U-Haul Names Calgary Top Canadian Destination City

PHOENIX, July 2, 2015 /CNW/ -- U-Haul International, Inc., the industry leader in do-it-yourself moving and self-storage, has announced the Top 10 Canadian Destination Cities of 2014 via Twitter @uhaul over the last two weeks.

The No. 1 destination has now been revealed. According to moving data reflective of nationwide statistics for the past calendar year, Calgary claimed the No. 1 spot for the second time in three years.

Montreal was No. 2, rising two spots from the previous year. Edmonton secured third for the second year in a row. Toronto, which ranked first 11 times since 2002 including last year, slipped to fourth.

Vancouver, London, Ottawa, Hamilton, Victoria and Kitchener rounded out the top 10.

The rankings reflect the top destinations for one-way U-Haul truck rentals and take into account every city, regardless of size. The data is not stated as a percentage of population and is not reflective of overall growth, though destination statistics are a strong indicator as to how well cities are attracting new residents.

The report was compiled from more than 1.7 million one-way U-Haul truck transactions occurring during 2014.

"U-Haul strives to serve Canadian families by meeting their moving and storage needs, and the cities on this list are clearly attracting do-it-yourself movers," stated Ron Frank, executive vice president of U-Haul International, Inc.

"Our migration data is sought-after information and through our social media platforms and online stories, we were able to release this news and highlight these great Canadian destinations like never before."

Visit myuhaulstory.com for statistical data, interactive infographics, city-specific moving tips, comments from community leaders and U-Haul officials, and much more on the Top 10 destinations.

U-Haul Top 10 Canadian Destination Cities
January – December 2014

  1. CALGARY
  2. MONTREAL
  3. EDMONTON
  4. TORONTO
  5. VANCOUVER
  6. LONDON
  7. OTTAWA
  8. HAMILTON
  9. VICTORIA
  10. KITCHENER

Falling just outside the Top 10 were: 11. Kelowna 12. Quebec City 13. Winnipeg 14. Dartmouth/Halifax 15. Windsor 16. Oshawa 17. St. Catherines 18. Burlington 19. Red Deer 20. Regina 21. Kamloops 22. Saskatoon 23. Guelph 24. Nanaimo 25. Moncton.

Visit uhaul.com for U-Haul locations and reservations. U-Haul is celebrating its 70th anniversary in the U.S. and has proudly serviced Canada for the last 60 years.

Contact:
Jeff Lockridge, External Communications
Sebastien Reyes, Director of External Communications
E-mail: publicrelations@uhaul.com
Phone: 602-263-6194
Website: uhaul.com

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SOURCE U-Haul


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