Large Bright West End Studio Space

1012 SqFt


130 Reviews

About

February 6th; COVID-19 UPDATE
WE ARE SAFE and OPEN TO SERVE ALL CREATIVES!

Commercial photography is permitted to continue under the new measures. We take safety seriously, and will be renting to groups of no more than 4. All participants, other than models, are asked to wear masks during the duration of the shoot, unless 2 meters distance can be maintained.

All surfaces (tables, knobs, handles, props) will be bleach sanitized after every rental
We have replaced our bathroom and kitchenette hand towels with disposable paper towels
We encourage you to bring your own water bottled/mugs
The building is sanitized daily by cleaning staff.

The studio is contactless check in and out; once booked, you’ll receive information to access a lockbox.

In addition, if you are new to our space we are a low traffic area. The studio is located in a residential neighbourhood, with minimal people on site daily. There is little to no foot traffic in and out of the building, and while in the studio you will be the only ones on site. This will allow you to observe social distancing while on site.

With recent developments in reduced social contact, we hope this gives you and your clients some peace of mind:)

ABOUT HIGHWATER...
Creative collaborative space in a heritage manufacturing building. Large west-facing windows, concrete floors, and open concept make this a perfect space to meet, play, and create.
Tonnes of natural light with the option of black out blinds.
The windows are west facing, and the studio receives natural light all day, with direct sunlight during sunset hours. Located on the top floor, our space maximizes every hour!

Ideal for photography, the space includes a selection of lighting equipment and props. Perfect for portraits, groups, and product/branding photography. Includes:
- 4 light stands
- 1 C stand
- Small and medium reflectors
- 2 plinths (currently one is painted dusty rose, and one is painted mint)
- metal garment rack and small steamer
- Backdrop stands
- Selection of seamless 4 foot backdrops (colours pictured in the photo are always up to date!)
- Tripod
The studio does not include lights, but we have a selection for rental. Please inquire if you think you will need photo lights.

White table for prep and seating.

The space also features a movable wall, currently painted dusty rose; allowing you to create a fully open concept space, or divide the room. The wall is a great feature to control the light and shadows of your project.

Features an in-studio private washroom, kitchenette, kettle and coffeemaker for all the creature comforts (coffee and tea provided!) The building also has parking to make for easy loading and unloading.

The exterior and interior stairwells of the building also make for great backdrops for photo and video. The entire building houses artists and creatives - the perfect hub!

BOOKINGS
Full day bookings are for 8 hours; for bookings of more than 8 hours you will be charged hourly.

Weekends (Saturday and Sunday) are reserved for bookings of 4+ hours

ACCESSIBILITY: This old factory building sadly does not have a functioning elevator and there are 3 flights of stairs

PARKING: Free building parking is located on the east side of the building

*We love our space, and ask that you leave it how you found it. If you have any feedback on what would make it better, don't hesitate to let us know.
*All photos are current, and were updated in January 2021)


Available Hours


Prices

Hourly: $50/hour
Daily: $380/day
Weekly: $1,800/week
Monthly: $5,500/month
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $25
Minimum Booking: 2 hours

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

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Amenities

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

Rules

Catering allowed

Alcohol permitted

No smoking inside


Photos


Location


5.0

Diamantt

September 2020

Amazing location. Lindsay was more than accommodating. Will definitely book here again!!!

Tara

September 2020

Lindsay was incredible to coordinate and communicate with. She was quick to respond and very helpful. We enjoyed using the space and will do so in the future.

Rebecca

September 2020

It was a pleasure shooting in this space! Lindsay was accommodating and communicative. Would definitely love to shoot here again.

QNTM

September 2020

Overall, the place was really fun to shoot in. It was somewhat in disrepair when we got in. But nonetheless we we're still able to get most of what we needed to get done! However, some of what is advertised wasn't readily available, I think Lindsay might need to update some of those photos. We also ran into a communication problem. Lindsay was out of town across the country shooting a personal project (-3hr difference in timezone). With that, it was pretty difficult for us to communicate with her. As a result we had some inquiries that weren't promptly attended to, which left us on our own to figure matters out. Lindsay seems like a really busy person, so in the future I'd suggest hiring an assistant to help communicate with paying customers and clients!

Lindsay's Response:

Thanks for the honest feedback! I always remind renters to read the full description before entering, as it includes my phone number, where I can be reached anytime. My personal number is also written on the white board in the space. I hear ya on the communication when using This Open Space, since there isn't an app and the messages come in Ivia email - I received your message about needing more time 2 days after your rental! That's not in anyway your fault, but a fault of the platform. This is why I always provide my personal number, since the messaging platform is inconsistent. You're totally right about the assistant, I should have provided you with their number as well, since I was out of town:)

Lauren

September 2020

I would highly recommend! Lindsay was super easy to communicate with and very helpful with answering any of my questions. The space was very clean and perfect for the shoot. Thank you Lindsay :)

Eric

August 2020

Great space and Lindsay's super friendly and very helpful if needed.

Kimal

August 2020

Beautiful space with the best afternoon/evening sunlight I’ve ever seen!

Albert

August 2020

Super great space! Lindsay was a thoughtful host and easy to communicate with. She left the AC on for us prior to the booking time so it wouldn't be sweltering inside which was very much appreciated as the day was a scorcher. Would love to book her space again!

Anika

August 2020

Lindsay was very nice, and easy to talk to. I had a pleasant time working in her studio. Everything was as I expected. Would recommend her studio!

Natalie

August 2020

I love working in Linday's space! Lindsay is super responsive and very accommodating. Her studio is a dream to shoot in and her props make for some really fun, creative shots. Can't wait to shoot there again!


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