The day has finally come! Downtown Toronto is getting its very first IKEA location. That’s right, now you don’t have to travel outside the city to browse affordable furniture and snack on Swedish meatballs.
IKEA Canada announced the store will be situated on the first two floors of the Aurora Shopping Centre (382 Yonge Street) and will officially open on May 25 at 10 am.
The Aura location will actually be the very first of its kind across the country. In a small store format, it’ll offer the classic IKEA experience we all know and love plus innovative ways to shop and a new food concept.
IKEA Canada CEO and Chief Sustainability Officer, Michael Ward, spoke about the news in a release, “Opening our first store in the heart of Toronto’s vibrant downtown core is an important milestone in our retail transformation to bring IKEA closer to where customers live, work, shop and socialize.”
What’s great about the 66,000 sq ft. shopping spot is that it’ll cater to the needs of Toronto residents including a major focus on affordable and sustainable items as well as small-space living solutions.
There will be over 2,000 products that will be available for immediate takeaway, while the larger pieces of furniture will be on display and available for home delivery. It also has the option to purchase your items from the IKEA app if you choose to do so or visit one of the multiple checkout lanes on both levels.
Now for the part you’ve been waiting for. The new food concept that’ll be implemented is called the Swedish Deli where you’ll find healthy meals and specialty beverages to enjoy while dining in, as well as recipes and food options to take out.
Due to the potentially high volume on opening week, register your spot in line at IKEA.ca!
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