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The Best Self Storage in Toronto

Posted by Tim / December 2, 2009

Self Storage TorontoSelf storage solutions in Toronto isn't exactly the most captivating of cocktail party discussions (or blog posts, natch). But there comes a time in most of our lives when we need self storage. Whether it's temporary storage for a big move, storage space to supplement the new condo or apartment, or secret storage needed to store stuff as part of that fledgling, un-named side business, it's good to know where to turn for the best, most convenient storage solutions to meet your needs.

It's a good thing that Toronto has plenty of good storage options (as well as a bunch of lousy ones). Skip the places on Ossington that have inconvenient hours of operations, older facilities and few frills and work your way through this list instead where in many cases your sofas, side tables and stacks of boxes will be paired with the latest security solutions, climate-controlled facilities and 24/7 access.

For the uninitiated, the deal with most self storage places is that you pay in four week cycles with a minimum rental period of 28 days. After that they're month by month with bills pro-rated if you happen to clear out your storage unit earlier than expected. Many storage providers offer special rates for the first month or discounts on longer term rentals (6-12 months) or if you pre-pay. Rates depend on what size you're looking for, from a relatively affordable 5x5 unit that might be had for less than $100 and fit the contents of a bedroom; to a much larger 10x20 unit that could cost five times as much but store everything you've managed to collect over the years and stuff in your small house.

Worth considering is whether you need a storage unit that's on the ground floor, and if it's important to be able to drive your car or truck right up to the locker door. Otherwise, be prepared to use a dolly, make plenty of trips up and down a freight elevator or navigate your way through a maze of hallways to get where you need to go.

Ready to discover the world of Toronto self storage? Here are the 9 best self storage solutions in Toronto.

Spaces Self Storage

Spaces Self Storage

There's nothing like a brand new places to store your stuff. Spaces, which just opened in February at Broadview and Eastern Avenue has state of the art security, 24/7 access, a climate controlled building, packing supplies and even 4 hours complimentary use of a moving truck that you can borrow when you move in. A 7x10 unit costs $219 but a 50% discount is offered for the first month if you stay for at least 3 months. More »

All Canadian Self Storage

All Canadian Self Storage

All Canadian has three locations in the Toronto area including a sprawling one on Laird Drive. Rates here are about average ($175 for a 5x10) but all units are climate controlled and there are plenty of ground floor units. Like many other places on this list, they also offer top notch security and packing supplies from their retail store. They also offer a mobile storage solution ($125 a month for a 5x10 container plus $180 delivery/return) and rent UHaul trucks for $19.95 a day plus 69 cents a km. Hours are a bit limited as 24/7 access is available by appointment only. More »

Planet Storage

Planet Storage

Planet Storage is located in the historic Viceroy Rubber Plant near Dupont and Dundas. A 10x10 unit is only $190 plus there's 4 weeks free (based on minimum stay of 8 weeks) and a 10% discount available to students, seniors and corporate accounts. They offer all the user services/amenities including climate control, 24/7 access, packing supplies and good security. To get to most units you'll need to use a freight elevator and a dolly but some larger (and pricier) drive up units are available. More »

Tower Storage

Tower Storage

Located on industrial Wallace Avenue right beside the tracks, Tower Storage offers a new facility and good rates. A 9x10 costs $196.54 (tax included) plus one month free, but watch out for the $10 one time fee for the gate access card. They have a retail store selling packing supplies, good security, climate controlled facilities and 24/7 access. Some units have drive up access but most will require a trip up a freight elevator. More »

AJ Self Storage

AJ Self Storage

This self storage provider on Commissioners Rd. in the Port Lands is the best option if looking for drive up access. All units are ground level, outdoor access and rates are very reasonable ($185 a month for an 8x10 but current sale prices have it going for $152.75). The downside is that there's no climate control which means contents are subject to freeze in the winter - and it also meaning moving in/out during winter months can be a bit of a production. More »

Apple Self Storage

Apple Self Storage

For storage needs as close to the downtown core as possible, Apple Self Storage near Adelaide and Bathurst is the place to go. A 10x10 costs $285 but a 10% discount is available if you pre-pay for one year. There are no ground floor units but security is tight, packing supplies are available and the entire building is climate controlled. Hours are on the restrictive side (6am - 10pm daily) but after hours access is available upon request. More »

Storwell Self Storage

Storwell Self Storage

Storwell Self Storage has three locations in the Toronto area with the closest one just off the Lakeshore on Evans Avenue. All units are available on the ground level and rates tend to be somewhat negotiable. Currently a 10x10 rents for $229 but there's a 10% off coupon available on their web site. The facilities are 6 years old and are humidity controlled. Some of the units are indoor and others are outdoor with the latter accessible via drive up access. More »

Public Storage

Public Storage

Public Storage has storage locations across Canada including quite a few in the Toronto area. Prices, storage unit sizes and amenities vary by location but the Junction and Liberty Village locations are decent options. A 5x10 in Liberty Village costs $135.45 tax included but the first month is only $1 (plus an $18 administration fee). Units are not climate controlled and hours are limited (7am - 9pm daily). More »

All City Storage

All City Storage

All City Storage has two locations in North America - one in San Marcos California and the other at Cherry St. and Eastern Avenue in Toronto. All units are climate controlled and there's the usual security offerings. A 7x10 unit costs $195 + GST. Drive up access is available for larger units (10x20) with most of the other storage options a freight elevator ride up to one of the 4 floors. 24/7 access is not currently available but will be offered soon. More »

Discussion

154 Comments

Hear_It_Here / December 2, 2009 at 10:40 am
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"Now, this is a ticklish question, but...
You want to live in the box? Cost you two bucks a day."
Lauren / December 2, 2009 at 11:00 am
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Glad to see Spaces up there as number 1. I recently rented a 5x10 from them and had a really good experience - not only was the place pristine and very secure, but their customer service is top notch. Would recommend them to anyone, especially a first timer like I was!
Patrick / December 2, 2009 at 11:05 am
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Second the recommendation for Spaces. A professional, courteous all round pleasant organization.
Josh / December 2, 2009 at 11:16 am
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If you don't need frequent access, storage places in the suburbs (Oakville, Burlington, Milton, etc.) are about 50% cheaper than those in the city.
G Smithg / December 2, 2009 at 11:46 am
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"But there comes a time in most of our lives when we need self storage."

