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Importing a Piano into Canada from the U.S.
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Recently, I was gifted a small grand piano. I am looking into moving it from the Greater Boston Area to Toronto. Any tips on moving companies and costs I should expect to pay would be much appreciated. Thank you.


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Welcome to the board, Lisa. In my experience, most piano movers hate this international border due to the paperwork. You might have better luck simply getting the piano moved by a regular household effects moving company, as an add-on to another family's cross-border shipment of goods. This would also be less expensive.

Good luck, and keep us posted.

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I remember reading that going into Canada is much easier then the other way around.

Do your homework .Might be easiest to rent a uhaul and move it yourself in a trailer.


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Originally Posted by Learux
I remember reading that going into Canada is much easier then the other way around.

Do your homework .Might be easiest to rent a uhaul and move it yourself in a trailer.

Just be aware the border is currently closed ... so if you do make it in you'll have to quarantine for 14 days.

Paul.


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