The Parkdale Brass Story

The Parkdale Brass Story

Photo courtesy of Carlos Moscat


If you’ve made it this far, you’ve most likely found Parkdale Brass on the hunt for brass or metal pipes. As a company in the Canadian cannabis space, which grows larger every day, we value not only quality and craftsmanship but also that personal touch. We often get asked to share our story with others in the community and thought we would do so here as well. Parkdale Brass may be a small company, but it is rooted in a love for Toronto, community, and respect for the plant. Read on to learn more about our company’s backstory.

Where We Come From

Our founder, Shawn Santiago, is a Filipino Canadian born and raised in Toronto, Canada. Hailing from the historic neighbourhood of Parkdale, the web developer and entrepreneur’s love for the vintage aesthetic and 20th-century design was fueled by his roots. As a leisurely stoner, he champions rest and relaxation in his smoke sessions and loves enjoying a full-bodied smoke. Upon noticing a lack of brass pipes on the market, Shawn decided to design his own as a solid alternative to ceramic and glass smokeware. In 2019, he decided to take the next step with his passion project, and Parkdale Brass was born.

Who We Are

Parkdale Brass provides high-quality, sleek, and 20th century inspired smoking pipes that are rugged and can withstand the ups and downs of day-to-day life. Driven by the desire to pay homage to the style and quality of smoke wear of the past, we create pipes with attention to detail and subtle sophistication. Our designs combine quality and durability, offering long-lasting cannabis accessories that are timeless With brass as our main ingredient, we create resilient and durable accessories that are perfect for your real-life smoke sessions wherever they may be.

What We Do

At Parkdale Brass, we pride ourselves on producing metal smoking pipes that uphold our ideals of quality and craftsmanship. With our accessories, you can always count on:

  • High-Quality Smokeware: Design and craftsmanship that won’t let you down. We strive to provide high-quality metal smoking pipes that deliver an elegant and unique experience unlike any other you’ve had before.
  • Medical-Grade Brass: Don’t let the shine fool you, our chrome-plated brass is also extremely durable and can stand the test of time without breaking or shattering. Also, the plating makes this metal completely safe to use and non-toxic, as well. 
  • Functionality: The Brockton Mk2 features a modular body that is completely deconstructible for cleaning and also for attaching to future models. Furthermore, it has a magnetic lid that seals to protect your flower and a large bowl that lights from the bottom saving your finger (and hair) from being burnt.
  • Upgraded Smoke Sessions: You deserve products that match your lifestyle. We create exceptional smokeware with innovative design and undeniable style. Our products breathe life back into the ritual of smoking. Parkdale Brass fuses functionality and elegance to create exceptional cannabis accessories for those looking for luxurious smoke. 

Time to Enjoy

Want to know more about Parkdale Brass? Shoot us an email at, and we’ll be happy to answer any of your questions. If you are searching for more pipe or cannabis education and information, check out the other articles on the Parkdale Brass blog. For more infographics and tips, head to our Instagram. Visit the Parkdale Brass shop and check out our rugged brass pipes!





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