Historic Knitting Factory Artist Space

700 SqFt


51 Reviews

About

THE FACTORY WITH THE FAMOUS GREEN COUCH

WANDERSPACE; To walk or move in a leisurely, casual, or aimless way; a continuous area or expanse which is free to create, and unoccupied of social conformity.

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PLEASE READ EVERYTHING BELOW BEFORE SENDING BOOKING REQUEST:

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$ FALL 2020 PRICING/RATES
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 2 HOURS @$45/h = $90
 3 HOURS @$40/h = $120
 4 HOURS @$40/h = $160
 6 HOURS @$35/h = $210
 8 HOURS @$35/h = $280
10 HOURS @$30/h = $300
12 HOURS @$30/h = $360
(+$10 cleaning fee)

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COVID UPDATE
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SPACE IS NOW OPEN AS OF JUNE 1st, 2020 FOR BOOKINGS ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS. CREW SIZE OF 10 OR LESS PERMITTED INTO THE SPACE AT ONCE WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING PRACTICES IN EFFECT. *MASKS REQUIRED* BY LAW TO BE WORN IN AND OUT OF BUILDING, BUT CAN BE REMOVED ONCE INSIDE THE STUDIO. STUDIO IS CLEANED AND SANITIZED BETWEEN EACH BOOKING.

THANK YOU!

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Welcome to WANDERSPACE FACTORY STUDIO! A 700 sq/ft. hard loft creators space located in Toronto’s historic east end. Originally a knitting and textile factory in the early 1900s, this industrial-age gem has changed several times since the Second World War to be home to a furniture company, a greeting card manufacturer, and a pant factory. However in 1997, it was converted into live-work artist studios.

This brick + beam third floor walk-up has many unique features including 14’ ceilings, original hardwood floors, beautiful textured backgrounds, boho-vintage styling, and large industrial north-west facing windows making it ideal for that diffused golden-hour natural light.

**We have newly installed light filtering roller blinds if the natural light gets too intense, just easily draw the shades for a softer more diffused look—or maybe you just want some privacy.

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𖦑 FACTORY HOURS
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MONDAY TO FRIDAY 7AM → 10PM
SATURDAY + SUNDAY 8AM → 8PM

10 HOUR AND 12 HOUR BOOKINGS ARE AVAILABLE ON MONDAYS, THURSDAYS & SATURDAYS ONLY.

*WEEKENDS ARE MANDATORY 4 HOUR MINIMUM BOOKING*

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𖦑 LIGHTHOUSE ACTING STUDIO
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WANDERSPACE HOSTS A REGULAR ACTING CLASS 4 DAYS A WEEK SO PLEASE CHECK THEIR CURRENT TIME BLOCKS BELOW AS THE STUDIO WILL BE *UNAVAILABLE DURING THESE SESSIONS*

╳ SUNDAYS / 4:00PM → 7:30PM
╳ TUESDAYS / 4:00PM → 7:30PM
╳ WEDNESDAYS / 4:00PM → 7:30PM
╳ FRIDAYS / 9:30AM → 1:00PM
╳ FRIDAYS / 2:00PM → 5:00PM

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𖦑 FEATURES
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✓ Famous Green Couch
✓ High-speed Internet + Wifi
✓ August Wifi Lock
✓ Keyless Code Entry
✓ Google Nest Speaker
✓ YouTube Premium Music
✓ Keurig Coffee

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𖦑 FAMOUS GREEN COUCH
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Our 1930s floral green couch is a piece of cinema history! It has been featured in movies and magazines for decades before finding its current resting place at the FACTORY. Every corner and wall is a curated mini set with carefully selected items for you to arrange and rearrange however you want. We're constantly updating so check back often for the current look and vibe.

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⊟ EXTRAS
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✓ Hanging backdrop pulley system
✓ Light filtering roller blinds
✓ Clothing rolling rack + hangers
✓ Vanity/make up station
✓ Rolling work table
✓ Steamer
✓ Large floor mirror
✓ Living plant corner
✓ Police locker
✓ Distillery cart
✓ Fun props
✓ Casual seating area
✓ Kitchenette + large island
✓ Refrigerator
✓ Toaster oven
✓ Bathroom + shower
✓ 12 school chairs
✓ Air conditioning + heating
✓ Freight elevator access
✓ Starburst candy
✓ Zula the Elephant

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𖦑 YOUR SPACE
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This location is ideal for fashion, editorial, and portrait photography, along with commercial film shoots. But more than just a vibing photography studio, it is also your versatile multipurpose space that can fulfill almost any creative need. Welcome entrepreneurs, brands, agencies, photographers, influencers and creators!

Your space to be + create.

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⚡ INCLUDED IN STUDIO RENTAL
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✓ 1 GODOX LIGHT
✓ 1 FLASH SYNC CABLE
✓ 1 C STAND
✓ 2 STAND BAGS
✓ CLAMP BOX

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𖦑 BACKGROUNDS
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✓ CONCRETE WALL
✓ WHITE WALL
✓ MULTI-COLOURED WALL
✓ FLORAL PRINT
✓ WHITE BRICK
✓ HARDWOOD
✓ PAINTED CANVAS
✓ VARIOUS PAPER ROLLS
✓ TEXTURED FABRICS

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⚡✩BYOG✩ (BRING YOUR OWN GEAR)
You provide the gear, we create the space...thats how it works. We are not a full service photography and equipment rental studio so make sure you pack EVERYTHING you need for your shoot. If there is any specific lighting you need, bring it. Otherwise the natural light during the day is stunning!


