Toronto Photo Studio & Event Space


84 Reviews

About

We are a boutique loft style photography studio rental space in Toronto available for your next photo shoot, video shoot, private event, workshop, or even workshops and seminars! DM for more info.

★ For faster service WHEN INQUIRING, send the following:

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)

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Note: This is NOT the place to throw your wild parties. This event is NOT for parties. Private functions are ok, but not parties.

Also note: During special COVID-19 notice: we are not able to host more than 12 people in the space due to COVID regulations while still maintaining the 6' appropriate social distancing measure. So please NO MORE than 12 people due to coronavirus. Thanks!
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★ WE HAVE TWO ROOMS: THE MAIN STUDIO & THE BLANCA ROOM

Want to rent our Blanca Room? Add $100 +tax to the rental rate. Our Blanca Room is Christmas themed and ONLY for family portraits. It's only about 200 square feet so no families of larger than 10.
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★ USES & RATES*:

*The displayed rate is for CREATIVE USE during the DAY, and does not include the applicable 13% tax. Daytime is considered 6am to 9pm. Additional fees apply for times and uses outside these scopes. See HOURS for details.

CREATIVE USE:
- Photography
- 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
- Commercials
- Popup shops

EVENTS** (request quote):
- Private functions
- Events & mixers
- Gatherings
- Box socials

**(see RULES below)
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★ HOURS:

We're typically open from 6am - 9pm. Have an event and want to book us past close? Just ask, we're flexible. Duration: 3 hours is the minimum booking amount. We also only book on the hour, not the half hour. So yes to 9am-12pm, but not to 9:30-12:30.
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★ KEY FEATURES:

- Hard loft.
- 14 foot high ceilings.
- 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 ($7/foot)
- Coat rack, and place to take off outdoor shoes
- Cute patio lights on the ceiling
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★ 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.
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★ 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.

Plus the applicable 13% 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 $7/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 $150 for the first hour with set-up of lighting and additional $99+HST per hour. Minimum 3 hour booking.
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★ ABOUT:

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!


Available Hours


Prices

Hourly: $79/hour
Daily: $499/day
Weekly: not available
Monthly: not available
Security Deposit: $499
Minimum Booking: 1 hour

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

Rules

Alcohol permitted

Catering allowed

PROHIBITED ITEMS
Unless otherwise stated, the following are prohibited in our entire studio space (and most likely also in the common areas outside of our unit as well). Kindly read this list carefully, to avoid incurring various clean up or restoration fees.

If you have ANY questions or concerns about whether something is OK or not, kindly call Management to verify. If Management cannot answer your call, it’s best to assume that the answer is “no" until Management states otherwise. Falsely assuming the answer is yes, may lead you to incurring unwanted fees.

For your safety, and the security of the studio, please:
-Keep the studio door closed, at all times.
-Lock up any Equipment and lighting gear back up after you are finished your rental, unless otherwise specified in writing by Management.
-Do not allow any strangers inside the studio without requesting identification from them. If they claim to be the next renter, have them open the door with their own pin code. If they cannot open the door on their own, they are not allowed in.
-Ensure that the studio door is fully closed before you leave. It automatically locks once it is fully closed. (Renter is exclusively liable for full damages incurred as a result of infraction)
-No going in any upstairs area of the studio without Management’s prior written permission.

To keep our air quality high, especially for those with compromised breathing and for as long as COVID-19 is an issue, we ask you to observe the following.

-No haze nor fog machines of any kind. ($500.00 CAD fee for infraction)
-No smoke bombs, especially none with pigments. ($10,000.00 CAD fee for infraction)
-No smoking nor vaping of any kind. ($500.00 CAD fee for infraction)
-No drugs or drug use of any kind. ($500.00 CAD fee for infraction)

To keep our curtains, furniture, walls, and floors clean, we ask that you avoid the following, as they are a concern for stains and/or are extremely difficult to clean. Fees for infractions vary depending on the level of damage caused.

