Storstac Building Toronto’s First Shipping Container House

Storstac is excited to announce that along with The Hamilton Shipping Container House (which will be the first permanent shipping container house in Canada to be located in a major cities downtown core), we are also currently fabricating TORONTO’s FIRST SHIPPING CONTAINER HOUSE which will be permanently located in the heart of Downtown Toronto (on Queen @ Bathurst), right here at our Toronto shipping container fabrication facility. This precedent setting build nicknamed the Harlem Underground Shipping Container House (as it will expand the current living quarters that are part of the same building that Harlem Underground Restaurant is located) is already BUILDING PERMIT APPROVED and will consist of three 20′ High Cube shipping containers sitting on top of a solid concrete foundation. Although the shipping containers themselves are fabricated in China (as China is the only place in the world where shipping containers are fabricated) all of the modification work will be carried out at our fabrication shop here in Toronto, and all materials used for this project will be made in Canada. Storstac has been tasked with engineering and completing all of the shipping container modifications, paint and steel-work for this Toronto shipping container home. The Toronto shipping container home modifications include cutting and framing all window, door and interior openings, custom paint and a number of structural reinforcements where required. The Toronto shipping container home will arrive on site and will be installed by Storstac over the course of just a few hours.

For projects like this Storstac rely’s on its 450+ years of combined shipping container modification experience (Dating as far back to 1971) ensuring all modifications meet and exceed strict building code requirements, as well as ensuring the shipping container modifications last more then a lifetime. Modifications  such as this are made possible with the help of Storstac’s President, who, over his carrier (which began in 1971)  has been part of more then 10,000+ shipping container modifications. Expected completion of the project is Summer 2016. Follow us on Instagram @storstac_containers for updates on this shipping container housing project, as well as our other container housing and container modification projects.


Toronto Shipping Container House with building cutouts

                  Toronto Shipping Container House rendering with building cutouts

Toronto Shipping Container House with neighbor buildings

     Toronto Shipping Container House rendering with neighbouring buildings intact


First floor of the Toronto Shipping Container House with walls removed at Storstac modification facility in Toronto

First floor of the Toronto Shipping Container House with walls removed at Storstac modification facility in Toronto




Storstac Shipping Container Kitchen

Storstac is one of the only companies in North America to fabricate a fully functional, 100% off grid, commercial grade kitchen inside of a standard ISO shipping container. Utilizing our 450+ years of combined experience in the shipping container modification industry (Going as far back as 1971), Storstac was able to design, and modify a shipping container to house a 100% off grid commercial grade kitchen. Our Off Grid Commercial Grade Kitchen is complete with a Propane Room, Off grid clean and grey water tanks, a freezer, an 8′ x 8′ walk in fridge, 3 sinks, 1 commercial grade dish washer, 1 four burner commercial stove with oven, 1 commercial gill top, 2 commercial grade fryers, 1 commercial grade convection baking oven, various stainless steel prep counters an shelves, commercial grade range hood, fire suppression system, and even an off grid security system complete with digital key FOB entrance/exit cards. Our Commercial Grade shipping container kitchens use only 100% food safe building materials. Our container kitchens can be custom built to order depending on your cooking requirements and needs. Feel free to contact a member of our knowledgeable sales team to custom build a commercial shipping container kitchen today.

Storstac Off The Grid Commercial Kitchen

Storstac Off Grid Commercial Shipping Container Kitchen

Commercial Kitchen Appliances

Shipping Container Commercial Kitchen Appliances

Commercial Shipping Container Kitchen Walk-In Refrigerator

Commercial Shipping Container Kitchen Walk-In Refrigerator

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Storstac Builds Tesla Container Dealership

(Storstac Inc. Toronto, Canada) Storstac builds Tesla container dealership! When it comes to shipping container modifications Storstac has done and seen it all. From the installation of Toronto’s very first container market, to mobile bars to container buildings, Storstac can modify a container to meet the needs of any application. When we were approached to build a mobile dealership for Tesla we were eager to get started. The project parameters were simple: fit the entire dealership within two 20′ shipping containers. Although this might sound like a simple task, this included packing up the roof, signage and the entire 20′ x 12′ open concept showroom area into the two 20′ shipping containers. Keep in mind that the two 20′ shipping containers featured finished drywall, desks, chairs, computers and showcases for Tesla merchandise. The world of shipping container modification is one filled with a lot of smoke and mirrors. Although there are a number of container modification companies out there, very few have the technical skill, imagination and experience to fabricate a modified container that can meet the strict as-built guidelines and quality standards that a company like Tesla is looking for. Storstac’s owner and president has been modifying containers since 1971 (that’s 45 years of real world experience with container modification). You will be hard pressed to find a company with half as many years experience in this field. Although it was a challenge, we worked tirelessly to get the job done. In the end, we fabricated the Tesla Dealership to fit all of these components within the two 20′ shipping containers. The Tesla container dealership is another way for Tesla to reach its customer base without setting up a bricks-and-mortar stores or rolling out a traditional marketing campaign. Mobile pop up stores are gaining traction in North America and Canada, so if your looking to take your business to the next level, or your looking to expand your current market presence, then maybe a containerized pop up store is where you should be looking.

