Tag Archives: JunctionTO

BEST SUNGLASSES IN THE CITY

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WOW! We are so proud and excited to see Opticianado named for the best sunglasses in Toronto by BlogTO! You’re making us blush. Our inventory is curated with attention to detail and a sincere passion for opticianry to include an array of styles, sizes, and shapes. In doing so we are able to offer something […]


Iconic Eyewear: Casino and American Psycho

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    Christian Bale stars as Patrick Bateman in Mary Harron’s film adaptation of American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis. His iconic Wall-Street look is completed with the O’Malley frame, one of our many Oliver Peoples styles available in store.   In Casino, De Niro stars as Sam “Ace” Rothstein, wearing these incredible Ultra Goliath […]


OPTICIANADO MACRO SERIES

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  We’re thrilled to announce the OPTICIANADO MACRO SERIES. After scouring the globe in search of oversize frames to fit big, beautiful faces, and finding that they were virtually non-existent, Jordan Paul has designed the OPTICIANADO MACRO SERIES. Hand crafted in the mountains north of Venice, where making eyeglasses is as proud an artisanal tradition […]


Style Notes: Large Cateyes

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Over the past five years we have glorified the petite cateye – showing off how abundant the category is and how much we have. But, cateyes do not need to be small and decorative, the likes of what your grand-relative wore in the 50’s and 60’s. Cateyes can be big, bold, colourful, and so many […]


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 […]


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, […]


Opticianado Style Notes: The Double Bridge

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We all know aviators are wicked sunglasses, but ever thought of a sexy double-bridged frame for your eyeglasses? The double bridge is a retro design staple, and our vintage collection boasts a variety of shapes utilizing this frame structure. Here are some examples of what a double-bridged frame may look like, varying from metal to […]


Woody: Now Made in Canada!

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One of our household favourite brands, Woody, has moved their manufacturing to just outside the city – now they are designed and made right here in Toronto! Fresh frames from within 100 km – perhaps a new trend in eyewear is arising? Shopping local may now pertain to the eyewear industry! Pretty cool right? We think […]


Bold New Vintage Stock

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  More vintage in this week – prominent deadstock acetates! These frames are great for men and women looking for a bolder style. Come in store to see more!


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 […]