Eastern Construction has always been able to rely on a history of satisfied clients to negotiate new opportunities. Due to an excellent working relationship as the previous general contractor for IKEA’s Etobicoke location, Eastern was able to acquire the roles of Project and Construction Manager for IKEA’s 11th Canadian location. IKEA’s newest venture is located at Hwy 400 and Hwy 407 in the city of Vaughan. This retail facility is set on a 20-acre site resulting in a 330,000 square-foot store. This location features 1687 parking spaces, a gourmet restaurant with seating for 350, and a children’s play land. The project team had been described as “solutions oriented” and had been able to work with numerous major design changes while minimizing any impact to schedule or quality. The team was successful in turning over the finished building on time and within the 11-month schedule.