11 Apr 2011

Insurance website names some of Canada’s least popular car...

When motorists turn to their storage units to preserve their automobiles, it’s reasonable to suspect that they’re being held there because the models are truly unusual or unique. But a recent survey on the popularity of some of Canada’s most insured vehicles may suggest otherwise. According to auto insurance comparison website Kanetix.ca, the most popular car brands that are insured are veterans of the roadway, such as Honda, Toyota, Ford, Chevrolet and Pontiac. But the survey also revealed what brands were less sought after, most of them being costly models such as the Maserati, Rolls Royce, Bentley and Aston Martin. Since these vehicles are expensive, many people may assume there are many insurance policies taken out on them. However, the results suggests otherwise. However, the study points out that just because there aren’t many policies taken out for luxury models doesn’t mean that they’re unpopular. It may be because the models are hard to find in North American markets. Storage…

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8 Apr 2011

Storage units in Toronto are often used as sanctuaries for Canadian motorists’ most prized possession: their summer car. But if a fuel analyst’s predictions are accurate, these same people may be leaving their automobiles where they are. In an interview with Canada television news station CTV, Roger McKnight, a petroleum industry expert, said that rising gas prices are becoming cost prohibitive and he expects motorists to be cutting back on their travel time as a result. “I think we’re at that stage right now,” McKnight told the news station when asked if Canadians have reached their “threshold.” McKnight continued, “I can see it happening now that people are starting to withdraw … even though this is soon to be the…

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16 Mar 2011

As the winter draws to a close and spring approaches, many Toronto residents may be thinking about raiding their storage units and grabbing their bicycle to ride to work, school or get in some exercise. But a new bike-sharing program the city is introducing may lead to riders putting fewer miles on them. The city of Toronto and the Public Bike System Company are joining forces in launching the BIXI Toronto program. The bike-sharing program will kick off on May 3 and will include 1,000 bikes, 80 BIXI stations and 1,500 docking points in the Greater Toronto area. “The BIXI Toronto program is an exciting new cycling initiative that will encourage more bicycle trips in the downtown core,” said Denzil…

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