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U-Haul Names Toronto As Top 2011 Canadian Destination

PHOENIX (March 23, 2011) — U-Haul International, Inc., today released the results of the annual 2011      U-Haul National Migration Trend Report titled “The 2011 Top 25 Canadian Destination Cities.” According to moving data reflective of nationwide statistics for calendar year 2011, Toronto was ranked No. 1 for the tenth year in a row, while Calgary came in at No. 2 for the eighth year in a row. Vancouver ranked No. 3 and Edmonton took No. 4 for the third year in a row. Ottawa, London, Kitchener, Mississauga and Victoria rounded out the top 10.

“Since 1955, U-Haul has built a long and proud history of helping families move and store their belongings in Canada,” stated U-Haul President of Phoenix Operations John “J.T.” Taylor. “Now more than ever, we are proud to offer Canadian families who need moving services the increased convenience of our locations, which makes for a shorter distance to travel when moving.  This not only makes their move easier but also has the positive effect of reducing the amount of carbon emissions released into the atmosphere and saves our customers money.”

 The ranking reflects destinations for movers traveling more than 50 miles and considers every city in the country, regardless of size. However, the data is not stated as a percentage of population and is not reflective of overall growth.

Note to editors: The annual mileage of North American U-Haul trucks, trailers and tow dollies would move a family to the moon and back again more than 9.9 times per day, every day of the year.  The annual mileage of North American U-Haul trucks, trailers and tow dollies would travel around the Earth more than 177 times per day, every day of the year. 

           U-Haul Top 25 Canadian Destination Cities
January - December 2011

1.  

TORONTO

2.

 

CALGARY, Alberta

3.

 

VANCOUVER, British Columbia

4.

 

EDMONTON, Alberta

5.

 

MONTREAL

6.

 

OTTAWA

7.

 

LONDON, Ontario

8.

 

KITCHENER, Ontario

9.

 

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario

10.

 

VICTORIA, British Columbia

11.

 

HAMILTON, Ontario

12.

 

KINGSTON, Ontario

13.

 

QUEBEC CITY

14.

 

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia

15.

 

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan

16.

 

WINDSOR, Ontario

17.

 

OSHAWA, Ontario

18.

 

WINNEPEG, Manitoba

19.

 

KELOWNA, British Columbia

20.

 

REGINA, Saskatchewan

21.

 

RED DEER, Alberta

22.

 

BARRIE, Ontario

23.

 

BRAMPTON, Ontario

24.

 

ETOBICOKE, Ontario

25.

 

SAINT CATHARINES, Ontario

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Joanne Fried
Ashleigh Wagner
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U-Haul was founded by a Navy veteran who grew up during the Great Depression. Tires and gas were still rationed or in short supply during the late 1940s when U-Haul began serving U.S. customers. Today, that background is central to the U-Haul Sustainability Program: “Serving the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”  Our commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle includes fuel-efficient moving vans, neighborhood proximity, moving box reuse, moving pads made from discarded material and packing peanuts that are 100% biodegradable.  Learn more about these facts and others at uhaul.com/sustainability.

 Since 1945, U-Haul has been the choice for the do-it-yourself mover. U-Haul customers' patronage has enabled the Company to maintain the largest rental fleet in the do-it-yourself moving industry which includes trucks, trailers and towing devices. U-Haul also offers storage throughout North America. The Company provides industry leading moving and storage boxes and an extended line of packing supplies to protect customer possessions. U-Haul is the consumer’s number one choice as the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket. The Company supplies alternative-fuel for vehicles and backyard grills as one of the nation’s largest retailers of propane.

 

         

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