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Daylight Studio

650 SqFt

36 Reviews


Bright, open industrial space conveniently located at Eglinton & Laird. This accessibly priced studio features with 450 square feet of working space, 12' high ceilings, and large 7' x 9' south facing window and AC units to keep it cool in the summer. Plenty of natural light with black out curtains installed. Within the 650 space of the studio is a 3 piece washroom and kitchenette with bar fridge, microwave, kitchen utensils as well as a kettle, and coffeemaker. Free parking in front of building.

DAY RATE - for eight hours:
$150 for photography and all non-video activities as well as video productions with 5 or fewer. Additional hourly rate $30.
$275 for video productions of up to 12 people. Additional hourly rate $45. Larger video productions security deposit is $150.

HOURLY RATE - three hour minimum:
$30 - $45, see above.

Video - small, low key productions
Gallery events
Casting calls

Video: Shoots with sound recording is not recommended as there is potential for minor interior and exterior ambient noises. However, many clients have rented the space to record sound with no issue.

ACCESS: The studio is located on the second floor with stair access only.

LOCATION: The studio is located in Toronto not Richmond Hill where there is another Industrial Street. In Google Maps the location is consider to be in Toronto's East York neighbourhood, but locally it is know as Leaside.

PROHIBITED USE: Daylight Studio is NOT suitable for
Live or DJ music or High intensity/loud music video productions or use.

4 large light stands
3 small light stands
1 "C" stand, with knuckle & two grip arms
1 boom on rolling stand
1 telescopic background pole
3 "V" flats
4 sandbags, 2 full apple boxes
Garment rack and steamer
3 six foot work tables
1 four foot work table
22 chairs and 2 stools
3 AC cables
2 fans
three & ten foot ladders

- 2400 w/s ProAcute pack*, with 3 heads with standard reflectors, 1 head extension, pocket wizard, 2 umbrella, softboxes (small 2'x3', 5' octagon, 7' octagon) and two adapter rings.
- White noseam.
- Two 12'x12' black clothes (backdrops).
- Additional: stands, sandbags, telescopic background pole.
*Requires working knowledge of strobe equipment.

Available Hours


Hourly: $30/hour
Daily: $150/day
Weekly: $840/week
Monthly: not available
Security Deposit: $75
Cleaning Fee: $25
Minimum Booking: 3 hours

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Cancellation protection up to 48-hours + $2,000,000 Host Insurance

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Natural Light
Basic Kitchen
Air Conditioning
Catering Allowed
Ground Floor
Fitting Room
Security System
Commercial Kitchen
Fitness Friendly
Outdoor Space
Wheelchair Accessible
Alcohol Permitted


Catering allowed

Alcohol permitted

• Music to be kept at a reasonable and respectful volume.
• Please inform guests ahead of time to bring clean, indoor shoes or slippers. Especially during rainy days and winter months when we have a strict 'no outdoor shoes policy' due to puddles left behind by slush.
• Please keep door to studio to be closed at all times.

• Live or DJ music.
• High intensity/loud music video productions or use.
• No smoking of any kind.
• No alcohol without prior agreement.
• No partying.
• No use of haze or smoke machine without prior agreement.
• Absolutely no photography, filming, noise, loitering, storing things or putting up signs in the shared communal space of the building (hallways, stairs) is not to be used as an extension of the studio space. The rental of space is for this studio only. Do not disrupt the residential neighbours who live/work there during all hours.
• We do not permit the studio to be used for any pornographic content.

• Cleaning and maintenance fee is for regular tidying and upkeep, not for cleaning up messes. Cleaning supplies (broom, mop & bucket) can be found in the washroom.
• Please respect the space and put garbage in the garbage can. If it does not fit there then it goes in the designated dumpster outside in the parking lot.
• If you leave a mess, you will be charged $75 cleaning fee claimed against your security deposit.

If you have any questions regarding the above please do not hesitate to contact me.





December 2019

Daylight Studio was exactly as pictured, might I say better in person! Tons of light & plenty of room! Horst goes above and beyond to make sure your rental is perfect, assisted me with set up on lighting and even gave me a helping hand bringing equipment in. Will definitely book again, thank you Horst!


December 2019

Horst was an amazing host and his studio was perfect for our holiday sessions! We will definitely be booking again in the near future!!


December 2019

Daylight Studio was perfect for the look we were going after. Horst's was a great host and was very accommodating. I was very happy with the whole experience.


November 2019

Amazing space! The natural light from the window was perfect for shooting and the space had everything we needed and more. Horst was super helpful and made sure the space was set up for a seamless experience. I highly recommend booking Daylight Studios and will definitely be booking again myself.


November 2019

Horst was great host. His communication was awesome and the space was perfect as shown. Will definitely love to work with him again.

Joanna HR

November 2019

This space was perfect for our needs - product shots and videos. I highly recommend this space, and working with Horst was really easy. Thanks Horst!


November 2019

Perfect space for our photoshoot. Horst was quick on communication & provided great hospitality. Will book again soon


November 2019

Photos didn't do it justice. Horst was a kind and gracious host, and I will definitely be coming back again! Thanks, Horst.


November 2019

Love the space!


October 2019

Our company had an amazing experience and an incredible shoot. Space was exactly as represented. Horst was a great host and was readily available to help!

    The minimum booking time for this space is 3 hours.

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