This is a dubious claim.
Rico / December 2, 2009 at 12:16 pm
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I had an absolutely horrible experience with All-Canadian. Incompetent equipment and even more incompetent "managers" took a bad moving situation, and made sure it was much worse. For something so simple, they seemed to forget the importance of serving the customer. Some people just don't get it, and you'll find a slew of them working at All Canadian Self Serving.
Fonzie / December 2, 2009 at 12:35 pm
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Well BlogTO.com finally jumped the shark.
mike / December 2, 2009 at 12:54 pm
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Oh lord, shut up fonzie. There are other people in this city besides you and you're dumb ass.

-- Anyways, I'm in Spaces as well, and have nothing but good things to say. Brand new place so it's hard to find anything to complain about. I just love having my own secret code and being able to get at my junk whenever I need to.

The wheely carts are great too, once you get the hang of them.

I think because they're new they're trying harder than the other guys, which is great.
CraigB / December 2, 2009 at 01:17 pm
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Not exactly the same, but I used PODS a few months ago when staging my house to sell and to then move the stuff to my new place. Their customer service as simply amazing and they booked the day of pickup, then gave a 3 hour window to let me know when they'd arrive, and then they called when they were 15 minutes away.
Rico replying to a comment from CraigB / December 2, 2009 at 01:23 pm
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Yeah they sound like they know what they are doing. That's the way it should be done. Some people think that going to work and remaining busy is good enough.
jw replying to a comment from mike / December 2, 2009 at 01:31 pm
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you're dumb ass.

mhmm
fonzie replying to a comment from mike / December 2, 2009 at 01:35 pm
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Calm down, sunshine.
Chachi / December 2, 2009 at 01:39 pm
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We could house the homeless at Apple Self Storage for a fraction of the cost of the $250,000.00 per-bed shelter going up on Peter Street.
Thomas / December 2, 2009 at 01:50 pm
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I used Giant Portable Storage a few months ago and I couldn't ask for better service. Not only was delivery free back to their storage location but they delivered in the same day. I personally would stick with portable storage over self storage. I will definitely use them again!
David / December 2, 2009 at 03:19 pm
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Worst. 'Best of' list. Ever.
Frank / December 2, 2009 at 04:28 pm
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All Canadian self Storage is the best place to store your goods!!! Great staff, really care about your stuff. use Them!!!!! and it's a nice place.
mr hate / December 2, 2009 at 04:29 pm
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Rent/Load a truck.
Drive to the storage place.
Unload it in multiple trips with a dolly up elevators and down hallways (sometimes having to wait for the elevator or loading dock)
When you want it back you have to rent/drive back out to the storage place
RELOAD your crap with multiple dolly trips up elevators and down hallways (sometimes having to wait for the elevator or loading dock)
Drive home
RE-UNPACK it again.

That is total bullsh*t!

That Pods company is the best.

They friggin' drive the box to your door.
You load it.
They come get it.
You want it back, you call them.
They drop it off.
You unload it.
The end.

I hate moving more than life itself and have done both ways and would never ever ever ever use anything but one of those pods.
Cameron / December 2, 2009 at 04:56 pm
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I've had a unit at Spaces for about 6 months now, and can't be happier with the level of service from these guys. It's super convenient and very clean.
jonas fischer / December 2, 2009 at 06:40 pm
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I keep my time machine in a self-storage unit. Very handy.
Chester Pape / December 3, 2009 at 12:16 am
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I had a mixed experience with All Canadian on Laird, in theory the place is wonderful and being all on one level with reasonably close drive in access is good. Some staff good, some a little less so. In the summer of 2008 they had huge problems with drainage during the big rainstorms and our unit was at ground zero, we got flooded three times but I honestly believe they have fixed that particular problem. They make a big deal about security but in reality there are all kinds of people coming and going all the time, there's one guy who runs some sort of training classes for blackjack dealers out of his unit.
Jebus! / December 3, 2009 at 08:17 am
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How many material items do you people have to warrant such storage space use?

Less is more people.
TheVok / December 3, 2009 at 08:36 am
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There are many reasons someone might need self-storage, Jebus. The timing of this article is great for a friend of mine, for example, who's been given notice to leave her apartment but is moving to another country early next year, so she has a few months where she'll need to sublet and/or stay with friends.

But please, BlogTO, enough with the word 'solution.' It doesn't mean anything in this context. You're just using it as a buzzword.
Tony / December 3, 2009 at 11:54 am
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I used storeyourdorm for storage when i moved to Edmonton for work for 8 months. They were great, oicked everything up, stored it and returned it when i came back. It was great for me as i didnt have enough for a self storage unit and i dont have a car. Cheap too. And im not even a student.
Allan / December 3, 2009 at 03:07 pm
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While your picks for top 9 self storage facilities are good, there is only one Toronto Self Storage company that has been cited by Toronto Life Magazine as Toronto's best Storage, 13 time winner of the Consumers' Choice Award and has an immaculate record with the Better Business Bureau of A+ and has a perfect record of zero complaints. Without a doubt, the top self storage in Toronto is Jiffy Self Storage.
metal storage buildings / December 4, 2009 at 08:15 am
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Fantastic post! Storage systems are presented amazingly in this website with a visualizing effect. It's true that one needs storage for some or other reasons and this best storage of Toronto has a fine guideline for different types of storages
Steve Gordan / December 4, 2009 at 05:31 pm
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Many storage providers offer special rates for the first month or discounts on longer term rentals.
muggette / December 8, 2009 at 11:26 pm
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Self Stor on Bermundsey offers amazing service, good rates, and nice clean space. Ask for Ruth - she's helpful
Shannon replying to a comment from muggette / December 9, 2009 at 09:57 am
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I agree, I have used the Selfstor near the airport and they are the best. I wouldn't use anyone else.
Taliba replying to a comment from David / January 6, 2010 at 11:59 am
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Nah. Best list ever. Who wants to slog through this kind of research themselves?

