U-Haul Names Toronto as Top 2009 Canadian Destination


    



    
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<p><span class="xn-location">PHOENIX</span>, <span class="xn-chron">April 2</span> /CNW/ -- U-Haul International, Inc. today released the results of the annual 2009 U-Haul National Migration Trend Report titled "The 2009 Top 25 Canadian Destination Cities." According to moving data reflective of nationwide statistics for calendar year 2009, <span class="xn-location">Toronto</span> was ranked No. 1 for the eighth year in a row, while <span class="xn-location">Calgary</span> came in at second for the sixth year in a row. <span class="xn-location">Montreal</span> took third and moved up from No. 4, with <span class="xn-location">Edmonton</span> dropping to fourth place from No. 3. <span class="xn-location">Ottawa</span>, <span class="xn-location">Vancouver</span>, <span class="xn-location">London</span>, Hamilton, Surrey and Mississauga rounded out the top 10.</p>
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<p>"Since 1955, U-Haul has built a long and proud history of helping families move and store their belongings in <span class="xn-location">Canada</span>," stated U-Haul President of <span class="xn-location">Phoenix</span> 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."</p>
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<p>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.</p>
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<p>Since 1945, U-Haul has been the best choice for the do-it-yourself mover, with a network of more than 15,800 locations in all 50 <span class="xn-location">United States</span> and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul customers' patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to approximately 101,000 trucks, 76,000 trailers and 34,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers more than 395,000 rooms and approximately 35 million square feet of storage space at nearly 1,091 owned and managed facilities throughout <span class="xn-location">North America</span>. U-Haul is the consumer's number one choice as the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry. As one of the nation's largest retailers of propane, U-Haul supplies alternative-fuel for vehicles and backyard barbecues.</p>
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<p>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 percent biodegradable.  Learn more about these facts and others at <a href="http://www.uhaul.com/sustainability">www.uhaul.com/sustainability</a>.</p>
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    U-Haul(R) Top 25 Canadian Destination Cities*
    January - December 2009
    
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        1.  TORONTO, Ontario
        2.  CALGARY, Alberta
        3.  MONTREAL, Quebec
        4.  EDMONTON, Alberta
        5.  OTTAWA, Ontario
        6.  VANCOUVER, British Columbia
        7.  LONDON, Ontario
        8.  HAMILTON, Ontario
        9.  SURREY, British Columbia
       10.  MISSISSAUGA, Ontario
       11.  KITCHNER, Ontario
       12.  HALIFAX, Nova Scotia
       13.  VICTORIA, British Columbia
       14.  WINNIPEG, Manitoba
       15.  QUEBEC CITY, Quebec
       16.  KINGSTON, Ontario
       17.  WINDSOR, Ontario
       18.  SASKATOON, Saskatchewan
       19.  BRAMPTON, Ontario
       20.  SAINT CATHARINES, Ontario
       21.  OSHAWA, Ontario
       22.  RED DEER, Alberta
       23.  BARRIE, Ontario
       24.  REGINA, Saskatchewan
       25.  MONCTON, New Brunswick
    
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    *Data compiled from more than 77,300 U-Haul one-way truck
     transactions from January - December 2009.


    
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    Contact:
    Joanne Fried, Director, Media and Public Relations
    Ashleigh Wagner, Senior Media and Public Relations Specialist
    U-Haul International, Inc.
    (602) 263-6194
    publicrelations@uhaul.com





    

For further information: For further information: Joanne Fried, Director, Media and Public Relations, or Ashleigh Wagner, Senior Media and Public Relations Specialist, both of U-Haul International, Inc., +1-602-263-6194, publicrelations@uhaul.com

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