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The Best Self Storage in Toronto

Posted by Chris Bateman / August 12, 2014

Self Storage TorontoSelf storage solutions in Toronto will save you from overflowing closets, being surrounded by stacks of important paperwork, or even allow you to squirrel away the contents of a family home if necessary. There are dozens of storage companies that will gladly keep your precious belongings safe from intruders, pests, and the ravages of winter ice storms or summer heat waves. The price you pay typically varies by size, features, and location: downtown units are unsurprisingly more expensive than ones in the suburbs.

Most self storage companies in Toronto also charge a mandatory monthly insurance premium, a set-up fee or refundable deposit. Because the billing period varies between companies, I've included an average price per day for a typical 50 square foot unit, which should make it clearer how much each charges to keep your stuff safe. Prices listed here do not include HST or any special offers, of which there are many available.

Here are the best self storage solutions in Toronto.

See also:

The best movers in Toronto
The top 10 options for moving boxes in Toronto

All Canadian Self Storage

All Canadian Self Storage

All Canadian Self Storage has provided a place for Torontonians to store their excess stuff since 1997, making the business one of the first of its kind in the GTA. The Toronto and Toronto West locations have a handy drive-through layout that allows vehicles to pull right up to the units, which range in size from 12 to 300 sq. ft. A 5 x 10 ft. unit (50 sq. ft., good for a small room,) costs $185 a calendar month close to downtown (an average of $6.24 a day,) $149 ($5.03 a day) in Etobicoke, $142 ($4.79 a day) in Toronto West, or $115 ($3.89 a day) in Scarborough. More »

Spaces Self Storage

Spaces Self Storage

On Eastern Avenue just east of Broadview, Spaces offers locker units of up to 200 sq. ft. Bonus features include the free use of a cube van for moving valuables into the facility, full climate control, CCTV, and coded access. A 50 sq. ft. unit is $179 every four weeks ($6.40 a day) plus tax and insurance. A one-time $20 fee is payable during sign-up. More »

Planet Storage

Planet Storage

Located in a former rubber factory, The Junction Triangle's Planet Storage has a range of drive-up, climate-controlled units, from 15 to 300 sq. ft. A 50 sq. ft. unit is $160 every four weeks (without tax and insurance), which works out to about $5.71 a day. All units are protected by CCTV and have individual door alarms. Access is guaranteed 24/7. More »

Self Stor

Self Stor

Self Stor has two Toronto locations - one near Eglinton and Lawrence, and another close to Highway 427 and Dixie. Prices are slightly lower at the west end location for a typical 50 sq. ft. unit - $109 a month vs. $119. Both locations bill by calendar month, meaning prices are roughly $3.68 a day (west) or $4.02 (east.) Units range from 25 to 200 sq. ft. and are protected by CCTV. More »

Apple Self Storage

Apple Self Storage

One of Apple Self Storage's biggest assets is a downtown location on Adelaide St. between Bathurst and Spadina, which is ideal if you live in the area and don't want to be too far from your valuables. Alternatively, there's a west end location at Weston and Rogers roads. Both locations offer beefy security - electronic access, CCTV, individual unit alarms, security lighting, and a sprinkler system - in units between 25 and 300 square feet. Downtown, a 50 sq. ft. unit is $169 a month if you book online, which is $6.04 a day. In the west end, the same unit $115 ($4.11 a day.) More »

AJ Self Storage

AJ Self Storage

The Port Lands' AJ Self Storage has one location and a simple selection of small (25 sq. ft.) to medium sized lockers (96 sq. ft.) A typical 50 sq. ft. unit, protected by a perimeter fence and CCTV, is $135 every 28 days, which works out to about $4.82 a day. A one time fee of $15 is required during registration. More »

Centron Self Storage

Centron Self Storage

Prices start at $154 a month ($5.50 a day) for a 50 sq. ft. storage locker at Centron at Danforth and Dawes Road. A second location near Dufferin and Finch offers the same locker for around $114 a month ($4.07 a day,) depending on availability. Spaces at both locations range in size at both locations from 25 to 200 sq. ft and feature CCTV, motion detectors, and computer-controlled access. Note that a refundable deposit of $35 is required. More »

Tower Storage

Tower Storage

An old water tower on Wallace Ave. near Lansdowne and Dupont marks Tower Storage, where a 50 sq. ft. unit starts at $151.94 a month, including insurance. The price works out to around $5.53 a day and includes free use of dollies and handcarts, myriad security features, and pest and climate control. Sizes range from 25 sq. ft. to 300 sq. ft. More »

Storwell Self Storage

Storwell Self Storage

Slick and businesslike Storwell Self Storage offers different prices based on location. In Toronto, at the QEW and Kipling, a 50 sq. ft. unit goes for between $174 and $193 a month, depending on how many weeks of storage you purchase in advance. Those prices average out to between $6.21 and $6.89 a day. The same unit is cheaper at the Scarborough location. $125 a month, about $4.46 a day. Sizes from 24 up to 396 sq. ft. More »

Discussion

28 Comments

W. K. Lis / August 12, 2014 at 07:20 pm
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Some Self Storage facilities are only open during office hours. Others have 24 hour access. Check before signing any contract, depending upon your needs.
JFS_II / August 12, 2014 at 09:57 pm
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welp, I guess you had to run out of ideas for "Best of" lists at some point eh?
Editor / August 13, 2014 at 09:11 am
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They've done this list before.
Eye aye eye / August 13, 2014 at 10:24 am
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This Best of List should have stayed in storage.

