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The Spectacle Story

"With three locations, this award winning eyewear and sunglass boutique will definitely satisfy your thirst for gorgeous glasses"

— FASHION Magazine

Distillery District Store

Spectacle was created on the following vision: to showcase the most influential eyewear and sunwear brands from around the world. Our philosophy is to provide the best quality products coupled with unparalleled customer service, and to do this all within an engaging shopping experience.

Our expanding network of stores carries a veritable who's who of eyewear and sunwear brands. We carefully curate a collection of uniquely designed and finely crafted products from brands that specialize in eyewear. We also pride ourselves on being a platform for launching new collections and introducing new and emerging designers into Canada. 

We travel the globe searching to expose our clients to relevant brands that share a passion for eyewear. This relentless process yields a selection of fashion forward, leading edge, quality products, that is as diverse as the clientèle that we serve.

Yonge Street Store

Known for our distinctive selection and unparalleled service, Spectacle is a numerous time winner of Now Magazine's and Eye Weekly's prestigious "Best of Toronto" awards and is frequently featured in Toronto Life's Shopping Guide. Spectacle is also proudly recognized as a resource for designers and stylists where Spectacle’s products can be found on runways and in the latest seasonal look books.

Founder, Jag Dhillon, created the concept behind Spectacle over 15 years ago. His strong desire to open a store where fashion and optical function were not individually exclusive, but rather entwined became the brainchild behind Spectacle. He envisioned an open, friendly concept where clients were free to enjoy the eyewear shopping experience.

"I wanted to offer Toronto a unique store that displays relevant eyewear brands in an environment that respects their quality craftsmanship, fashion sense, detail and design"  - Jag Dhillon            

Queen St. W Store

Finding an ideal location for the flagship store was especially important to reach the conscientious consumer that was willing to take risks and set trends in fashion eyewear. The boutique-oriented Queen West neighborhood was just becoming known as an area for boutiques with originality. This is where Spectacle found its flagship home.


Today, Spectacle operates out of three locations. Lawrence Park, The Distillery District, West Queen West, and has outfitted the likes of Taboo, Pharrell Williams, Courtney Cox, Rick Ross, Dustin Hoffman, Rachel McAdams and Scott Speedman, to name a few. Spectacle is also a recognized resource for local, national. and international publications.

Shop online or drop by your nearest Spectacle location to experience what eyewear shopping should really be about!