Tuesday, May 17

Spectacle Has a Brand New Blog!

With the launch of our new website, we have also transferred over to a new blogging platform!  All future updates will be posted HERE - remember to bookmark it so you don't miss out on new release notices, event invites, and more!

Spectacle Loves You!

Sunday, February 14

Happy Family Day from Spectacle!

Happy family day from our Spectacle family to yours.  To celebrate, all of our locations will be closed tomorrow, February 15th, and will re-open the 16th with regular hours.  Enjoy the day and long weekend with loved ones, and we'll see you Tuesday!

Thursday, December 31

Happy New Year!

Spectacle wishes you a very happy new year!  In celebration, we will be closed tomorrow, January 1st.  We will re-open on January 2nd with regular hours.

Have fun tonight and see you in 2016!

Thursday, December 24

Happy Holidays from Spectacle!

Happy Holidays from our Spectacle family to yours!  To celebrate, we will be closed tomorrow, December 25th.  We will re-open again on December 26th with regular hours.

We hope you and your loved ones have a happy and healthy holiday season, and we'll see you soon!

Tuesday, November 24

Spectacle Attends Saks Canada x Shantell Martin Event

Last night Spectacle's Founder, Jag Dhillon, was invited to attend a special Saks Canada event in partnership with celebrated visual artist Shantell Martin.  The entire event, dress code included, was in black and white decor to fit the theme of Shantell's unique work.

Lissa Monet was the DJ for the evening

Artist Shantell Martin is originally from Britain, and now both works and resides mainly in New York City.  Martin uses her simple trademark - black ink and white surfaces - to transform everything from walls, found objects, ceramics, and luxury goods into a visual narrative.  Martin has worked to create her own world that bridges fine art, commercial, and the everyday experience - conversation, objects, and places using her part autobiographical, part dreamlike whimsy styling.

Thanks to Shantell Martin for showcasing her work, as well as Saks Canada for hosting such a great event.

For more on Shantell Martin, or to keep up with her exhibits, check out her Instagram here.

Thursday, November 5

Thank You for Voting Spectacle as the Best Optical Shop in Toronto!

We are very excited to announce that Spectacle has been named Best Optical Shop in Toronto by NOW Magazine's annual readers' poll!  This is the 2nd year in a row we have won this award, and we are very thankful to everyone who took the time to vote for us.

Check out our feature in the current Best Of Toronto issue of NOW Magazine - available now

We wouldn't be where we are today without all of your support, so thank you again Toronto for this award.  Spectacle loves you!

Thursday, October 15

Join Us October 17th + 18th for an Exclusive ic! berlin Trunk Show

This weekend, over October 17th + 18th, we will be hosting an exclusive Trunk Show with eyewear produktion haus, ic! berlin. For 2 days only, the entire upcoming collection will be displayed for the first time at our Queen St. West location.  We will also be offering special gifts with purchase and promotions, as well as serving cocktails and canapes.

the ic! berlin green collection, made specifically for golf, is just one of the styles to be revealed at our event this weekend
Don't miss out on this opportunity to be the first to select a brand new ic! berlin model for the upcoming season.  See you there!

Sunday, October 11

Happy Thanksgiving from Spectacle!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Spectacle.  To celebrate, our West Queen West + Yonge St. shops will be closed tomorrow - Monday, October 12th.  However, our Distillery District location will remain open for your eyewear needs!

Enjoy the long weekend eating turkey and cheering on the Jays!  See you Tuesday.

Sunday, September 6

Happy Labour Day from Spectacle!

Tomorrow, Monday, September 7th, is Labour Day!  In celebration, our Queen St. and Yonge St. locations will be closed but don't worry - our Distillery District shop will still be open for all of your eyewear needs.

Have a great long weekend and see you soon!

Tuesday, September 1

It's all in the Details with Anne et Valentin

Few brands take the time to detail their intricate designs quite like Anne et Valentin.  Marie France, the brand's rep, recently stopped by Spectacle to uncover some of the hidden meaning and symbols behind their collections.

The Bartok

The Bartok model is a round frame, with detailing on the hinge representing a treble clef.  This style, from Anne et Valentin's collection centered on mathematical and musical symbols, illustrates how unique eyewear design can be found in unexpected places.

The Pick

The Pick model's hinge also has a unique inspiration behind it - a vintage paperclip!  This style references a vintage clip and creates the illusion of holding the frame together, offering stand-out detailing along the hinge. It is just a subtle touch that makes a big impact on the wearer, and is perfect for lovers of all things vintage.

