Kitchener registers as the No. 9 Destination City in Canada, according to the latest U-Haul® migration trends report, sliding one spot from its ranking on last year’s list.
Kitchener saw an 18% year-over-year decline in one-way U-Haul truck arrivals in 2019, but still remained one of the top 10 busiest cities for incoming trucks among do-it-yourself movers.
“The Waterloo Region is one of the fastest growing areas in Canada, so it’s no surprise that Kitchener is one of the top destination cities for U-Haul trucks,” said David Anstett, U-Haul Company of Western Ontario president. “Kitchener is my hometown and I’ve witness firsthand the growth over the years. The city has become a middle point for many commuters since it’s near Toronto, while also offering affordable housing options.”
U-Haul has two Company-owned stores and 11 independent neighborhood dealers currently operating in Kitchener city limits.
Rankings are based by the total number of arriving one-way U-Haul trucks into a city in the past calendar year. Destination Cities reflect the volume and regularity of do-it-yourself movers coming into a city, but do not account for departing one-way U-Haul trucks, and thus do not necessarily reflect growth like U-Haul Growth Cities and Growth States rankings do.
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 22,000 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 2 million one-way U-Haul truck rental transactions that occur annually.
Find local U-Haul stores and neighborhood dealers at uhaul.com/locations.