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MONOCLE INTERVIEW WITH JORDAN PAUL

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In this recent interview with Monocle magazine, shop owner Jordan Paul shares his insights, inspirations, and unique perspective on owning an optical shop. With an approach to eyewear that encapsulates both the style and technical aspects of the industry, Jordan’s passion for opticianry is evident in every shop detail and every pair of glasses we […]


NEW STOCK AT OPTICIANADO

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Lots of new goodies lining our shelves from both contemporary designers and unique vintage deadstock! From Victory, we’ve got sassy cat eyes and thick statement masculine shapes! Sweet metals like these are perfect for petite faces. And for the optical lover who loves to stand out, new shapes from Cazal Eyewear for a look that […]


GROOVER SPECTACLES

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It’s always exciting for us to expand our inventory, but we are especially thrilled and proud to be the very first optical shop in North America to carry Groover Spectacles! Handcrafted in Japan with a beautiful sense of playfulness and artistry, each pair has thoughtful twists on classic shapes. The superior quality of materials is […]


PRIMARIES

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Primary colour-blocking is shaping up to be a major trend for 2018. A bright and unconventional take on going back to basics, eyewear in one of these 3 hues can offer just the right amount of pop to frame your face. Even if you normally wear a lot of neutral shades, a red, blue or […]


LOOKIN’ LIKE THE 60s

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With its big, bold, and colourful shapes, the 60s were a distinctive decade for fashion in their outright rejection of  50s traditional values, mirroring the changing social landscape of the time. Many designers still draw influences from this decade’s Mod aesthetics, and today so have we! Check out these groovy picks from myself and glamorous […]


FEBRUARY: TUNE UP MONTH

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If there’s one thing we all love, it’s Toronto in the dead of February. The cold, the ice, the frosty breeze that never leaves your bones… That said, we know that many among you have got a sunny getaway just around the corner. With your speedos and sunscreen packed and ready to go, don’t forget […]


NOVEMBER SALE CONTINUES!

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Halfway through the month of November and there’s still plenty of time to come by the store and take advantage of our annual November sale! We’ve got sweet discounts from 10 – 50% off on a variety of new and vintage frames, so whether your tastes are funky or conservative there’s a treasure to be […]


OLIVER PEOPLES TRUNK SHOW

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With the first days of summer here at long last, we couldn’t be more excited to announce our next trunk show! On Sunday June 11th we will be hosting the entire collection from Oliver Peoples from 12 – 4 PM! What better time to make a Sunday trip to the Junction and try on a […]


NICOLE!

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What attracted you to the optical industry?      I accidentally fell into it. I answered an ad for a receptionist at an optometrist’s office, and by the end of the first week I was pre-testing patients, and then by the end of my first year I had started to work in the lab edging […]


VISION EXPO EAST 2017

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Hey all! We’ll be in New York this year for Vision Expo East, showcasing our line of specialty large fit eyewear from March 31st – April 2nd. Our frames are handcrafted in Italy and come in a variety of classic colours and shapes that flatter many face shapes and sizes. Appointments are happily arranged by […]