The Modern Cat

The Modern Cat showcases the creativity behind Anne et Valentin once more.  The entire temple outlines the planets in our solar system, which are embedded into the frame.  The Modern Collection is also inspired by the influential Bauhaus art movement, which is shown in the frame front's tip.  Anne et Valentin maintains its creative integrity by utilizing the artistic minds of only 5 artists for each of their designs.  Rather than outsourcing, each piece is designed in-house and of course hand made as well.  Anne et Valentin is available at each of Spectacle's 3 locations, so check it out and get inspired!

Wednesday, July 8

Join Us July 11th + 12th for a Special Showcase of Designer Thierry Lasry's Upcoming Releases!

Next weekend, over July 11th and 12th, Spectacle will be holding a special Trunk Show featuring Thierry Lasry's sunglass and optical lines at our West Queen West location.  This will be the first time the latest styles are shown, and we will be displaying every colour, size, and option of the full upcoming collections.  We will also be hosting special lens promotions and serving cocktails and macarons for the event weekend only!

Some of the new styles that will be available at our Trunk Show
If you would like to enquire further, please email pr@spectaclelovesyou.com.  See you there!

Tuesday, June 30

Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day from everyone at Spectacle!  To celebrate, our West Queen West and Yonge St. locations will be closed tomorrow, July 1st, however our Distillery District location will remain open!

Enjoy the holiday!

Friday, June 12

Visit Spectacle's Yonge St. Location During Village Day for Special Promos & Giveaways!

This Saturday, June 13th, is the annual Village Day festival in the Yonge Lawrence area!  Village Day is a celebration of the businesses and people that make Yonge & Lawrence the fantastic neighbourhood it is.

Village Day offers events and promos for the entire family!

Some of the goodies Spectacle is offering this year!

Join us Saturday at Spectacle for special promotions and giveaways for both kids and adults.  See you at Village Day!

Sunday, May 17

Spectacle Loves Victoria Day!

Happy Victoria Day from all of us at Spectacle!  To celebrate, our Yonge St. and Queen St. locations will be closed tomorrow, Monday May 18th, however,our Distillery District shop is open!  Have a great day off!

Friday, May 8

Sunglass Season is Upon Us - Come By Spectacle to Pick Up Some New Shades!

Now that sunglass season is (finally) here, it's a perfect time to pick up some new S/S 2015 shades!  Spectacle offers a wide variety of colours, shapes, and sizes to suit not only your face type, but your lifestyle.  We have recently received the freshest styles from Barton Perreira, CĂ©line, Thierry Lasry, and more.  Stop by soon to pick up a new pair to get you ready for the sunny months ahead!

Friday, April 17

Celebrate the Warmer Weather with Spectacle's Exclusive S/S 2015 DITA & Thom Browne Trunk Show!

Spectacle is excited to announce our first Trunk Show of 2015 will be featuring both DITA & Thom Browne Eyewear! For two days only, we will house the entire S/S 2015 Collections from each of these world renowned designer brands. Light refreshments will be served as well.

The DITA Believer & folding Thom Browne are among the models that will be available for orders at the show

We will also be holding special lens promotions for the event weekend only.  Please see store for more details, and we'll see you at the event!

Thursday, April 2

Happy Easter from Spectacle

Happy Easter from all of us at Spectacle!  To celebrate, all locations will be closed tomorrow, Good Friday, but open with regular hours Saturday and Easter Sunday.  Have a great long weekend and see you soon!

Tuesday, March 31

Spectacle x JAAN CHOXI at WMCFW Fall / Winter 2015

World Mastercard Fashion Week may be over, but the hype continues about the latest in Canadian Collections.  JAAN CHOXI is a new Toronto-based luxury menswear label designed by Canadian-born Creative Director, Sajan Choksi.  The collection launched at WMCFW, and has been getting praise since its reveal show last Friday - including a feature in The Globe & Mail!

A thank you to Spectacle at the beginning of the show

Spectacle was approached by Sajan to pull eyewear from our shop for the show, and we were thrilled to work with such a promising up-and-coming Canadian designer.  His pieces are classic, and eyewear which styled the models fitted perfectly with his themes.  DITA, CAZAL, Barton Perreira, and Thom Browne Eyewear complemented the male models and added an edge to Sajan's stylish, classic pieces.

