The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchise opportunity for Vancouver Island is very exciting as it will include all cities, towns and villages on the island but most importantly Victoria and Nanaimo. The objective will be to provide best in class moving and storage services for residences of both communities. While the principal office will be opened in Victoria a satellite office may be required in Nanaimo.
Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia, and is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. The city has a population of about 80,017, while the metropolitan area of Greater Victoria, has a population of 344,615, making it the 15th most populous Canadian urban region.
Victoria is one of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest, with British settlement beginning in 1843. The city has retained a large number of its historic buildings, in particular its two most famous landmarks, Legislative buildings (finished in 1897 and home of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia) and the Empress hotel (opened in 1908).
Known as the “The Garden City”, Victoria is an attractive city and a popular tourism destination with a thriving technology sector that has risen to be its largest revenue-generating private industry. Victoria is in the top twenty of world cities for quality-of-life. Victoria is popular with retirees, who come to enjoy the temperate and usually snow-free climate of the area as well as the usually relaxed pace of the city.
The Victoria Real Estate Board recently released its report on real estate activity for September 2015. A total of 704 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this September, an increase of 24.6 per cent compared to the 565 properties sold in the same month last year. This kind of activity translates into opportunity for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®.
Nanaimo is a city on Vancouver Island in with a Canada 2011 Census population of 83,810. It is known as “The Harbour City.” Previously known as the “Hub City” because of its central location on the island.. Nanaimo is also the headquarters of the Regional District of Nanaimo. The largest employer is the provincial government. The service, retail and tourism industries are also big contributors to the local economy.