28 Jan 2013

Table hockey inventor looks back on the years

In 1932, Toronto native Donald Munro, invented something that would change the way games are viewed for the rest of time. Unable to purchase gifts for his children during the holidays, Munro decided to build a table hockey platform. Four years later, he received a patent from the United States,…

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25 Jan 2013

Toronto residents will be happy to hear a new storage space recently opened up near the city. The 800-unit facility is located about 14 miles outside of Toronto and is near the intersection of Dundas…

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24 Jan 2013

One of the most beloved Disney classics will be making its way to Toronto’s Broadway scene this November. The highly anticipated performance will join the city’s history following some of the corporation’s many hits including the Lion King and Beauty and the Beast, however, Aladdin will be the first Disney Broadway to be shown at the Mirvish.Many people have a collection of Disney movies and memorabilia, however, they might not have enough room to store all their VHS tapes or DVDs in their house. In this case, purchasing a Toronto self storage unit to keep the items would be a great idea.Earlier this month, The New York Times announced Aladdin will be replacing the long-running Mary Poppins in theaters across North…

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23 Jan 2013

Toronto residents who’ve enjoyed the warmer winter will be sad to hear there is currently an extreme cold weather alert issued on the city. According to CBC News, the city is expected to go through a deep freeze within the next few days, with temperatures as low as below 20 degrees Celsius by January 23.If anyone has their sweaters stored in a self storage space, it might be a good idea to get some of them out of there. Having a Toronto self storage space is an excellent choice for people in the city, especially because the weather changes frequently and winter clothing such as sweaters take up a lot of space.To avoid the chances of death of homeless individuals…

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22 Jan 2013

The renowned musical Les Miserables will be returning to Toronto this September. The musical has made headlines within the past few months after it garnered attention for becoming one of the highest grossing movies of 2012-13. The Academy Award-nominated film won three Golden Globe awards on January 13.For movie and musical fanatics, it might be hard to find space to store Playbills of the movies in a home. For Toronto residents looking to make more space in their house for other items, they can purchase a self storage space.The movie’s soundtrack topped the Billboard music chart the first week of January. According to Reuters, 92,000 albums were sold within the first week.According to the Toronto Star, this year’s cast will…

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21 Jan 2013

A Toronto-based cancer research facility recently received the largest donation in Canada’s history. According to the Toronto Star, the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre was given a $50 million donation from breast cancer survivor Emmanuelle Gattuso and husband Allan Slaight. Dr. Benjamin Neel, director of research at the center​, said the money will help build cancer research teams from experts across the globe.While most people store their extra money in banks, others might spend their extra funds on items for their home. However, not everyone has room to keep all of their items in their home. In this case, it is a smart idea to purchase a Toronto storage unit.The cancer program at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is the largest…

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18 Jan 2013

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…

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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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