18 Jan 2013

Toronto police searching for car accident witnesses

Police are searching for a witnesses after arriving to the scene of an accident. The man who struck a Toronto police officer with his vehicle remained at the scene as he attempted to aid the officer, however, they are asking for people to come forward if theywatched the incident take place.While it isn’t likely anyone was able to snap a photograph while the accident occurred, those types of evidence are always the most sought after. For individuals who are photography enthusiasts and find it harder each day to store all the photos they take on a daily basis, they can rent a Toronto storage unit to take care of the problem.As a result of the crash, the officer suffered broken left shoulder, broken left arm and a broken left leg and was rushed to the hospital after he smashed through the man’s windshield. The driver of the vehicle was 38 years old. Recent Canadian Motor Vehicle Traffic Collision Statistics revealed…

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17 Jan 2013

One of the Toronto Zoo’s most beloved animals, the 15-month-old polar bear Hudson, will soon be leaving its birthplace. According to the Toronto Star, the young cub will soon make the Assiniboine Park Zoo his new home. The new zoo, located in Winnipeg, recently completed its International Polar Bear Conservation Centre, which is why the cub will be relocating. Animal lovers throughout Toronto who used to collect Zoo Books might not have enough space to keep them in their homes, but don’t want to throw them away. In order to avoid tossing them, they can rent a Toronto storage space to store their classic publications. Hudson will be the first polar bear to live in the new conservatory, however, researchers…

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17 Jan 2013

There’s good news for the Toronto housing market so far this year, and that is that it has lowered a bit. For those living in the city, they will most likely be happy to hear the housing market has become more affordable within the past few months, although there’s no way to be sure whether it will completely recover, according to the Wall Street Journal. Some people have had to downsize their homes due to the economy and many have chosen to purchase self storage spaces to store some of their items. According to the Financial Post, December transactions from the Canadian Real Estate Association show the annual dollar volume was down about $1.379-billion compared to last year. Gregory Klump,…

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15 Jan 2013

A group of Toronto students recently decided they were going to try to convince celebrities and people in their community to wear a blue scarf to raise awareness for autism. According to the Toronto Star, Emily Albert, 16, and Mia Kibel, 17, came up with the idea when they were inspired with one of their fellow students, Carly, who suffers from autism. Some individuals may have a giant scarf and clothing collection that is unable to fit in their home. If this is the case, renting out a self storage space would be a smart idea. Although autism isn’t as common as other disorders, it is estimated that about 190,000 Canadian children suffer from the disorder, and many of them…

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15 Jan 2013

Patti Smith, the legendary punk musician, poet and visual artist recently announced she will be performing two nights at Toronto’s Art Gallery of Ontario. According to CTV News, the “punk pioneer” will grace the city on March 7 for two separate evening performances. The punk musician is known for producing a large collection of various works of art. Some of her fans may not have enough room to showcase all of her pieces, so they may want to rent out a Toronto storage space. Smith recently released her film Live at Montreux 2005. The documentary captured her at the famous Swiss festival, which Smith’s guitarist Lenny Kaye told radio station WFJA captured the band at a “nice moment in time.”…

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15 Jan 2013

In order to draw attention to themselves, several Toronto residents participated in the No Pants Subway Ride. The tradition originated in 2002 when a group of New York comedians decided they wanted to shock other riders, according to the Toronto Sun. Over the past few years, the event has expanded to about 60 cities across the globe. Although it is more than likely most of the participants own pants, maybe some of them have acquired too many pairs over the years. While it is easy to give extra clothes to charity or loved ones, not everyone is willing to part with their favorite pair. For those who have grown attached, they can always purchase a self storage space to keep…

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14 Jan 2013

One of the most beloved Canadian indie bands of all time recently announced they will be reuniting for the Field Trip Music and Arts Festival this summer. Broken Social Scene has been on hiatus since August 2011. However, to celebrate the​10th anniversary of the Arts and Crafts music label, which was co-founded by the band’s frontman Kevin Drew, the music collective decided to get back together to perform live once more, according to Spin. There are plenty of die hard fans of the Canadian-based rock band throughout Toronto who have collected memorabilia over the years. For those who are unable to find space in their homes to put records, magazines, or their ticket collection, renting out a Toronto storage space…

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11 Jan 2013

One of Toronto's most famous foodies recently revealed the story behind one of her secret ingredients. Wanda Srdoc, also known as the "truffle lady," has been providing some of the city's hottest chefs with unique truffles imported from Croatia for the past seven years. According to the Toronto Star, Srdoc walks around town carrying a suitcase packed with some of the food industry's most coveted truffles she saves for the chefs. While being a chef would be an amazing career, not everyone is cut out for it. For novice chefs who collect cookbooks, it can be hard to find space to fit all of them. However, by renting a self storage space, Toronto residents can feel organized without having to…

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10 Jan 2013

One of the most well known publications in Toronto, the city's free business paper, tonight, will be seeing some significant cuts in the coming weeks. According to the Toronto Star, the publication will no longer be available to the public five days a week and will be reduced to being available just Thursday mornings. Some consumers who prefer getting their news in tangible form rather than via their smartphones or tablets may collect the papers as a memory of times past. For those who choose to do so, they may run out of room in their homes to put the publications. By renting a Toronto storage space, consumers won't have to worry about organizing these items. "tonight offers the latest…

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10 Jan 2013

In order to preserve the integrity of some of Toronto's most beloved pieces of its history and generate money for the city, mayor Tom Ford wants to place a wrap around advertisement for Kraft Canada Ltd. around the Sam McBride ferry. Although most of Ford's opposers are against the idea of what some call "messy advertising," those who support the idea are certain the ads would be placed tastefully. For advertisement collectors and fanatics, it would be a good idea to purchase a Toronto storage space to protect valuables. A self storage space is not only an easy way to store personal items, but it can save people time when it comes to organizing. The city has been offering the…

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9 Jan 2013

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…

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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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31 Dec 2012

A woman and her more than 30 cats were rescued from her Scarborough home on December 30, after a two-alarm fire was started by a space heater, the Toronto Star reported. The threat of fire is a good reminder to keep valuables locked up in self storage units in the Toronto area. The fire started with the space heater in the garage and quickly spread after reaching a 20-pound propane cylinder. The woman and her cats were saved after 45 firefighters responded and were able to put the fire out before reaching the home. “The garage was gutted and the fire did extend into the attic, but inside the actual home, her and her cats were not harmed,” Captain Mike…

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