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Get Your Summer Travel Plans On Track With The Canada 150 Youth Pass

 

At just 150, Canada is a relatively young country within the global context, but it’s still a significant milestone for our nation. Though we’re 3 months away from the official date, most of the country is already figuring out ways to celebrate such an important anniversary. In February, we spoke of Parks Canada’s nation-wide Discovery Pass, which allows free admission to any of the national parks, historic sites, and marine conservations found in this great land. And now, VIA Rail is joining in on the festivities.

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Storage, You’re Doing It Wrong

 

Whether it’s the ingredients for your next pie or that photograph of your great-great aunt Sylvia, you could be keeping the belongings of your home in the wrong place. Most of us don’t give our storage options a second thought as long as items have a place that doesn’t cause clutter.  As a result, our attics, basements, and sheds become our go-tos when we need to hide something away. While that’s certainly one way of solving your space issues, it doesn’t take into account environmental conditions that can damage your belongings. 

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Don’t Call It A Comeback: Vinyl Record Sales Surge

 

In an increasingly digital world, every conceivable product has a smart version hooked up to Alexa for sale — including the kitchen sink! By all rights, analogue items like physical books and vinyl records should be hurtling towards extinction as e-readers and streaming sites offer cheaper (and in some cases free) versions that are better than their predecessors; yet here we are in 2017, just months after LP sales have hit a 28 year high back in 2016.

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Canada`s 2017 Discovery Pass — Do You Have Yours Yet?

 

This year, Canada is celebrating a huge accomplishment. We’re turning 150 years old, and the Government of Canada is commemorating the nation’s sesquicentennial anniversary by offering free annual discovery passes to all Canadians. The pass covers admission to the many national parks, historic sites, and marine conservations found coast to coast in order to show off what the country has to offer. 

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Happy Valentine’s Day From Abacus

 February may be the month of love, but its most famous holiday can inspire division amongst Canadians. It doesn’t matter if you’re single, in a relationship, or have been married for 30+ years, you probably have a very strong opinion on Valentine’s Day. You either love it or hate it with no in between.
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Recovering From The Holidays

 

Are you suffering from the post-holiday blues? After the hustle and bustle of December, it’s hard not to. Between the chores, the cooking, the socializing, and the mandatory holly and jolly of the season, you were constantly busy. In comparison, January’s return to reality is a bit of a disappointment. It doesn’t help that you have to clean up after last year’s festivities. The tree, decorations, seasonal dishes — they all have to go away until it starts all over again in 11 months. 

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Make 2017 A Clutter Free Year

 

It’s finally a new year, which means we all survived the madness of the holidays. If you’re anything like us, you may feel like you escaped 2016 by the skin of your teeth. Between hosting family dinners and travelling far and wide to spread cheer, the festive season can take a lot out of us. But we’re not the only ones to suffer. 

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Keep Abacus in Mind When You Start a Renovation Overhaul

 There’s nothing as exciting as the moment you decide to completely renovate your home. It doesn’t matter if your house is an entirely new acquisition you intend to flip, or it’s the very first house you bought decades ago. Getting to say goodbye to faulty, outdated, or downright ugly design choices comes with a certain feeling of relief, especially if you have the freedom to update your spaces with your own unique style. Sometimes, it’s simply an aesthetic overhaul of a certain room. Other times, it’s a complete structural transformation of the entire building. When you’re remodelling plans are as ambitious as to take on the whole house, you’ll need to figure out where to put your stuff in the meantime. If you’re planning for an extensive renovation in the upcoming months, remember us, the GTA’s friendly self storage service.
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Remember to Keep Your Cool This August

Here in the GTA, we’ve finally reached the summer’s climax. The 40 degree weather, rising humidity, and high UV levels is a welcome relief for those tired of Canada’s cooler climate. But for the vast majority of us, it’s simply too hot. We don’t need the excuse of the Civic or Labour Day weekends to escape the city for the cooler cottage country, where we can take a dip in the lake. 

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Call for Submissions: an Artists Guide to the GTA`s Top Mini Storage

 

Anyone with a keen interest in the artists will recognize the name, Damien Hirst. Reportedly worth somewhere between $400 million and $1 billion, he’s the highest paid artist in the world. Wherever his true net worth falls on that grand scale, he can afford to pay for the largest and most distinguished properties. From Todding Manor to Hanover Terrace, Hirst lives in opulence, and you can bet that penchant for luxury extends to his choice of atelier.  

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Client Testimonials

  • August 24, 2012. Very happy with service.

    Marlene
  • Hi guys, I just recently rented a 10x10 storage unit from you guys and decided to write a review. When I first walked into the office, I was impressed how organized it looked, it was not like the other storage companies I previously visited. It was cleaned, smelled nice and most importantly I was greeted...

    Behzad
  • Satisfied on cleanleness, location, efficient management and reasonable priced.

    Raymond Tam
  • November 21, 2011. Nice clean premises. Staff have been very helpful!

    Bruce
  • April 2013-Very knowledgeable and helpful staff. One stop shop to buy all packing and moving supplies. Very clean, bright and secure storage facility, that can be easily accessed. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a storage facility!

