Wednesday, August 29

Spectacle Distillery District is Moving!

We're Building Something Great For You!

At Spectacle, we're always looking for ways to better serve our clients.  That's why we're moving to a bigger and better Distillery location in the late Fall! To prepare for the move, our current shop at 55 Mill St. will be closed as of September 2nd.

While we're working to create our new Spectacle shop, you can contact us at or visit our other two locations for any assistance you may need:

West Queen West
752 Queen St. West

Lawrence Park
3342 Yonge St.

We'll be posting regular updates on our Facebook and Twitter, so be sure to check those for the most current information on our progress.

We look forward to seeing you at our brand new Distillery District location on Rack House Mews later this year!

Tuesday, August 28

Spectacle Loves Alexisonfire!

Promotional poster for the tour

The boys from St. Catharines are going on one final farewell tour with 4 stops in Toronto along the way.  Both Dallas Green and Wade MacNeil from the band are loyal Spectacle clients so we wanted to wish them the best of luck!


Wade stopped by recently to purchase some Supers 

Dallas Green at the Yonge St. shop in custom Ray-Bans 

Dallas most recently purchased a MOSCOT Lemtosh in Blonde 

Tickets are on sale now.  See you in Toronto Alexisonfire!

Friday, August 24

Walk Like an Egyptian With Retro Super Future

Retro Super Future has come out with a new collection of Egyptian tapestry themed frames. The frames feature unique patterns and hieroglyphics along the temples.

The frames also come with special customized cases complete with Egyptian or tapestry imagery.  The new styles are available now at our Queen St. West shop.

Thursday, August 23

Last Weekend to see Picasso at the AGO

Poster for the exhibit

This is the final weekend to see the Picasso exhibit at the AGO.  The paintings "lay bare the beauty and anxieties of his time, the horrors of war, as well as his personal passions, desires, and fears".

A self-portrait by Picasso

Picasso's paintings are spectacles for the eyes

Picasso Spain Spectacle Amour Aventurant

Sunday, August 19

A Collection of Famous Movie Sunglasses for Your Sunday Enjoyment

We wanted to share a great supercut of some iconic movie sunglasses with you!  Have a great Sunday.

Saturday, August 18

Queen West Music Fest Rocked Trinity Bellwoods!

Today is the Queen West Music Fest in Trinity Bellwoods park featuring amazing Canadian music all day with the headlining act Skydiggers finishing off the evening.  If you're on Queen West, pop by and check out the show!

Skydiggers are on now in Trinity Bellwoods!


There are always local events going on in the West Queen West neighbourhood especially for those of us who love music and support our local artists!

Friday, August 17

Happy Birthday Eric Moe!

Today is Eric Moe's birthday!  Mr. Moe is a hard workin' member of the Spectacle family; an awesome DJ, and all-around great guy.

Happy Birthday Eric, Spectacle loves you!

Thursday, August 16

Robert Marc Eyewear Spotted on Queen St West

For the eyewear connoisseur in all of us, Robert Marc eyewear has arrived at Spectacle's Queen St West location.  The line is hand-crafted in France and designed with high-end fashion and style in mind.

284 in Spotted Tortoise

281 in Dark Grey

283 in Garnet

Notable fans of the collection include Uma Thurman, Matt Damon, and Reese Witherspoon.  If you're in the neighborhood, stop by, we'd love to see you!

Sunday, August 12

Retro Super Future are Back In Stock!

Racer in Black

Back by popular demand! Retro Super Future are back in stock at the Queen St. West Spectacle!

Ciccio in Francis Havana

Flat Top in a Grey Shade

People in Francis Havana

Manufacturing Super from retrosuperfuture on Vimeo.

Have a Super Sunday!

Saturday, August 11

New Anne et Valentin at ALL Shops!

Just in time for the weekend, we have some brand new Anne et Valentin in stock at all 3 Spectacle locations!

Austin in Colour 0

Djakarta in Colour 1223

Fairy in Colour U78

Factory Twelve in Colour 1002

Miniba in Colour 1046

Rita in Colour 0926

Thursday, August 9

Handmade Eyewear

Video courtesy of our friends at Oliver Goldsmith.

Spectacle carries a variety of Oliver Goldsmith pieces, stop by and take a look.

Wednesday, August 8

We Love It When Friends Pay Us A Visit

Recently we had Roberta from TAVAT stop by Toronto to meet with our Spectacle staff to discuss TAVAT's lens technology, the future of eyewear design & her love of fusion cuisine.

If you're unfamiliar with TAVAT, they incorporate a unique lens technology that utilizes a synthetic melanin to provide the ultimate in eye protection. The infused product results in improved clarity, enhanced contrast, and all without any colour distortion.

After the business talk was done, we took the opportunity to indulge in an amazing dinner at LEE on King St. West.

Roberta and Susur Lee

Our very own Eric Moe was the DJ for the evening

Special thanks to Susur Lee & his staff at LEE for the memorable meal and to Roberta for coming to visit us all at Spectacle!

Monday, August 6

Happy Birthday Andy Warhol

Today is Andy Warhol's birthday, one of the most influential artists of this century. Although he has passed away his legacy lives on and he is still one of the most well-known and captivating artists of our time.

Andy Warhol's famous Campbell's Soup picture

In the 1960s, Warhol created several "mass-produced" images from photographs
of celebrities such as Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe

Warhol inspired and influenced countless people, including eyewear designers. Anne et Valentin's popular Factory collection is inspired by and named after Warhol's famous factory in NYC.  Original and rich in colour, the collection is created to be easy to wear, even in the case of the shy customer who dares not dare.

Factory Eleven 1027

Factory Ten 1242

Happy Birthday to Andy Warhol, and don't forget to come check out the Factory collection by Anne et Valentin at Spectacle.

Friday, August 3

No More Waiting in Vain, Barton Perreira x Tuff Gong Top Rankin Sunglass Has Arrived!

The Bob Marley inspired sunglass created in collaboration between Barton Perreira and Tuff Gong Worldwide has arrived at Spectacle.  The Top Rankin is a limited edition aviator-style shade made in Japan with only 500 produced in total.  The frame is inspired by Marley's laid-back, cool style and comes in 5 colours.

Super Gold

Black Kat

Using new "breath logo" technology, once you breath on the lens an image of Bob Marley appears in a star.  The frame also comes in a custom made case and includes a cleaning cloth with the "Lion of Judah" embossed on it.

Matte Gold

Gun Metal

Get together and feel alright with some Top Rankin sunglasses this weekend, available now at Spectacle.