Our goal– to put Canada at the top of the list of countries producing the best frames

We see a “Made in Canada” label as a badge of honour one we’re proud to contribute to and want others to know about. If you support the Made-in-Canada movement, we invite you to look into our brand N49° Eyewear.

The name N49° Eyewear comes from the 49th parallel

Not only is N49° Eyewear Canadian brand and produced in Canada, it also has each model named after Canadian towns, places or cities, reflecting the diversity of the inhabitants and range from sophisticated urban locales to more laid-back municipalities. As each city has its own unique personality, N49° Eyewear offers something for every type of wear to explore. We've carefully selected the names for our models of towns, places or cities because each one features something spectacular that you can't find anywhere else in the country — or possibly even the world.

True Canadian history

Many years of collaboration between an Optician, a Designer, and an Engineer. Professionals investing their combined knowledge to create a new concept and a factory in Toronto, Canada with a simple name Canadian Frame Company.

For many years, we are have wanted to bring to market something new and different and solve an industry dilemma: A designer's creation is not always what an engineer can produce. What an engineer produces will not necessarily look good to the designer. What the designer and the engineer produce, may not be what an optician actually needs!

Years of research and development have been invested into a cutting-edge production line running on an amazing level of 5-axis technology. Producing a level of quality not previously seen in the market.

Our peculiarities in manufacturing

Using the latest CAD-CAM software and technology allows us to optimize and ensure the highest accuracy and symmetry.

Unique CNC technology to make complete temples on one machine. Milling and core shooting are done at the same time, whic makes the temples very accurate.

Production of the frames on 5-axis milling equipment.

All of this would not be possible without our team

The company’s founders are professionals who are experts in their industries.

Our engineer has multiple degrees and in-depth knowledge of many types of production, engineering and CNC machining. His professional biography includes work on nuclear and hydropower plants, and in Aerospace Engineering.

Our optician has been in the Canadian eyewear industry since 1986. He is not only an optician but also a skilled lab tech and has extensive experience in optical retail.

One of our designers has been studying frame design under top French designer Pascal Lacotte ( 7 times Gold Silmo winner) and is now applying these skills to our frame production.

Another designer has designed and overseen the development of many major frame collections for the past 25 years, most recently for Kreuzbergkinder Eyewear.

Another designer has designed and overseen the development of many major frame collections for the past 25 years, most recently for Kreuzbergkinder Eyewear.