KITCHENER is U-Haul No. 9 Canadian Destination City for 2019

Jul 1, 2020

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 released its complete Growth States rankings; its top 25 U.S. Growth Cities; and its top 25 Canadian Growth Cities for 2019 in January.

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.

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