Garrisons By The Park Barbershop

Garrison’s on Niagara

Our flagship shop, complete with eight chairs.
254 Niagara Street Map
Mon-Wed, Sat: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Thu, Fri: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Sun: Closed
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Garrison’s in F&O

Our smaller, two-chair location at the back of Frank and Oak on Queen West.
735 Queen Street West Map
Mon: Closed
Tue - Sat: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Sun: 11:00am – 5:00pm
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Garrison’s on Niagara

Our flagship shop, complete with eight chairs.
254 Niagara Street Map
Mon-Wed, Sat: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Thu, Fri: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Sun: Closed
Book Now

Garrison’s in F&O

Our smaller, two-chair location at the back of Frank and Oak on Queen West.
735 Queen Street West Map
Mon: Closed
Tue - Sat: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Sun: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Book Now

Our Team

Every great haircut that leaves our shops starts with these people right here. It’s that simple. These are our soldiers who sweat blood to keep Torontonian men handsome, without whom we’d still be an idea, and not a reality. Our barbers work hard for you, so take a minute or two to get to know them.

Marie Rainsford

Marie is a dynamic, creative talent from Limerick Ireland that has spent nearly a decade continuously learning and perfecting her craft. Technically trained, she loves working with clients to help them create a look that works day to day but also enjoys the challenge of developing more high style looks.

David Malone

After leaving his native Ireland in 2017, David came to Toronto with  years of barbering experience and an iron will in tow. Good thing, too, because there isn’t a single style he won’t tackle. We like that, and that he sounds like Conor McGregor when he speaks.

Vi Bui

Vi’s got an uncanny ability to take hair trends from the world of fashion then apply them to our clients who hate comfort zones, endowing them with confidence at the same time. She’s also great at making leather accessories, like wallets. Ask her about that.

Drew Loughrin

A four-year veteran at our shop, Drew’s not one to talk much, but he doesn’t have to — his impeccable fading and scissor work does all of it for him. Pick his brain about Nintendo games. You might learn a cheat code or two.

Evan Cicciarella

Fact: This guy’s been cutting lids since he was 14-years-old. And he started out by working in his parents’ garage, charging his friends $10 a cut (plus a beer). Not bad, huh? Don’t play him in golf, though. He may destroy you. Do pick his brain about fashion, he’s a sucker for it.

Gavin Freney

Gavin’s got 10+ plus years of hairstyling experience, and he trained at Peter Mark, Ireland’s longest running hair salon chain. He can also give you bartender-level advice that always makes sense, just like in the movies. That’s if you need it. One of the best in town at tapering.

Josh Geniole

Josh honed his skills apprenticing at the renowned Truefitt & Hill barbershop on Bay Street, and he’s been cutting hair for the past six years. So, he’s good. But to get the best out of him, book Josh for a wet shave. With straight razor skills like his, you’ll never want to do it yourself again.

Rich Jansen

Rich once worked a boring government job that made the creative in him miserable. So he ditched the IT life for the barbering one, enrolling in Aveda’s Toronto Hair Institute before snagging an apprenticeship with us in 2017. He hasn’t looked back since.

Brayden Simpson

A senior-level barber (and once apprentice under Heather Wenman, one of the continent’s top hairstylists), Brayden mans our smaller, two-chair location inside of Frank and Oak’s Queen Street West shop. He’s also an integral part of our senior team, and a big, proud, sci-fi geek. .

Jared Quast

With top-shelf tonsorial skills matched only by his impenetrable stoicism, this Melbournian isn’t just a fine barber — he’s our shop manager. When Jared’s not cutting men’s hair, he’s likely watching a Liverpool FC game while pulling out his own. That, or he’d be making his own sea salt spray.

Alex Berry

Our Master Barber, Alex cut his teeth at a barbershop-meets-salon in Bradford, Ontario. He then came to Garrison’s not long after we opened in 2011, and he’s been our leader (and beer shotgunning champion) to this day.

How To Talk Barber

Ever wondered what a “number two” or a “taper” meant? Here, a few key terms you should know to get just the cut you want.

Fade

For short cuts, where the sides and back meet seamlessly with the top. Starts as quite short at the base of the neck, then gradually lengthens while going upward to the temple.

Number One

Refers to the clipper grade, or how short you want the barber to go. The lower the number, the more cropped the cut (ours go from four to zero).

A little off the top

Another way of saying “just a trim.” Bear in mind that said trim will be relative to the rest of your hair’s length. Applies to shorter cuts.

Texturize

A technique used to leave the top of the hair thicker and more layered, rather than flat and thinned out.

Nape

This is the back of your neck, and the hairline there should always be kept tidy, whether that means a defined hairline or natural fade.

Fringe

Also known as bangs, this is that bit of lengthy hair that grows over the forehead, effectively covering it. Fringes are usually swept to one side.

Layer

A technique in which a barber cuts hair such that it appears more voluminous, and layered (hence the term). Our barbers do this by employing impeccable work with their scissors.

Arch

The space behind your ears where your hairline forms an upward curve. This part should be kept as natural as possible — not too high, not too low.

Taper

A taper leaves no visible hair lines at the nape, only a gradual fade that goes from cropped at the top to barely visible at the bottom of your nape.

Disconnected

When the top of your hair is starkly contrasted by the sides and back via a clear line rather than a fade, we call this a “disconnection.”

Choppy

“Choppy” refers to a desired texture, which, when achieved, resembles a nonchalant, messy look.

Crown

Your crown is at the top of your head and near the back, where your hair growth starts out as a slight swirl.