Edmonton Moving Tips: How to Move with a Large Family

Edmonton Moving Tips: How to Move with a Large Family

Having to move with a large family in Edmonton, AB or elsewhere in Canada is always going to be stressful, there is just no way to avoid it.

There are two types of tasks you have to tackle when relocating: physical: choosing and packing the necessary items, and psychological: taking care of kids’ doubts and fears and supporting your significant other in this big step. It goes without saying that the bigger your family is (don’t forget to count the pets) the harder and more stressful traveling becomes. Whatever the reason for moving with your family, don’t forget to enjoy it, as it brings new opportunities to your door, which you may not have thought of before.

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Let us offer a few friendly tips to make your family’s relocation a much faster, stress-free and cheaper event.

To begin with, let’s tackle the cost, we offer a free moving estimate, which should provide you with a very precise quote for when you and your family decide to move.

We would advise that you begin looking into the matter seriously at least a couple of weeks prior to the date of your family’s move. This will help you feel less stressed and your family will feel more secure. It is always a good idea to allow a bit of time for any slip backs, whether it is your family’s needs or a company’s fault, this will allow you to plan around it.

Your relocation can be a pleasant experience.

Make sure you have all the little details pinned down. The more you are aware of where you are moving your family to, this includes address, is it cross state, across the country or even overseas, schools, malls and cinemas, parks and leisure activity centers, the less stressed your spouse and kids will be. This will allow them something to look forward to and anticipate.

Your family’s size is an advantage. Start packing earlier, working with your children through what they want to keep and what they would like to toss away. You can have a look at these tips on how to make moving fun and include them, transforming the chore of relocating into a quality family time event.
You are doing this FOR your family, so do it AS a family. And if you have any pets this guide can help you through the process of taking care of it and transporting it to your new location.

Packing your family’s belongings

Now that all hands are on board, let’s get down to the more physical (and tedious) part of your relocation. As mentioned before, planning in advance is the best way to go, we cannot stress this enough. Having time to research moving companies will save you quite a bit of cash. To make things easier with your various items and see help on how to move your large family belongings you can check out this moving inventory list. A step many people forget until it comes down to it, is acquiring the necessary packing supplies. You should have a very good read through the required supplies and make sure you have them before you move on to packing.

Making an inventory list can help you pack and unpack in your new home.

Make good use of today’s technologies. If you have an electronic device with an available internet connection, make sure that it is well charged and in a safe but easily accessible place. That way you can check maps, contact friends and family if you needs help and look for various services such as hotels and restaurants.

Prepare easily accessible items of first necessity. Don’t forget that all your items are safely stored away under cardboard, foam, plastic and who knows what else. Make sure you store some clothes in an outside bag, toiletries, disposable dishes and utensils and of course – cash. Children can be very fidgety when on the move, your next planned family meal may take a while, so be prepared to improvise on the go.

Sell what you don’t need. This is possibly the best time to have a good look through your belongings and see what is no longer needed, broken or unused. Use this opportunity to declutter, earn some extra money or just do a good deed and give it away to a charity organization.

No one said it was going to be easy

Having a family means responsibility, but not all is hardships and stress. We hope that our tips and tricks made your moving easier, so that you can enjoy the time with the people that matter. Make sure you have a look at what not to do and think through the tasks you have to take on first. As long as you start in advance and do one thing at a time, you will be able to have a cheap, quick and smooth move with your large family.

 

Original source: https://www.mymovingreviews.com

Provincial Moving & Storage will service any local and long distance move to and from Edmonton, AB and anywhere else in Canada. To receive a free moving quote and to help plan your move locally in Edmonton or moving long distance from Edmonton to Calgary, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, or other cities in Canada, Click Here to submit your inquiry.

Edmonton Moving Tips: 9 Hidden Moving Costs and Fees

Edmonton Moving Tips: 9 Hidden Moving Costs and Fees

We decided to create a complete list of all the unexpected moving expenses that could drain your moving budget when moving to or from Edmonton, AB or elsewhere in Canada.

