9 Jan 2013

Woman wins award for family-focused documentary

Canadian actress, singer, film director, and screenwriter Sarah Polley was recently awarded for her confession documentary Stories We Tell, which won Best Film at the Toronto Film Critics Association on January 8. Her inspiration for creating the film came after she discovered the man that raised her was not her biological father. Individuals who have collected their own awards or have acquired a large movie collection over the years and have nowhere to put them should invest in a self storage space. A Toronto storage unit is an excellent way to preserve items and keep track of them. After interviewing her family members, including her father, she learned more about her deceased mother than she knew prior to making the film, she told the National FIlm Board of Canada's blog. "Making this film was the hardest thing I’ve ever done," she wrote. "It took five years and tormented me. I didn’t want to make it, and I wanted to give…

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9 Jan 2013

Homeowners throughout Toronto won't have much to worry about within the next year according to some housing experts. Housing prices are expected to flatline rather than fall, with gains averaging at about 1 percent. A recent report conducted by the realty company Royal LePage revealed that a lot of the homes will be set at stable prices, which is predicted to be the norm for the next two years. If any homeowners have had to downsize due to the economy but weren't sure what to do with their extra items, purchasing a storage unit is encouraged. Although the economy has been at a standstill, the housing situation in Toronto has been somewhat under control, according to Lachman Balani of the…

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9 Jan 2013

Over the past decade, many theater professionals throughout Toronto have raised concern that there hasn't been a permanent place for shows to be hosted. However, all of that has changed. According to the Globe and Mail, the Crow's Theater will now be moved to a 200-seat theater in Toronto’s east-end Leslieville neighborhood. Since there wasn't a specific place for shows prior to the recent announcement, it is more than likely there were props set up in self storage spaces throughout the community. In order to save significant amounts of money each month, a lot of arts-focused organizations have been struggling with the recession. By having a Toronto storage unit, money savings can increase. According to Ward 36 Councillor Gary Crawford,…

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8 Jan 2013

Toronto police are searching for a man caught on a senior living center's security camera entering the building moments before stealing fire extinguishers from the facility. According to the Toronto Sun, investigators released an image of the man on January 7 hoping someone will come forward with information regarding the suspect. Although the situation is unfortunate, it is more than likely the senior center will keep important items locked away in self storage units to avoid a situation like this from taking place on the property again. The man was able to get away with five fire extinguishers, which were estimated to be worth about $1,500 in total. "The wanted man is described as white, about 40 years old, 5-foot-10…

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7 Jan 2013

After months of waiting around, supporters of the National Hockey League can celebrate the comeback of their beloved game. One of the most recognized issues Toronto is currently struggling with as a result of the lockout is the declining economy. Although there isn't any way to be sure yet, some finance experts predict the long awaited season will bring money into Canada. While some companies have chosen to down-size, others are looking into alternative options to save money. Any businesses that are currently struggling as a result of the economic decline are strongly encouraged to use self storage to cut costs on company spending and have affordable office space. Once the new labor agreement is ratified, the NHL is expected…

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4 Jan 2013

A tax preparer is urging small business owners and entrepreneurs throughout Canada to claim business expenses when filing their taxes. Dalton Green, owner of Green Financial online, says no matter how small the expense, even if its a stapler, should be expensed in order to reduce their tax bill each year, the Toronto Star reported. Another ideal way to cut down on business costs is by forgoing office rent altogether. Self storage units are available to house many small businesses, replacing the expensive cost of office space with affordable storage units. Green encourages owners not to be shy with expenses. "There's advertising, supplies, travel, rent," Green told the news source. " It's all valid, and many times people don't think…

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3 Jan 2013

Baby boomers in Canada are going against the societal grain and deciding to work through their retirement. “Whether it’s a part-time job to make extra cash or charging ahead with a completely new career, people today are turning the stereotype of retirement on its ear,” Gerald Bramm, co-founder of Gray Matters, a research firm focusing on aging population issues, told the Toronto Star. Many Canadians are turning to entrepreneurialism during retirement. Small business owners are encouraged to save where they can, whether they plan on retiring soon or not. Self storage is available to maintain business operations and cut down on costs. While small business owners are encouraged to plan finances for the long term, a boomer starting his or…

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2 Jan 2013

A fire broke out in a Burlington apartment for the elderly on January 2, sending two people to the hospital, the Toronto Star reported. This tragic incident serves as a reminder of the harmful damage self storage can cause to loved ones and important possessions. Many families are turning to self storage units as a means of keeping valuable items and documents safe in case a fire or natural disaster strikes. The recent fire was contained to the one apartment in the building, and police said two people were sent to the hospital, one of which sustained second and third degree burns, the news source reported. A separate fire broke out in an unoccupied home in Newmarket on the same…

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