Leading global affairs magazine Monocle opened up their first Canadian outpost in Toronto’s Little Italy neighbourhood (776 College St.) late last week. Lead editor and Canada’s own Tyler Brûlé returned home to celebrate the launch of the magazine’s fifth location (the publication’s roster already includes New York, London, Tokyo and most recently Hong Kong). The Monocle Shop hosts a variety of gift-shop-style finds, with the jet setter in mind. The brand hosts a full stock of worthy collaborations with some of the world’s buzziest labels including Porter, Drake’s and Comme des Garçons. New finds include Hakusan ceramic wine cups from Japan, Bresciani winter socks, Ettinger leather wallets. Travel totes, luxe leather goods, cozy scarves and of course a full stock of Monocle’s past issues take up space in the front of the three-section shop. Step further in and you’ll find a meeting-ready boardroom for Brûlé’s Winkreative firm, best known for their work with Porter Airlines. Towards the back, a radio room that broadcasts Monocle 24. The station will host guests as well as create new Canadian content for the airwaves.
Inside Monocle Magazine's First Canadian Outpost
The global affairs magazine opens up in Toronto
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