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Packing services and packing supplies

Packing materials and packing services are usually a part of what most full service Edmonton moving companies provide. However, these two may not be included in the estimated final cost of your move.
Often Edmonton moving companies decline that packing labor and supplies are counted in the estimate, but somehow you end up with extra moving fees for the additional boxes. Usually what the moving companies tell you is that some of your items require special packing materials and more packing boxes for extra safety during transportation. True or false, you get charged with hidden moving costs that you can’t avoid.
Unexpected moving expenses like extra packing fees are quite common. It should be mentioned in the moving documents you sign prior to your moving that the quoted price doesn’t cover additional packing supplies and that you are warned that your estimated moving cost may increase. Always read the fine print to avoid any surprises.

Moving Insurance

When you sign your Bill of Lading, you automatically get basic coverage (called “valuation”). You might be feeling calm that you have some insurance, but all too often the final amount of the valuation coverage doesn’t match the value of your belongings. You may have to get additional moving insurance for full coverage. Many Edmonton moving companies offer Full Value Protection – the ultimate moving insurance that guarantees reinstatement and replacement valuation for damages and missing items. Keep in mind that purchasing moving insurance costs extra and depends on the declared value of you items as well as the reputation of your Edmonton moving company.

Extra charges for handling bulky items

If your items appear to be heavier or over sized, you will be charged with additional moving fees. This is another hidden moving expense you should be aware of in advance. Unexpected moving costs come up if you are moving piano, pool tables, motorcycles, wall units, playgrounds, lawn mowers and other hard to transport items that take up a lot of space in the moving truck.
Many people are concerned how to move with their pianos. If your piano needs to be lifted by a crane, it will cost you around $800 -$2500 extra. If you are moving your piano locally in Edmonton, it will probably cost you from $150 to $600. Price also depends on the access to your house or apartment. You will be charged for every ascended flight of stairs to your floor (the first flight is usually indicated to be free).

Long carry fees

If your Edmonton movers cannot park the moving truck in a certain distance to your doorsteps you will be charged like $90-$120 for every 75Ft from the truck to your door. This often happens due to the impossibility of parking near the door to your building. And it is hard to rely on free parking spots in the big cities like Edmonton. To protect your budget from hidden moving costs, see if there is a way to assure parking spot for the moving truck. You can also request a parking permit from the city town hall for your Edmonton movers for the specific day and time of the move. If not, speak directly to your Edmonton movers to find out about their long carry fee terms when booking your move.

Elevator fees

In case of an elevator a one-time fee will be charged, depending on your Edmonton moving company. This charge is similar to the long carry fee. Some Edmonton moving companies will not charge you this fee if you have reserved an elevator exclusively for the move with the building management.

Moving cancellation fee

Your moving plans may change or you might decide to go with another Edmonton moving company in the last minute. But this will cost you money. Every Edmonton moving company has their own cancellation fee policy. Most Edmonton moving companies declare they have really lenient cancellation terms. But you should know that this is one of the most common hidden moving costs source.
For more than one week notice, there may be no unexpected moving expenses. If you notify your Edmonton moving company one week in advance, you may be charged $50 – $100.
For a cancellation in less than five days, you will be charged with average cost of $300 or the full moving deposit.

Storage fee

Storage is usually included in your estimated moving cost. The thing is, you’ll have only 30 days of the so-called “free storage period”. Further that time limit you will be additionally charged for storage. It will approximately cost you around $50 to $60 a month per vault (the average capacity of a vault is around 1500 lbs). Other possible charge is by cubic feet per month. Prices usually start at 1.00$ per foot.

Extra stops charges

Most Edmonton moving companies will charge you for any extra drop-offs or pick-ups on the route. $75 is the common starting price for an extra stop.

Travel Fee

If you are moving locally in Edmonton, most Edmonton movers charge travel fees. This is the time needed for them to get from their office location to your address. The usual charge is one extra hours or more.

Original source: https://www.mymovingreviews.com

Provincial Moving & Storage will service any local and long distance move to and from Edmonton, AB and anywhere else in Canada. To receive a free moving quote and to help plan your move locally in Edmonton or moving long distance from Edmonton to Calgary, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, or other cities in Canada, Click Here to submit your inquiry.

