Toronto Photo Studio & Event Space
★ WHEN INQUIRING please send the following info:
1. Request to BOOK, fill in the times and dates for faster bookings.
2. What is your intended use of our loft? (see USES & RATES)
3. How many people do you plan to have in our loft at any given time?
4. Average age of attendees?
5. Demographic (i.e. university students / young professionals / commercial film crew)
When answering these questions, please also confirm that you understand that this is NOT the event space for your frat, for drunken escapades, and drinking games where you spill alcohol all over the floor. Our floor takes forever to and is difficult to clean, and we a primarily a photo studio throughout the day so we need your commitment to keep it pristine! For that reason, we are an UPSCALE private function event space in the evenings, and we expect that you treat us like one. If you want to have your party somewhere you can throw a bender, our place ain't it. Please read our entire description and rules as this outlines what you may and may not do inside of our space.
★ USES & RATES*:
*The listed rate is for creative use during the day.
- Photography workshops and tutorials
- Actor self tapes / audition tapes
- Yoga sessions, and workshops
- YouTube videos & makeup tutorials
- Personal video project with less than 5 total people on set.
- Not sure if your project falls in this category? Just request to book and send us your information!
FILM & COMMERCIAL USE (request quote):
- Film / TV / Broadcasting / PR
- Music videos
- Corporate workshops
- Popup shops
EVENTS** (request quote):
- Private functions
- Events & mixers
- Box socials
**(see RULES below)
We're typically open from 6am - 11pm. Have an event and want to book us past close? Just ask, we're flexible.
★ KEY FEATURES:
- 14 foot high ceilings. Hard loft.
- 3 Massive South-facing windows. Lots of daylight.
- 1000 sq.feet pecan laminate floor
- Sheer curtains for light diffusion, and velvet black-out drapes
- Big & bright WHITE light makeup and hair vanity accommodates 2 models at a time
- Kitchenette w. mini-fridge, microwave, and toaster oven (use of stove/big oven permitted for extra fee)
- Bluetooth speaker (beneath the TV)
- High-speed guest WiFi
- White leather couch & white leather love seat
- White & Black 4' x 8' v-flats / reflector panels
- Sandbags & backdrop clips
- Multiple coloured backdrops ($6/foot)
- Coat rack, and place to take off outdoor shoes
- Cute patio lights on the ceiling
★ STUDIO APPEARANCE:
Sometimes we add things, or take things away and don't have time to photograph the new addition, so if there's something in particular you need from the pictures, please ask if we have it.
★ RENT OUR LIGHTS & GEAR:
1. Electric Blue LED, Neon & UV Blacklights (glowing picture frame and LED strips)
RENTABLE for $60 if you book this feature before your party date. Otherwise it's $100+tax if booked on the day of. Must be sent immediately via etransfer should you decide to rent them at a later date.
2. For photography rentals, have professional studio lighting equipment available (brand: Paul C Buff). These are billed via eTransfer AFTER you have confirmed your booking.
(Please add tax)
- $100 for the first light. Includes light & stand, 2 triggers, and access to modifiers (i.e. softbox, umbrella, etc.)
- $50 / second light & stand.
- $50 / third light & stand.
+ Also we have multiple coloured backdrops for photoshoots which are billable at $6/foot for whatever is stepped on or touches the ground and then needs to be cut off.
3. Studio assistant: if you need help for your photoshoot we can offer you a studio assistant at the rate of $67+HST per hour. Minimum 3 hour booking.
We are a Toronto photography studio which primarily specializes in renting space to photographers, videographers, producers, makeup artists for makeup workshops, and other artists, but we do frequently host private party rentals, upscale events for corporate clients as well as private events for birthdays, reunions, or family gatherings. If your intended usage of the space is unlisted, please feel welcome to contact us to see if we can host you! Please note, we have video surveillance in place to prevent loss, damage, and otherwise destructive behaviour. Your privacy is important to us and therefore we do not share any of the footage captured on the premises, but if this makes you uncomfortable or you require us to sign a non-disclosure we are more than happy to do so!
Weekly: not available
Monthly: not available
Minimum Booking: 1 hour
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- Minimum age to book is 25. You must provide ID to verify.
- All event rentals MUST have a private guestlist. You are NOT allowed to host events open to the general public. Only to your peer group.
