This should be invisible

garret leight california optical toronto

Eyewear brand loved by celebrities opens first Canadian store in Toronto

An eyewear brand based in California that's been worn by all kinds of major celebrities, from Brad Pitt to Dan Levy, just opened its first Canadian store, and it's located right here in Toronto.

Garrett Leight California Optical (GLCO) first launched back in 2010 after founder Garrett Leight was inspired by both his father, who created his own iconic eyewear brand called Oliver Peoples, as well as the places and people of his hometown in Venice Beach. 

"Garrett set out to impact the industry for a new generation by creating a cult classic brand through one-of-a-kind experiences at retail, e-commerce, and wholesale," reads the store's new Canadian website

And that he did. The high-end brand quickly became a sensation with some of the U.S.' most stylish public figures, and it now has a global community of loyal followers who wear the brand almost exclusively.

The brand's new Toronto store, designed by Calgary-born architectural designer Dan Hapton, is located at 692 Queen St. West and is currently offering curbside pick-up and delivery as well as virtual appointments, and they're also offering in-person eye appointments to just one person at a time. 

A number of other COVID-19 safety measures are also in place and will remain in effect once retail stores are officially permitted to reopen in Toronto.

"Proud to finally have the first international retail location in Toronto, Ontario, Canada!" reads the store's website. "Garrett's goal is to continue the family legacy and pursuit of making the best eyewear in the world for the world's coolest consumers."

Lead photo by

Katherine Barcsay 


Latest Videos



Latest Videos


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Fashion & Style

Pamela Anderson draws hundreds of fans to the Toronto Eaton Centre

Toronto woman's request for a dress to wear to wedding goes viral on TikTok

Helly Hansen recalls thousands of hoodies and sweaters in Canada

Here's what Zellers used to sell in Canada almost 100 years ago

Indigo recalls thousands of mugs and houseware items in Canada

Mom and son that launched business just before lockdowns opening Mississauga store

Thousands of Drake-obsessed fans wait in line for hours at Toronto OVO warehouse sale

IKEA offering discounts to drivers but not transit riders and Toronto isn't impressed