Edmonton Moving Tips: Cross Country Moving Guide

Edmonton Moving Tips: Cross Country Moving Guide

Moving across the country to or from Edmonton, AB or elsewhere in Canada is never easy, no matter the size of your household. Most professional Edmonton moving companies will explain that to you and will make sure you know all the details involved in moving across the country.

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Nowadays, it is even more challenging to organize and plan across country move because most of us are on a budget. It’s important that you research all your moving options and find the one that fits your moving requirements and your budget. Cross country moving costs are higher than moving locally. Therefore, you should know how to choose cross country movers in Edmonton and how to cut your cross country moving costs.

How to Save on Cross Country Moving

In order to save on any type of moving you have to organize your moving. For across country moving particularly you will need to plan and organize every detail in order to make is as easy as possible.

To stay organized, you need to prepare a cross country moving checklist. A moving checklist will always help you keep thing in order, which will save you time and money. Thus, the first step to save on cross country moving is to make a moving checklist and mark down every detail.

Guide for Cross Country Moving

The first thing most people would think оf when they want to save money when moving is do it by themselves. Moving across Canada by yourself may not be the best choice, but it will definitely save you money.

Compare Cross Country Moving Quotes

Moving never comes cheap, whether you do it yourself or hire a professional Edmonton moving company. In most cases, you will need to hire a professional moving company in Edmonton. Today, cross country moving companies are easy to find online and you can quickly obtain free moving quotes from all.

Finding a reliable Edmonton moving company though could be a little more difficult. You will have to make a thorough research in order to find good Edmonton movers, because today the market is still flooded with unreliable movers. When you get moving quotes from a few Edmonton moving companies, you should compare the prices and costs and the services they offer.

You can get our free moving cost quote fast and easy directly here.

Your cross country moving cost will depend on the size of your household and the distance you are moving.

Before deciding on a moving company in Edmonton, you should also read their moving reviews. Moving reviews are very important because long distance moves require greater organization and if most customers are happy, then those Edmonton movers are definitely experienced at cross country moving. So, check your Edmonton movers well in advance before signing a contract and make sure you read all papers you are signing.

Original source: https://www.mymovingreviews.com

Provincial Moving & Storage will service any local and long distance move to and from Edmonton, AB and anywhere else in Canada. To receive a free moving quote and to help plan your move locally in Edmonton or moving long distance from Edmonton to Calgary, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, or other cities in Canada, Click Here to submit your inquiry.

Edmonton Moving Tips: How to Save on Moving Costs

Edmonton Moving Tips: How to Save on Moving Costs

Moving to or from Edmonton, AB or elsewhere in Canada is usually quite expensive, as it involves labor, moving vehicles, moving and packing materials etc.

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However there are some ways to cut moving costs and lower your moving expenses. In this blog post we will elaborate on a few proven ways that will help you save on your moving costs.

