29 Jun 2017

2017 Trends For Collectibles: What To Know

Since time immemorial, people have been collecting things, whether because they are simply interested in the item being collected, or because they feel that the collectible in question will be worth more money than they originally paid for it. It is fun to look back on history and see how things have changed over the years, or marvel at the little time capsules you have collected. If you are a collector, or thinking about getting into collecting, below are 2017’s collectible trends and what to know about them. Furniture and Decor from the 1950’s and 60’s This trend has been going strong for a couple of years now and shows no sign of stopping. Whether people are collecting furniture from this era as art, they have it strategically placed around their home as show pieces, or they are simply stashing it away in a cheap self storage unit, these collectibles are quite popular in 2017. Art and Glass Deco Art…

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25 Apr 2013

The self storage industry is quickly becoming one of the most popular industries in North America. Although the United States has approximately 46,500 self storage companies throughout the country, the industry has been booming in…

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2 Apr 2013

Tim Maguire, the president of CUPE Local 79, the union representing the City of Toronto's employees, recently asked the City not to not to support a casino in the City. Maguire said Toronto is already struggling…

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29 Mar 2013

Four people were recently charged in a Toronto clothing fraud ring. According to The Canadian Press, the individuals were nabbed by police following an investigation that started last February. They were able to catch 25-year-old Amair Ali, 26-year-old…

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28 Mar 2013

In an attempt to determine the best cocktail in Canada, groups of mixologists joined together for Made With Love, a mixology event in the Gooderham & Worts building in Toronto's Distillery District. According to the Toronto…

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27 Mar 2013

Officials for the Hudson's Bay company recently signed a licensing contract with New York's Kleinfeld Bridal that will give the store rights to open a store in Canada. According to the Toronto Star, Mary Turner, vice president…

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20 Mar 2013

Clothing designers are flocking to Toronto for the World MasterCard Fashion Week, which runs in David Pecaut Square through March 22.For those running out of closet space after discovering new designers at fashion week, storing apparel in…

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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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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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1 Nov 2012

Small business owners can reach a larger demographic by utilizing social media websites. Businesses of all shapes and sizes can benefit from social media.Any small businesses looking to curb the high price of rent should also consider self storage units that could supplement office space.Facebook announced last month that is has reached 1 billion users, successfully doubling the 500 million users in 2010. A 2010 U.S. National Small Business Association study reported that 47 percent of small business respondents used social media for networking purposes. Utilizing social media sites can streamline business operations by reaching more people in a cost effective way.“Most businesses go exclusively for reach, but advertising only works if users have heard your message again and again,”…

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22 Oct 2012

The Greater Toronto Area's population is one of the fastest growing in North America, as experts warn the suburban neighborhoods are set to disappear.As Toronto's population becomes denser, more people are going to need self storage for their possessions. Cheap Toronto storage is available.“The handwriting is on the wall,” Ken Greenburg, Toronto architect and urban planner told the Toronto Star. “We must make a shift to a more sustainable paradigm, away from low-density sprawl and excessive reliance on the car … we need denser neighbourhoods.”The GTA population is projected to increase more than 44 percent to 9.2 million throughout the next 25 years, accounting for half of Ontario's total population, the Toronto Star reported. Subsequently, the quiet neighborhoods outside Toronto…

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17 Oct 2012

Thieves broke into the Rotterdam Museum the morning of October 10 and walked out with an estimated hundreds of millions of dollars worth of artwork from Picasso, Monet, Gauguin and Matisse.The theft serves as a good reminder to many to place their valuables in storage to protect from being stolen, whether their worth millions or not.“Those thieves got one hell of a haul,” Chris Marinello, director of the Art Loss Register, told the Associated press.The stolen paintings were Pablo Picasso’s 1971 Harlequin Head; Claude Monet’s 1901 Waterloo Bridge, London and Charing Cross Bridge, London; Henri Matisse’s 1919 Reading Girl in White and Yellow; Paul Gauguin’s 1898 Girl in Front of Open Window; Meyer de Haan’s Self-Portrait, around 1890, and Lucian…

