Our Story


It all started in 2014...

when the idea of Cigar Company + Gentlemen’s Barbershop was born. From the first moment the concept began to take shape, the foundation was rooted in offering a customer experience that was bench-marked against leaders from various industries. Examining the void that existed in the southern-Ontario led to years of planning on which, May 27th 2017 the company first opened its doors

The culmination of experts, enthusiasts, friends, professional contacts, and local community have contributed to the evolution of this business. Orion Armstrong, founding partner has been an involved member of the cigar community for over two decades and a successful entrepreneur in other areas such as commercial real estate and wholesale printing. Fellow founding partner, Aymen Eldardiry is resident non-cuban expert and has been a cigar aficionado for more than a decade. Aymen has a successful background in the printing and design industries. Long-time friend of both men, partner Emad Chibli, upon returning to Toronto from working in offshore-banking in Bermuda is an expert in all things cigars and has worked in printing industry.  In early 2016, the three men, found what ended up becoming the fourth partner in the venture, Adrian James, co-owner of a successful barbershop and consultant within the Fintech space.

The four gentlemen have spent countless hours refining the business model to ensurethat customers receive the royal treatment when they visit the shop. This is how the motto, "feel royal" was conceived.

Our goal is to continually redefine a unique yet traditional service model which has seemed to have been lost in our modern age.