Large Bright West End Studio Space
JULY 2021 UPDATE; 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 5. 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:)
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.
WINDOWS AND SUNSET
The windows are west facing, and the studio receives natural light all day, with direct sunlight during sunset hours. Located on the top floor, HIGHWATER is the optimal location for natural light and sunset!
GEAR AND PROPS
Ideal for photography, the space includes a selection of lighting equipment and props. Perfect for portraits, groups, and product/branding photography.
- 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 and 9 foot backdrops (If you need a specific colour, please inquire at least 72 hours in advance to ensure we have it!) Seamless is $6 per foot for anything that needs to be cut off afterwards
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!
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
Rental time represents the time you will be accessing the studio; you may enter 5 minutes before rental time, and exit 5 minutes after the rental period ends. If you will need more time to set up or tear down, please consider extending your booking.
If during your rental you think you will need to extend your time its not a problem - just call the host! Their number is on the board in the studio.
***There is a minimum $75 fee for leaving the studio in disarray, dirty, or not ready for the next guest. It's better to book a bit of extra time to ensure you are able to tear down and tidy
*** If the curtains are removed and not replaced there is a minimum $100 fee
ACCESSIBILITY & PARKING
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. Yes, it says for clients only, no more than 2 hours, but full day parking is 100% okay!
*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 March 2021)
Cleaning Fee: $25
Minimum Booking: 2 hours
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No smoking inside
Awesome space. Decorated beautifully with tons of natural light. Will definitely be using it again in the future!
Lindsay's space was perfect for the lookbook photoshoot I did. The loft itself is even better in person – so much space, very clean, and had a variety of furniture & prop-like items that we're very handy. And there is air conditioning which completely saved us. Lindsay was very kind and easy to communicate with, overall. Would definitely book again!
The space worked great for the small setup I was using for a portrait. It was also clean which I appreciated. Lindsay was easy to contact and everything went smooth. I would use this space again.
Not quite as advertised.
Hi Joel! Please let us know if anything that was inconsistent with the photos or expectations. We did just install a movable wall and a new giant plant, and will be updating photos this week. Would love to know what we can do make it easier for guests to prepare for their visit
It was a great space. There is now a fake wall where the red couch was in the photos but it wasn't a problems for us. Lindsay answers questions quickly. Will use this space again!
The space was great and what I needed for the project! Thanks Lindsay!
This space was perfect for our photoshoot. It had everything we needed for our shoot which made preparation and set up so much easier for us. Lindsay was a pleasure to deal with and so helpful with any questions/information we needed. This spot is such great value and great natural lighting for afternoon shoots. Thank you!
It was a pleasure to work in this space. Clean, well planned out and welcoming. Lindsay was very easy to communicate with and answered questions in a timely manner. I look forward to booking this space again.
Great experience, Lindsay was very helpful and the space was beautiful.
Lindsay was an amazing host and the space was fantastic! Looking forward to booking again!
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