Toronto Photo Studio & Event Space


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About

★ 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)
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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.
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★ USES & RATES*:

*The displayed rate is for CREATIVE USE during the DAY.

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 - 11pm. Have an event and want to book us past close? Just ask, we're flexible.
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★ 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
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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.

(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.
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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: $69/hour
Daily: $399/day
Weekly: not available
Monthly: not available
Security Deposit: $999
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

✖︎ RESTRICTIONS:

- 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.
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✖︎ 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.
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✖︎ CLEANING:

- 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.
- Either take all of your garbage with you, or dump it in the designated dumpster. Do NOT leave it outside on the sidewalk or inside the building or unit. Failure to respect this rule is a $200 claim against your security deposit.
- ZERO smoking inside, if you are caught smoking ANYTHING inside, you'll be forcibly removed, and charged a $500 cleaning fee, NO EXCEPTIONS.


Photos


Location


5.0

May

April 2019

Daniel was super nice and amazing host

Nicole

April 2019

Daniel’s space was great! We hosted a birthday event here of approximately 20 people and had plenty of space, and it was a great layout. Daniel is so easy to communicate with, and so many guests complimented the space. A few guests are even into photography and mentioned that they’d love to come back for a shoot!

Sariena & Daniel's Response:

I'm so happy to hear thank you Nicole you're a gem!

Adam

April 2019

Great space with lots of different vantage points for filming options!

Sariena & Daniel's Response:

We appreciate the kind words Adam!

Sravya

March 2019

Made the whole planning process of event so much easier! Such a cool space too, thanks so much Daniel!

Sariena & Daniel's Response:

Thank you!!

Kobe

March 2019

Daniel is a great host! Even my friends loved the studio! No issues with the studio or with communicating with him.

Rania El

March 2019

great space + host.

Sariena & Daniel's Response:

Thank you Rania!

Nancy

February 2019

Daniel had great communication from booking to day of arrival! Parking was easy to find (across the street). His studio looks exactly the way it looks through photos. Would recommend booking with him!

Sariena & Daniel's Response:

You’re so kind thank you thank you thank you!!!

Ali

February 2019

The space was absolutely beautiful. A wonderful loft photo studio with many areas to take shots, great natural light. It was a pleasure (and so fun) communicating with Daniel. Definitely recommend!

Sariena & Daniel's Response:

I straight up love you amigo thank you!!!

Sarah

January 2019

Very clean! Good host.

Sariena & Daniel's Response:

Thank you Sarah :)

Katie

January 2019

Photos on listing are basically exactly what you'll see in the studio aside from a few changes. The curtains make amazing diffusers.


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