BTW if you're willing to go even farther than the 905 area, the price drops even more. I moved stuff from an estate located in Brantford into storage while I moved away for a contract. Rates well under $100 for a 5x5. Just pile'er up high and still easy enough to move to T.O. with a one-way truck rental.
Gloria L. / January 13, 2010 at 10:39 am
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I've rented from a few different places in Toronto and Vancouver for both work and personal use.

My best experiences have been with Public Storage. The $1 special at move in really helped convince me to go back.

On my last visit they gave me a gas card because I prepaid my rent which helped right before having to drive to the inlaws in north of Huntsville for the holidays!

Francis / January 13, 2010 at 03:27 pm
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Public Storage have OLD facilities.... and they don't seem to provide any customer service - the Jefferson Ave facility is pretty beat up
Jonathan T. / January 19, 2010 at 09:58 am
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I'm not sure what Public Storage you used, but I went to the one in Scarborough next to Toyota and it was great. I didn't get dinged on the price based on what floor i was on since i could drive right up to the third floor. How they engineered that i don't know, but it made the move easier.

Now i'm moving to oakville and i had looked into a couple of the storages there. yes i know, i'm moving to the burbs! PS just opened a place there, and since i moved before the cut off date, they refunded my rent for half the month, and reserved me a spaced at the new place. i was surprised when i got there that the old soccer domes i used to play in are now a storage!

oh, and they gave me $100 gas card for prepaying my rent.

I also had a good experience with All Canadian over on Laird street, but it was too far from where i was living.
Elsa R. replying to a comment from Jonathan T. / January 20, 2010 at 01:48 pm
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PS has great newer facilities. The old one I used in Mississauga wasn't the prettiest, but it was cheap! Now I'm with them in Oakville, and I must say that I'm impressed. My son uses spaces downtown, which is very simmilar in construction and design. are they the same company?
Dave / January 25, 2010 at 12:21 pm
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Most of these comments sound as if they are coming out of the mouths of other storage companies.
The Great One 99 / January 25, 2010 at 03:24 pm
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I used StorageMart, or Instorage, or Apple... names changed so many freakin' times i don't know who i was paying! had a car accident, missed a payment (storage bill of 95$ wasn't top priority...) and they seized and sold my stuff. i had been a tenant for 2 years, never once late, and they sold my stuff. switched to ps, they told me that all storage companies can and will seize goods if you don't pay, but most will be somewhat reasonable. They rented me a place and gave me the option to prepay for the year. i got a free gas card out of it ($100!).

let's just hope they don't sell my stuff as i can't start a junk collection all over again!!!
Lynn Turner / December 13, 2010 at 02:49 pm
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A girlfriend of mine put me on to Storage Porters. I didn't have too much to store and they delivered packing materials to me, collected everything and stored it. It was just perfect for me.
Jeff Landry / February 3, 2011 at 02:39 am
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Too many shills posting reviews these days.

For example, I was checking out some of these locations on google maps and I came across an astounding number of reviews for All Canadian: 51 google reviews. The other contenders above had at most a handful of reviews.

Now, check out the 51 reviews for All Canadian and you discover that these reviews came in a highly suspicious pattern of commonly worded praise and rapid fire succession, one day after the next over a concentrated stretch of days. And, surprise, surprise, all these exuberant reviewer for All Canadian, when you check them out, have a single review to their name.

Quite the coincidental that these 51 reviewers, all writing similar positive reviews over one stretch of time, were so motivated by their life-changing experience of a self-storage company that they could not resist the burning urge to review All Canadian on google, yet they had no interest in reviewing any other business in Toronto or elsewhere. Wow!
BuckSteel / May 7, 2011 at 02:59 am
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Unfortunately I must say that many companies do unethical SEO as well as promotion.

And now the are even involved in social networks, forums.

Among main of them we can see Godaddy, PayPal.

So - why not storage buildings
Student dorm Storage / June 2, 2011 at 06:11 am
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I agree with Buck steel.. Even some posted links don't belongs to that category on which discussion is going on..
Student dorm Storage / June 2, 2011 at 06:12 am
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I agree with Buck steel.. Even some posted links don't belongs to that category on which discussion is going on..
Storwell Self Storage Toronto / June 21, 2011 at 07:39 pm
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Thank you very much for your kind words in this article. We greatly appreciate it. We here at storwell strive to provide a quality service that is reliable and affordable. I'm glad to see that this has tricked down into the blogosphere and rewarded us with an unsolicited review.

Cheers,
Storwell
Lucas Evans / October 24, 2011 at 07:19 pm
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I have to say out of all these companies Storwell has the nicest staff and the most convenient hours. I never had any issues with them, plus the time that i didn't use that was left in my month was refunded back to me. I have never heard of anyone doing that.
Mary / December 28, 2011 at 11:47 am
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Hello all, But i believe you forgot one. Number 10. Weston Self Storage, 365 Weston Road Toronto, Ontario. This place is great! first month $25.00 for any size unit, after that, they will look online to see the price of other storage companies, and they will match the cheapest one (if any) or if you know of a place of cheaper cost! 24/7 climate control, clean and very friendly & helpful staff!
Jason T. / December 30, 2011 at 07:38 pm
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Apple Self Storage on Adelaide hasn't been great. The amount for a smallish locker has ballooned to over $200 bucks a month over the past three years. They've never explained why it keeps increasing (and it increased a lot).

