. Julie Payette (Canada’s second woman in space) flew on Discovery and orbited the earth 153 times
  20. And, also in 1999, Brown Consulting Group was a team of one. We now have a team of eight amazing consultants and trainers!

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