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5 Sep 2012

Vogue Magazine introduced Fashion's Night Out in New York City in 2009, encouraging fashionistas to attend the event to support the fashion industry. Since then the event has expanded taking place in countries like Brazil, India and Australia and now Canada.Fashion Night Out in Canada will feature small independent boutiques to to major retailers like Yorkdale Shopping Centre. In addition, Holt Renfrew will be hosting a street party and will stay open until 11 p.m. Mastercard has a Stylicity Lounge set up at Hazelton Lanes Oval Square where event goers can shop and drink cocktails.For individuals looking to make room in their closets for all the new clothing they plan on purchasing, Jiffy Self Storage is a leader in Toronto…

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23 Jul 2012

Although the housing market is beginning to cool slightly in Canada, there are many Toronto residents that are looking into all the aspects that go into moving into a new home.One of the first things homeowners must do is look for Toronto professional movers and packers that provide affordable rates for those who want to change homes. With that out of the way, homeowners should consider what prospective homebuyers will look for when checking out their home. Here are some tips from Houzz on catering homes to a younger demographic of potential homebuyers.Invest in new appliances Homebuyers don't want to walk into a home and see that the appliances need to be updated. They will be much more inclined to…

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13 Jun 2012

Buying something that later turns out to be not nearly as useful as originally thought happens to even the most frugal of shoppers. Moneyville.ca recently offered some tips for consumers to use in order to avoid buying things they don't need.For example, sometimes an item may only be needed for a small period of time – such as a tool. Rather than use it once and then put it away, it might be smarter to look at free ways to get that object. Borrowing from a neighbor is one way to do it, and with online sites like Freecylce or Kijiji, it's easier than ever to find someone willing to loan out their stuff for a few days.As for entertainment…

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8 Jun 2012

There are major milestones in life that just about everyone experiences, though they can sometimes take a toll on the finances. Having a baby, getting married or making a down payment on a house are all major financial decisions. Moneysense.ca recently offered some tips for these "firsts," including how much Canadians should expect to spend on each.A typical cost for a condo in a major city is $280,000, according to the news source. A 20 percent down payment is recommended, which works out to $56,000. Obviously, that will take some saving – more than $400 per paycheck for five years. From there, Canadians can take $25,000 from their retirement savings tax-free, as long as they pay it back within 15…

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17 May 2012

This week, the recipients will be named for the 2012 Consumer Choice Awards, an annual study that rewards the very best companies throughout Canada with regards to customer service and satisfaction.Unlike other awards, the Consumer Choice Awards are determined based on market research conducted by a third-party company, Leger Marketing. Leger conducts a survey of people in major Canadian metropolitan areas about the businesses they use and their experience with them. The data is then tabulated and the companies are ranked according to the number of satisfied customers. Only the top-ranked companies in each of these industries are ultimately granted the Consumer Choice Award.Since the awards are based on statistical data rather than a panel of judges, there's no favoritism…

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27 Apr 2012

Smartphones and iPads are just about everywhere nowadays, and one of the chief reasons consumers are buying these devices are the broad range of applications that come with them. These apps can do everything from play games to check the weather, but they can also allow users to save money in some pretty clever ways, reports Moneyville.ca.There are several apps on the market that allow the user to scan the barcodes of items using their phone's camera. The app can then identify the product in question and check prices online instantly. This can help buyers avoid overpaying for an item they see in a store. The app will tell the user if there's a better deal online or if they…

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19 Apr 2012

Toronto is already home to a wealth of entertainment options, but the city could soon be getting a few more. The National Post reports casino companies MGM Grand and Caesar's Entertainment are both eyeing potential opportunities to open up a casino in Toronto.Bringing a casino into a city is typically a long process, and no formal talks have taken place yet. However, Caesar's confirmed its interest to the news outlet and MGM rumors have been swirling for years.Casinos tend to draw opposition from some groups, who argue that introducing gambling to a city can bring problems. Yet there's no denying the economic benefits, and Toronto leaders appear open to the possibility."I'll meet with anyone," Mayor Rob Ford told the news…

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