Vintage NAVL AdBecoming the best movers in Toronto isn’t easy!

Phillips Moving & Storage began in 1923 as one of Toronto’s original family-operated local household moving companies. In 1975, Phillips was taken over by a new owner, who moved the warehouse to its present location at 2525 Steeles Avenue West, Toronto. Our company then began operating as the Toronto agent of northAmerican vanlines.

We are one of the longest running full service local, national and international moving companies in Canada.

You’ll find our knowledgeable, caring, friendly and helpful staff offer their personal “hands on” touch in every step of the move process. It’s a free service, to make the move easier for you.

Our Relocation Consultants offer competitive pricing, helpful advice and one-on-one assistance in planning an efficient, cost-effective household or office moving, whether your move is a local, long distance, or international move.

The entire office staff, together with professional movers, experienced packers, and qualified drivers all work together to provide the best service of any Toronto moving companies.

Best movers TorontoYou’ll find a neat, clean, climate-controlled, pest-controlled, sprinkler-equipped, concrete block security-monitored warehouse for your short-term and long-term storage needs.

Moving boxes and packing supplies are available for purchase, making Phillips a one-stop shop for all your packing and moving requirements. To make your moving experience easier, we offer one free delivery of purchased materials within the GTA (subject to a minimum order).

NorthAmerican Van Lines is one of the largest van lines in the world. Phillips is the Toronto household agent for NAVL and is a member of the Canadian Association of Movers (CAM), as well as an upstanding business with the BBB. As northAmerican Van Lines agents, we are proud to be sponsors of the Children’s Wish Foundation.

Together we move families and offices every day, preparing you for every step of the move process, we’ll work right along with you to lighten your load. So give us a call and find out why we just might be the best movers in Toronto!

Want to learn more about us? Read about our mission and values.

Our Network

  • North American Moving Services

    Established in 1933 by a group of twelve independent moving companies, North American Moving Services has expanded to over 500 agent locations throughout North America and has grown to become a worldwide leader in relocations. Phillips Moving has been with North American since 1978 and is proud to be the Toronto agent for North American Moving services.

  • SIRVA Worldwide Relocation

    SIRVA Worldwide Relocation is a leading global provider of company relocation services and moving solutions, providing more than 230,000 relocations per year to companies, government employees, and individual consumers. Delivering service in more than 150 countries, our global presence and local expertise enable SIRVA to anticipate and meet the evolving needs of the industry.  Phillips Moving, through our relationship with SIRVA can truly say that we have global reach.

Our Community

  • Downsview Football Club (DFC)

    The Downsview Football Club is a grass roots community based organization located in North York, Ontario and is dedicated to providing playing opportunities for local children ages five to sixteen to learn the game of soccer.

  • North York Astros

    North York Astros FC are a Canadian soccer team, founded in 1990. The team is a member of the Canadian Soccer League who play their home games at Esther Shiner Stadium in North York, Ontario, a suburb of the city of Toronto, Ontario. Phillips Moving is the official mover of the Astros and sponsors the “Move of the Game” at each home game.

Our Causes

  • Children’s Wish

    Established in 1984, Children’s Wish is a national non-profit organization dedicated to fulfilling a favourite wish for children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses. Since its inception, Children’s Wish has granted more than 20,000 wishes for children and their families and fulfills approximately 1000 wishes annually.

  • Trucking For A Cure

    Trucking For a Cure is a support group on behalf of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation-Ontario, which consists of professional organizations and individuals of the transportation industry. Trucking For a Cure not only raises awareness and funds for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation but also builds bridges between commercial drivers, the industry, the public at large, and hope to unite trucking enthusiasts behind such a meaningful cause.

  • Furniture Bank

    Furniture Bank is a registered charity and social enterprise that has served the Greater Toronto Area since 1998 and whose mission is to transfer gently used furniture and household goods donated to us by individuals or corporations to people who have recently transitioned out of homelessness. We help turn an empty space into a true home with a kitchen table to enjoy meals, a comfortable space to share stories of the day and bug free beds for safe sweet dreams.

Our Accreditations

  • Canadian Association of Movers (CAM)

    CAM is Canada’s trade association representing professional moving and storage companies. Members include movers and relocation companies, van lines and international movers both in Canada and overseas. Phillips Moving supports CAM in all initiatives including their declaration of 2014 as the Year of the Reputable Mover.

  • American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA)

    Established in 1936, AMSA is the U.S. trade association for the professional moving industry and they represent 3,200 van lines, independent moving companies and suppliers. Phillips Moving appreciates AMSA’s efforts to educate both movers and consumers.

  • Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)

    The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is the big voice for small businesses. For over 40 years, they have represented the interests of the small business community to all three levels of government.

  • Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB)

    WSIB is legislated by the Ontario government and they are responsible for administering the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (WSIA) and is funded by the employers of Ontario, like Phillips Moving. Being registered with WSIB ensures companies adhere to strict safety guidelines and protects employees as well as customers should an accident happen to a worker on their property.

Meet the Phillips Team

  • Shawn Gauthier

    Position: Long Distance Van Foreman

    As ‘vanguard’ van foreman, Shawn is qualified to haul shipments across Canada year round. Beginning his career with Phillips in 2015, he has worked in the moving industry since his early teens. He is now 32 years old, and moving furniture is in his blood, having worked with his brother as his assistant as a teenager. After taking five years off to recover from a motorcycle accident, he returned to the moving industry.

    When not on the job, Shawn spends a great deal of time raising his four children (two girls and boys) who all look up to him. He has an easygoing, positive personality and a large love for life, being quite the thrill seeker. He enjoys skiing, skydiving, playing his acoustic guitar and truck driving as hobbies.

  • Vince Thomas

    Positions: Warehouse Manager, Customer Service Manager, Backup Driver and Backup Dispatch

    Vince joined Phillips in mid 2014 as a driver, but moved into the office in early 2015 where he now maintains several roles within the company. He has been a professional unionized Actor and Director for over 20 years, on camera and on stage. He is also an accomplished equestrian and swordsman, having been a Medieval Times Knight for over seven years. Although long gone from there, he maintains that training to this day, now moving away from choreography, and into full contact.

    A true Renaissance man in modern times, there isn’t much that Vince hasn’t tried and excelled at. Apart from considerable responsibilities at Phillips, he serves as the Artistic Director for Pellegrini National Opera, a small but growing professional opera company based in Ottawa.

  • Branden Munslow

    Position: Publications Freelancer

    Branden is a graduate of York University’s Business Administration Studies program with a specialization in Marketing. He lives by his personal mantra, which he calls “4M”. His endeavors are all related to marketing, music, martial arts and mentorship.

    When not working, Branden enjoys volunteering at the Canadian marketing Association and playing the saxophone for his R&B cover band.

  • Laura Kendall

    Position: Relocation Consultant

    Laura began her professional career as a Relocation Consultant with Phillips Moving & Storage in 2007. She also has experience in the transportation industry providing freight and LTL services.

    Whether her clients are moving their household goods locally or internationally or if her commercial customers are relocating their offices, she is pleased to play a key role by helping them in a supportive and knowledgeable way through their relocation process.

    She enjoys meeting new people daily as well as the rewards of helping people through their move experience to ensure it is a positive one!