Category Archives: Community News

November Sale! Save up to 50% off frames and sunglasses!

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It is that time of year again! Our November sale is on NOW! Save up to 50% off sunglasses and optical frames, including favorite brands like Saville Row, Bevel, Kirk Originals, Yellows Plus and more! Lots of frames are marked  at 50% off, including one-of-a-kind vintage so you will not want to miss this!  


Ike Stubblefield Live @ Opticianado!

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Join us this Sunday, October 25th from 2-4pm for a live organ performance by Ike Stubblefield! Ike has played with many famous musicians like George Benson, Eric Clapton, Ike and Tina Turner, and many, many more. Admission is Free! Refreshments will be served. @Opticianado  2919 Dundas St West


The Importance of Regular Eye Exams

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Why are eye exams important? Do I need to bother checking my eyes if I don’t wear glasses? Is a simple sight test and not a full exam OK? How often should I be testing my eyes? These are all common questions we encounter on a daily basis, and hopefully this blog post will help […]


New: Limited Edition Opticianado Frames!

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OPTICIANADO is proud to announce a limited edition of two new styles for men and women, available in seven colours, designed by owner Jordan Paul. These exclusive frames are hand-made in Segusino, Italy. Made with Mazzuchelli acetate, which was founded in 1849 – Mazzucchelli manufactures some of the most sought-after cotton-based acetate in the world. Come in […]


Event:Kingsley Ettienne plays the Hammond B3 Organ at Opticianado! June 14th 1-4pm

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Join us this Sunday, June 14th for a special musical event! Kingsley Ettienne will be here playing the Hammond B3 Organ at the shop from 1-4pm. Get ready for an energetic, fun, jazzy good time! The store will be open for frame shopping as well, so come by, have a coffee, and listen to some […]


Opticianado voted Best Sunglasses in Toronto on BlogTO!

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We are extremely excited to report we have been voted ‘Best Sunglasses in Toronto’ by BlogTO! Big thanks to everyone who voted for us, and to our customers! Check out the BlogTO shout out here.  


This Just In: Spectaculars!

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Last month Opticianado owner and curator Jordan Paul visited an international eyewear trade show in New York, where he searched high and low for the new best thing. Here is where he found Spectaculars – a Long Island based frame manufacturer still adhering to the traditional hand-made process. The shapes we all know and love, […]


Deadstock: Cateyes

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What does “deadstock” mean? New old stock or deadstock means the product has never been worn, sold or bought, and often still has the original tag and packaging. Opticianado owner and curator, Jordan Paul, travels the world looking for closing Optical shops and factories for never worn vintage eyewear. Jordan has an overwhelming amount of frames […]


Let’s talk contacts!

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Freedom from your glasses is just a few steps away! As much as our team at Opticianado loves to see you confidently sport your glasses, we understand the convenience and comfort that contact lenses can provide. Contact lenses have come a long way since Leonardo Da Vinci first conceptualized them back in 1508. Each year […]


Upcoming events in 2015

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Some really fun things are happening this month! First off, on Sunday January 18th at 1pm we’ll have St. Catharines’ own “Whitney Pea”, a three piece folk band featuring Whitney Peterson on guitar and lead vocals, Laurel Minnes on the ukulele and harmonies as well as Frank Di Tillio on the upright bass. Check out […]