November 10, 2017
How Storage Units Reflect Canada’s Changing Times
According to the Canadian Self-Storage Association, there are about 3,000 self storage facilities in Canada, a number that grew rapidly over the last ten years. Storage is a booming business, fuelled by several factors that reflect the changing attitudes Canadians have about storage units. We explore these changes below:
- Rise of Condos
Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal have over 53.5% of households living in condominiums, according to the 2011 Household Survey. New Canadians may opt for smaller domestic spaces, but need storage space provided elsewhere. For those who choose to downsize from a large home, seasonal clothes, equipment, furniture, and other home appliances may need space until residents are able to redistribute those items or can access them later.
- Changing Workforce
The change in Canada’s business landscape also contributed to the increasing need for self storage spaces. Businesses see an opportunity to store business tools and equipment rather than renting out larger office and warehouse space to accommodate these items.
With the rise in young, transient workers living in Canada, storage units are a viable option to store belongings for short-term. Seasonal workers rent storage units to keep belongings that may not fit in their living quarters.
- Modernization of Storage Units
With climate control and security features, technological advances have changed people’s attitudes toward renting storage. Innovative measures to ensure that items are protected in modern storage units is a reflection of growing trends in Canada.
Professional storage facilities make self storage a popular option in modern-day Canada. Count on the reliable services of Centron Storage; call (647) 749-1397 and we’ll gladly give you a tour of your local facility. Clients have trusted us for over 25 years.