22 Dec 2016

Smart And Hilarious Tips For Surviving Urban Living

As more and more people move into large urban environments, whether for job opportunities, or educational opportunities, or to feel as though they are part of something bigger than themselves, the pressure of living in a crowded environment can really start to build. We have all sort of terms for the chaos of urban settings, like the concrete jungle, or the rat race. These terms more or less denote a feeling of being caged in and surrounded, by people, buildings, traffic, noise, etc. If urban living is driving you crazy, below are some tips for smartly and hilariously surviving it. Forego an Ironing Board One of the main drawbacks that keeps many people away from large urban environments is the lack of space. Small apartments mean giving up certain things that simply won’t fit, like ironing boards. A hair straightener is the next best thing if you don’t have an ironing board. Make Your Own Coffee If there is one…

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24 May 2013

Secure storage can be a reliable way for many Millennials to store and maintain their belongings while still supporting an uber mobile and often urban lifestyle.According to the Wellesley Institute, Millennials – people between the…

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20 Sep 2012

Statistics Canada recently released the third tranche of the 2011 census, showing a divergence from the once nuclear family norm in Canada found 50 years ago. Now families show more complex household trends including living alone, remarrying, having stepchildren and multiple generations under one roof, the Toronto Star reported.For families with too many belongings under one roof or those in need of storage for a move under this wide array of households, self storage can keep them safe."Just a quarter of our households now are that traditional mom, dad, the kids and the dog at home," Doug Norris, chief demographer at Environics Analytics, told the Toronto Star. "A lot of people still think that’s the Canadian family. We have more…

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30 Jul 2012

Commercial lending is increasing again as the Bank of Canada has introduced low interest rates in an effort to gauge the interest of small business owners in the country, reported The Globe and Mail.With businesses throughout Canada seeking out lending opportunities, it may lead to more firms looking at Toronto storage prices for a safe place to store their leftover materials.“We are seeing within our own business a spike up in volume,” Steve Murphy, head of commercial banking for Bank of Montreal, said in an interview with the news source. “They are starting to come out of it.”The Royal Bank of Canada is one of the banks that expects to lend more in the upcoming quarter. By offering lower interest…

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22 May 2012

A number of people from all over the world have been moving to Toronto recently as the city's real estate market continues to boom, but the city welcomed its most high-profile visitors yet when Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles visited several famous landmarks on May 21.The heir to the throne and the Duchess of Cornwall were welcomed by various politicians from the city for the annual Victoria Day celebrations. Prince Charles is the great-great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria, the namesake for the Canadian holiday. According to the Toronto Star, Charles and Camilla attended a private celebration honoring the city's firefighters and police officers.The duo arrived in Ashbridge’s Bay aboard an RCMP vessel, where they were greeted by thousands of gathered…

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14 Nov 2011

While everyone enjoys receiving gifts that they can put in their homes or place in storage for future use, a new survey indicates Canadians are giving less often to charitable causes.According to a recent survey conducted by Harris/Decima, charitable giving is on the decline in Canada. Approximately 38 percent of Canadians polled said they were more likely to give charitable gifts as holiday presents this year compared to last year, 13 percent less when contrasted with Americans and their charitable intentions."This downward trending poll is disheartening news for the world's most needy," said Jane Bargout, manager for a leading charitable relief organization. "While Canadians still maintain they would prefer to receive a gift that would help someone else, the number…

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3 Oct 2011

One of the world's most popular green products and services showcases is coming to the Greater Toronto Area.The showcase, called Greenbuild, will welcome 30,000 delegates from around the world between October 4 and 7. This is the first year the conference will be held outside the United States. The Building Industry and Land Development Association is the chief sponsor of the event."It makes sense that Greenbuild is coming here given our leading-edge Ontario Building Code and Green Energy Act, not to mention the Canadian home building industry's enviable track record as world leaders in energy-efficient construction," said Paul Golini Jr. of BILD.Meanwhile, also during the conference, the Sustainable Housing Foundation will issue a challenge to builders to create homes that…

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