Toronto Photo Studio & Event Space


81 Reviews

About

We are a boutique loft style photography studio rental space in Toronto available for your next photo shoot, video shoot, private event, workshop, or even workshops and seminars! DM for more info.

★ For faster service WHEN INQUIRING, send the following:

1. Request to BOOK, fill in the times and dates for faster bookings.
2. What is your intended use of our loft? (see USES & RATES)
3. How many people do you plan to have in our loft at any given time?
4. Average age of attendees?
5. Demographic (i.e. university students / young professionals / commercial film crew)
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Note: This is NOT the place to throw your wild parties. This event is NOT for parties. Private functions are ok, but not parties.

Also note: During special COVID-19 notice: we are not able to host more than 12 people in the space due to COVID regulations while still maintaining the 6' appropriate social distancing measure. So please NO MORE than 12 people due to coronavirus. Thanks!
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★ WE HAVE TWO ROOMS: THE MAIN STUDIO & THE BLANCA ROOM

Want to rent our Blanca Room? Add $100 +tax to the rental rate. Our Blanca Room is usually themed though, and the themed decor is not to be removed so please ask us what our current theme is!
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★ USES & RATES*:

*The displayed rate is for CREATIVE USE during the DAY, and does not include the applicable 13% tax. Daytime is considered 6am to 9pm. Additional fees apply for times and uses outside these scopes. See HOURS for details.

CREATIVE USE:
- Photography
- Photography workshops and tutorials
- Actor self tapes / audition tapes
- Yoga sessions, and workshops
- YouTube videos & makeup tutorials
- Personal video project with less than 5 total people on set.
- Not sure if your project falls in this category? Just request to book and send us your information!

FILM & COMMERCIAL USE (request quote):
- Film / TV / Broadcasting / PR
- Music videos
- Corporate workshops
- Commercials
- Popup shops

EVENTS** (request quote):
- Private functions
- Events & mixers
- Gatherings
- Box socials

**(see RULES below)
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★ HOURS:

We're typically open from 6am - 9pm. Have an event and want to book us past close? Just ask, we're flexible. Duration: 3 hours is the minimum booking amount. We also only book on the hour, not the half hour. So yes to 9am-12pm, but not to 9:30-12:30.
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★ KEY FEATURES:

- Hard loft.
- 14 foot high ceilings.
- 3 Massive South-facing windows. Lots of daylight.
- 1000 sq.feet pecan laminate floor
- Sheer curtains for light diffusion, and velvet black-out drapes
- Big & bright WHITE light makeup and hair vanity accommodates 2 models at a time
- Kitchenette w. mini-fridge, microwave, and toaster oven (use of stove/big oven permitted for extra fee)
- Bluetooth speaker (beneath the TV)
- High-speed guest WiFi
- White leather couch & white leather love seat
- White & Black 4' x 8' v-flats / reflector panels
- Sandbags & backdrop clips
- Multiple coloured backdrops ($7/foot)
- Coat rack, and place to take off outdoor shoes
- Cute patio lights on the ceiling
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★ STUDIO APPEARANCE:

Sometimes we add things, or take things away and don't have time to photograph the new addition, so if there's something in particular you need from the pictures, please ask if we have it.
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★ RENT OUR LIGHTS & GEAR:

1. Electric Blue LED, Neon & UV Blacklights (glowing picture frame and LED strips)
RENTABLE for $60 if you book this feature before your party date. Otherwise it's $100+tax if booked on the day of. Must be sent immediately via etransfer should you decide to rent them at a later date.

2. For photography rentals, have professional studio lighting equipment available (brand: Paul C Buff). These are billed via eTransfer AFTER you have confirmed your booking.

Plus the applicable 13% tax.
- $100 for the first light. Includes light & stand, 2 triggers, and access to modifiers (i.e. softbox, umbrella, etc.)
- $50 / second light & stand.
- $50 / third light & stand.

+ Also we have multiple coloured backdrops for photoshoots which are billable at $7/foot for whatever is stepped on or touches the ground and then needs to be cut off.

3. Studio assistant: if you need help for your photoshoot we can offer you a studio assistant at the rate of $99+HST per hour. Minimum 3 hour booking.
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★ ABOUT:

We are a Toronto photography studio which primarily specializes in renting space to photographers, videographers, producers, makeup artists for makeup workshops, and other artists, but we do frequently host private party rentals, upscale events for corporate clients as well as private events for birthdays, reunions, or family gatherings. If your intended usage of the space is unlisted, please feel welcome to contact us to see if we can host you! Please note, we have video surveillance in place to prevent loss, damage, and otherwise destructive behaviour. Your privacy is important to us and therefore we do not share any of the footage captured on the premises, but if this makes you uncomfortable or you require us to sign a non-disclosure we are more than happy to do so!