  • Work out a moving budget – Before you start doing anything, you have to determine the cost of your move and allocate the moving budget. This is the first and most important step. You should research how much approximately you will need to spend and how much you can actually afford to spend for your relocation.
  • Get rid of the excesses – We all have some junk collected over the years, and now is the time to rid ourselves of it. Keeping in mind your budget, consider all the stuff you do not use anymore and will most likely never will. You  can throw them away or donate them. Many non-profit organizations accept donations and you can also deduct that from your taxes. You can also organize a garage sale to earn some cash from selling stuff you no longer need.
  • Get binding estimates – Getting a moving estimate does not guarantee that the final bill will match the quoted price. Get a few Edmonton moving estimates, but always ask for a binding estimate. In most cases, you can get such only when an Edmonton moving company comes to do an in-house estimate. Only when a moving estimator sees all inventory intended for moving, they can give you a binding estimate. A binding estimate will help you stick to your budget.
  • Survey your home and make a detailed inventory – If you can’t get an in-house estimate, you better make a detailed inventory of your household. In order for the final moving cost to be as quoted in the beginning you have to do that.
  • Get your boxes and packing materials – One of the most expensive aspects in a moving is the packing and wrapping materials. By buying or renting your own moving supplies (or getting them for free online – search in your local Craigslist posts or local classifieds websites under “free stuff” section), you can reduce your moving cost greatly.
  • Pack by yourself, leave only the big furniture for the movers – Since you want to cut your moving costs to the minimum, pack as much as you can by yourself. By doing so you will greatly reduce the cost of packing supplies and your Edmonton movers labor and time that otherwise you would pay.
  • Check about long carry fees – Measure the distance between your home and the street and ask your Edmonton moving company about their long carry fee. They should explain beyond what distance is considered long carry and from what floor they count it as such.
  • Do you need extra insurance? – Haul items that are more valuable with you instead of paying for additional moving insurance because the basic liability usually never covers the actual value of the goods. Also, if you have bigger items you can’t take with you, ask your homeowners insurance if it covers the moving and transportation of your goods.
  • Wait to share truck with another customer – Often when you are moving long distance you may be offered a cheaper moving cost if you wait for the delivery. Waiting a little longer to share a truck with another customer will save you money.
  • Move in off peak season – Another great way to save on moving services is to choose to move in off peak season. This often means moving in the winter as most Edmonton moving companies lower their rates.

 

Original source: https://www.mymovingreviews.com

Provincial Moving & Storage will service any local and long distance move to and from Edmonton, AB and anywhere else in Canada. To receive a free moving quote and to help plan your move locally in Edmonton or moving long distance from Edmonton to Calgary, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, or other cities in Canada, Click Here to submit your inquiry.

Preparing for a Long Distance Move to or from Edmonton, AB

Preparing for a Long Distance Move to or from Edmonton, AB

Moving is always a challenge, and preparing for a long distance move to or from Edmonton, AB is an especially overwhelming task. We recommend evaluating your situation at the earliest and making a reliable long distance moving plan.

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You need to be aware of some of the key strategies for executing a long distance move successfully. Here are some tips to help you in preparing for your long distance move.

Keep a timeline in your mind

You should keep a timeline in your mind once you know that you are moving long distance. You will need it to keep up with various dates, be it inspections, appraisals or closing dates.

Make sure to plan for each and every significant event. When planning for a long distance move, you need more planning whether it’s choosing and Edmonton moving company or travelling to your new house. Planning ahead ensures that you will not forget anything vital before your move.

Find a professional Edmonton moving company

Deciding on a reliable moving company in Edmonton that provides the services you require is the first step to prepare for a long distance move. Opt for an Edmonton moving company that you can rely on.

You can do this by seeking referrals from your family or friends or browsing online. Ask for free long-distance moving quotes from different Edmonton moving companies before choosing a particular Edmonton mover.

In-home moving estimates

Ask for in-home estimates from a couple of long distance moving companies in Edmonton to find the best pricing. It’s a good thing to start but don’t just go for the pricing while choosing any long distance Edmonton moving company.

There might be some hidden fees as well. So, make sure to carefully read the details of the fine print to know what is included in the final long distance moving quote. Another fact to be taken care of is that your Edmonton moving company must be insured and licensed and should have sufficient experience in the move you are planning.

Downsize

You need to know that the total cost of your long distance move will be based on the total weight of the items to be moved. So, it’s vital to downsize. For this, you need to go through your items and decide what items are going to be of use and which ones can be discarded. You can sale or donate the items you no longer need.

Pre-move preparations

You need to make some pre-move preparations as well before your moving day to ensure your move goes well. Look to your new home and find out what you need to do for pre-move preparations. It includes considering furniture placement locations, applying for a new driver’s license in the new place, finding new doctors, enrolling your children in school, checking on insurance needs and calling about utilities.

You should also update all your mailings to the new residential address. Never forget to update with insurance companies, banks and credit card companies.

Packing

Now, you can start the process of packing. All items must be organized by category, type or room. Make sure to pack all your items in boxes and mark them with color-coded labels.

Mention a list of all the items packed inside each box. This will save your time and effort when unpacking and locating the items in your new home.

