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Fall Storage For Thanksgiving & Beyond


As a rule, autumn starts with the Fall Equinox, or September 22, but for most us, it isn’t until Thanksgiving that the season really sinks in. By that time, we’re accustomed to the cooling temperatures, the falling leaves, and pumpkin spice as the default flavouring in most baked goods.

But who’s complaining when that means we get to dollop some pumpkin-spiced whipped cream onto a slice of pumpkin pie? Not us! 
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A Back-To-School Option For Space-Strapped Students


The cicadas may still be singing their song during the hazy, lazy days of August, but the temperatures dip quickly during its nights. Labour Day is just around the corner, and with it the long weekend foretells the final days of the CNE. All signs suggest that summer is drawing to a close — which means your first day back on campus is nearing faster than you think!

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Storage Ideas For Your RV

 In the GTA, suburban streets and sidewalks lock in the heat as temperatures rise. Rush hour is now a permanent phenomenon being so close to Toronto, and each car is belching out exhaust and creating a shimmering mirage around tailpipes. Outside of our vehicles there are enough sweaty people milling around that it feels like you’re breathing the same recycled air. In case of the storefronts, theatres, and offices heavily air conditioned this season, that’s a fact!
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Abacus: Your Friendly Neighbourhood Storage Facility


Summer blockbusters like Wonder Woman and Spider-Man: Homecoming has us nostalgic for summers spent catching up on the latest comic book series. But for some, they never left this hobby behind in summers past. They carried on flicking through comics well into adulthood under the cover of night — but no longer! What once was considered guilty pleasure by most adults is now a mainstream hobby as comic books are making a huge comeback in popular culture. 

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Canada Day In The GTA


July 1 is just around the corner, and this year it promises to be no ordinary Canada Day. 2017 is an important year for the nation. We’re turning 150 years old, and the country is planning a celebration worthy of its sesquicentennial anniversary. 

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Toronto’s Housing Bubble Is Spreading!


If you’re anything like the Abacus Self Storage crew, you’re watching the Toronto housing bubble through your fingers as if it were the upcoming IT remake. If not, this article might change your mind.

According to BMO and TD, Toronto’s housing bubble is inflating at rates it can’t sustain. In a single year, the housing prices skyrocketed by 23%. Economists say the bubble will finally pop, but the city won’t see relief until 2019. Until then, the bubble will keep expanding until it covers more than just the Big Smoke.

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Storing Your Tax Documents


We apologize to any of our regular readers who thought they escaped our blog without having to read about taxes, for today we’re posting our inaugural tax article. True, with May 1 as the last day to file, you may think we’re late. Tax season is over, after all, but here at Abacus Self Storage we aren’t worried about the ins and outs of filing your return. Our concern is your growing pile of tax documents taking over your home office or place of business.

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Another Person’s Junk is Another Person’s Treasure


Well, gentle readers, it looks like spring is here to stay in Toronto and the GTA. Though it’s slightly cooler than we remember this time last year, we here at Abacus Self Storage are just grateful the area isn’t struggling with flood waters like our neighbours in Quebec. Since we can only expect the temperatures to rise and the days to lengthen, that means garage sale season is gearing up.

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Unleash Your Inner Gamer At Abacus


When Canadians run out of space, they’re turning to storage facilities like Abacus to house their belongings. Unfortunately, many of them don’t use their unit to its full potential, leading to a waste of effort, time, and money. 

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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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Client Testimonials

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

    Anna S
  • August 30, 2012. Very clean unit. Great security system. Wonderful organization.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    Elmira and Brian
  • 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...

  • 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
  • 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...

  • 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...

  • August 24, 2012. Very happy with service.

  • 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...

  • 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,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...

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

    Maria Paheco
  • 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...

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

    Raymond Tam
  • 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 .

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

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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!

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