U-Haul 2016 Canadian Destination City No. 8: Hamilton

Jun 21, 2017

Hamilton collects the No. 8 ranking among the leading U-Haul Canadian Destination Cities for 2016, according to the latest U-Haul migration trends report.

Hamilton saw a fractional decrease in year-over-year arrivals. But it repeated its 2015 status as the eighth 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.

Evolution of Hamilton

“It comes as no surprise that the City of Hamilton remains a prominent destination for U-Haul,” Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger stated. “We are experiencing a continuous evolution in our arts, culture and entertainment scenes, as our city continues to be a popular choice for many. We represent a vibrant community, and strive to be the best place to raise a child and age successfully.”

U-Haul has four Company-owned stores and 20 independent dealers within the city limits. It also offers many more locations to fulfill the needs of suburbs outside Hamilton. Find U-Haul truck and trailer sharing locations in Hamilton at uhaul.com/locations.

“Hamilton is constantly attracting residents,” said John Fisher, U-Haul Company of Hamilton president. “There are always new houses popping up on the mountain. Many people choose to live here because of the affordable housing. It is in between Toronto and Niagara, so many commuters move here and utilize the trains and expressways.”

Meeting Self-Storage Demand

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Stoney Creek, located southeast of the city, will serve the Old Town area with 500 additional indoor climate-controlled self-storage units thanks to the recent purchase of an adjacent property. Construction should be complete in 2018. U-Haul is looking to expand and open a fifth store in north or west Hamilton.

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 comes 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 Hamilton

“Hamiltonians have access to extensive trails and also innovation and a growing downtown. Part of Burlington Street was recently renamed Nikola Tesla Boulevard in an attempt to revive innovation, and also the historic connection between the inventor and the community.” — John Fisher, President, U-Haul Company of Hamilton

Top 10 Canadian Destination Cities

10. Victoria

9. Kitchener

8. Hamilton

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