Our exclusive CAZAL collaboration, the CAZAL 627 in black

The DITA Talon

The Thom Browne limited edition TB-015

You can view the entire show below.  The Fall / Winter JAAN CHOXI collection will be available online this Summer, and all eyewear shown is currently available at Spectacle.

Thursday, March 19

MOSCOT x Spectacle Collaboration LEMTOSH is Launching This Weekend!

Spectacle is very excited to announce a collaboration with New York City based brand, MOSCOT.  Spectacle and MOSCOT have teamed up to create a custom LEMTOSH in Classic Havana.  The LEMTOSH is a MOSCOT Original and one of Spectacle's most popular models.

The collaboration model comes in both a sunglass as well as eyeglass

Both logos are imprinted on the inside temple

MOSCOT is also celebrating their 100th Anniversary this year, and so have released a new collection consisting of twists on some of their classic models.  New features include wooden detailing, as well as folding styles which are also available at all Spectacle shops.

Wooden detailing on the MOSCOT LEMTOSH

The folding LEMTOSH as part of the MOSCOT 100 Year Anniversary collection

The MOSCOT x Spectacle collaboration LEMTOSH is available in both an eyeglass and sunglass style.  The pieces are very limited, so please contact us at fashion@spectaclelovesyou.com to reserve your pair, or come by any of our three locations soon to check them out!

Thursday, March 5

Spectacle Announces a New Collaboration with CAZAL

Spectacle is excited to announce a brand new collaboration with CAZAL on two sunglass models.  We have partnered with the hip-hop influenced brand to re-create the classic 607 & 627 models with unique colourways for an exclusive, fresh take.

The 627 features leather detailing and a more aviator-style appearance, while the 607 also showcases leather as well as a more squared shape.  Both styles come with both dark and gold mirrored lens combinations.

The collaboration is an exclusive, limited run with only 10 of each styles being made.  The shades are each numbered on the inside plaque out of 10 so you know you're getting an official, traceable collaboration piece.

Detailing of the logos as well as the plaques numbered out of 10.

These CAZAL x Spectacle collaboration styles are sure to go fast, so come by soon or email us at fashion@spectaclelovesyou.com to reserve your pair!

Sunday, February 15

Happy Family Day from Spectacle!

Happy Family Day from our family to yours!  To celebrate, all of our locations will be closed tomorrow - Monday, February 16th.  Enjoy the day and see you Tuesday!

Friday, January 30

Super Bowl Eyewear Inspiration to Get You Ready for the Big Game!

With Super Bowl XLIX just around the corner, Spectacle is here to get you styled for your parties with inspiration from some of the NFL's top stars!  Both the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks have players with great eyewear style that you can use - no matter which team you're rooting for.

Players from both teams, including the Quarterbacks Russel Wilson & Tom Brady, have strong specs games

Whether you're looking for a serious pair of shades like Wilson & Marshawn Lynch, or a pair of eyeglasses like Brady, or even something more out there like Rob Gronkowski's style, Spectacle has something for you!

Barton Perreira makes classic aviator models, while DITA creates some unique acetate & titanium eyeglasses, as well as their classic Grandmaster - a bold sunglass

No matter what you wear Sunday, have fun and enjoy the game!

Thursday, January 15

Stay Warm with Styles from our Spectacle x Gotstyle Winter Fashion Photo Shoot!

Spectacle and our friends at Gotstyle partnered up for a winter fashion photo shoot recently!  Sunglasses and winter are words which you may not think of in the same sentence, however these pictures will make you reconsider that.

Canada Goose jacket with CAZAL shades

DITA sunglasses & Nobis jacket

More DITA shades with a classic Nobis coat

A special thanks to stylist Sharad Mohan & photographer Ishmil Waterman.  All of the looks featured are available at our Distillery District shop as well as Gotstyle's Distillery boutique.  If you are interested in any of the sunglasses featured, please email us at fashion@spectaclelovesyou.com for more information.  Stay warm out there!

Wednesday, December 31

Happy New Year from Spectacle!

Happy New Year from all of us at Spectacle!  To celebrate, we will be closed tomorrow - January 1st.  We will re-open on January 2nd with regular business hours.  We hope you had an amazing 2014 and your 2015 is even better!

See you in the new year!

Friday, December 26

It's the Final Weekend of Our Holiday Sale!

The final weekend of our Holiday Sale has arrived!  Hurry in to receive up to 50% off on select products, only until December 31st!