The worst part is that they refuse to tell me when my bill is due. Every month I get an email, on a different day (always, yes, in the last week of the month or in the first week of the following month), with a document dated the day before it was sent saying the account is due (so, on the 29th, at 6am, I got an email saying my account had been due on the 28th -- fortunately, I had the stomach flu and was awake). I paid it right away. Later that day I got an email saying I owed a $10 late fee on top of the bill. In the 24 hours since, I've had 3 emails, one a notice that access to my locker has been suspended.

Then, even if I've contacted them and told them I've paid through my bank, I get phone calls and emails (with subject headings like "payment??????") several times a day, every day, (and calls at 6am, although, yes, I do have an out of province number) until they've received and filed the payment. This is all for 1-3 days overdue.

Finally, after months of complaining and asking for a due date in advance, I was told, just last month, that the bill is due every 29 days.

Again. I've asked repeatedly for billing in advance. Usually I prepay 2-3 months at a time to avoid the problem.

But, yeah. Go for cheaper. I could have bought all new stuff about 3 times now for the close to $8000 bucks I've spent on this place.

It's a great location. But I wouldn't recommend it.


Jean Jean Moise / February 5, 2012 at 07:33 am
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http://www.storageo.com is available for Toronto people too! they provides free fedex services to pick up your stuff! take the space you need, $5 per box! i would recommend it to you, so check it out and see yourself!
Khernau / March 2, 2012 at 11:22 am
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These are some great storage places! I was hoping to get some campus storage at my school, but I guess they don't have any. I will be sure to check a few of these places out!


http://campusstorage.net
Daniel / May 14, 2012 at 03:10 pm
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The Giant Group offers some extensive storage options from heated indoor storage, warehousing and portable storage. 1-888-97-GIANT.
alex / May 28, 2012 at 05:06 am
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I like your blog.It contain lot of information.
Erik / June 4, 2012 at 01:01 pm
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This list was very helpful however I ended up going with speedy storage. The service was great and the prices were very competitive I got the first month free! It might be a good idea to add it to the list.
Office Renter / June 25, 2012 at 01:31 pm
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Wow. Very helpful post and the comment chain provides tons of options for good office storage and office rentals. Thanks so much for this.
Arby / July 2, 2012 at 03:51 pm
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When a reviewer mentions the wonderful first month free deal and doesn't add the needed and desired information about the conditional period for renting, it really looks like a shill to me. And it looks to me like there's lots of shills here. I can't afford any of the prices I've seen.
Business / July 3, 2012 at 09:17 pm
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Nothing but problems - they do not read emails so are not on top of customer requirements - I had three issues - one of which being that I could not access my locker on two occasions because they did not active the security code correctly - yes I was fully paid up - they also cut off my lock despite me emailing them three weeks prior to the drop dead date to extend the rental for another 3 weeks and to bill my credit card - I would not recommend them under any circumstances because they lack communication, coordination and professionalism. The actual lockers are spotlessly clean though so that is a plus !
BruceJordan / August 15, 2012 at 05:09 pm
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I just wanted to drop a line and make mention that I read this blog and used All Canadian self storage. The customer service rep was pretty good and they sold me on the portable storage. The solution was perfect for my problem. They came on time! I packed my stuff and they picked it up. I will have my stuff in storage for three month and I will let everyone know how that goes... so far, so good.
Mike Sauter / September 16, 2012 at 12:18 pm
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I have had the occasion to use self storage recently and specifically the All Canadian Self Storage facility in Scarborough. The place was clean and acceptable but what really was impressive was the professionalism and warmth of the staff.
It is obvious that they all take pride and ownership in where they work and what they do.
COSPLAY / September 26, 2012 at 11:44 pm
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I agree, I have used the Selfstor near the airport and they are the best. I wouldn't use anyone else.
Kristen Wilson / September 27, 2012 at 03:57 pm
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Good to know where we can find an affordable self storage toronto, we will be looking for a business very shortly. Thank you for the posts.
Jorden Green / October 22, 2012 at 10:49 am
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I had the privilege of attending a charity function at All Canadian Self Storage last year and not only was I impressed with the facility but also with the owner and the people working there. There was so much to eat and drink and it was obvious that everyone was having a great time. What amazed me was the size of this place and the huge indoor driveway that ran right through the entire storage area.
Scott Hayes / October 23, 2012 at 08:34 am
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I used portable storage for the first time and it was great!! It was a local Canadian company called Pack and Store. These guys did a fantastic job, and even helped me load a large item into the container.
S. Hayes
tony lamezia / October 31, 2012 at 11:48 pm
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All Canadian self storage was the best option for me. The rep i spoke to was very acomadating and organized.. I saved alot of money with their drive through option because my movers just drove to the unit without having to carry all my stuff a long way like we would have in other storage places that i checked in the area. I was charged exactly what i was quoted over the phone and they didnt come up with any surprises. Iam a repeat customer and wouldnt go anywhere else.
Jordan / November 15, 2012 at 03:32 pm
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Thanks for sharing! I hear this is one of the best self storage companies in all of canada. The problem is that we don't have any way to get our stuff there. Does anyone know of a company that has a moving truck in ottawa that could get our stuff here?
Shanna White / November 15, 2012 at 07:41 pm
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Thanks for your information on self storage toronto. I appreciate it!
John Miller / November 18, 2012 at 10:16 pm
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Sometimes you come across a business that seems to do everything right. All Canadian Self Storage is one such business. From their first-class facilities to the friendly and helpful staff, to the ease of access and the offer of a can of lemonade to wash away your moving blues, these guys make you feel like a valued customer. I had a unit with them for a year, and they went out of their way to give me great value and kept me very happy indeed. I've referred some of my good friends to All Canadian Self storage and they are very happy with the service too. Thank You
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Rick Silver / December 20, 2012 at 01:54 pm
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I am a customer of the Laird location of All Canadian and find the facility and the staff to be top notch. The company also has a portable storage service called Pack and Store http://www.packandstore.ca where they deliver the unit to your home and then store it off site. We opted for the Laird location because of the convenience of the drive through building.
Ariana Powell / January 11, 2013 at 05:51 pm
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On a rainy day like today I'm soooo glad that i Chose all canadian self storage drive through because i had a whole bunch of boxes that i don't want to keep in my apartment. I drove to my unit without having to carry anything in the rain. I called my brother this afternoon telling him how much i appreciated his referral. He said, that he is really pleased with their service and the drive through is a great convenience.
Tyson Cartier / January 16, 2013 at 10:08 pm
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Thanks for the info. My son keeps his stuff, which isn't even much, in a self storage unit in Toronto. I don't know why he does it, but he said it's fantastic so even though he only has like three things in there, he continues to use it "just in case" he gets more stuff.
Tracey / January 21, 2013 at 08:53 am
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These prices are nuts! If you look online you can get storage of this size for less than $100! Or maybe the cost has come down since the article was written.
Darren Labelle / January 22, 2013 at 11:29 pm
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I recently needed a storage unit for the first time ever. Absolutely terrified of how to know I was picking the right place, I found all canadian and I have nothing negative to say! They were extremely helpful and knowledgeable! When I decided I needed to rent a truck too, they helped me get it with Uhaul at a great price.
I definitely know I made the right decision in storage and renting a truck!

