A simple Google search reveals hundreds of options and even “word-of-mouth” referrals from friends or family doesn’t always mean reliable service or even a company that’s available or still in business. Along with all of this, moving scams are often talked about, or featured in the media. This type of chaos is the last thing a busy person with a move on their mind needs to think about.
Here are the top eleven moving companies in Toronto, with some of their key features highlighted.
You’ll notice many of the selling points mentioned are the same from company to company. You can assume anyone on this list has basic insurance, and is a member of the Canadian Association of Movers. However, listed pricing is hard to find, and often differs depending on the time of the month, or even the season.
A consumer’s best defense is education. Start with this list, examine the differences, and make a few calls. Working with an experienced Toronto mover can greatly decrease your stress on moving day.
YOU MOVE ME
You Move Me – Stresses the professionalism of their staff and moving vehicles, free wardrobe boxes, and will even bring you coffee! Quotes are available online and by phone.
Cargo Cabbie – Voted best movers in Toronto 5 years in a row by HomeStars, 1 hour minimum, no travel charges within downtown Toronto.
COLLINS AND GREIG
Collins and Greig – A family owned company offering a visual survey and free written estimate prior to your move, will help you pack, and even offers box removal. On moving day, these little things help.
Energy Crew – Differentiates themselves by offering “3 for 2” (movers) on select dates, if booked before the 25th of the month, also pay-as-you go after the first $150, and will blanket wrap your furniture. (Hopefully, this is a universal quality!)
HERCULES MOVING COMPANY
Hercules Moving Company offers a complete moving service with furniture wrapping, packing, and furniture disassembly, and assembly at reasonable rates and no hidden charges. Hercules also houses dedicated piano moving crews who handle piano specific jobs, or can help out with moving a piano on the day of your residential move.
Rent-a-Son – Offers a Price Match Guarantee, but only when certain qualifications are met, like “must have a A- or better rating with the BBB (a for-profit organization)” or “must not have a considerable number of negative online reviews.” Boasts of a mover training program, does your packing. But, no posted prices on website.
Firemen Movers – Owned, operated, and staffed by professional firefighters, they provide professional moving and storage services in the Greater Toronto Area and surrounding communities.
Angel Movers – Posted prices, which differ depending on the time of the month! No charge for wardrobe boxes, and a tool box ready for use.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK
Two Men and a Truck – Offers boxes and supplies, moves pianos with an “ideal methodology” in mind (details on the website) offers home storage and a mover’s bill of rights, without posted pricing.
TWO SMALL MEN WITH BIG HEARTS MOVIN
Two Small Men with Big Hearts Moving – Does the packing, supplies boxes and labels at a cost, has completed over 100,000 moves, prices not readily available on website.
YOUR FRIEND WITH A CUBE VAN
Your Friend With A Cube Van – This company specializes in condo or apartment moves, worth a look for Torontonians moving to and from smaller spaces (ie: most of us!)