That Time I Lost My Toddler in IKEA

Jacqueline Melissen | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Parents
Jacqueline Melissen

Even though I knew it would be pretty stressful to go to IKEA with two toddlers, I just needed one item -- a picture frame -- and we were driving right by it. RIGHT BY. So I turned, even though I hadn't been planning to, and I parked in the underground parking lot, and we headed to IKEA.

Creating a Kitchen to Dine For

Colin & Justin | Posted 06.05.2015 | Canada Living
Colin & Justin

As interior designers and all-around visionaries, we constantly strive to see things differently: we're obsessed by the way in which change can alter the quality of life in every domestic (or for that matter commercial) project we tackle. And in the kitchen -- the undisputed heart of most client homes -- quality of life is paramount.

IKEA Opens Its First 'Pickup Point' Store In Canada

CBC | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada Business

IKEA Canada will open its first pick-up-point store in London, Ont., the company announced at a news conference Wednesday at London City Hall. IKEA ...

This Dog's Adorable Ikea Adventure Is Making Us Forget The Monkey

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 05.27.2015 | Canada Living

It's not the IKEA monkey, but it's adorable.

Vegetarians And Vegans Will Soon Be Able To Eat Ikea's Meatballs

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 04.08.2015 | Canada Living

Good news for Ikea loving vegetarians and vegans: the Swedish one-stop shop is now selling veggie balls in their restaurants. The gluten-free, vega...

Ikea Gets All Street Art On Us

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 04.01.2015 | Canada Living

If you love the look of graffiti, but aren't all that into the idea of spray painting your walls, Ikea has a cheap and cheery option coming your way. ...

Ikea Wants To Help Couples In The Bedroom

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 03.17.2015 | Canada Living

After years of causing couples to fight, and in some cases cry, Ikea now wants to improve your relationship. The furniture powerhouse has once agai...

New Generation Of Ikea Furniture Can Wirelessly Charge Your Phone

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.02.2015 | Canada Business

No charger, no problem.

Why Has Ikea Succeeded In Canada When Others Have Failed?

Posted 01.30.2015 | Canada Business

While some foreign retail giants like Target are pulling out of Canada, Ikea continues to increase its sales. Ikea Canada president Stefan Sjöstrand ...

Ikea Monkey's Former Owner Buys 2 New Furry Friends

CP | Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.22.2015 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Supporters of a woman who calls herself the Ikea monkey's "mom" claim in a Facebook post that she has now bought two monkeys.The group of su...

Ikea Monkey's Former Owner Buys 2 New Primates

CBC | Posted 03.22.2015 | Canada Living

The former owner of Darwin the Ikea monkey has acquired two new Japanese monkeys, according to a Facebook post. Yasmin Nakhuda, who has referred to ...

Doing One Thing Right: Monochromatic Home Decor

Yanic Simard | Posted 02.02.2015 | Canada Style
Yanic Simard

In a world where mixing-and-matching is hot, you might find yourself growing cold on even trying to figure it all out, but I'm here to show you how to get a timeless (yet up to date!) look, all based around a favourite colour -- so easy, the hard part will be deciding on just one!

What I Learned This Week: Make Accidents Happen

Andy Nulman | Posted 01.24.2015 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

It's easy to wait for them to happen, but that's not the lesson of this post. As counter-intuitive as it sounds, you have to generate your own accidents to build a more exciting, innovative and sustainable future.

IKEA Richmond Strike Ends After 17 Months

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The 17-month-long lockout at IKEA's flagship store in Richmond, B.C., is over now that a new deal has been worked out between the company ...

After 17 Months, Ikea Richmond Strike Is OVER

CBC | Posted 12.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A new 10-year agreement has been reached with the union representing Ikea workers at its Richmond, B.C., store, ending what became a 17-month-long la...

Who's The Fairest Of Them All? You Are, Says IKEA

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.09.2014 | Canada Living

Who's the fairest of them all? IKEA's motivational mirror will say it's you. In fact, it will always tell you good things, no matter what. A vid...

Labour Board Sides With Striking Richmond IKEA Workers

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.24.2014 | Canada British Columbia

RICHMOND, B.C. - The union representing locked-out workers at IKEA's flagship store in Richmond, B.C., says the provincial labour board has found the ...

Ikea Breastfeeding Incident Never Happened, Store Says

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.16.2014 | Canada Living

Ikea claims that an alleged incident in which an employee called a mother's breastfeeding "disgusting" never actually happened. Last week, Brea Reh...

Breastfeeding Mom Outraged At Ottawa IKEA

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.12.2014 | Canada Living

An Ottawa mother is demanding an apology from IKEA after a manager allegedly called her breastfeeding "disgusting" and told her to take it into the ba...

What's Your Colour Comfort?

Yanic Simard | Posted 03.25.2014 | Canada Style
Yanic Simard

Putting a lot of colour in just the centre will start to look awkward, so you'll need to make sure to put it on your surfaces as well. Drapery is an excellent way to bring colour to your walls without committing long term. You can also add art, or paint your picture frames, and include a colourful accent rug to bring life to the floor

Add a Little Fire to Your Design With the Colour Red

Yanic Simard | Posted 03.10.2014 | Canada Style
Yanic Simard

A new year brings new inspirations, which always lead to new ideas. As an interior designer, I don't often utilize red in my designs, so for this January I challenged myself to look for cool ways to heat up a kitchen with a dose of this fiery colour.

Vancouver Man Exchanges Rug For Haiku

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

When Sean Hallaren posted a Craigslist ad offering a free IKEA rug, he never expected he would get so many responses. So the Vancouverite turned th...

Ikea Canada's BIG Push For Sustainability

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

TORONTO - Ikea Canada has bought a 46-megawatt wind farm project under construction in Pincher Creek, Alta.The furniture retailer acquired the 20-turb...

Edmonton IKEA Accused Of Discriminating Against Child

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 10.31.2013 | Canada Alberta

Reports that a young Edmonton girl was denied access to the IKEA play room over her native tongue have led to a heated online debate. CBC Edmonton...

20 Ikea Foods That Stole Our Hearts

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 09.03.2013 | Canada Living

If you've ever stepped into Ikea, you know your nose will quickly take you to their restaurant or cafe stocked with meatballs, mashed potatoes and tha...