Marcus Mowbray / February 8, 2013 at 11:37 am
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Based on this review, I used SPACES, the number one spot. I found the staff great and quite helpful (I had never used storage before). Being able to use the truck was a HUUUGE help. It was just so much easier than going back to a u-haul or whatever. So for sure I'd use them again, though I'm hoping I won't have to.
Marcus Mowbray / February 8, 2013 at 11:38 am
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Also, what's up with this steady stream of poorly written All-Canadian reviews? They look pretty fake. Thoughts everyone?
Joseph Medina / February 9, 2013 at 01:09 pm
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My wife and I have been renting a heated unit at all canadian self storage for several months now to store products for our business located in toronto. We chose them after calling around, because they are affordable and the person my wife spoke to was extremely competent and had a great attitude. We have had nothing but positive experiences with this establishment. we had a concern for the temperature in the units with our canadian cold winters, but they are heated so that our stuff doesn't damage.
Alex / February 20, 2013 at 09:47 pm
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About two weeks ago, when we were hit with that huge storm, I had to access my storage unit. I can't even tell you had glad I was that I was at the All Canadian Laird Dr. location! I drove right up to my unit, which is fully indoors. I don't know of any other storage facility in our city with this feature. Also, the staff have always been very helpful.
In response to Marcus, I can't speak to the quality of reviews that have been posted for All Canadian, but I can speak for myself and the great experience I've had.
Pitt B / March 6, 2013 at 03:54 am
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When I had to suddenly relocate for my work to Hamilton I used Centron self storage to store my household items. It was a quick process because it allowed me to calculate the storage space through their online storage calculator. Now it has turn out to be my favourite self storage company.
Aaron / March 7, 2013 at 03:19 pm
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Whoever wrote this clearly doesn't know anything about storage. Go to Migson storage, it is the best in Toronto and the best in Ontario. I would never keep my possessions in anywhere but Migson.
Tom Hardy / March 12, 2013 at 11:44 am
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Thank you for all the info on storage in Ottawa! My wife and I are moving up there to an apartment but need a storage place for a month or two until we get our real home. We plan on going through http://www.boyd.ca, but we still are open to suggestions.
Amanda Mills / March 15, 2013 at 04:36 pm
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i just got my storage space today but so far I am extremely satisfied. I initially contacted them because I've read great reviews about all canadian self storage and the drive thru feature that you won't find anywhere else. The agent I spoke to on the phone was great!. The facility seems well secured and kept up with plus it is climate controlled which is a must for me. The agent that assisted me was incredibly helpful, making sure I knew where everything was, multiple exits, how all the doors worked even where the bathrooms were if I were to need them while there! She left no question unanswered and made me feel very confident in my decision to rent a space with them. I wish all businesses had such great customer service.
Frank / March 20, 2013 at 08:19 am
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I have to say out of all these companies Apple has great hours that work for me and a pretty good staff that are willing to help (if asked). I had a space sizing issue with my unit but they helped upgrade me without a hitch.
Rachael / March 23, 2013 at 02:52 pm
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I just used a really cool storage company in Toronto, Storeit Squirrel. I found a person in my neighbourhood on the site who wanted to rent out unused space in their garage, and am storing it there for $40 a month. Really cheap while also being in my area. Pick up options available too.
Luke replying to a comment from Rachael / March 25, 2013 at 11:58 am
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I tried something like this and let me tell you it did not work out. My stuff went missing and they took no accountability for it. They had NO Security, NO Cameras and they told me they had NO Insurance... Most of these people are shady to start with. I had such a bad experience... you get what you pay for.
Rachael replying to a comment from Luke / March 27, 2013 at 08:43 am
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Hi, wow that sounds like a really bad experience, Yikes. The service I used was much better, they provided insurance options on their site which I selected for my stuff. They also have a referral system built in for the people storing your items so you know from past users that they are trustworthy- kinda like airbnb but for storage.
viv / April 5, 2013 at 02:56 pm
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Is it possible to get a storage unit in which you can put racks and bins and be able to organize and look at your things? I need something in downtown Toronto? I would like to use it for my small business. Has anyone done this or am I better off looking for a small unit in a warehouse?
Peter replying to a comment from viv / April 5, 2013 at 04:22 pm
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Hi Viv,
Peter here from Spaces Self Storage (#1 on this list!). You can certainly put racking in any of our storage units as long as you are not drilling into the walls or floor. We can probably help you source some as well. Our location is quite close to downtown, probably the closest you are likely to find. Feel free to reach me at peter@spacestoronto.com or you can call our office at 416-465-9900. We have many businesses here doing the same thing, and we can even accept deliveries on your behalf.
Steven Smyth / April 6, 2013 at 02:01 pm
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I've been working in Europe for the last four years and I've been relocated in Toronto for the next four years. I've moved into a condo in the yonge and Eglinton area. It's a great location, but the unit is tiny. I decided to research self storage facilities and found All Canadian Self storage. Iam extremely pleased with the drive through to my storage. It's the only one in Canada that has an indoor drive through. The prices are good, secure and very clean.
Jesse replying to a comment from Steven Smyth / April 12, 2013 at 01:44 pm
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Well Steven, this looks like a load of bullshit. You've done research all over Canada and determined this is the only drivethrough? Give me a break. I know of at least one other in Etobicoke. If there is any sort of moderator here this clearly looks like All Canadian boosting their SEO or something. BAD FORM!
Edwin / April 15, 2013 at 05:40 pm
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Jesse:

