The next stop on IKEA Canada’s coast-to-coast expansion journey, is stopping north of Chatham-Kent along the 401, in London, Ontario.

Company officials say a full-size store is scheduled to open in the fall of 2019.

IKEA London will be located at the intersection of Highway 401 and Wellington Road, in a new retail and commercial complex.

The store will take roughly 14 to 16 months to build once ground has been broken in late summer 2018.

The new store will be 270,000 square feet. It will feature a showroom, market hall, a restaurant, SMALAND children’s play facility and offer customers a complete range of convenient services including home delivery, assembly, planning and exchanges.

IKEA London will be the 15th IKEA store in Canada.

“We know our loyal customers in the London area and beyond have been passionate supporters of the IKEA brand,” stated IKEA Canada President Marsha Smith in a press release.

“We look forward to welcoming many more customers to the new IKEA store when it opens in fall 2019.”

With the opening of the new store, IKEA Canada will create 100-150 new jobs for IKEA London, in addition to the co-workers already working at the London pick-up and order point, and the construction jobs generated over the course of the project, company officials stated.

In 2015, IKEA Canada announced its intention to double the number of stores in Canada from 12 to 24 and expand from coast-to-coast.

The London store will be the third stop on this journey.

IKEA Halifax opened on September 27, 2017 and IKEA Quebec City will open in late summer 2018.

IKEA Group is a leading home furnishing retailer with 343 stores in more than 28 countries worldwide.

More details are available at www.IKEA.ca.

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