Toronto Moving is made simple with
IN AND OUT MOVING Company
To book your Delivery or Toronto Movers for your condo, house or office – Please call us today at 416.819.0307
or by email at TorontoMovers@inandoutmoving.ca
You may say that we know this city ‘in and out’. We have been to every office, condo, neighborhood, and storage facility within Toronto.
Being a Toronto mover makes moving within Toronto more efficient. Understanding the traffic patterns of the city, knowing the fastest routes, and navigating Toronto with ease; in the end, makes for a less expensive; less stressful move.
Toronto Moving Tips
Check Parking Availability for Movers
Find out where your mover’s truck will park. If need be, block-off a space in front of your home. Make sure it is at least 2 car lengths long. (Big enough for a truck)
Or, find out about access to the moving room in your building. Your condo may not have one. Ask building management in advance if there are any special instructions on where and how to park the moving truck.
Toronto Parking & Traffic Laws that affect Moving Trucks
Note posted parking signs in front of your home or moving area. On some streets in Toronto, moving trucks are not able to stop during ‘rush hours’. Other streets restrict parking.
Book your elevator in advance
Better to schedule as much time as possible. Three hours is usually more then enough time. But it’s better to have a little padding in the schedule just in case there are any delays. Also, double check with condo or building management closer to your moving date to confirm your reservation. Building management is notorious for double booking elevator times – it happens time and time again. This mix-up could end up costing you money and time. Better to get it in writing ahead of time and confirm closer to your moving date.
Moving in Toronto during Holidays, Parades, and Marathons
Check for any up coming events in Toronto that may impede your movers. During the winter months there is The Santa Claus Parade. During the spring and summer there are many events to note, such as Caribana, The Toronto Marathon, and Gay Pride festivities. During these times many Toronto streets are completely shut down and access for moving is extremely limited.
About Toronto, Ontario
Toronto is the provincial capital of Ontario and the largest city in Canada. It is located in Southern Ontario on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. A relatively modern city, Toronto’s history dates back to the late-18th century, when its land was first purchased by the British monarchy from the Mississaugas of the New Credit. The settlement was later established as the Town of York and proclaimed as the new capital of Upper Canadaby its lieutenant-governor, John Graves Simcoe. In 1834, York was incorporated as a city and renamed to its present name. The city was ransacked in the Battle of York during the War of 1812 and damaged in two great fires in 1849 and in 1904. Since its incorporation, Toronto has repeatedly expanded its borders through amalgamation with surrounding municipalities, most recently in 1998.
With over 2.5 million residents, it is the fifth most populous city in North America. Its metropolitan area with over 5 million residents is the seventh largest urban region in North America. Toronto is at the heart of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), and is part of a densely populated region in Southern Ontario known as the Golden Horseshoe, which is home to over 8.1 million residents—approximately 25% of Canada’s population. The census metropolitan area(CMA) had a population of 5,113,149, and the Greater Toronto Area had a population of 5,555,912 in the 2006 Census. Its cosmopolitan and international population reflects its role as an important destination for immigrants to Canada. Toronto is one of the world’s most diverse cities by percentage of non-native-born residents, with about 49% of the population born outside Canada.
As Canada’s economic capital and one of the top financial centres in the world, Toronto is considered an alpha world city by the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) study group. It is home to the Toronto Stock Exchange, the world’s seventh largest in terms of market value. Toronto contains more corporate headquarters than any other Canadian city, including those of Canada’s five largest banks. Toronto’s leading economic sectors include finance, business services, telecommunications, aerospace, transportation, media, arts, film, music, television production, publishing, software production, medical research, education, tourism, engineering, and sports industries.
According to Forbes, Toronto is the tenth-most economically powerful city in the world and one of the fastest growing among the G7 nations, whilst PwC ranks the city as the world’s second-best “metro powerhouse”. Toronto was ranked twelfth in the world and fourth in the Americas in 2010 for economic innovation by 2thinknow. Toronto is also consistently rated as one of the world’s most livable cities by the Economist Intelligence Unit and the Mercer Quality of Living Survey. The cost of living in Toronto was ranked highest in Canada in 2011.