In response to your “bullshit comment” regarding drive through facilities in Etobicoke please review the 12 self-storage facilities in Etobicoke listed below and inform us which one features a drive through design. We await your comment.

Storwell Self Storage
300 Evans Ave, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 6C8

StorageMart
680 Kipling Ave, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 5G3

Public Storage
2 Mendota Rd, Etobicoke, ON M8Y 1E8

All Canadian Self Storage
2256 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON M8V 1A9

Self Stor
55 Kelfield St, Etobicoke, ON M9W 5A3

StorageMart
144 Norseman St, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 2R4

Public Storage
2 Greensboro Dr, Rexdale, ON M9W 1E1

Public Storage
36 Queen Elizabeth Blvd, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 1L8

Access Storage
137 Queens Plate Dr, Toronto, ON M9W 6Z7

Etobicoke Self Storage
270 Rexdale Blvd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 1R2

Mobile Mini Inc
73 Browns Line, Toronto, ON M8W 3S2

StorageMart
542 Evans Ave, Toronto, ON M8W 2V4

Signed,
“Honesty in Reviews”
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Tim / May 7, 2013 at 11:12 am
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I had rented a storage locker at All Canadian Self Storage in Scarborough last week. This place was very clean and the staff was super friendly. I had rented a locker that was only $25.00 a month and they even rent uhaul trucks to move ur stuff.
Wojtek Grabski replying to a comment from Pitt B / May 9, 2013 at 08:58 am
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I wanted to use Centron, based on people's reviews, but they lied about their rate over the phone to try to get me in the door -- truck, movers and all -- and then claimed I hadn't spoken to them. Really dishonest behaviour; I certainly don't recommend.
Fatie / May 30, 2013 at 12:14 am
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Hi All,

There is one more site who connects people who need self storage with neighbors who have extra space in their homes, garages & yards!

Store It Squirrel helps people list their space and find local renters like college students, academics on sabbatical, or families who are moving. They also have an easy-to-use search engine helps renters find space in their community. Whether you’re a Storage Host or Renter, they provide high-level security, insurance and payment features that protect you both.

Please check out their site: http://www.storeitsquirrel.com

I hope you all find this helpful.
Bemz / May 30, 2013 at 12:09 pm
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You can find trusted and closer storage with affordable prices from storeitsquirrel.com. You can also get extra money if you list your unused storage space.

