1975 Things To Love About The Ashley Warehouse Sale!

14939442_1247384051967208_5166811804722403945_oIn 1975, William Ashley made history, becoming the first retailer in Toronto to launch a warehouse sale. Forty-one years ago, our Prime Minister was Pierre Trudeau, Oscar Peterson and Anne Murray won a Grammy, and the CN tower was completed. That was then, but like a fine wine, The William Ashley Warehouse Sale just keeps on getting better, bigger and more fabulous! Here is what you are saying about this year’s sale. The buzz is amazing!

“It’s an annual tradition! Generations of families and friends have come to shop the sale together. This year we are proud to announce a chance to meet Michael Doulton and have your newly purchased figurines signed and personalized on November 18th from 12-4pm.” Jackie Chiesa, President of William Ashley.


This one’s a biggie for those still trying to outfit their home or help someone’s apartment out with a little sparkle. Here you’ll find tableware, kitchenware, home decor, bed, bath, lighting, furniture up to 90 per cent off. PHIL VILLENEUVE writer, blogTO


I love that there’s so much home decor! I love this round rose gold mirror. PETITE AND PRETTY BLOG


Going to the annual William Ashley Warehouse Sale is always fun for my family and I because we can get quality products we trust for a good price. It is a wonderful place to shop for our home, as well as purchase gifts for family and friends. CREATE WITH MOM BLOG


You can never go wrong at the Sale, make it a Girls Day Out, there is definitely something for everyone. FOR LOVE OF THE CITY BLOG


shoestring shopping asked their readers what they liked the most about The William Ashley Warehouse Sale. Here’s what a loyal customer divulged:

There’s nothing like getting in the Christmas spirit. People say I start decorating for Christmas too soon. They say it’s ridiculous how stores start selling Christmas decor right after Halloween. They say 54 days is more than enough time to purchase everything you need for Christmas. Ha! Not in my world.

 I absolutely LOVE going to the Ashley Warehouse Sale. The moment I get the warehouse map I study it and go to each section.The Christmas decor section – I can’t say enough about it! The displays are inspiring. They have everything I need to update my yearly Christmas theme!

 The entertainment selection – to die for. Crystal, stainless steel serving ware, decorative serving plates, wood and pewter platters – oh my!! Entertain like a Diva.

V.I.P EXPRESS PASS! WHAT IS YOUR WILLIAM ASHLEY WAREHOUSE SALE STORY? We have listened to loyal customers, coming to the sale with 3 generations of shoppers in the family. We have heard of the careful planning and making of lists, the unabashed excitement of getting that perfect piece of home decor or Christmas decoration or gravy boat. Jot down your William Ashley Sale Story in the comments section below and we will send you a V.I.P. EXPRESS PASS



I also bought fabulous candle sticks which I was all to happy to use this week when I set my table. By the way – the table cloth and placemats were bought at last year’s warehouse sale! mom who runs blog


20 Responses

  1. Gale Wilson

    I love…love…love this sale. I drive three hours to get there. I love to come with my girlfriends and then another trip with my husband. We come at least twice each year. We are “Seniors” and have downsized our living space in the last year but I always find something great to decorate my new home. Don’t ever stop this sale. It is a highlight of the Fall season.

  2. Margaret

    I look so forward to this sale every year because I find some wonderful gifts for my family and friends who live outside of Ontario. I know I found a wonderful mug for my good friend that “Jesus is the reason for the season”. That is her favourite and zip only wish there was more because I would have bought them all.

  3. Wendy Martineau

    A definite sign of Christmas approaching! Look forward to it every year and very excited this year to bring my mother who has just moved to the area.

  4. Eva

    This is the best warehouse sale ever! I really look forward to it every year.
    Always a great selection of quality items at very good prices.
    This has been an annual event for my family for over 30 years.

  5. Cindy

    Went there last year and it was great! High end items and large warehouse, people in the warehouse are polite and nice (unlike other warehouse sales…). Definitely gonna return this year!

  6. J. Solomon

    I went with my daughter and got all kinds of gifts for others, but couldn’t bring myself to buy a teapot I really loved, but I wasn’t there to buy for me.
    Well, my daughter travelled back from out of town to get that teapot for my husband and I and we love it to this day!

  7. Anita Yee

    The William Ashley Sale is a Christmas traditions. It makes you so happy and warm. It brings your Christmas Spirit up. It’s a “must” go event every year.

  8. Heather Makin

    My mom started bringing me to this sale when I was 10 years old. Our girls day out. This year I will bring g my 10 year old daughter. This sale has begun a great family tradition. Thank you