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IKEA to open first store in downtown Toronto, will open in 2022

Last Updated Mar 25, 2021 at 4:13 pm EDT

IKEA Canada announced a store is coming to Toronto. Richard Southern

Swedish meatballs and reasonably priced furniture is coming to Toronto.

IKEA will open its first downtown Toronto store at 382 Yonge Street, on the northwest corner of Yonge and Gerrard Streets, located in the AURA building.

The Swedish furniture retailer tells 680 NEWS that the 132,070 square foot store will span two floors and will be a “smaller format urban store – emblematic of our commitment to becoming an increasingly people and planet positive retail concept.”

The 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.

IKEA Canada also says it will offer a “unique new food concept” and an array of services to support a seamless shopping experience. No self-serve furniture will be available.

The new downtown IKEA store will be the company’s fifth store location in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

“IKEA Canada is committed to becoming more accessible by bringing our stores closer to where Canadians live, work and socialize. 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,” said Michael Ward, CEO and Chief Sustainability Officer at IKEA Canada.

“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.”

IKEA Canada says the store will open sometime next year.

In addition to the new store in Toronto, IKEA Canada says it continues to offer its customers the ability to pick-up online orders closer to home at eleven Penguin Pick-Up locations across Toronto.