Garrisons By The Park Barbershop

Garrison’s on Niagara

Our 6-chair flagship store in the heart of West Queen West. Follow us for updates @garrisonsbarbershop. Stay Safe.
254 Niagara Street Map
Mon-Wed: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Thu, Fri: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Sat: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sun: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Book Now

Garrison’s on Niagara

Our 6-chair flagship store in the heart of West Queen West. Follow us for updates @garrisonsbarbershop. Stay Safe.
254 Niagara Street Map
Mon-Wed: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Thu, Fri: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Sat: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sun: 10:00am – 6:00pm
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.


Born in Canada and raised in Portugal, Michel is meticulous, skilled and charming. Can be seen taking a leisurely bike ride to Niagara Falls and back.   Who does that??

Josh B (JB)

Meet Josh B., the newest member of the Garrison’s team. Hailing from Aurora, Josh has spent the last three years developing his love of barbering and can’t imagine doing anything else..well except skateboarding. He’s got a mean fade but can also take care of those waves on top. You won’t be disappointed.


Patrick, a personal trainer who discovered a love of barbering and became a licensed pro for over 10 years. Skilled with scissor and clipper work, no cut is outside of this veteran’s wheelhouse. Hobbies:  health, sustainable living and beer!


A Port Hope girl with big dreams! She originally wanted to do hair/makeup for films but after hair school she fell in love with the craft and forgot about movies! After 5 years in a salon she has a new passion for barbering!


Josh honed his skills apprenticing at the renowned Truefitt & Hill barbershop on Bay Street, and he’s been cutting hair for almost a decade. Book a wet shave to experience his skills first hand. With straight razor skills like his, you’ll never want to do it yourself again. Niagara Mon-Fri


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.


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.


A  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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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