So far, they have their renters safety and host storage's trust as top priority for security.
David / June 17, 2013 at 04:10 pm
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I booked the mobile storage at All Canadian Self storage. They were great, the driver was accomodating and helpful. The staff on the phone was always helpful and calm even when I was frustrated. Everything survived transit and storage without a scratch. With drop off and delivery it was cheaper than traditional storage. I can't say enough great things. It took untold amounds of stress off the process of moving.
I always recommend them.
Don / June 20, 2013 at 01:59 pm
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I had rented a unit in scarborough while I was moving and everyone there was really helpful. They set up a uhaul for me too. I only needed it for a month but if i need to use storage again id definetely go back there.
Sean / June 23, 2013 at 01:29 pm
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I have stored at All Canadian Self Storage Brantford twice before and will continue to use it in the future. Great place.
Jessica / June 24, 2013 at 12:41 pm
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I am happy to say that I am one of the 1st people in the new All Canadian Self Self Storage on Weston Road. Thank you to the staff there for all their help. Jessica R.
Lester / July 13, 2013 at 03:28 pm
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I've used storage quite a lot in the past and will be moving soon, so I'll likely need it again. I appreciate the many helpful comments on this blog.
However, I will say one thing, I don't know anyone who has used this "Store It Squirrel" service, but I can't even fathom leaving my things in some stranger's basement or garage! I mean, there is no way the safety and security of your belongings can be properly insured! I advise everyone to be weary of such schemes.
Kate W / July 17, 2013 at 12:44 pm
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Today was my first time using self-storage, and I found that the All Canadian staff at their Weston Road location to be extremely helpful on answering all the questions I asked. Alex had told me that the Weston location is new and I could really tell it was very clean and well lit. I am very satisfied with All Canadian! Thank you.
Bradley replying to a comment from Wojtek Grabski / July 19, 2013 at 02:51 pm
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In response to your comment, Wojtek, that I have only had positive experiences with Centron. I stored with them in the past and recently stored again for a couple of months. All I can tell you is that both experiences were good and I have always found them to be honest people.
Mandy / July 20, 2013 at 02:15 pm
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Great service! Really satisfied and would definitely recommend to any friends/family. Very accommodating.
Nasim / July 22, 2013 at 09:33 am
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I had contacted All Canadian Mobile to get a portable container because my basement flooded dur to the storm. They were able to deliver on the same day I called to keep on my driveway while i sorted through my stuff. This was a great help and they were very accomodating.
Joe Braun / July 25, 2013 at 01:33 pm
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All Canadian Self Storage was great! I stored at the Lakeshore location and the service was fantastic (nice people and easy to deal with). Seems simple, but this was not the case in other places I've stored at...
Brittany / August 1, 2013 at 09:50 am
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This isn’t my first time with self-storage, I’ve had good and horrible experiences but who knew that self-storage could be so easy. All Canadian Self-Storage Weston Road made my move a breeze. With the recent flood in Toronto, my basement flooded. I had to get storage and with the stuff I have I requested a 5X5 unit, when I started filling it up I realized that it was too small. It was very easy to move my belongings to a larger unit and I was able to move my stuff in that day. I am very impressed with All Canadian; I will always us self-storage with this company.
Brodie / August 19, 2013 at 02:28 pm
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The first thing I want to say that All Canadian Self-Storage at Weston and McCormack has a beautiful office the employees sure are lucky to have an office with that many windows. Everyone was very polite and helpful with all my needs for self-storage. I was able to find a perfect size for me and it was right on the main drive which makes it VERY easy for me to access my belongings. I highly recommend All Canadian Self-Storage to anyone who needs extra storage, they are very clean with reasonable prices.
Joanna / August 27, 2013 at 04:45 pm
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Excellent service and well cared for units at the Brantford location.
Albert Khan / September 4, 2013 at 12:08 pm
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Great staff ,best service intown.all canadian storage lakeshore ,
A very Happy Customer.
Albert.
Nathan / September 5, 2013 at 06:44 pm
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I had a great experience at All Canadian Self-Storage located near st.clair and Weston rd. Everyone was very helpful and I was able to come and go when ever I please. I like the how they sell boxes, tape, and all the moving essentials.
Stanley Kubec / September 11, 2013 at 12:43 pm
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I have unit at the Lakeshore Location.Great service,
I am very impressed with the over all experience.
Stanley.
Pam / September 12, 2013 at 02:01 pm
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I just got a storage box at all Canadian self storage out in the lakeshore location. A U-Haul & moving supplies. Great place. You can get every thing in one spot. And the service was good as well.
Pam.
barry / September 13, 2013 at 05:15 pm
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Very Nice Place I need a quick last minute storage unit that was close to my home. After several All canadian on Lakeshore was the best one I found.Staff is very nice, very clean, and secure!
website / September 14, 2013 at 07:01 am
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nice
Michael / September 14, 2013 at 02:50 pm
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We had storage at All Canadian Self Storage in Brantford for seven years. We were happy with the service. Thank you
click here / September 16, 2013 at 09:05 am
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I found this blog worthy and there are many places in Toronto that are worth considering for your items storage, I like reading it.
Stephanie / September 16, 2013 at 09:42 am
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I rented a U-Haul over the weekend at the U-Haul on Lakeshore&Parlawn Dealership.The best U-Haul Experience i had to date.They even have self storage there.
Stephine.
S. Farrow / September 16, 2013 at 10:22 am
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Had a tour of their Weston Road location last week after meeting Stacey at our Kickoff show. It is quite unique and I like the idea that you can drive right in to the facility.
Foxy88.8 Radio / September 16, 2013 at 11:01 am
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We have two complimentary storage units at All Canadian Self-storage on Lakeshore. For the Past 10 Years we have been Having these unit’s to store our promotional props & Equipment. Thanks Hal & Rehan for your Kindness & Hospitality. This by far is one of the most well run companies in the City?
Myself Storage / September 17, 2013 at 01:30 am
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Thanks for that! I was just looking for a storage facility for one of my clients that’s close to Main and Gerrard and you can’t get much more convenient than that!
Cindy / September 18, 2013 at 02:04 pm
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In July I rented a locker from All Canadian Self Storage at Scarborough the place is very clean and nice price is very affordable.
Nevelle / September 18, 2013 at 02:18 pm
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I just rented a unit at the Lakeshore Location. Great service & very easy access to the building. I wish they has Boat storage as well
Nev.
Trinh / September 19, 2013 at 10:42 am
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All canadian storage on lakeshore rocks,best staff in the city,& i even got a free pen.
John / September 19, 2013 at 12:21 pm
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I used the mobile storage at Weston called Pack and Store. I'm very happy with the rates and the service.
Great work guys!
Mark / September 19, 2013 at 03:45 pm
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We rented a trcuk from the Brantford location and it was clean and well maintained. The security for the storage units was good but it would have been more conveinent if the units were accesible later.
David / September 23, 2013 at 05:14 pm
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I couldn't believe how clean the Weston Road facility was. I could live in there! Great customer service and cheap prices what more can you ask for!
Laura / September 25, 2013 at 01:45 pm
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I got a storage over at the Lakeshore Blvd. w location. very clean & trucks are so easy. we are really glad we found your company.
Laura.
T Tait / September 26, 2013 at 05:58 pm
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SHILL ALERT. The daily GLOWING comments for all Canadian are absurd. The links to several of the bloggers to straight to all Canadian's website for cry'in out loud. what a waste of time treating potential customers like a bunch of morons.
Sakib / October 3, 2013 at 02:26 pm
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i used all canadian storage 2256 lakeshore for a storage locker,very good customer service,i am very Happy Client.
Sakib.
Alex / October 9, 2013 at 10:47 am
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I used self-storage at All Canadian and it was great. very secure and clean. i liked their service made me feel comfortable storing my stuff there.
Ted / October 10, 2013 at 11:04 am
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I have sotrage unit at 2256 Lakeshore Blvd ,the staff is simply great.very happy with the service.
Ted.
Bob / October 12, 2013 at 09:48 am
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A few months ago we rented a self storage unit at All Canadian Self Storage Brantford. It was very easy and efficient to rent the facility. Now since the unit is no longer needed we have removed our items. The staff made it very easy and was helpful with the entire experience.
Morgan / October 12, 2013 at 12:33 pm
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I used the mobile storage at Weston Rd. there are great people working there. The convenience of mobile storage is definitely something that I will always recommend.
Tracey replying to a comment from T Tait / October 12, 2013 at 02:27 pm
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T Tait, our customers really like the service we provide them and they are always willing to post on here and/or Google to let other people know how great our self-storage company is. Don't take our word for it, come into our facility at 207 Weston Road and we will show you our new drive thru facility and you will see how great we really are! If you choose to rent with us we will give you 1 month free storage and you can help us by posting another review to tell everyone about your experience with us.

