Locally owned and operated with two convenient locations, Gemstone Storage has become Ottawa’s household name in self-storage solutions since opening our doors in 1993.
Whether it’s for business or pleasure, short or long term, Gemstone Storage has a home-away-from-home for all of your special stuff when it needs a safe and private hideaway.
Gemstone is my winter escape. I come back every year.
2 convenient locations
Over 500 storage spaces citywide
Storage space in a wide range of sizes
Hassle-free, drive‐in, ground floor access to storage spaces
Secure, well-lit private entry to storage spaces
A clean facility with raised cement floors and on-‐demand climate control
A well‐stocked variety of storage and packing supplies
Discounts on truck & car rental with our preferred partners
A personally programmed pass card for 24/7 access to your space via secured entry – you are the only keyholder to your storage space
Well-lit private entries with on-demand climate control
Computer-controlled entry for recorded access and added protection
Fully fenced and monitored perimeter with gate and key control
* Only available at certain locations.
Thank you Gemstone Storage, you’re the perfect getaway
Talk to us about our monthly specials and discounts offered on truck & car rental with our preferred partners.
Let us help to make your load‐in quick and easy. Ask us about free access to our dollies and carts during office hours.
Need a quote on a storage space via email? Fill out our easy‐to-use form and we’ll send you a quote within 24 hours.
From boxes to bubble wrap, we offer a full range of packing supplies to make packing and storing your valuables convenient and stress‐free.
There is no other place I would rather rest my cushions than Gemstone Storage!
All pass cards are personally programmed at the start of your rental to allow you access to your storage unit outside of regular business hours.
Each storage unit has a personal entry door and security is ensured – only you have the key for the lock on your unit.
Check out our locations to find the Gemstone Storage nearest to you.
I usually have a lot on my shoulders, so it’s nice to come to Gemstone and take a load off!
Designed for precious cargo that can fit into a dedicated closet with ease, The Wellington room is a perfect space for boxes of files or collectibles looking for privacy & security, seasonal items seeking a home-away-from home or business inventory in need of an accessible space.
“After a long winter of grueling work, we checked into the Wellington at Gemstone last March on an 8-month stay for some time to chillax. We were blown away by the clean, climate-controlled space offered at a very affordable price. High Five Gemstone, we’ll definitely be back.”
Snowboard and Ski Equipment
Ready to accommodate the contents of a bachelor apartment, The Rockville room is about the same size as a walk-in closet and the quintessential space for home office or dining room furniture looking for a secret getaway.
“Max and Wanda’s break-up was stressful for all of us, especially Lazyboy – we felt like our lives were ripping apart at the seams. Within a week of the divorce announcement, Max set us up in the Rockville room at Gemstone Storage. Well-lit, with all the security features you could ask for, Gemstone was the private retreat we needed in order to feel safe, regroup and get a new sense of direction. Gemstone Storage helped get us through some tough times.”
Chaise Lounge & Sectional Sofa
The Ashburnham is the size of your average Ottawa bedroom and well suited to accommodate the contents of a 1-bedroom apartment or a recreational vehicle in search of some rest and TLC during the off-season.
“Lou and I are very close, practically inseparable, especially during summertime. We both got kinda nervous last summer when Lou had to move to a new apartment and it didn’t look like there would be room for me…luckily, there was a Gemstone Storage just around the corner. Lou hooked me up with a sweet ground floor access space, the Ashburnham room. Very comfy here and I still get to hang out with Lou all the time. Lovin’ the new digs Gemstone, thanks!”
Roomy yet highly practical, the Baytown space is a smart choice for the contents of a 2-bedroom apartment or office furniture looking for some quiet time.
“I’ll admit it, I’m very set in my ways – I avoid change at any cost. So when I overheard Bob say it was time to expand the office space without relocating and decided it was time to move us offsite, I was less than thrilled. The Baytown room at Gemstone was a very classy choice however, I’ve got plenty of space and I’m constantly bumping into old friends.”
Filing Cabinets and Archived Files
The Stewarton is about the size of a one-car garage and ideally suited to accommodate the contents of a 3-bedroom apartment in search of a peaceful break from the hubbub.
“We stayed at the Stewarton for 6 months during our house renovations. While it was total chaos at home, it was the exact opposite at Gemstone Storage – spacious, clean and organized. Thanks for the great lodgings Gemstone!”
If your home is being staged or an entire household goes on hiatus, the Parkview provides a safe haven for the contents of a 3-bedroom house to rest easy.
“During our move here to the Parkview room, we were admittedly freaking right out. All of us were hauled outta the Smith’s just before their house went on the market and as we’re leaving, we see all this fancy schmancy beige furniture move in. We were totally traumatized. Then the armoire staying in the next room at Gemstone told us about this staging thing and we all had a good chuckle and relaxed. Nice space Gemstone, we really enjoyed our stay with you.”
Antique Buffet and Vintage Living Room Set
Spacious enough to house all the important stuff for the whole family, The Rideau is designed to accommodate the contents of a 3-4 bedroom house.
“After I got over the initial shock and anger of the entire family moving to Switzerland for a year leaving me behind with all the rest of the Von Trapp’s heirloom furniture, I got a little worried about whether we’d all fight over space, I’m a bit of an oddball around here and much younger than the rest. I stopped fretting as soon as I saw our new digs in the Rideau Room at Gemstone Storage – LOL, the place is huge! I don’t even hear the rocking horse snoring.”
The Pinball machine
1430 Youville Drive
38 Edgewater Street
Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm