|Store Type |||Home Furnishings & Accessories|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Neighbourhood |||Etobicoke Southwest|
|Getting There |||Kipling bus|
|Cross Street |||The Queensway and Kipling|
|Mon-Fri 10AM-10PM, Sat 9AM-9PM, Sun 10AM-7PM|
Profile Last Updated: December 10, 2008
Ikea Etobicoke is the closest to downtown Toronto that the international darling of young parents, students, newlyweds and do-it-yourself enthusiasts can seem to reach. But reach it does, operating free shuttle buses all day from the hub of Kipling subway station.
Thousands of Home Ideas Under One Roof
No matter how one gets there, it would be impossible not notice Ikea Etobicoke’s shockingly blue corrugated steel exterior, as well as the series of red, blue and yellow vertical flags. Once shoppers have grabbed their oversized and oddly functional shopping bag, they’re off through Ikea’s initially unimposing labyrinth of model rooms. Weaving through the assembled kitchens, bedrooms, and living spaces, customers are shown again and again that the proof is in the pudding. Thoughtfully showcasing the literally endless range of Scandinavian chic and practical household products that have made Ikea so famous, shoppers are given a good presentation on just how versatile the furnishings are, as well as umpteen space-saving and storage ideas they can apply at home.
Get Chic, for Cheap
Sofas, beds and tables, dressers, desks and chairs, bookshelves and cabinets, linens, lamps, curtains, – and that’s just a list of the products with names that start with the letter ”A” in Swedish, from Adele to Ätran. What makes it all even sweeter is that due to the warehouse system and do-it-yourself nature of Ikea’s furniture products, the prices at Ikea are kept miraculously low, thus solidifying its reputation with those who want chic for relatively cheap. Check out the scratch and dent area just before checkout, and maybe you can live with those slightly tainted goods for a fraction of the original price.
Stop for a Bite: Check out the Ikea Cafe, which features inexpensive fare such as the breakfast special.