- NO DJs or bringing your own speakers. We have a noise capacity in order to be courteous neighbours, so we included our own speakers into the rental. For this reason, we DO NOT ALLOW any outside speakers in our space. Noise complaint fines are issued by the city of Toronto and are $500.
- Failure to respect this will result in police being called by neighbours.
- Venue is suitable for up to 30 people.
✖︎ A FEW SIMPLE RULES, PLEASE:
1. Indoor shoes only (or shoes off). Heels for women = OK if wiped down at the door.
2. Keep the door closed at all times.
3. Office & upstairs are strictly off-limits.
4. CAREFUL with the curtains (my mama made them!)
- No food or drinks near the curtains or on windowsills.
- Do not touch curtains if you've handled glitter, baby oil, or shimmer, etc. Stay away from curtains, they're very expensive to clean and irreplaceable (mom made them!)
5. Never let anyone you don't know into the studio, regardless of who they say they are. Managers: Daniel & Sariena are OK to enter, but ask for ID to ensure they are who they say they are.
- We do NOT charge cleaning fees.
- Why? - Cleaning is very expensive and costs a lot of money, so we'll save you the fees and us the hassle of trying to schedule it right after your event. Please leave the space CLEANER than you found it. Put everything back where you found it, and before leaving please sweep the floor for the sake of the next guest. You must also take out all of your own garbage and leave a fresh garbage bag inside of our bin for the next renter.
- If someone spills a drink, please immediately mop it up (and use some water if it was a sticky drink spill). It's SUPER hard to clean sticky floors, so please be responsible.
- What happens if you leave the space in a dirty and untidy, and therefore un-rentable condition? A $249 minimum cleaning fee (+$150 more for a deep clean to cover the floors). This rarely happens, as most people at least put in the spirit of trying to keep the space tidy. Uneasy about something when you first arrive? Send us pictures of what's wrong, ASAP so we know YOU didn't do it / break it.
- ZERO smoking inside, if you are caught smoking ANYTHING inside, you'll be forcibly removed, and charged a $500 cleaning fee, NO EXCEPTIONS.
The space itself is lovely. It's the way the host handles situations I find inappropriate, mainly being he recorded an hour long phone conversation we had post-event & recorded audio + video of my birthday event without consent, which he strategically sent to This Open Space to plead his narrative. I see that the venue description has been updated now to reflect the hosts demographic expectations/surveillance. You can thank me for that since now we both have an hour long conversation he recorded to prove that :)
Guests’ use of our space is typically autonomous so as mentioned in our about section we use private cctv to ensure against loss or damage, of which we occurred loss due to the guest’s event. Our manager points out our security system and features during all tours, of which this guest took part. This guest abused all the privileges which we afforded to her and was upset that we claimed against part of her security deposit to rectify the situation.
Had a great time here every this was smooth. I’m definitely going to be recommending this venue to my peers.
Hey High I literally could not have been more happy with you guys you were so respectful and kind to us we are so excited to host both you and your friends!! Much love to you amigo, bless your soul!
This studio was the perfect spot for my event, a lot of my guests enjoyed the comfortable feeling and found the lighting great! Daniel is excellent at communication and the space is exactly as you see it! Definitely recommend!
You’re a gem thank you!!!
The space was everything I could have imagined and more. Daniel was very accommodating, communicated within a timely manner, and ensured a very enjoyable experience. Would highly recommend!
Excited to have you and your friends back. Could not recommend more highly!
Great Space :) Very quick at responding as well!
So happy to have had the opportunity to host you, thank you Agnes!
The space was amazing and Daniel was super quick to reply to my msgs! He’s also very accommodating with timings and bookings. His assistant Sariena is super sweet as well!
Daniels space was amazing! He was super responsive, helpful. I felt very well taken care of. Highly recommend! Thanks Daniel!!
You’re such a gem thank youuuu
I rented the space for a surprise birthday party and it was amazing! It exceeded my expectations and Daniel was so cooperative when I needed some assistance. I highly recommend!
Well, thank you so much! You are such a gem and it was such a pleasure hosting you. Thank you for being so respectful of the space
I rented this space for a birthday/ going away party and my expectations were blown away. This is the best space I’ve ever rented out for an event! I highly recommend it.
Daniel is a great host, the space was clean, well kept and there was a wide variety of options for a video shoot. We are planning to book here again as the price is reasonable and Daniel was more than accommodating.
Awesome so happy to hear we were able to cater to all your needs for your video shoot! Thanks Chris !
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