Toronto Photo Studio & Event Space


96 Reviews

About

We are a furnished event space in Toronto, perfect for your next photo shoot, video shoot, private event, yoga or meditation session, or even workshops and seminars! Wanna know if we can host you? Just DM us!
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★ WHEN INQUIRING, you'll receive faster service if you:

1. Request to book with your desired times for an accurate quote.
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 and demographic? (i.e. university students / young professionals / commercial film crew)

Note: This is NOT the place to throw wild frat parties. Private functions are ok, but wild parties are not, and if partying without permission you will immediately be evicted without refund upon discovery.
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★ WE HAVE TWO ROOMS: THE MAIN STUDIO & THE BLANCA ROOM
Want to also rent our Blanca Room? Add $200 to the rental rate. Our Blanca Room is all white and about 200sqft.
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★ USES & RATES*
*The displayed rate is for CREATIVE USE for an 8-hour DAY (anytime from 6am-9pm), and does not include the applicable 13% tax. Additional fees apply for different uses and times outside this scope. See below 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 for an instant quote!

FILM & COMMERCIAL USE (request quote):
- Film / TV / Broadcasting / Publicity
- 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 officially open from 6am - 9pm. Have an event and want to book us past close? Just ask, we're flexible on hours when needed, but be mindful that rates are higher on bookings ending past 9pm.

We book on the hour, not the half hour. So yes to 9am-12pm, but not to 9:30-12:30.
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★ INCLUDED WITH EACH RENTAL

FAST WiFi
— 200mbps Rogers, Canada's most reliable network

STYLING
— makeup & hair station (fits 2 subjects & stylists)
— clothing steamer
— 2 clothes racks (1 rolling, 1 fixed)
— modern private washroom & change room

COMFORTS
— Plants (multiple fake plants)
— A/C Air Conditioning & Heating
— Furniture (couches, tables, stools, mirrors, etc.)
— Telescopic folding ladder (use at your own risk)
— Bluetooth speaker
— kitchenette & cups, plates, utensils and filtered water (wash, dry, and put back items)
— V Flats (V Cards); 4 x 8′ (1) Thin white, 4 x 8′ (1) Thin black, 4 x 7′ (2) Silver reflective panels (please handle the v flats with care)

OPTIONAL EXTRAS (added fees)
— Seamless paper backdrops (9' wide) in various colours
— Cool electric blue coloured mood lights (fixed position)
— Warm coloured patio lights on the ceiling with warm soft light + 3 Edison bulbs in front of the wood wall (fixed position)

SPACE AND NATURAL LIGHT FEATURES OF OUR TORONTO PHOTO STUDIO RENTAL
— 1000sqft of Pecan wooden floor
— Sheer diffusing curtains, and
— Blackout drapes (90-95% blackout)
— Abundant natural light all day, with direct sunlight for most of the day
— 3 x massive South-facing loft-style windows (2 in Main Studio, 1 in Blanca room)
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★ STUDIO APPEARANCE
Sometimes we add things, or take things away and just haven't updated the photographs with the new additions, so if there's something in particular you need from the pictures, please ask if we have it to confirm before you book.
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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: $299
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

PROHIBITED ITEMS
Unless otherwise stated, the following are prohibited in our entire studio space (and most likely also in the common areas outside of our unit as well). Kindly read this list carefully, to avoid incurring various clean up or restoration fees.

If you have ANY questions or concerns about whether something is OK or not, kindly call Management to verify. If Management cannot answer your call, it’s best to assume that the answer is “no" until Management states otherwise. Falsely assuming the answer is yes, may lead you to incurring unwanted fees.

For your safety, and the security of the studio, please:
-Keep the studio door closed, at all times.
-Lock up any Equipment and lighting gear back up after you are finished your rental, unless otherwise specified in writing by Management.
-Do not allow any strangers inside the studio without requesting identification from them. If they claim to be the next renter, have them open the door with their own pin code. If they cannot open the door on their own, they are not allowed in.
-Ensure that the studio door is fully closed before you leave. It automatically locks once it is fully closed. (Renter is exclusively liable for full damages incurred as a result of infraction)
-No going in any upstairs area of the studio without Management’s prior written permission.

To keep our air quality high, especially for those with compromised breathing and for as long as COVID-19 is an issue, we ask you to observe the following.

-No haze nor fog machines of any kind. ($500.00 CAD fee for infraction)
-No smoke bombs, especially none with pigments. ($10,000.00 CAD fee for infraction)
-No smoking nor vaping of any kind. ($500.00 CAD fee for infraction)
-No drugs or drug use of any kind. ($500.00 CAD fee for infraction)

To keep our curtains, furniture, walls, and floors clean, we ask that you avoid the following, as they are a concern for stains and/or are extremely difficult to clean. Fees for infractions vary depending on the level of damage caused.