    Jodi M
  • September 13, 2012. Walking into the office, I knew this was the place I wanted to store our belongings. Jane was so helpful and accommodating. The place was very clean and well laid out for moving and manouevering your way around. I know I found the place when I walked into Abacus.

    Tita
  • We are very happy with storage location, facility is alway`s clean and accessible. Anna S

    Anna S
  • I found this storage facility to be immaculate. The staff is very professional and friendly. Jane, who is the manager her pleasant personality made the stressful event seem effortless. The owner takes very good care of the facility, the storage units are extremely clean and spacious, there prices...

  • 04-17-2014-My girlfriend and I are moving into a new place together and we had to find a secure, affordalble and  convenient storage facility to store our belongings, while we are transitioning to a new apartment. Jane made us feel extremely confident that we were choosing the right place. She helped...

    Scott and Ola, Scottola
  • August 30, 2012. Very clean unit. Great security system. Wonderful organization.

    Faranita
  • 04-30-2013-just rented a storage locker from Abacus Self Storage. They are well organized , courteous, well organized and efficient. The locker is spotlessly clean and I am very pleased with the experience. They provide a lock and also had a special on the space rental on the second floor where I paid...

    Elyse Pomeranz
  • September 1, 2012. From my first call and enquiry, it has always been a pleasure dealing with the staff at Abacus Self Storage, where they provide outstanding customer service.

    Cathy
  • August 25, 2012. I was amazed at how organized everything was at Abacus, and Jane`s service was exceptional!! Our locker was totally in order and well lit. the gates and doors work....everything went without a hitch! What a joy to work with a company that really knows their business, and cares...

    Glen
  • Cleanest seft storage I`ve seen I have used self-storage places 3 times in Canada and I was very impressed on how clean is this place. Other pros: Good location (convinient for me :), very friendly staff, and good price. I do recommend this place. 2011-08-03

  • I have used Abacus twice in the last 5 years. Terrific service, good rates, exceptionally clean. If I need to use a self storage facility again in the future these are the people I would go to.

    Louise K
  • thank you for all your help, you are great great to do bussiness with you thank you

    Maria Paheco
  • September 1, 2012. Abacus Self Storage was recommended to me from clients I had sold a home to several years ago. I have found Jane and all the staff to be unbelievably kind to me as well as patient and understanding. I will always recommend this storage facility to anyone I know. I thank everyone there...

    Morrissa
  • Great customer service at the Richmond Hill location! We`ve had a storage locker here for just over a year, and the facility is always clean and well-lit. Extremely well-maintained and the staff are super-friendly! :) They even went so far as to help us find an alternate supplier of packing peanuts when...

    Pete
  • Dear owner, Your site manager Jane is great! Jim C.

  • I,ve been with you for a decade now and am glad to say how pleased I am with the high calibre of your personnel. Specifically, Jane`s ever friendly, courteous, helpful nature make my visits a joy. She takes genuine interest in us and I send my appreciation. Also, David goes out of his way to assist...

  • August 31, 2012. As a customer of many years, I commend Abacus for clean, well-lit and maintained, secure premises with huge carts now for ease of moving items. Customer Service, under Jane`s managment, is efficient and friendly. In fact. I consider the team as friends.

    Carol
  • Hi there, this messge is for Jane, I just wanted to leave a thank you. Holly was just wonderful, she is professional and she is helpful and it was really kind of her to help me sign in yesterday. I just wanted to let Jane know that Holly is a wonderful resource person and I`ll see you guys later. Bye...

  • August 27, 2012. The Team at Abacus is professional, very helpful and courteous-always giving a little bit extra and doing a little bit more that what is asked. The facilities are well-run, clean and secure. I highly recommend them.

    Susan
  • Thank you so much for excellent services. I like the way how the renting storage is organized. It is easy and fast. The customer service is so good!!! People at the front desk are very friendly and helpful at all given time. Thanks again. Galyna

    Galyna
  • September 12, 2012. I have never seen a storage facility so clean. The unit is dust free. I can`t believe how clean the property is. Please tell the owner how impressed I am .

    Danny
  • We have been with Abacus for a few years and we have never had a problem. The place is always clean, tidy and well kept, they are very nice to deal with and have great customer service. They look out for the customer and we like that. We highly recommend Abacus to anyone looking for storage, and...

  • September 10, 2012. Abacus Self Storage staff have been very helpful, friendly and accessibe. The facility is clean, bright and ideal. I definitely recommend it.

    Janine
  • I just wanted to drop a quick not to say how much of a pleasant experience it was to reserve our unit and how easy it is to use. At a very stressfull time ( with moving) it`s great to have something go so smoothly.

    Jeff Dunning
  • August 23, 2012. I have been a client of Abacus for over two years, and can recommend their services. Jane and her team are always pleasant and helpful, and the premises are clean and secure. In short, an enjoyable experience!

    Barry
  • August 26, 2012. Friendly and helpful staff. clean and professional facility! A truly great place to store things! Highly recommended!

    Elmira and Brian
  • November 14, 2011. We have been entirely pleased with Abacus` service and pleasant and professional policies.  They are very quick to respond to inquires and do their best so that our experience utilizing their storge facility is pain and stress free. Thank you.

    Adriana
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