A Mississauga community space just got a huge upgrade from IKEA

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A special community space for at-risk youth in Mississauga just got a pretty significant upgrade from a Mississauga-based IKEA facility. 

IKEA, in collaboration with the Boys and Girls Club of Peel and Peel Living, recently made a significant donation and remodelled the kitchen in the Acorn Place community room, which is located in a building across the street from Peel Youth Village that is owned by Peel Living. 

IKEA says the community room is home to several extra-curricular activities for at-risk youth and children, including cooking classes and homework assistance programs. 

On Sept. 28, IKEA co-workers from the Mississauga-based Customer Distribution Centre (located at 3275 Argentia Rd.) came together and volunteered their time to tear down the existing cabinets and countertop and replace with a functional IKEA kitchen. 

Photo courtesy of IKEA Canada

IKEA says the community room also received a fresh coat of paint, comfortable soft seating and ample storage solutions for the children’s needs.

On Nov. 25, the well-known furniture brand held an open house and grand re-opening for the community to see the newly renovated room. 

"The objective for this community project was to create a safe environment for children to learn, grow and play. The opportunity to renovate a space like this in our local community is something that should be highlighted for residents of Mississauga to see the possibilities of collaboration and inspiring the generations of tomorrow," Matthew Coldron, communications, IKEA Canada said in an email to insauga.com 

IKEA says the scope of the project was to completely replace the existing kitchen, including the cabinetry, appliances and countertop, with a new IKEA kitchen that is not only functional but meets the needs of the community room’s cooking program. 

The IKEA Consumer Distribution Centre that did the work is not open to the public, but is active in the community, Coldron says. 

"We are very active in our local community, supporting organizations that focus on family and children."

Cover photo courtesy of Google Maps

Editor’s note: A previous version of the article said the renovations took place inside Peel Youth Village. We regret the error. 

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