On the moving day

Your moving day has finally arrived. So, call your Edmonton movers and supervise their move to make sure all items are handled with utmost care. After you have reached your new house, you can start the process of unpacking.

 

Provincial Moving & Storage will service any local and long distance move to and from Edmonton, AB and anywhere else in Canada. To receive a free moving quote and to help plan your move locally in Edmonton or moving long distance from Edmonton to Calgary, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, or other cities in Canada, Click Here to submit your inquiry.

Edmonton Moving Tips: Five Items that Are Harder to Move Than You Think

Edmonton Moving Tips: Five Items that Are Harder to Move Than You Think

When planning a move to a new home in Edmonton, AB or elsewhere in Canada, you must consider several things to make your relocation go safely and smoothly.

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The items that may require special care and attention include heavy or large items. For moving such items safely you will need the help of a professional Edmonton moving company. Such items are mentioned below.

Moving Pianos

Pianos, whether small, large or baby grands, are big moving challenge. Moving a piano requires some expertise and skill. That’s because they have fragile, small and dainty pieces. Hiring the services of a professional Edmonton moving company is the safest and the simplest way to get your piano moved. Also, you need to ensure that the right equipment is used by your Edmonton movers including wraps, dollies and other equipment for moving your piano safely.

Moving Artwork

Moving artwork can prove to be tricky as well. Artwork must be moved with utmost attention and care. This is especially true for the pieces that are expensive, large or have sentimental value to you. When you are packing your artwork, make sure to use sufficient cushioning and packing material.

Pack artwork while keeping in mind where the value of artwork lies. Frame your artwork in bubble wrapping and keep it in crates for damage-free handling. Never use a newspaper for wrapping paintings because the ink gets transferred on the image. Label the box as delicate so that the movers handle it carefully.

Moving Plants

When moving plants, you should keep in mind that they are living creatures. So, you must take extra care to arrange them in advance. Take your house plants out of ceramic pots and move them in to a plastic pot a few weeks before your planned move. This will give your plants sufficient time to settle in the new planter. Don’t transport your house plants on the moving truck otherwise there can be plant fatalities.

Moving Aquariums

Aquariums are a big moving challenge, irrespective of their size. Don’t take the risk of leaving the fish in there. There are a couple of things that can be done to help your fish get safely to your new house. The best thing is to take them out and keep them in some temporary container with the remaining water. Remove majority of the water from your aquarium and leave some at the bottom to make sure the existing bacteria still remain. Try to keep the fish stable so that they can survive the move. For this, you must take the services of Edmonton moving company.

Moving Flat Screens

While moving your flat screens, use the box in which it came if you still have it. Otherwise, you can wrap it in some blanket. It’s simple. You can spread out a blanket and carefully place your TV on it. However, don’t forget to unplug your TV and detaching all the wire connections before wrapping it in a blanket and taping it.

 

Provincial Moving & Storage will service any local and long distance move to and from Edmonton, AB and anywhere else in Canada. To receive a free moving quote and to help plan your move locally in Edmonton or moving long distance from Edmonton to Calgary, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, or other cities in Canada, Click Here to submit your inquiry.

How to Select the Best Edmonton Moving Company

How to Select the Best Edmonton Moving Company

We all know that moving might be a strenuous and a stressful job. Here in comes the significance of hiring a professional Edmonton moving company for your next move.

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Finding and selecting a best moving company in Edmonton may seem to be a simple task. But, that’s not so. Moving process is not just about placing things in boxes and moving to a new place, it’s a much more involving task. You need to handle delicate things with utmost care while ensuring the safety of heavy furniture during transportation and unpacking. Hence, you need to be very careful while selecting the best Edmonton moving company.

Recommendations

When selecting the best Edmonton moving company, you can ask your friends, colleagues and your relatives if they have used the services of any good moving company in Edmonton. You can also take the benefit of your social networks to find professional Edmonton movers. Collecting this useful information will offer you with plethora of choices and help you find the best Edmonton moving company that works best for your next move.

