7 Jun 2012

Toronto residents turn to car rentals

With a boom in Toronto condo units, many in the city are turning to car rental services in order to get from point A to point B. According to Moneyville.ca, the car rental services in the city are expanding and taking off because of it.

The most popular is Zipcar, which will soon add full-size cargo vans and a monthly membership option for those who use the company's vehicles. Car2Go is another popular service, allowing drivers to rent vehicles for a one-way trip on an hourly basis – a bit like a taxi that people can drive themselves.

"Somebody over the weekend said, 'How is business going?' I talked about traffic, the price of gas, the number of condos going up. All of which contributes to the fact that if you live in Toronto you don't need to own a car anymore. It's expensive," said Kevin McLaughlin, founder of AutoShare.

With real estate prices high in Toronto and many of the new condos not coming with parking spaces, it's easy to see why so many are turning to these rental services as a means of transportations. Those in Toronto who want to live inexpensively may also want to consider a self storage unit as well. Living in the city can be pricey, but buying a small, inexpensive place and then using an affordable Toronto self storage facility for items that won't fit in your apartment is one way to cut down on your rent – much like using these car services saves drivers from having to buy an expensive car.

Self storage can be a smart way to hang on to valuable items without taking up room in a house or apartment. For Toronto storage solutions, there's no better than Jiffy Self Storage. Those interested in self storage should check out the affordable rates on Jiffy's website, where they can also enter to win a free iPad 3.

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