Storstac: We are Toronto’s Largest, Oldest, Most Experienced container modification company.

Outside of the Storstac built Tesla container dealership

Outside of the Storstac built Tesla container dealership

An inside look at the Storstac built Tesla container dealership

An inside look at the Storstac built Tesla container dealership

An inside look at the Storstac built Tesla container dealership

An inside look at the Storstac built Tesla container dealership

Tesla Showroom in Action

Tesla Showroom in Action

Modified Container Office Space

Storstac custom fabricates mobile container office space out of 10′, 20′ and 40′ modified shipping containers. Our mobile office containers are some of the best made container offices in the industry and feature everything you would find in a conventional office space. Our modified container offices are fully insulated and feature a 100amp breaker panel, lights, heaters, air conditioning, wall plugs, phone jacks, two windows, and one man door. Once you step inside one of our modified container offices you will think that you just walked into a traditional brick and mortar building.

The advantages of a Storstac modified container office over a traditional trailer office provided by the other guys are easy to see. Our modified container offices are built within an all steel shipping container or sea can. The advantage of building an office inside of a modified shipping container is that they provide you with a sturdy, all steel structure that will outlast a trailer office multiple times over. Traditionally, trailer offices are made of all wood construction. The all wood construction can cause the trailer to smell and it causes the trailer to be extremely flimsy which significantly shortens the shelf life of the office. The Storstac modified container office is also placed at ground level. The man door is only 6″ off of the ground, which means there are no stairs or steps required to get in and out of the office. This makes winter maintenance very easy and straight forward. Trailer offices always require stairs, and they are usually made of wood. This can cause unnecessary tripping hazards and makes winter maintenance more difficult.

Buy one of our modified container offices that are pre-fabricated, or have one built to your specifications.

For more information about our 10′, 20′ and 40′ modified shipping container offices you can reach us at 416-231-9100 or come see one for yourself at our Head Office/ Depot @ 90 North Queen Street, Etobicoke Ontario.


Storstac 20' modified container office

Storstac Container Modification

modified container office

Storstac modified container office

Portable Storage Solutions @ Storstac

(Toronto, Ontario) Storstac  is proud to house one of Ontario’s largest portable storage container fleets. Our portable storage container fleet features premium grade painted shipping containers. Easy open doors, lock boxes and an attractive paint job put our portable storage containers ahead of our competitors bar none. Whether your looking to to free up some space for renovations, your working on a construction site and need somewhere to securely store your tools/materials, or your looking to inexpensively expand your on site storage space, Storstac portable storage containers will meet any and all of your storage needs. Looking for a modified container? We do that too! With over 40+ years in the business of modifying shipping containers we take on any job big or small. Need a roll up door, man door, window, retail container kiosk or complete container home? We do it all. We are the Oldest, Largest, Most Experienced container modification company in Ontario (located in Toronto).

Storstac Portable Storage

Portable Storage Container – Toronto Pan Am Games

November is here and we are receiving the last of our premium Pan Am and Parapan Am Games storage container rental units. Storstac was an official supplier of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games, delivering over 250 premium storage containers and container office units to all 32 venues across Toronto and the entire GTA. Storage Containers can be used for a number of applications  including but not limited to renovations/tool and material storage/expanding on site available storage/expanding warehouse storage. Portable storage containers are great because they can be delivered just about anywhere, and are easily dropped off and picked up. Storstac’s portable storage containers area great because they are painted, wind and water tight, are “cargo worthy” and come with a free, high security lock boxes. Next time your looking for a portable storage container for rent or purchase Storstac would be happy to help you get the job done right the first time around…and in case you were wondering, YES!, we modify shipping containers as well!

Storstac Portable Storage Container

Storstac Portable Storage Container at the Toronto Pan Am/ Parapan Am Games