The Best Self Storage in Toronto
Self 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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