Customer Reviews and Testimonials

Take some time to browse through some of the customer reviews to get an idea of which Edmonton moving company can be the best moving company for your next move. You should also check the BBB (Better Business Bureau) ratings of the moving companies in Edmonton. Opt for the company that has top BBB ratings to ensure your peace of mind during your next move.

Licensed and Insured

Always make sure that Edmonton moving company you choose is insured and licensed. This will provide you security and peace of mind during your move. Don’t get attracted by low prices offered by many moving prices because an apparent cheap moving deal can prove to be a big financial blunder for you if the chosen Edmonton moving company is not insured and licensed.

Wide Range of Moving Services

When choosing a best Edmonton moving company, go for a moving company that is equipped to handle all aspects of your next move. Your Edmonton moving company must offer the full range of Edmonton moving services including packing, storage, transportation and unpacking.

Customer Service

Check whether the Edmonton moving company is easy to approach and does it offer timely response to your moving-related queries.

Delivery Time

Go for an Edmonton moving company that offers delivery within committed time-frame.

Crystal Clear Approach

Before you finally select a moving company in Edmonton, you must double-check all the details given in the binding assessment. Don’t feel reluctant to contact the company and seek clarifications regarding any doubts about any vague term or clause mentioned in the fine print of the moving offer.
Provincial Moving & Storage will service any local and long distance move to and from Edmonton, AB and anywhere else in Canada. To receive a free moving quote and to help plan your move locally in Edmonton or moving long distance from Edmonton to Calgary, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, or other cities in Canada, Click Here to submit your inquiry.

How to Load the Moving Vehicle for Moving in Edmonton AB

How to Load the Moving Vehicle for Moving in Edmonton AB

If you are moving by yourself in Edmonton, AB or elsewhere in Canada, then you will have to rent a moving vehicle which could be either a truck or a van.

 

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It is important to know how to load boxes and other items onto a moving vehicle, so that your belongings reach your new place without any problems. Planning is very important in loading a moving vehicle and below are few tips that will help you in planning the loading process properly.

Heavy items go in first

The rule of thumb of loading is that you should always load the heaviest boxes and items first. Large appliances such as washing machines and fridges should all go in the vehicle first.

It is important to balance the vehicle so you should place the same weights on each side of the vehicle. Before loading these big valuable items make sure that they are padded for protection. Padding does cost a little bit extra, but it is worth the added protection it will provide to your belongings.

Long items are next

Once you have dealt with the heavy items, it is time to load the long items such as mattresses and mirrors. Do not place them flat but rather against the wall, to keep them safe and also to save some space in the vehicle. Do not forget to cover up mattresses and mirrors to avoid ripping and breaking. Some large items will need to be disassembled before loading.

Load the moving boxes

Once the individual items have been loaded, load all the boxes in the vehicle. Load the heavier boxes first and place them on top of appliances or furniture to save more space on the vehicle. If there are fragile items in these boxes then avoid placing them on top of anything.

The light boxes come next and you can stack them on top of the heavy boxes. Another tip of keeping your belongings safe is by covering the ceiling of the roof with some soft material such as bedding or blankets. Since you are stacking things up, the boxes and items will touch the ceiling more than often and some padding on the ceiling will protect them.

 

Provincial Moving & Storage will service any local and long distance move to and from Edmonton, AB and anywhere else in Canada. To receive a free moving quote and to help plan your move locally in Edmonton or moving long distance from Edmonton to Calgary, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, or other cities in Canada, Click Here to submit your inquiry.

Some Tips and Info for Moving to Toronto ON

Some Tips and Info for Moving to Toronto ON

Toronto is the most populous city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario.

With a population of 2,731,571 (2016 Census), it is the fourth most populous city in North America after Mexico City, New York City, and Los Angeles.
Toronto is the centre of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), the most populous metropolitan area in Canada, and anchors the Golden Horseshoe, a heavily urbanized region that is home to 9.2 million people, or over 26% of the population of Canada.

