IKEA surprised some GTA residents over the weekend, as it gave away Christmas trees at its Etobicoke location.
As stores in Ontario’s lockdown zones aren’t able to open, IKEA’s North York and Etobicoke locations won’t be selling Christmas trees as usual.
But, that doesn’t mean they didn’t already have them available.
“As our Etobicoke store is temporarily closed to customers, we made the decision to suspend our annual sale of Christmas trees at this location,” said Kristin Newbigging, Public Relations Leader at IKEA Canada.
“Together with our network of community partners, we have arranged to donate the majority of the trees to support families in need with celebrating the holiday season.”
The IKEA spokesperson also told Daily Hive that they also had “a limited number of trees that were already on our lots,” which the popular furniture company offered for free to Click & Collect customers picking up orders over the weekend, as well as members of the community who requested.
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There were only a limited number of trees on-site, and IKEA confirms they are now out of the trees.
However, Newbigging said IKEA Burlington and Vaughan stores remain open as usual and are selling Christmas Trees for $25 in exchange for a $25 off coupon.
A portion of proceeds goes to charitable partners, including Tree Canada and Big Brothers, Big Sisters.