Compasscourage / August 14, 2014 at 02:23 pm
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Storing stuff for my trip overseas. Can't imagine how anyone would be content with only accessing their stuff during business hours. Canadian Storage's big flaw! Super happy with Storage Mart... Clean, Secure, 24 hour access!
George / August 14, 2014 at 02:47 pm
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Instead of other self storage services I always prefer Centron Self Storage,and as stated prices starts from 154$ is Not true,I have stored with Centron at $99 for 4 rentals that far less than $25 of All Canadian storage.
Karen / August 20, 2014 at 09:35 pm
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Great service at All Canadian Self Storage. They have a very professional staff. Hands down best storage in the city.
Mary / August 21, 2014 at 03:56 pm
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All Canadian Self Storage has been the best storage place hands down,

I know alot of other storage places think they can compete, but there is no competition.

All Canadian self storage never locks you into a contract, I needed storae for 10 days and they were able to accomodate me with no hidden Fees!

I dealt with Tracey at the Toronto West location, her service was excellent!

Don't Waste your time with the other guys, this is the place you want to be.
Javier @ Cargo Cabbie / August 22, 2014 at 02:42 pm
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Glad to see Spaces self storage in "Leslievile" mentioned on this list together with all other great locations/facilities in Toronto.
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this post / August 25, 2014 at 01:47 am
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Thanks for sharing your thoughts about self. Regards
R.T Wellis / September 9, 2014 at 12:47 pm
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Just wanted to share a great service received from All canadian down by lakeshore & Parklawn.storage & U-Haul was simply outstanding.
they did the thinking for me.made my move seamless.
Special mention of Rehan ,as a client made me feel special & my wife & i can not stop talking to everyone about this service experience.
Thanks guys for being wonderful.
Randy.
Maggie / September 11, 2014 at 05:52 pm
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Just moved out of my mobile Storage Unit at All Canadian Self Storage. Great company and service! They dropped off and picked up a storage unit. The driver was very nice and the people on the phones were very helpful.
hair salons toronto / September 13, 2014 at 08:29 am
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When we were exactly looking for a list of self storages in Toronto, we found this! Great! Gotta have to make a few calls to find which one gives the best service.
Mike / September 17, 2014 at 12:17 pm
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Why do twice the work? use a mobile storage container. The guys at www.PackandStore.ca gave a me discount on my delivery as well!
Tammy / September 17, 2014 at 02:01 pm
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I was a very happy customer at All Canadian on lakeshore Blvd W
I was a customer for almost 3 years. Never an issue always helped me out.
I will be back if the need for storage ever arises.


Tammy.
Natalie / September 19, 2014 at 12:33 am
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It was great. I am really glad to see this self storage unit. it is very beneficial. Thanks for sharing.
Deana / September 21, 2014 at 09:41 pm
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Very helpful staff at brantford all canadian self storage. Very satisfied. Thank you!
Charles. F / September 22, 2014 at 11:39 am
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The staff truly make it their interest to help you. Its not about renting you the space, its about meeting your needs, and surpassing your expectations!

The Weston Road Team is amazing
randy / September 23, 2014 at 07:54 am
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All Canadian self storage Scarborough has an amazing staff and a very clean facility. Definitely check these guys out.
Jennifer / September 27, 2014 at 08:34 am
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I was in a urgent need for storage after selling my business, I was in a panic. I dealt with the ladies at Weston, and they took all my stress away! They made it so simple. I don't normally do reviews, but this time was a must Thank you!
Minh / October 6, 2014 at 11:10 am
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I dealt with Diana! She did very good, in making me happy price wise and service! I would recommend all Canadian self storage all the way
Takkar / October 6, 2014 at 11:18 am
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I rented a U-Haul last weekend at the 2256 Lakeshore blvd W dealership
great experience.service was great & very helpful staff.
Cleanest Vehicles i have come across in a long while.

Takkar.
Ada / October 9, 2014 at 11:56 am
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I have a unit at the 2256 Lakeshore Location at All Canadian storage.
never been happier with service received.great facility amazing employees.

Ada.
Jim / October 12, 2014 at 04:49 pm
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There's an interesting new company called Infinity Closet (www.infinitycloset.ca), that lets you customize your storage solution down to the square foot. I've used them for a month, and they pick up and deliver storage bins, which has been extremely convenient. Very happy with them so far.
colin / October 16, 2014 at 08:43 am
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I have rented at the Scarborough location many times and I must say every time has been a pleasure. Very friendly staff and the property is well maintained. If your in need of storage I would recommend calling these guys first.
Rassa / October 17, 2014 at 09:55 am
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I rented a cargo van from 2256 Lakeshore blvd U-Haul.
Excellent customer service. very inviting atmosphere.
I was very pleased with help,and the accommodating nature and great business practises used.

Rassa.
Sara / October 20, 2014 at 08:58 am
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I needed storage quickly and All Canadian Brantford was great! Very friendly staff.
Daniel / October 22, 2014 at 11:04 am
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I am very please with my choice I've made to store my personal belongs at All Canadian storage at 2256 Lakeshore Rd W. Rehan & Kyle was very kind, knowledgeable and helpful to me. The facility is very clean and safe.

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