-No dies in any form, including but not limited to powders or liquids
-No body/baby/glamour/sprayable oils
-No body shimmers
-No glitters
-No beverages outside of the kitchen area
-No alcohol or food (if you need an exception to this rule, you must request it in writing)

STANDARDS OF CARE AT THAT TORONTO STUDIO
We don’t automatically charge you a cleaning fee. Cleaning fees are optional during the checkout process. Therefore, in order to keep the space looking presentable for the next client after you, in addition to avoiding needing to pay the cleaning fee, we kindly ask that you:

-Kindly wear only clean, indoor shoes inside of the studio. No shoes allowed in Blanca Room.
-Please move all furniture and items back to the way in which they are arranged in the photos on our website. Place the couch, ottoman, all stools, tables, plants back where they belong.
-Only touch furniture, curtains, and Equipment with clean hands
-Do not attempt to move any of the mirrors, nor the makeup vanity (they’re all bolted to the walls)
-Do not move any plants or garlands which are not situated on the floor. Do not water plants, as they are all fake.
-Kindly ensure that the washroom/changeroom is free of any debris, and that all litter is placed in the garbage bin.
-If anything appears out of place, kindly put it back or if it is rubbish, please remove it.
-If trash bin is overflowing, kindly remove bag when you leave. The dumpster is in the alleyway.
-If you used seamless paper backgrounds, kindly cut off the used portion and throw it out before you leave.
If anything is damaged, please send us a picture as soon as you discover it, and before you use it.
-No events which are open to the general public. All events must have a clear guest list.
-No DJ’s, or bringing your own speakers inside THAT Toronto Studio.
-Minimum age to book is 25 years old. If you need an exception to this, please call us.

We do NOT charge a cleaning fee because we expect YOU to leave the space spotless and in rentable condition for the next guest. Failure to leave the studio in as clean or cleaner condition than in which it was left for you will result in a $250 cleaning fee, and with a punitive charge if it was deemed that you treated the space with negligence and a spirit of disrespect.


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Certified

July 2021

Great communication with the host. Amazing space for both photo or video shoots and even small events. I'd definitely recommend this space to a friend. :)

Daniel's Response:

Thank you!

Rajhaun

July 2021

Everything went well as planned. Would definitely recommend to new renters !

Daniel's Response:

Thanks Rajhaun! We appreciate you!

Najma

July 2021

Daniel was a life saver for me! After struggling to find a place to hold a children's birthday party last minute and many other hosts being hesitant, he took a leap of faith with me despite knowing it could be risky. Daniel is very professional, reliable and flexible. Allowed be to stay extra hours and was quick with responding to my messages. This studio was large enough to hold a bouncy castle and all my guests comfortably. He also offered great advice on how to find the best host on open space. Everyone had a great time and for that I want to say thank you very much! Recommending this studio to everyone I know!!!

Daniel's Response:

Thank you Najma! I was very happy to accommodate your last minute request!

Marc-André

June 2021

Perfect spot for a filmed interview.

Daniel's Response:

Thanks Marc-Andre I appreciate you and glad you were able to film your interview without any issues!

Elena

June 2021

Great location and Daniel is very communicative!

Camelle

May 2021

Daniel was nothing short of amazing. His studio firstly is beautiful! The looks we were able to capture in it were insane. So much versatility and variety for you to work with. Secondly, Daniel's communication is impeccable. He leaves clear and concise instruction all around the studio, however, he was quick to clarify any questions we had. We will forever have our support and business!

Daniel's Response:

Bless your sweet soul, thank you!

Darrell

May 2021

AMAZING space. We got so many looks out of it! Daniel was a pleasure. Would definitely recco!

Daniel's Response:

Thank you!!

Jason

April 2021

Hands down, this was one of the best experiences that I’ve had with a venue booking. Daniel is incredibly responsive, and exceptionally thoughtful—and not just thoughtful as a person, but as a venue host. I say this because he has thought of everything that a customer might need to make their experience seamless. The process to access the studio was straightforward, everything is labelled, instructions are easily accessible, and he has produced videos so you can “see” how to navigate the space as opposed to having to read a lot of information. Gold star, and beautiful space!

Daniel's Response:

I literally have no words 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 thank YOU!!!

Hayley

April 2021

Daniel's space was amazing to work out of! He was extremely professional, communicative and accommodating, will definitely be booking again in the near future!

Daniel's Response:

Thanks Hayley 🙏 it was a real joy hosting you.

Phillip

January 2021

Great space. Daniel was accommodating and easy to communicate with.

Daniel's Response:

Thank you kindly Phillip the pleasure was all mine.


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