SmartStop Pickering Facility #1 SmartStop Self Storage’s (SmartStop®) fourth self storage facility in Canada opened for rent today in Pickering, Ont., with the completion of the first phase of this redevelopment project, which includes 483 units. The second, or last phase which will include 404 units, is scheduled to be completed by December 2015.   “We are extremely excited to offer these new self storage units to the local community,” said H. Michael Schwartz, SmartStop’s chairman and CEO. “Once completed, we will be offering a total of 887 climate controlled units and more than 3,000 square feet of executive office space with a convenient highway location.”   36304_SmartStopOnce fully completed, the property at 600 Granite Court will have been converted from a 43,450 gross square-foot industrial building to a 91,000 net rentable square-foot self storage facility. The four-acre property is near Whites Road, which is a main access point to Highway 401 (MacDonald-Cartier Freeway). The highway has 18 lanes of traffic in places, not including on/off ramps with an average traffic count of 500,000 vehicles per day.   In addition to the Pickering facility, SmartStop’s Canadian portfolio includes the following:

    • 3136 Mavis Road in Mississauga, Ont. (815 units; first redevelopment project)
    • 8 Brewster Rd, Brampton, Ont. L6T 5B7, (930 units; first ground-up development project, which opened in July 2013)
    • 4548 Dufferin Street in Toronto (1,060 units; first Canadian acquisition in November 2010)
    About SmartStop Self Storage, Inc. (formerly Strategic Storage Trust Inc.)   SmartStop Self Storage, Inc. (SmartStop®) is a fully integrated, self-administered and self-managed self storage company, owning and/or operating 136 self storage properties in 17 states and Canada. SmartStop® is a diversified real estate company that focuses on acquisition, advisory, asset management and property management services for self storage properties.  SmartStop® is the sponsor of Strategic Storage Trust II, a public non-traded REIT that focuses on stabilized self storage properties, and Strategic Storage Growth Trust, Inc., a private REIT that focuses on growth-oriented self storage properties. SmartStop® facilities offer affordable, accessible and secure storage units for residential and commercial customers. In addition, SmartStop® offers secure interior and exterior storage units as well as outside storage areas for vehicles, RVs and boats. SmartStop® was recently ranked the seventh largest owner/operator in the United States by Mini-Storage Messenger Magazine. To view SmartStop®’s self storage locations or to find self storage solutions at a nearby storage facility, visit    ]]>


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