We can't wait to meet you!
Jeff / November 4, 2013 at 03:44 pm
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I love how on the adspace All-Canadian BOUGHT on this website they ARE LYING about their ranking. #1 Reviewed site on BlogTo? What are you talking about? You are clearly ranked second. If you mean you have the most fake endorsements in the comments section, then yeah, my hat is off to you for paying for that. Bottom line is these guys are located in the middle of nowhere at their are FAR better options on the list for both honestly and locale.
Dexter Morgan / November 4, 2013 at 05:37 pm
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Do we have access to plug points and saran wrap?
michael / November 12, 2013 at 10:36 am
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I wanted to say "Thank you for the great service at the Lakeshore U-Haul ,best U-Haul experience ever.
Michael.
Lisa / November 13, 2013 at 06:42 pm
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Before contacting the Weston facility I stopped here to check out what people were saying and I got the impression that these reviews were probably all fake. But I gave it a try anyway. After speaking with them I was very impressed with their customer service and satisfied with their mobile storage option. I would highly recommend them. They are professional and friendly.
Eva / November 22, 2013 at 10:33 am
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Their service is excellent. I would recommend them to everyone.
diane / November 26, 2013 at 12:12 pm
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All Canadian Self Storage has to be the best storage company in Ontario. I have stored at the laird location as well as their Scarborough location. Both locations we VERY clean and well maintained. The customer service was top notch, very friendly and very professional.
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Bunda Apanhador / December 5, 2013 at 03:26 pm
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Used many storage locations but this one was great.
Jane / December 18, 2013 at 12:19 pm
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I contacted All Canadian Self Storage because I needed storage for this holiday’s season and it turns out that the mobile storage was the best option for me because I don’t drive. It was very convenient for our family.
Iannotta / January 10, 2014 at 10:37 am
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I rented a U-Haul van for all canadian Lakeshore Site.Great service & very helpful staff.Truly blown away by service.
Ian.
Valeri / January 20, 2014 at 10:05 am
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Last friday i went by the all canadian Lakeshore box outlet,
The service was simply awsome.help me with my goods to my car,over all great service.Happy to give this review.
Val.
Adrian / January 27, 2014 at 03:09 pm
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Self storage in toronto is best, i always go with u public.
Kelly Wade / January 27, 2014 at 04:55 pm
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Friendly, helpful and informative. I have used all Canadian self storage Brantford before and I will use them in the future.
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George / February 13, 2014 at 05:30 pm
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It's crazy how many fake comments All Canadian has put up here. And the own all the ad space. Can somebody say monopoly. What is going on here.
Sam & trudy / February 14, 2014 at 10:19 am
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The best storage for the money! From the time of our first phone call to All-Canadian Self-Storage in Lakeshore, to our first trip out there to look over the facility, we were treated like first class. Rahan, the manager at the Lakeshore location, was friendly and answered all of our questions. We even had a common connection as he is from the area we are relocating too! We highly recommend this facility, for its cleanliness, ease of access, security, friendly staff and the value you get!!
Andrew / February 24, 2014 at 01:11 pm
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I was there this weekend at the Lakeshore Location ,my movers ran late ,Alex stayed till 10.00 pm for my move to finish.
Truly great service.and Rehan was so helpful when i called him up at 9.00 pm on a saturday.
Andrew.
David / February 25, 2014 at 08:22 pm
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I wish I had found this blog before choosing my storage. I stored at the Storagemart on Sheppard. The place was great when I moved in. They offered my wife and I a driveup storage so it would be easy to put stuff in and take it out. No hallways to go through. We are moving into a new home and wanted to take advantage of sales to get all new furniture and planned to store it so we could take it to our new house. Imagine our shock and horror when we went to get our stuff! Because of the ice storm and snow our convenient driveup unit was frozen shut! It took several hours to chip it open. Once we opened it we discovered the place had flooded and all our new furniture was frozen to the floor and covered in ice! They made us buy "insurance" they called a protection plan that covered up to $2500. Some "protection" as the manager there told us it only covers water from the roof so our frozen damaged furniture is a complete loss for us. Thanks for nothing!
Samuel / March 10, 2014 at 05:45 am
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Great list!!

while bigger chain storage company like uhual and public storage offers more locations, smaller mon and pop self storage provide much better customer service
imran / March 18, 2014 at 02:37 pm
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I got a storage unit at the lakeshore building. i rented for 9 weeks ,as i am going home to see my aging parents. i spoke to alex to pay & park my car for 7 weeks. he spoke to Mr.rehan the manager,i was shocked when he game me to park my car for free.now that is service.i will tell every one i know ,this is customer service.i love this people in all canadian company.
Imran.
Daryl / March 23, 2014 at 01:47 pm
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I received quick service from the All Canadian Brantford staff and they were easy to deal with and informative.
RV Storage in Pitt Meadows / April 4, 2014 at 10:00 am
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Some storage facilities are starting to offer free courtesy trucks when you move in. That's the way to do it, get free move-in, and the convenience of accessing your stuff.

Cheers, and happy trails.

Pete

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