I move around a lot so I need an address to get stuff & I'm having trouble finding a mailbox service rental that: accepts packages as long as they are open; 24hr access to the box; in downtown Toronto with only one number in the street address!...

UPS has everything I need but all their addresses look like 12-146 blah blah St. which can confuse computer systems...because after the 12-146 you still have to add in your suite number so it makes it obvious this is not a "real" address...so are there any package receiving services in Toronto that fit my needs?

I don't a have house address or a friends' place for this.

  • 12-246 may be a real address. For example in Fair Lawn, NJ houses (real ones) can have address of 12-21 <street>
    – Karlson
    Commented Nov 29, 2014 at 17:03
  • It's worth rewording to make it clear you don't live there - otherwise this sounds like just a problem that anyone might encounter, including people living in the Toronto area.
    – Mark Mayo
    Commented Dec 4, 2014 at 23:10

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The UPS Store seems to be offering everything you are asking for. From their website:

Here’s what you get with mailbox rental:

A street address, not a P.O. Box number

Package acceptance from all shipping carriers

Mail holding and forwarding

24-hour access (additional fees apply)

(And some other stuff I removed because it's marketing.)

As an alternative, you could use a virtual office/business center, but you might not have 24-hour access. They will forward mail to you, however.

  • Clicking "What does my mailing address look like?" on that page reveals that the address includes the mailbox number, which the asker specifically wants to avoid. Commented Dec 4, 2014 at 4:49
  • Ah! In that case, just write "Suite ###" where ### is the mailbox number. ;)
    – lswank
    Commented Dec 4, 2014 at 4:54
  • "Only one number in the street address." Commented Dec 4, 2014 at 4:57
  • OP? Any comments? You will know your acceptance criteria better than we will. Also, does the virtual office have the same issue? Mine doesn't. I just put my name and the actual street address for the virtual office.
    – lswank
    Commented Dec 4, 2014 at 6:38

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