IKEA’s footprint in Canada will get even bigger in 2019, as the Swedish furniture giant has announced that their next full-size store will be located in London, Ontario!
IKEA London will be the 15th full-size IKEA store in Canada and marks the third full-size store announced by the company since embarking on their ambitious plan to double their number of stores in Canada by 2025. IKEA Halifax was opened last month and IKEA Quebec City will open in 2018.
Located at the corner of Highway 401 and Wellington Road near White Oaks Mall, construction will start in summer 2018 with a grand opening scheduled for fall 2019. IKEA London will be 270,000 square feet and like all full-size IKEA stores, will feature the usual array of IKEA store elements including an IKEA Restaurant, Market Hall, Showroom, SMALAND play facility and services like home delivery.
In addition, the new store will create 100-150 jobs and have full LEED certification, with environmentally-friendly installations including a solar rooftop, responsible waste management equipment and LED lighting throughout the store.
IKEA currently has a Pick-up and Order Point located at 3198 Wonderland Road South, approximately eight kilometres away from the site of IKEA London. It’s unknown if that location will remain open, but it will likely close once IKEA London officially opens, with its employees transferring to the full-size location.