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Dufresne Opens New Toronto Ashley Store

The Dufresne Group has opened a new Ashley furniture store in the Toronto community of Etobicoke.

The new store is located at 1602 The Queensway. Etobicoke is now legally part of Toronto but was formerly a separate municipality.

The new store features a sprawling 28,000-square-foot showroom. The outlet is the 19th Ashley store in Ontario under Dufresne’s ownership, bringing the firm’s portfolio of Ashley stores across Canada to 39.

Winnipeg-based Dufresne is a furniture retailer that licenses the Ashley brand in Canada. Founded in the 1940s, the Dufresne Group is a family-owned business that originated in Kenora, Ont. The company is headed by Mark Dufresne.

Based in Arcadia, Wis., Ashley has about 1,125 global locations. .

Photo: Dufresne Group


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About Monte Stewart

Monte Stewart serves as Content Director - Canada for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monte provides daily news coverage of major Canadian commercial real estate markets, including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. He has written about the real estate sector for various media outlets and Avison Young since the early 2000s. In addition, he has covered sports, general news and business for several leading wire services and publications, including The Canadian Press, The Associated Press, The Calgary Herald, The Globe and Mail, Research Money, The Daily Oil Bulletin, Natural Gas World and The Toronto Star. Monte is active in his community as a youth basketball coach and raises funds for such charitable causes as Movember.

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