Reviews for Boris

Vision

October 2018 | The Playground

good place for event!

Design Center

September 2018 | The Playground

Accurate. Exactly what we wanted.

Julia

September 2018 | The Playground

The space has huge ceilings, it's bright and makes a great blank canvas for whatever project you have in mind. In our case, we hung an exhibition and it was very good for that. When there was a problem with the lighting Boris was extremely responsive. For warmer summer months bear in mind that there is no A/C (fan provided however), but given the great value of this venue we were willing to work with it.

Brandon

August 2018 | The Playground

Boris replied quickly and provided us with everything we needed.

Selene

August 2018 | The Playground

Boris was very responsive and the space was amazing for our pop up shop. Would definitely come back and book again!

Alina

August 2018 | The Playground

Space was great for our Styled Wedding Shoot. Boris was amazing to communicate with.

ZAK

August 2018 | The Playground

Great space and Boris is very accommodating and helpful !

Niko

August 2018 | The Playground

This space is the perfect spot for anyone looking to book a smaller venue in downtown on a budget. Boris was incredibly helpful and very easy-going. I would definitely re-book this space!

Noah

July 2018 | The Playground

The space is so amazing for what we needed, would love to use it again.

L&F

July 2018 | The Playground

The space was perfect for our little pop-up! Boris was really pleasant to deal with and took the time to connect to answer any questions we had before booking. Thank you for being so accommodating and hosting such a great little space!

Madison

July 2018 | The Playground

This is a wonderful space to use for a retail event. It comes with fixtures like tables, chairs, and clothing racks that are really useful. The location was great, the wifi was great, the speakers/aux cord were great, and the bathroom was equipped with all necessary amenities. I'd love to rent this space again!

Joshua

July 2018 | The Playground

Upon arrival, our team discovered garbage had been left all over the place, supposedly from the previous vendor and was never cleaned by location despite the Cleaning Fee. We ended up filling four big garbage bags cleaning it up before we began. Other than that, host was accommodating and easy to get in touch with, and the space met our needs perfectly.

Mandy-Lyn

July 2018 | The Playground

Awesome. Thank you Boris!!!

Maria

June 2018 | The Playground

Great experience, as always renting out this space for my pop up art show. Boris was very responsive and accommodating! The space has all the necessities, great day time lighting and was perfect for my event!

Adam

June 2018 | The Playground

Space was great. Plenty of parking. Great light.

Kathryn

June 2018 | The Playground

Just as described! Great communication.

Randa

June 2018 | The Playground

Boris was a great host and communication was very timely. I've been to a few events at the space before so I knew it was perfect for our clothing sale. However, once we got there, the space was quite dirty and we had to clean up from another renter. There was no soap, garbage bags or paper towels. Lightbulbs were burnt and the speaker cable is broken. Boris was apologetic and looked into it right away. I would definitely book the space again as long as all of these items are fixed.

Angela

June 2018 | The Playground

The Playground was a great space to host our casting call. Great for any type of meeting, event, retail space. Loved that there were lots of table and chairs and things to utilize.

Thomas

June 2018 | The Playground

Space is pretty good in regards to what is listed but it is quite dirty. We had to spend a good 15 minutes sweeping up all sorts of garbage. Lighting was nice though. Easy check-in. Make sure you read carefully as the listed price changes on weekends.

Janine

May 2018 | The Playground

The playground is a wonderful space and has a lot to offer. The location, however does not offer a lot in terms of foot traffic, at least not on wet days. The space its self was great, it does have a bump in the wall where it tappers in a bit and as long as you can make that work with your set up, its not a problem. They have a lot of tables, chairs and other items to help complete the set up and the space is very inviting with its sunny windows and open area.

Thalia

May 2018 | The Playground

The Playground was a terrific space for our Piñata pop-up shop. We hosted an Opening Night and the space was perfect for that too! Lots of natural light in the afternoon and evening was great. The neighbourhood isn't the greatest towards the end of the day, but we didn't have any issues with the crowds. I would definitely suggest this place for anyone looking for a retail short term rental.

Sue

May 2018 | The Playground

Great space for my event. Pretty happy with everything! Thanks Carla.

Danya

May 2018 | The Playground

Thank you so much to Carla and thisopenspace for supporting our event!

