Large Bright West End Studio Space
WE ARE SAFE and OPEN TO SERVE ALL CREATIVES!
In lieu of recent developments with Covid-19, we wanted to let our renters know of our updated sanitary practices.
All surfaces (tables, knobs, handles, props) will be bleached sanitized after every rental
We have replaced our bathroom and kitchenette hand towels with disposable paper towels
We encourage you to bring your own water bottled/mugs
The building is sanitized daily my cleaning staff.
In addition, if you are new to our space we are a low traffic area. The studio is located in a residential neighbourhood, with minimal people on site daily. There is little to no foot traffic in and out of the building, and while in the studio you will be the only ones on site. This will allow you to observe social distancing while on site.
With recent developments in reduced social contact, we hope this gives you and your clients some peace of mind:)
Creative collaborative space in a heritage manufacturing building. Large windows, concrete floors, and open concept make this a perfect space to meet, play, and create.
Tonnes of natural light with the option of black out blinds.
Ideal for photography, the space includes a selection of lighting equipment and props. Perfect for portraits, groups, and product/branding photography. Includes:
- 2 large and 2 small light stands
- White v-flat
- Small and medium reflectors
- 2 plinths (currently painted neo mint, with one white side)
- metal garment rack and small steamer
- Backdrop stands
- Selection of seamless backdrops (colours pictured in the photo are always up to date!)
The large wooden table can be extended to accommodate 12-16 people, great for production meetings and table reads.
The space also features a movable wall (CURRENTLY PAINTED WHITE - THE PHOTOS SHOW IT AS PINK BUT IT WAS RECENTLY PAINTED); allowing you to create a fully open concept space, or divide the room. The wall is a great feature to control the light and shadows of your project.
Features an in-studio washroom (and giant vintage bathtub), kitchenette, kettle and coffeemaker for all the creature comforts (coffee and tea provided!) The building also has parking to make for easy loading and unloading.
The exterior and interior stairwells of the building also make for great backdrops for photo and video. The entire building houses artists and creatives - the perfect hub!
Full day bookings are for 8 hours; for bookings of more than 8 hours you will be charged hourly.
ACCESSIBILITY: This old factory building sadly does not have a functioning elevator and there are stairs
PARKING: Free building parking is located on the east side of the building
*We love our space, and ask that you leave it how you found it. If you have any feedback on what would make it better, don't hesitate to let us know.
New upgrades based on feedback include a heavy duty backdrop stand, movable wall, and an air conditioner!*
*All photos are current, and were updated in march 2020)
Cleaning Fee: $25
Minimum Booking: 2 hours
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No smoking inside
It was a pleasure shooting in this space! Lindsay was accommodating and communicative. Would definitely love to shoot here again.
Overall, the place was really fun to shoot in. It was somewhat in disrepair when we got in. But nonetheless we we're still able to get most of what we needed to get done! However, some of what is advertised wasn't readily available, I think Lindsay might need to update some of those photos. We also ran into a communication problem. Lindsay was out of town across the country shooting a personal project (-3hr difference in timezone). With that, it was pretty difficult for us to communicate with her. As a result we had some inquiries that weren't promptly attended to, which left us on our own to figure matters out. Lindsay seems like a really busy person, so in the future I'd suggest hiring an assistant to help communicate with paying customers and clients!
Thanks for the honest feedback! I always remind renters to read the full description before entering, as it includes my phone number, where I can be reached anytime. My personal number is also written on the white board in the space. I hear ya on the communication when using This Open Space, since there isn't an app and the messages come in Ivia email - I received your message about needing more time 2 days after your rental! That's not in anyway your fault, but a fault of the platform. This is why I always provide my personal number, since the messaging platform is inconsistent. You're totally right about the assistant, I should have provided you with their number as well, since I was out of town:)
I would highly recommend! Lindsay was super easy to communicate with and very helpful with answering any of my questions. The space was very clean and perfect for the shoot. Thank you Lindsay :)
Great space and Lindsay's super friendly and very helpful if needed.
Beautiful space with the best afternoon/evening sunlight I’ve ever seen!
Super great space! Lindsay was a thoughtful host and easy to communicate with. She left the AC on for us prior to the booking time so it wouldn't be sweltering inside which was very much appreciated as the day was a scorcher. Would love to book her space again!
Lindsay was very nice, and easy to talk to. I had a pleasant time working in her studio. Everything was as I expected. Would recommend her studio!
I love working in Linday's space! Lindsay is super responsive and very accommodating. Her studio is a dream to shoot in and her props make for some really fun, creative shots. Can't wait to shoot there again!
Lindsey’s place is just as pictured beautiful and clean and great lighting for photography, Lindsey was very accommodating and easy to reach. Would highly recommend this space!
Booked a day rate. Was then charged for overtime. Amenities/logistics inconsistent with booking.
Julia did not book a day rate, they booked 5 hours. They also requested a discount, since the space was out of their budget, and I happily provided a discount. They then stayed for 7 hours, and were billed for the additional time.
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