History of Canada Moving


Canada Moving is part of Campbell Group of Companies. Until 2018, Canada Moving was previously known as Campbell Moving. The history of Canada Moving can be traced back to the 1890’s. The Pratt family started a local moving company in London, Ontario moving household goods with a horse and wagon.

Target the Mover (1915)

In 1915 George Target, the son-in-law of Pratt, purchased the company and renamed the company “Target the Mover”. Target the Mover continued to do moves by horse and wagon until they purchased their first truck in 1921. In 1945 George’s son-in-law, Alex Campbell, bought Target the Mover which consisted of only two modern moving vans.

Campbell Bros. Movers (1947)

Two years later, Alex’s brother, Doug Campbell, joined Target the Mover and they officially changed the name to Campbell Bros. Movers.

They expanded Campbell Bros. Movers by purchasing several more trucks and joining the moving network of North American Van Lines in the early 1950’s. In 1964 Campbell Bros. Movers changed its moving network affiliation and joined United Van Lines; Canada’s largest van line.

In 1986 Campbell Bros. Movers suffered the loss of the company founder, Alex Campbell and the control of the company was passed to the next generation. Hence, Don, Neil, and Vickie Campbell took full ownership of Campbell Bros. Movers in 1986.

Campbell Moving (2010)

In 2010 Campbell Bros. Movers changed their name to Campbell Moving after acquiring multiple large moving companies: Hoyt’s Moving & Storage, Westmount Moving & Storage, Highland Moving & Storage, and Canada Moving & Storage.

Canada Moving (2018)

As of 2018 all brands officially consolidated to Canada Moving.

Today Canada Moving has 23 locations and owns 10  buildings with over 150,000 square feet of modern palletized household goods in storage; more than any other moving company in Ontario.

Canada Moving, part of the Campbell Group of Companies (the largest shareholder in United Van Lines),  has a market share of 40% of the long distance moves within Canada. Recently Mayflower Van Lines re-entered the Canadian market and is  operating as a sister company with United Van Lines.

Canada Moving also works with MoverOne International , servicing cross-border moves (U.S.), including international moves in 160 countries worldwide.