Available Hours


Prices

Hourly: $35/hour
Daily: $280/day
Weekly: not available
Monthly: not available
Security Deposit: $150
Cleaning Fee: $10
Minimum Booking: 2 hours
Maximum Booking: 12 hours

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
Alcohol Permitted
Basic Kitchen
Fitness Friendly
Outdoor Space
Elevator
Speakers
Chairs
Air Conditioning
Heating
Storage
Kitchen
Wheelchair Accessible
Catering Allowed
Ground Floor
Commercial Kitchen
Projector

Rules

Catering allowed

Alcohol permitted

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𖦑 SPACE RULES
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You and your guests are responsible for observing these guidelines. Failure to to do so will be grounds for early termination of booking, loss of future access to the studio and/or damages charges. We ask that everyone respect the space, neighbours, leaving the rooms clean and furniture, props and plants returned to their original locations in order to avoid additional cleaning fees.

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I, THE RENTER, AGREE TO:
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✓ Be a kind and professional human at all times.
✓ Be considerate of neighbours and the entire building as a whole.
✓ No shoes, food or drink on furniture.
✓ Absolutely NO GLITTER. Use your head.
✓ No bare feet. (Hard wood floors are old and can be dangerous so it’s for your own/models personal safety).
✓ Be careful with all furniture, props and plants.
✓ Lift / carry furniture across floors. Do not drag.
✓ Put everything back in its original place.
✓ Damages to lights, set or props will be resolved through security deposit.
✓ Use anything in the studio at own risk.
✓ Be gentle with delicate light filtering blinds.
✓ Be 100% responsible for own safety.
✓ Not hold the lessor liable for injury or death incurred on the premises.
✓ Advise studio in advance if you need any specific backgrounds set up.
✓ Keep noise levels reasonable.
✓ Be 100% accountable for any damages that may occur.
✓ Turn off all lights when finished.
✓ Conduct myself in ways that would make my mother and father proud.
✓ Perform a random act of kindness on day of booking.
✓ Create awesome content and have fun!

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🕒 TIME:
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✓ Your booking starts at the time it says on your reservation, not when you arrive (so please be on time).
✓ Studio closes at 10:00pm. All bookings must be wrapped and vacated from the building.
✓ Time overages will be resolved through security deposit.
✓ Wifi lock records all entries and exits.

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𖦑 CLEANING:
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✓ Leave the studio the way you found it.
✓ If you make a mess, clean it up.
✓ This is a shared space, please be courteous to the next guest and clean up after yourself.
✓ Cleaning fees are applied for proper deep cleaning, sanitization, and general good heath and maintenance practices—not to clean up after careless guests. Any excess mess, spills, unnecessary food waste, etc. that goes outside the general cleaning fee with be taken out of the security deposit.
✓ So don’t be a Sloppy Sally.

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⊟ BUILDING RULES
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× NO LOITERING IN HALLWAYS

× NO SMOKING IN STUDIO OR BUILDING

× NO PARTIES

× NO LOUD MUSIC

× NO EXCESSIVE DRINKING

× NO PARKING IN RESIDENTS LOT

× STREET PARKING AVAILABLE IN AREA

× DO NOT LEAVE LOADING DOCK DOOR OPEN AFTER USE

× DO NOT PROP BUILDING ENTRANCE DOOR OPEN

× RESPECT EVERYONE IN THE BUILDING AT ALL TIMES

× FREIGHT ELEVATOR USED FOR MOVING GEAR TO AND FROM STUDIO ONLY. NOT FOR SHOOTING OR CASUAL RIDERS


Photos


Location


5.0

Rob

September 2020

This place is a dream to shoot in! Jack was very hospitable and kind. He let us into the space a little earlier than requested which was very nice of him. Great natural sunlight, sofa and interesting walls. We'll be back here for another shoot for sure!

kelsi

September 2020

Multi-faceted space ideal for shooting portraits

Zenon

September 2020

What can I say besides fan f*cking tastic!

Rodrigo

September 2020

Jack's place look the same as the photos which was awesome, the place was clean & tidy when I got there. So many different locations, walls, & props you can use to create different scenes.

chloe

September 2020

Beautiful space, fast replies to any inquiries I had!

Joie

September 2020

Loved the space! Jack was also very easy to contact and was there if we had any questions. The space offered a variety of different angles and photo opportunities.

Omar

September 2020

Great space! Very clean and organized. I would definitely recommend this space to anyone.

Laurel

August 2020

This space is awesome! Jack is a great host who is very courteous. He has the cutest bully dog who will greet you with lots of wet kisses upon entry, so beware of the gentle beast! Haha. My photographer and I were super pleased with the space, how beautiful the natural light is, and the sheer beauty of its design. You will not be lacking creative juice when you are here, it's rife with it! Had a blast, thanks Jack! Also grab his business card when you leave... haha.

Jack's Response:

Thank you Laurel! Glad you loved it! Can't wait to see what you created ♡

Jeff

August 2020

Wanderspace was perfect for our headshot photoshoot. Thanks, Jack.

John

August 2020

Wanderspace was absolutely incredible, filled with fantastic props and a decor which worked perfectly for our shoot. Jack is a great communicator, hospitable and a wonderful host. We highly recommend booking Wanderspace for your shoot or event, you won’t be disappointed.

Jack's Response:

You're the best mate! Hope to see you back!


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