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Email:
info@eclecticrevival.com

Telephone:
+1 (416) 766-5500

Address:
3075 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M6P 1Z5

 

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Store Hours

Mon – by appointment
Tue – by appointment
Wed – 11:00am - 5:00pm
Thu – 11:00am - 6:00pm
Fri – 11:00am - 6:00pm
Sat – 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sun – CLOSED

Media

Check here to find out the latest Eclectic Revival news and other media coverage.

Toronto Standard Interviews Peter Breese from Eclectic Revival

Posted on Tuesday, 07 June 2011

Eclectic's very own Peter Breese

Eclectic's very own Peter Breese talks with Toronto Standard and discusses what he looks for in an antique light fixture.

Eclectic Revival Spotlight in the National Post

Posted on Thursday, 27 January 2011

Retail Therapy: Eclectic Revival’s light bulb moment

I wouldn’t’ recommend reading Freedom by the diffuse glow of a vintage Chevy headlight, but it sure looks good on a coffee table.

Last year, lighting dealer Peter Breese recalls, he told his wife, “that’s it, after this year we’re done.” Prized antique finds like an obverse- and reverse-painted table lamp, executed on an amber blank so that the sunset appeared that much more golden ($4,000), and a 1920s Classique lamp ($2,495) were gathering dust.

At around the same time, Breese started tinkering with a four-arm cluster light he’d found in a corner of his Junction store, Eclectic Revival. The store basement is a warehouse of orphaned components because, “like most dealers,” Breese says, “it’s like a disease. It’s like women with shoes, or for some guys it’s car parts.” He scavenged some sockets, screwed a few reproduction Edison bulbs in (without shades, to show off the decorative amber filament), hung it in the window and turned it on.

It sold almost immediately...

The Junction in the Globe and Mail

Posted on Thursday, 27 January 2011

The Globe and Mail

Anybody who meandered through the Junction Arts Festival a few weeks ago could see immediately that the people who live in this west-end triangle have a heartfelt connection to the ‘hood...

Junction Featured in Recycling Featurette on YourHome.ca

Posted on Tuesday, 07 June 2011

The Junction Streetscape

Excerpt from Trash Talk: Repurposing and recycling in the Junction on YourHome.ca

• Eclectic Revival , 3075 Dundas St. W.: Peter Breese, in the Junction for seven years, specializes in antique lighting and repairs. Like Rawlinson, he found that antiques don’t appeal to young buyers so he unleashed his creative energy and began making custom pieces. “As you know, the buzzwords these days are reclaim, repurpose and recycle,” he says. “What’s become quite hot at the moment, is that industrial look. That’s been my inspiration.”

Edward Steichen and Eclectic Revival in Eye Weekly

Posted on Thursday, 27 January 2011

Eye Weekly

“Steichenize” a pose or a room with a luminaire: Steichen’s dramatic play of shadows and light emphasized the mystique of haute couture and Hollywood. Art Deco table lamp, $275.

The Junction and Eclectic Revival in the National Post

Posted on Thursday, 27 January 2011

Posted Toronto

Walking past Eclectic Revival, it’s the modern industrial chandelier in the window that beckons. Turns out owner Peter Breese made it himself, out of vintage copper tubing and reproduction Edison bulbs ($650). He’s had the shop for seven years (he was previously a lamp wholesaler) and can recite the provenance and historic significance of each and every lamp, shade and chandelier he’s restored and retrofit in the shop...

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