Carissa

April 2018 | The Playground

This bare bones rental space needs a little love. Previous renter had not patched properly, no paper towel or toilet paper, number of chairs less than what was promised. And, a burnt out lightbulb, an issue not given proper attention four days into the rental. Rented the space for a few Capture exhibitions, had hoped for a better lighting situation as the space is listed with gallery potential. Depending on a renters needs, this space may suffice.

Stephanie

April 2018 | The Playground

Great little gem of a space! Carla was great to work with too!

Mike

April 2018 | The Playground

Carla was great. Friendly and helpful... all you could ask for in a host.

Tako

January 2018 | The Playground

Perfect venue for our photo exhibition. The space does get very cold as there's one tiny heater for the entire room. Also, the upstairs tenant poured water on my friends for smoking outside the venue. That was quite unpleasant.

Meghann

December 2017 | The Playground

Great space! Amazing value, super big, comes with lots of chairs and tables. Only thing is no heat, so it gets a little frigid at times. But overall, great experience thank you so much.

Paul

December 2017 | The Playground

All good

Tomoko

November 2017 | The Playground

He has nice kind character.

Ronak

September 2017 | The Playground

Communication with host was excellent. Would definitely recommend this space!

Sean

July 2017 | The Playground

Awesome space. Great location. Alana was very easy to deal with. :)

Stacey

July 2017 | The Playground

Alana was wonderful and always responded promptly. Space was perfect for our event. Thanks so much to Yashar and Alana.

Luc

June 2017 | The Playground

The space was perfect! Location, ease of use, accessibility, amenities, the extra furniture (chairs, clothing racks, tables, etc...) all great. Several visitors to our event were curious about it (they hadn't heard about This Open Space) and are hoping to rent the space themselves. Would definitely recommend it, and hope to use it again soon too! :)

Helen

June 2017 | The Playground

Fantastic experience! This was my first time renting a space on This Open Space and now I know how easy it is, I'm sure it won't be the last. Alana is super communicative and transparent, and everything went as expected. Would 100% recommend.

Carmine

June 2017 | The Playground

This space was wonderful! Alana provided us with all of the information we needed before we even asked for it. We would highly recommend this space to others if you're looking for a space to make your own.

Michelle

June 2017 | The Playground

AMAZING communication skills... responded so quickly to all my questions regarding the space and details.

Jayme

June 2017 | The Playground

I feel like the space looks a little cleaner in the photos than it does in real life. When I walked in there was quite a bit of dust & dirt on the floor. Also, the floors are unfinished (wasn't aware of this). The walls were freshly painted, so that was nice. I don't live downtown & hadn't visited this space before. It is is a really rough area. I was using the space for a photo shoot & felt bad for my clients as there was some obvious drug use going on right outside the doors. Alana was quick to respond to emails & totally great to work with. I guess I just feel like the photos were rather deceiving.

Katie

May 2017 | The Playground

Always a great experience at this space, thanks again!

Joyce

May 2017 | The Playground

Alana = amazing. We love her & all the staff that we have worked with in the past. We enjoy the space, appreciate the neighborhood and it is a wonderful opportunity for artisans & small local businesses to utilize. We would be sad if The Playground is no longer available for us to collaborate with our local creative community. ❤️ Joyce

Mila

May 2017 | Bright White Exposed Wood Loft

Thank you for allowing us to have our offsite meeting at this beautiful house. The team enjoyed their time and had a very productive day. Thank you!

Vanessa

May 2017 | The Playground

Alana was an amazing host and had all the answer for our questions, some even before we had a chance to ask them! Thank you Alana!

Katie

April 2017 | The Playground

This was such a great space to rent, Alana was incredibly prompt in responding to my questions before booking, and was always available for anything I needed. I will definitely be booking here again!

Rachel

April 2017 | The Playground

Very helpful. Great space!

Jackie

April 2017 | The Playground

A great space! Alanna was super helpful and lovely. Will rent again in the future, for sure.

Alanah

February 2017 | The Playground

The team we worked with was so helpful, on top of communications and readily available when we needed support. They were super accommodating when we need to change the dates and made the change so smooth. We'll definitely be considering this space for future events.

Vanessa

February 2017 | The Playground

Alana and the team were great at communicating. The space was a little more rugged than the pictures make it look but it was still great value for the space.

Jacob

January 2017 | The Playground

Really nice person and VERY helpful..got my refund for another space along with getting me the space I needed for my show..cheers.

