Downtown Toronto Studio For Photoshoots

Leslieville - Toronto, ON

5 Reviews

Private Space
1000 SqFt
20 People

Production, Meetings

Events, Retail


Our newly renovated studio is a clean, bright, open space located in Downtown Toronto's studio district. We are available for photoshoots, video projects and workshops. A professional studio space featuring 14' high ceilings, access to a large freight elevator (6000 lbs weight limit) and large 9' x 15' north facing windows. With beautiful northern exposure filling the space, we are the perfect location for natural light photography.

Weekdays (Mon-Fri)

• 4hrs: $200 • 8hrs: $299

• Each additional hour is $50

• Each additional person past 8 is $20

Weekends (Sat-Sun)

• 4hrs: $240 • 8hrs: $350

• Each additional hour is $60

Steamer & Clothing Rack

Kitchenette with Microwave

Stereo Sound System with AUX

Heavy-Duty Utility Cart

Makeup & Hair Station

Large Freight Elevator

Client Lounge Area

Unlimited Wifi Use

2 x Aliens Bee Flash heads

1 Alien Bee Beauty dish

2 x Speedotron heads

1 x Speedotron Power Pack

1 Speedotron Beauty Dish

9″ Speedotron Reflector

V Flats (2 black, 2 white)

2 x Midsize Umbrellas

1 Manfrotto Super Boom

1 x Large Octagon

1 x Large Umbrella

3 x Pocket Wizard

14 x Light stands

4 in 1 Reflector

1 Extension cord

Super Clamps

12 x Sandbags

1 Large Ladder

1 Step Stool


We stock a wide selection of seamless paper rolls (Approx. 26) for use during your booking. Rates for seamless paper usage is as follows:

• $10 setup fee per roll to use as portrait background

• + $5 for every foot that touches the floor or gets damaged

• Seamless papers are to be measured and paid for through This Open Space via security deposit or added to your quote prior to accepting offer

• Muslin backdrops are also available upon request at $40 each per booking. Please message for further details.

Downtown Toronto | 20 Leslie St. M4M 3L4 | Second floor Unit # 215 | Buzz codes 1215 -or- 9215

• Free parking on the west side of the building or meter parking on Mosley St

• Steps away from Starbucks, Loblaws, Wendy's, Tim Hortons + An array of eateries on Queen St East.

• Canadian Tire, Shoppers Drugmart and Banks are located across the street

• Moments away from the beaches and Woodbine beach shore


Amenities & Features

Air Conditioning
Wheelchair Accessible
Security System


Hourly: $50/hour
Daily: $299/day
Weekly: $1,884/week
Monthly: $7,176/month
Security Deposit: $500
Cleaning Fee: $45
Minimum Booking: 4 hours

View Cancellation Policy (full refund within 24 hours)


Catering allowed

Can be rented till late at night

Weddings allowed

Furniture can be rearranged

Alcohol permitted

Terms & Conditions

No smoking anywhere on premises. Limit of 8 people for photo or video shoots (unless arranged with management ahead of time or if guest arrivals are staggered throughout the day). It's an additional $20 per person after the 8 person limit.


• Please arrive no sooner than 5mins prior to your booking time. If you are running late, let us know as soon as possible if you'll require additional time

• We have a no-shoes policy inside our space. Please inform your guests ahead of time and upon arrival to avoid extra cleanup at the end of your booking

• Kindly hang all coats on hooks located near the entrance and place shoes under the bench to avoid tripping hazards at the main door


• Allow at least 20-30mins (depending on production) for cleanup towards the end of your booking to reset studio to the state it was found upon arrival

• We are happy to assist in putting away the lighting equipment and stands ~ However, backdrops & V Flats may only be handled by Inkast Studio staff

• Renter is mainly required to put away borrowed tables or chairs and clean any mess or debris left on the floor, makeup area, table tops & counter tops

• If you require more time and the studio is not booked after your allotted time-frame, overtime is charged at $50/hr. Please inquire to confirm if an extension may be arranged. Note: Our max. booking time frame is 12hrs at a time.


• Inkast Studio and Saichel Developments Inc. will not be held liable for any incidents, accidents or injuries that occur anywhere in the building, or on the studio premises during your rental period

• The Renter agrees to leave the studio in the condition it was found, or a minimum of $50 cleaning fee will be assessed prior to your departure

• Studio furniture such as the couch, round side table, vases or plants are not to be re-arranged in any way  

• Water element shoots are restricted in the studio unless previously arranged with studio manager 

• Any damages incurred to equipment, studio or studio belongings is solely the responsibility of the renter

• The renter is responsible to cover damage costs prior to departure via cash, EMT or credit card

• We do not permit alcohol or smoking in the studio or anywhere on the building premises 

• Renters are required to pay $20 per additional attendee past the 8 count limit 

• All booking dates are transferrable without fee within one week's notice

• Late reschedule requests (

Protected by $2,000,000 Host Insurance

Every booking on thisopenspace includes liability coverage, at no additional cost.


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5 Reviews


September 2017

Sherlyn was helpful and attentive. Studio was clean, organized, and it had very beautiful lighting


June 2017

The studios space was beauty and even better than I thought from the photos! The room is amazing for filming with lots of natural light as it is north facing with only a bit of direct light towards the end of the day which is managed by board you could use to block or just work with it! The studio also offers many lights for photography but there isn't anything specifically for video but I was told this would be coming soon. Overall this space is perfect for any small production and/or film shoot. I highly recommend it!!!


May 2017

Amazing studio space - my new favourite in the city. The studio team were lovely, helpful, and super easy to communicate with. As a photographer who works only with natural light, Inkast was a dream - big gorgeous north facing windows flooding the space. I'll definitely be back.


April 2017

The space worked out perfectly for our photo shoot. Sherlyn was there to greet us and make sure that everything was working. I can highly recommend this space for a photo shoot - the nature light was great and the space could be lit easily.


March 2017

This studio was amazing and provided everything we needed for the day of our shoot. Clean, spacious, and Sherlyn is super helpful! I would definitely be renting this studio again!

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