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Apple Self Storage in Canada Exceeds Fundraising Goal

by Kim Kilpatrick December 23, 2013 3:51 PM
Sustaining a one- or two-day community service project takes a lot of organization, time, and effort. And, organizing and sustaining a service project that last three months takes monumental effort!

Apple Self Storage in Canada undertook a three-month-long fundraiser in an effort to raise monies to support the ABLE Network. The ABLE Network is a non-profit organization that assists intellectually disabled young adults. [More]

Apple Self Storage in Canada Will Donate Money to the ABLE Network

by Tony Gonzalez September 11, 2013 8:52 PM
We’ve all heard the saying ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away.’ I think I’ll coin a new saying: an apple a day is the charitable way. That’s apple as in Apple Self Storage. [More]

Vanguard Self Storage Is a Title Sponsor for Peterborough Speedway

by Winnie Hsiu April 23, 2013 6:04 PM
Self storage owners are very community minded. They participate in events that support those in need in their community. They help charitable and non-profit organizations. They collect coats, hats, gloves, and food. They sponsor college scholarships, high school bands, singing groups, sports teams, and school libraries. One self storage facility is branching out to an unusual event is sponsoring a division of car racing. [More]

Apple Self Storage in Downtown Toronto Nears Completion

by Tony Gonzalez March 20, 2013 2:51 PM
The expansion of the Apple Self Storage in downtown Toronto is expected to be completed in April 2013. Construction is on target for meeting the completion date. The addition will add 22,000 square feet of rental space to the facility, which currently has 95,000 square feet of storage space. The business has been able to remain open during the construction. [More]

Apple-Atcan Self Storage Opens New Facility in Eastern Ontario, Canada

by Kim Kilpatrick January 28, 2013 6:11 PM
Before a self storage owner builds a new facility, he needs to take several things into consideration. He looks at the market feasibility. Are there other self storage facilities in the area? What is the makeup of the housing market (single family homes, apartments) and the population density? Do typical homes in the area have basements or garages? Is there a need for businesses to have storage units or flexible office space? Is there a military base in the area, or a university or resort? Knowing the answers to these types of questions helps the owner to know which areas would be good to build in. [More]

Canadian Self Storage Company Adds Services for Small Business Owners

by Kim Kilpatrick May 22, 2012 6:50 PM
Many entrepreneurs and small business owners only occasionally need an office space. Because they don’t need an office all of the time, it doesn’t make financial sense to rent traditional office space.

Self storage businesses have recognized that need that small business owners have and many have created places within their storage facilities to fill those needs for temporary office space. [More]

Canadian Art Storage Facility Earns artprotect(TM) Certification

by Tony Gonzalez December 8, 2011 1:33 PM
AXA ART announced that Armstrong Fine Art Services was awarded the coveted artprotect™ certification. This certification rates a storage facility's ability to properly store and protect fine art and collectibles from damage, theft, and destruction.

In 2004, a fire in an art storage facility in Leyton (east London) destroyed all of the stored artwork for an estimated $100 million damage done. Work that was lost in the fire included pieces by Damien Hirst, Helen Chadwick, Patrick Heron, Gary Hume, Martin Maloney, and Sarah Lucas. Not only was the financial loss devastating, but the loss of cultural history was very significant. [More]

Ontario Self Storage Facility Nominated for Eco Action Award of Excellence

by Tony Gonzalez October 22, 2010 2:03 AM
Tonight, an Ontario business group will announce the winners for a local award presented to a green business that is especially environmentally-friendly. The award, called the Eco Action Award of Excellence, is new this year, and is one of a series of awards, called the Ruby Awards, presented annually by the Welland-Pelham Chamber of Commerce. It was sponsored by Climate Action Niagara. A local self storage company, Federal Self Storage, is in the running. [More]

Niagara Falls Man Lists Self Storage Unit as Residence in Order to Join Mayoral Race

by John Stevens July 5, 2010 2:33 PM
The rules regarding who can run in the election for mayor of a town are much the same in most of the world’s democracies. Elections laws customarily require that candidates live in the town, be of a certain age, be a citizen of the country in which the town is located, etc. The rules are not much different in St. Catharine’s, Ontario, Canada. But a man who lives in nearby Niagara Falls has found a way to bend them. He has rented a St. Catharine’s self storage unit and has listed it as his residence in St. Catharine’s, allowing him to enter the St. Catharine’s mayoral race. [More]

New Music Video Features Self Storage Facility

by Winnie Hsiu June 24, 2010 2:07 PM
Canadian pop band Michou has gone on tour this summer to promote its new album, Cardona. But before leaving for their tour, the foursome recorded one of the songs from the album as a music video. The video, “Eavesdropping,” shows the members of the band making their way through a self storage facility, as thousands of yellow balloons cascade around them. Eventually the band ends up on the beach. The song can be found in You Tube music videos, or at the band’s own website. “Eavesdropping” is not Michou’s first music video -- or its first album. [More]