Dianne

January 2017 | The Playground

I coordinated with Carolynn and Alana. Both responded quickly and gave detailed info on the space. My band just rented The Playground out for a photoshoot and it was a great experience. Straightforward info and instructions from the hosts as well as at the location.

Jacqueline

January 2017 | The Playground

We had the best shoot in this space and Alana was very helpful!

Ghazal

December 2016 | The Playground

As always, working with the team at The Playground was helpful, efficient and successful. I've used this space time and time again and will continue doing so. Thank you for making my job so easy and providing such seamless service for my clients.

Boris 's Response:

Ghazal was a wonderful guest to host at our space. Very courteous, respectful of our space and a pleasure to deal with as always.

Patrick

December 2016 | The Playground

Great space in a good location - a little bit off the beaten track for walk-in traffic but close enough to any transit lines and gastown for anyone to access it easily. I held a small craft pop-up shop and it was perfect. Has a great big street front window with a large ledge for any displays. Space comes with multiple tables and chairs to display items on, as well as a taller "check-out" desk. I was in contact with Elaine and she was great at responding to my messages. Access to the space is very simple and easy. The space is usually booked so you'll have to stop by during another pop-up to get a look at the space but the photos are accurate.

Corey

December 2016 | The Playground

Elaine was quick to respond to all of my (many) questions, and provided everything I needed both in terms of information and set up. I had a great show and a great night. I will certainly rent this space again.

Taranjit

December 2016 | The Playground

Great space!

Rodolfo

December 2016 | The Playground

It was a pleasure talking to Elaine. The space was everything we expected. It was very easy to access and we had everything to leave the place as it was. I would recommend it to anyone doing a pop up store or more!

Tyler

November 2016 | The Playground

Elaine was very helpful and corrected a miscommunication very quickly and satisfactorily. The neighbourhood felt slightly unsafe once it got dark, but was comfortable during the daylight hours The space is great as a bare bones environment that we were able to transform into our needs.

Theresa

November 2016 | The Playground

This space felt larger to me than it looks in the photos. There is a parkade close by so that was a big help for our event guests. We really appreciated being able to use the sound system and overall the venue was perfect for our event. We hosted an art show/fundraiser with 10 artists and had about 100 guests throughout the course of the evening. I recommend this space. Elaine was a pleasure to deal with and all of our needs were met.

Aslan

November 2016 | The Playground

The communication was great and everyone was as expected. I recommend to anyone looking for a pop-up space.

Jon

November 2016 | The Playground

Space was perfect and using it went without a hiccup. Highly recommended.

Spencer

October 2016 | The Playground

The Playground turned out to be a great space for our art show. Elaine was also very easy to communicate with and responded to every question I had, usually within the hour. The space itself is perfect for a small art show or pop-up and the simple layout makes things easy to set up. Would definitely rent the Playground again.

Boris 's Response:

Spencer was a wonderful guest at The Playground. Easy to communicate with, respectful of the space and our guidelines, and we're happy his art show was successful! :)

Zoe

September 2016 | The Playground

Overall a good experience in the space. Some attention to detail in maintaining the space, would make the experience better.

Joyce

August 2016 | The Playground

Elaine is great to work with and very understanding of situations and is pleasure to work with.

Jon

August 2016 | The Playground

Great space in a great location, Elaine gave detailed instructions and provided everything for cleaning and setting up. Great experience would definitely recommend.

Joyce

July 2016 | The Playground

Reliable, accommodating and each to reach/communicate with

Charlotte

June 2016 | The Playground

Yashar was a wonderful host. He provided everything we needed for our art showcase, and communicated promptly and clearly. I wouldn't hesitate to use thisopenspace in the future! So great.

Ashley

June 2016 | The Playground

This space was excellent for what we needed it for. Yashar was really efficient with his communication and very helpful.

Jeff

May 2016 | The Playground

Excellent! Yashar's space was perfect for our show. He was great to work with and easily accessible. We'll be back again, I'm sure.

Pamela

May 2016 | The Playground

Yashar was so great to deal with and the space was perfect!

Beth

May 2016 | The Playground

GREAT SPACE!

Natalie

May 2016 | The Playground

Yashar totally came to our rescue. The Playground was clean, spacious, and ideal. Yashar was compassionate and encouraging.

Stefania

May 2016 | The Playground

Great space, easy to decorate and make look like whatever you want it to be. Would be good to have a locked up place to store personal belongings while there but otherwise it was lovely! Appreciated all the social media interaction and shares by our host and this open space!

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