U-Haul 2016 Canadian Destination City No. 6: London

London ranks No. 6 on the U-Haul Canadian Destination Cities list for 2016, according to the latest U-Haul migration trends report.

The Forest City saw a 3.8 percent rise in arrivals from the previous year and maintained its 2015 ranking as the sixth busiest Canadian city for incoming U-Haul trucks.

U-Haul Destination Cities are ranked according to the total number of arriving one-way U-Haul truck rentals to a city in the past calendar year. Destination Cities do not account for departing traffic and thus do not necessarily reflect growth like U-Haul Growth Cities. Destination Cities reflect the volume and regularity of do-it-yourself movers coming into a community.

Hub of Southwestern Ontario

“London is the hub of southwestern Ontario,” said David Anstett, U-Haul Company of Western Ontario president. “It is home to prestigious Western University, which the whole community rallies around.”

U-Haul has two Company-owned stores and 33 independent dealers within the city limits, and also offers many more locations to fulfill the needs of suburbs outside London. Find U-Haul truck and trailer sharing locations in London at uhaul.com/locations.

U-Haul is the authority on migration trends thanks to its expansive network that blankets all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. The geographical coverage from more than 21,000 U-Haul locations provides a comprehensive overview of where people are moving like no one else in the industry. Migration trends data is compiled from more than 1.7 million one-way U-Haul truck rental transactions that occur annually.

Follow the Top 10 Canadian Destination Cities countdown through June 30 on Twitter @uhaul. View all migration trends reports, including the U-Haul 2016 Canadian Growth Cities release, at myuhaulstory.com.

What They are Saying about London

“Our downtown core is home to an array of entertainment, including the Budweiser Gardens, a sporting arena and concert venue. There is always something to do in London. We have farmers markets, festivals and street art to enjoy.” Cat Ainsworth, GM, U-Haul Moving & Storage at Towerline Place

Top 10 Canadian Destination Cities

10. Victoria

9. Kitchener

8. Hamilton

7. Vancouver

6. London

 

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