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The city of Toronto has a humid continental climate, with warm, humid summers and cold winters. The city experiences four distinct seasons, with considerable variance in length. Winters are cold with frequent snow. During the winter months, temperatures are usually below 0 °C (32 °F). Toronto winters sometimes feature cold snaps when maximum temperatures remain below −10 °C (14 °F), often made to feel colder by wind chill. Snowstorms, sometimes mixed with ice and rain, can disrupt work and travel schedules, while accumulating snow can fall anytime from November until mid-April.

Precipitation is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year, but summer is usually the wettest season, the bulk falling during thunderstorms.

Economy & Employment.

Toronto is an international centre for business and finance. Generally considered the financial capital of Canada, Toronto has a high concentration of banks and brokerage firms on Bay Street, in the Financial District. The Toronto Stock Exchange is the world’s seventh-largest stock exchange by market capitalization.
The city also is an important centre for the media, publishing, telecommunication, information technology and film production industries; it is home to Bell Media, Rogers Communications, and Torstar. Other prominent Canadian corporations in the Greater Toronto Area include Magna International, Celestica, Manulife, Sun Life Financial, the Hudson’s Bay Company, and major hotel companies and operators, such as Four Seasons Hotels and Fairmont Hotels and Resorts.

Although much of the region’s manufacturing activities take place outside the city limits, Toronto continues to be a wholesale and distribution point for the industrial sector.

Culture & Living.

Toronto is an international centre of business, finance, arts, and culture, and is recognized as one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world.

Toronto theatre and performing arts scene has more than fifty ballet and dance companies, six opera companies, two symphony orchestras and a host of theatres. The city is home to the National Ballet of Canada, the Canadian Opera Company, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Canadian Electronic Ensemble, and the Canadian Stage Company. Notable performance venues include the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Roy Thomson Hall, the Princess of Wales Theatre, the Royal Alexandra Theatre, Massey Hall, the Toronto Centre for the Arts, the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres and the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts (originally the “O’Keefe Centre” and formerly the “Hummingbird Centre”).

Here is more information on recreation and living in Toronto, ON: http://www1.toronto.ca

And here’s a quick video for you to learn more about living in Toronto, ON:


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Key Facts and Useful Tips for Moving to Montreal, QC

Key Facts and Useful Tips for Moving to Montreal, QC

Montreal is the most populous municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec and the 2nd-most populous in Canada as a whole.

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Montreal has a distinct four-season continental climate, with warm-to-hot summers and cold, snowy winters.

In 2016, Montreal had a population of 1,704,694. 60.5% of Montrealers speak French at home, 21.2% speak English and 19.8% speak neither. Montreal is the second-largest primarily French-speaking city in the world after Paris.

Economy & Employment.

Montreal has the second-largest economy among Canadian cities based on GDP and the largest in Quebec. It is an important centre of commerce, finance, industry, technology, culture, world affairs and is the headquarters of the Montreal Exchange.

Montreal’s top industries include aerospace, electronic goods, pharmaceuticals, printed goods, software engineering, telecommunications, textile and apparel manufacturing, tobacco, petrochemicals, and transportation. The service sector is also strong and includes civil, mechanical and process engineering, finance, higher education, and research and development.

The Port of Montreal is one of the largest inland ports in the world. As one of the most important ports in Canada, it remains a trans-shipment point for grain, sugar, petroleum products, machinery, and consumer goods.

Life and Culture.

Montreal is often referred to as “Canada’s Cultural Capital”, and it is Canada’s centre for French-language television productions, radio, theatre, film, multimedia, and print publishing. Additionally, Montreal’s many cultural communities have given it a distinct local culture.

Another distinctive characteristic of cultural life in Montreal is the animation of its downtown, especially during summer, prompted by cultural and social events, particularly festivals. The city’s largest festival is the Montreal International Jazz Festival, also being the largest jazz festival in the world. Other popular festivals include the Just for Laughs comedy festival, Montreal World Film Festival, Les FrancoFolies de Montréal, Nuits d’Afrique, Pop Montreal, Divers/Cité, Fierté Montréal and the Montreal Fireworks Festival.

Here’s more information about living and things to do in Montreal: http://ville.montreal.qc.ca

And here’s a quick video for you to learn more about living in Montreal:

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