Urban residents rejoice: IKEA has announced the location of its first-ever downtown Toronto location.
Located in the highly connected and bustling Downtown Yonge Area at 382 Yonge Street, IKEA Canada will open a new, smaller-format store in late 2021/early 2022.
The new downtown IKEA store will be an affordable and accessible destination for Toronto residents looking for the true IKEA experience, without having to leave the downtown core.
While the new store will be smaller in size and designed to fit the urban fabric of the neighbourhood, it will still be similar to the traditional IKEA store customers know and love.
At the new store, customers can expect to see the retailer’s much-loved home furnishing inspiration throughout with a focus on affordable, sustainable, and small-space living solutions that reflect the needs of Toronto residents.
Taking inspiration from life at home in Toronto, the new downtown store will include more than 2,000 IKEA products for purchase and immediate takeaway, while larger furniture items will be on display and available for home delivery.
The new store will also offer a unique food concept and an array of services to support a seamless shopping experience. Though, no self-serve furniture will be available.
“IKEA Canada is committed to becoming more accessible by bringing our stores closer to where Canadians live, work and socialize," said Michael Ward, CEO and Chief Sustainability Officer at IKEA Canada.
"As one of the fastest-growing cities in North America with a vibrant and diverse community, Toronto was a natural choice for us to launch our first downtown store,” continued Ward.
“As life at home continues to evolve and take on new meaning, we're excited to bring our passion, knowledge and home furnishing expertise to downtown Toronto.”
With an opening date slated for later this year or in early 2022, it can only mean one thing: "START THE CAR!"