Available Hours


Prices

Hourly: $79/hour
Daily: $499/day
Weekly: not available
Monthly: not available
Security Deposit: $499
Minimum Booking: 1 hour

pricing guarantee
Cancellation protection up to 48-hours + $2,000,000 Host Insurance

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Amenities

WiFi
Shelves
Natural Light
Fitting Room
Security System
Lighting
Electricity
Parking
Tables
Bathroom
Basic Kitchen
Fitness Friendly
Elevator
Speakers
Chairs
Air Conditioning
Heating
Storage
Kitchen
Wheelchair Accessible
Catering Allowed
Ground Floor
Alcohol Permitted
Commercial Kitchen
Outdoor Space
Projector

Rules

Alcohol permitted

Catering allowed

✖︎ RESTRICTIONS:

- Minimum age to book is 25. You must provide ID to verify.
- All event rentals MUST have a private guestlist. You are NOT allowed to host events open to the general public. Only to your peer group.
- NO DJs or bringing your own speakers. We have a noise capacity in order to be courteous neighbours, so we included our own speakers into the rental. For this reason, we DO NOT ALLOW any outside speakers in our space. Noise complaint fines are issued by the city of Toronto and are $500.
- Failure to respect this will result in police being called by neighbours.
- Venue is suitable for up to 30 people.
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✖︎ A FEW SIMPLE RULES, PLEASE:

1. Indoor shoes only (or shoes off). Heels for women = OK if wiped down at the door.
2. Keep the door closed at all times.
3. Office & upstairs are strictly off-limits.
4. CAREFUL with the curtains (my mama made them!)
- No food or drinks near the curtains or on windowsills.
- Do not touch curtains if you've handled glitter, baby oil, or shimmer, etc. Stay away from curtains, they're very expensive to clean and irreplaceable (mom made them!)
5. Never let anyone you don't know into the studio, regardless of who they say they are. Managers: Daniel & Sariena are OK to enter, but ask for ID to ensure they are who they say they are.
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✖︎ CLEANING:

- We do NOT charge cleaning fees.
- Why? - Cleaning is very expensive and costs a lot of money, so we'll save you the fees and us the hassle of trying to schedule it right after your event. Please leave the space CLEANER than you found it. Put everything back where you found it, and before leaving please sweep the floor for the sake of the next guest. You must also take out all of your own garbage and leave a fresh garbage bag inside of our bin for the next renter.
- If someone spills a drink, please immediately mop it up (and use some water if it was a sticky drink spill). It's SUPER hard to clean sticky floors, so please be responsible.
- What happens if you leave the space in a dirty and untidy, and therefore un-rentable condition? A $249 minimum cleaning fee (+$150 more for a deep clean to cover the floors). This rarely happens, as most people at least put in the spirit of trying to keep the space tidy. Uneasy about something when you first arrive? Send us pictures of what's wrong, ASAP so we know YOU didn't do it / break it.
- Either take all of your garbage with you, or dump it in the designated dumpster. Do NOT leave it outside on the sidewalk or inside the building or unit. Failure to respect this rule is a $200 claim against your security deposit.
- ZERO smoking inside, if you are caught smoking ANYTHING inside, you'll be forcibly removed, and charged a $500 cleaning fee, NO EXCEPTIONS.


Photos


Location


5.0

Akshay

October 2020

The space looks amazing and is super clean!

Chelsey & Daniel's Response:

Thank you Akshay it was a joy to host you!

Sophie

September 2020

Daniel was a great host - very accommodating and attentive. He was always available to answer any questions I had and was able to accommodate to any special requests we had.

Chelsey & Daniel's Response:

Thanks Sophie we loved having you!

taneng

July 2020

Great spot great host

Bayan

June 2020

The host was amazing! Very friendly, understanding and professional. Also respectful for personal or privacy issues and tries his best to make the booking/viewing process of the event very easy. He was very accommodating and puts the place and guests at top priority.

Chelsey & Daniel's Response:

We love you Bayan 😍 thank you!!!!

tyrone

March 2020

The Space was fantastic definitely surpassed my expectations and daniel and sariena was awesome, everything ran smooth definitely looking to host another event this summer. Overall my birthday experience here as AMAZING! Thank you again Sariena & Daniel!

Chelsey & Daniel's Response:

Much love my friend hope to have you back again soon!

Sasha

March 2020

This is a wonderful space for photography. There are so many options for different backgrounds and lighting. Daniel and Sariena were also really great at answering all our questions. And it's in a really great neighbourhood to boot. 5 stars!

Chelsey & Daniel's Response:

Wow so honoured to have hosted you. Thank you so much for the kind words a billion blessings to you and your fam. We are excited to have you back 🙏🙏

Christine

March 2020

The space was amazing and Daniel and Sariena were a pleasure to deal with. Super helpful and kind hosts! Looking forward to using this space for future events!

Sidrah

March 2020

Sariena and Daniel are amazing. Such kind, understanding and thoughtful hosts. I had my 25th birthday party here and everyone loved the space. I really can't wait to come back!

Akhil

February 2020

Daniel was super easy to get in touch with and was super accommodating. I used the space to propose to my girlfriend and everything went as perfect as it could have gone. A beautiful space that is both rustic and unique - whether you need a space to shoot or do something creative - this studio is the place and Daniel is THAT guy - makes sense for calling it THAT Toronto Studio. Thanks again!

Chelsey & Daniel's Response:

Thanks Algol you rock!

Kalyn

January 2020

Cool spot!


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