Optimizing Your Self-Storage Space Security
10 Sep 2018

Optimizing Your Self-Storage Space Security

Using self-storage units has become a way of life for many people. Self-storage units can improve your lifestyle for many reasons. They can make home organization a big possibility, first of all. They can make navigating brand new phases in life a lot simpler, too. If you’re relocating from one…

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Are Storage Units Secure? How To Protect Your Belongings
16 Jul 2018

Storage units hold our valuables and we trust them with things we really care about. However, are storage units really secure? At Jiffy Storage, we make security our top priority. So yes, our storage units…

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Is A Cheap Lock Enough?
21 Nov 2017

Storing your belongings, whether in your own home, or off-site in a storage facility, means taking security measures. Most people invest in a simple padlock to keep their unit locked-up and their items protected while…

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8 Aug 2013

Those utilizing self storage facilities might just think they can pile their belongings into a unit and hope for the best. While you are surely entitled to use your storage unit however you want, there is…

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24 Jul 2013

Many consumers may be worried about how secure their items will be in self storage, but fear not. Jiffy Self Storage is a top provider of self storage in Toronto and ensures valuables are safe and sound.…

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9 Apr 2013

Nearly two dozen people are displaced after a townhome blaze near York University's Keele campus on April 1. According to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Tony Bellavance, a platoon chief with Toronto Fire's north command, said he…

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28 Mar 2013

A recent announcement by the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions revealed that the Bank of Montreal, Bank of Nova Scotia, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, National Bank of Canada, Royal Bank of Canada and Toronto-Dominion…

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28 Mar 2013

For the past two decades, Canadian officials have been hoping to be able to study giant pandas in at least one of its zoos. According to the National Post, on March 25, residents and government…

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28 Mar 2013

Forty people recently had to evacuate a Toronto apartment complex after a fire ravaged the interior. According to the Toronto Star, Toronto fire's Rapid Intervention Team was called to the five-story building on March 20. There…

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15 Mar 2013

A former used car dealership was recently destroyed due to a four-alarm fire on Ingram Drive near Keele Street and Lawrence Avenue in Toronto on March 15. According to CBC News, 15 fire trucks and 65…

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31 Jan 2013

Over the past decade, the Toronto self-storage market has grown at a steady pace. According to Inside Self Storage, some¬†investors and operators throughout Canada are currently facing a number of challenges, including site selection, rising…

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31 Jan 2013

On January 20, Toronto firefighters attempted to stop a fire that broke out at a strip plaza on Eglinton Avenue¬†East near Danforth Road. According to the Toronto Star, hours prior to that blaze, another one…

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31 Jan 2013

One of Canada’s largest self storage companies recently agreed to purchase a facility in London, Ontario, Canada, for $2.6 million in cash. According to Inside Self Storage, the 50,000-square-foot space will enable consumers to place…

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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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28 Nov 2012

Startup Canada recently presented in the Centre for Social Innovation, offering plans on how to increase job growth, stimulate the economy and encourage innovation.Small business owners looking to cut costs should consider running business operations out of Toronto public storage. Cheap units are available to supplement the high price of office space. “It’s our job to instill in young people, not only to get a good job, but to create those jobs themselves,” Brad Duguid, minister of economic development and innovation, at the presentation, told the Toronto Star. “We need to create a world where dreamers can succeed and where innovation rules. That would make us absolutely unstoppable.”The focus of the presentation was to cultivate a better environment, through tightening the…

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9 Nov 2012

Experts are saying that the infrastructure in Toronto is susceptible to damage from flash rains, wind and ice storms. Robert Tremblay, director of research for the Insurance Bureau of Canada, said that the infrastructure in Toronto is increasingly vulnerable to the kind of damaging weather events that were experienced on the East Coast of the United States with Hurricane Sandy recently.Home and business owners are encouraged to secure their valuables in self storage containers to protect them from inclement weather."If you want your economy strong you have to be able to move people and you have to be able to move goods across this country,” Karen Leibovici, president of The Great Canadian Infrastructure Challenge, told the Toronto Star.Infrastructure improvement is…

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7 Nov 2012

The many small business owners throughout Canada and the Greater Toronto Area need to consider supply chain as their business grows, taking up their time from considering other business practices.Canadian entrepreneurs should consider supplementing the high price for office space with Toronto self storage. Business operations can be held in a storage unit at a fraction of the cost.“Entrepreneurs are usually driven by a passion for their product or service rather than worrying about how well their supply chain is delivering,” Tim McLaren, a supply chain expert and associate professor at Ryerson University, told the Toronto Star. “But small businesses face huge risks if they are not continuously monitoring and managing the relationships with their supply chain providers.”Whether a small…

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26 Oct 2012

October is Small Business Month in Ontario, a time of year set aside to honor the significant impact small businesses have on the province and Canada as a whole.Small business owners are encouraged to look into Toronto self storage pricing and compare it to their office building rent prices. Storage facilities can house business operations and will save a business loonies while doing so."In Canada, 98 per cent of all businesses are considered 'small,' that is, employing fewer than 100 people," said Gary Goodyear, minister of state for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario at the annual Arnprior and District Breast Cancer Support Group dinner. "Yet the contribution these businesses make to our economy is enormous, accounting for…

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9 Oct 2012

A two alarm fire caused residents of an apartment building to evacuate their homes on October 8.The fire was started by french fry grease and occurred at 682 Warden Avenue in Toronto around 1:30 a.m.Any individuals in the Greater Toronto Area whose homes have been damaged by fire should look into cheap storage in the area to help get through the hassles associated with the damage. Storage facilities are able to keep valuables, including important documents, safe from unexpected harm. Any individuals involved in a home move should also consider storage in order to save on high costs associated with moving.Firefighters were able to manage the high-rise first rather quickly. Emergency Medical Services treated four people from the fire, including…

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