-No dies in any form, including but not limited to powders or liquids
-No body/baby/glamour/sprayable oils
-No body shimmers
-No glitters
-No beverages outside of the kitchen area
-No alcohol or food (if you need an exception to this rule, you must request it in writing)

STANDARDS OF CARE AT THAT TORONTO STUDIO
We don’t automatically charge you a cleaning fee. Cleaning fees are optional during the checkout process. Therefore, in order to keep the space looking presentable for the next client after you, in addition to avoiding needing to pay the cleaning fee, we kindly ask that you:

-Kindly wear only clean, indoor shoes inside of the studio. No shoes allowed in Blanca Room.
-Please move all furniture and items back to the way in which they are arranged in the photos on our website. Place the couch, ottoman, all stools, tables, plants back where they belong.
-Only touch furniture, curtains, and Equipment with clean hands
-Do not attempt to move any of the mirrors, nor the makeup vanity (they’re all bolted to the walls)
-Do not move any plants or garlands which are not situated on the floor. Do not water plants, as they are all fake.
-Kindly ensure that the washroom/changeroom is free of any debris, and that all litter is placed in the garbage bin.
-If anything appears out of place, kindly put it back or if it is rubbish, please remove it.
-If trash bin is overflowing, kindly remove bag when you leave. The dumpster is in the alleyway.
-If you used seamless paper backgrounds, kindly cut off the used portion and throw it out before you leave.
If anything is damaged, please send us a picture as soon as you discover it, and before you use it.
-No events which are open to the general public. All events must have a clear guest list.
-No DJ’s, or bringing your own speakers inside THAT Toronto Studio.
-Minimum age to book is 25 years old. If you need an exception to this, please call us.

We do NOT charge a cleaning fee because we expect YOU to leave the space spotless and in rentable condition for the next guest. Failure to leave the studio in as clean or cleaner condition than in which it was left for you will result in a $250 cleaning fee, and with a punitive charge if it was deemed that you treated the space with negligence and a spirit of disrespect.


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5.0

Nicole

July 2018

Had another fantastic experience with Daniel. Great space to work in. Thanks again!

Daniel's Response:

Thank you!! Glad you enjoyed your session again!

Ayo

July 2018

Amazing Space. Looks exactly like the photos. Daniel was really helpful and was available everytime we needed him!

Daniel's Response:

Thank you Ayo it was a pleasure to have you and I hope to host ou again in the future you were awesome. Your team too also put everything away just as they found it. Definitely recommend you!!

Nicole

June 2018

Daniel was a wonderful host. He was understanding of some last minute changes that came up in our production and was very accommodating. Would highly recommend this space for an affordable and quality studio.

yan

June 2018

Very good place, Daniel was really nice and helpful.

Daniel's Response:

Thanks Yan I appreciate the kind words. It was a pleasure to host you and look forward to having you back! =)

Foram

June 2018

Daniel was very good at communicating the details. He answered all the queries very well and was very cooperative.

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June 2018

It was an okay studio for simple portraits but was not a private space suitable for our project as it is also a live-in space. I don't recommend this space if you're shooting with people you'd like to impress. I think the highlight of this studio is the owner's cat. There was a miscommunication with the owner about the timing of the rental but he was able to work it out for us to which I was thankful.

Daniel's Response:

Andreya was booked from 8-10am and came for 9-11am despite two messages from me confirming this time was unavailable. I’d politely asked my next renter who was booked for 10am if they could accommodate Andreya for an hour during the start of their rental and they agreed. I did not charge Andreya for the additional hour she used. The aforementioned cat was inside the office away from the studio and Andreya’s crew insisted the cat be let out so they can pet him. Lastly, In my listing ad I do disclose that I MAY be in the office adjacent to the studio during their rental (half the time I’m not even at the studio at all), and had Andreya bothered to read my listing as well as the multiple messages I just sent her about her timeslot, there would’ve been no issue.

Bree

June 2018

Daniel was so accommodating and made the entire process from start to finish so easy. Fantastic host and a great space!

Gabriel

June 2018

This place is amazing. Lot's of natural light and the studio is beautiful in itself! I'll definitely be back!

Tianna

May 2018

Daniel’s space is exactly as pictured. Perfect for the birthday event that I had. Daniel was present for my event but great company, he stayed in his room majority of the time but was welcomed to join. The space was perfect for the amount of people I had. Would definitely recommend for events!

Sara

May 2018

Great space, Daniel is quick to respond.


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