Boho Vintage Historic Knitting Factory

700 SqFt


67 Reviews

About

☼ COVID UDATE: 11/23/2020

WITH TORONTO GOING INTO THE ENFORCED 28-DAY LOCKDOWN, AS A PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO LOCATED IN A BUILDING THAT IS ALSO HOME TO FULL TIME RESIDENTS, WE HAVE BEEN ASKED TO COMPLY WITH THE BUILDING RECOMMENDATIONS AND CITY GUIDELINES AND TEMPORARILY SHUT DOWN AND MOVE ALL EXISTING NON-ESSENTIAL BOOKINGS TO FUTURE DATES. 

WE WANT TO MAKE THIS TRANSITION AS EASY AND COMFORTABLE TO ALL GUESTS BUT ALSO ASK YOU TO BE PATIENT AND UNDERSTANDING DUE TO THE NATURE OF THE SITUATION AS THIS EFFECTS EVERYONE AND IS OUT OF OUR CONTROL UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

WE WILL GLADLY CONTINUE TO TAKE NEW BOOKINGS THAT FALL OUTSIDE THE 28-DAY LOCKDOWN BUT PLEASE UNDERSTAND WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THE STATUS OF THE STUDIO OR CITY REGULATIONS AT THAT TIME EITHER.

WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE AND YOUR FULL COOPERATION IS GREATLY APPRECIATED. 

THANK YOU AND STAY SAFE, BE WELL, BE KIND.

— FACTORY STUDIO TEAM

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PLEASE *READ EVERYTHING* BELOW BEFORE SENDING BOOKING REQUEST

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⊟ FACTORY STUDIO

WANDER; To walk or move in a leisurely, casual, or aimless way.
SPACE; a continuous area or expanse which is free to create, and unoccupied of social conformity.

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𖦑 YOUR SPACE:
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Welcome to the KNITTING FACTORY STUDIO! A 700 sq/ft. hard loft creators space located in Toronto’s historic east end. Originally a knitting and textile factory in the early 1900s, this industrial-age gem has changed several times since the Second World War to be home to a furniture company, a greeting card manufacturer, and a pant factory. However in 1997, it was converted into live-work artist studios.

This brick + beam third floor walk-up has many unique features including 14’ ceilings, original hardwood floors, beautiful textured backgrounds, boho-vintage styling, and large industrial north-west facing windows making it ideal for that diffused golden-hour natural light.

Every corner and wall is a curated mini set with carefully selected items for you to arrange and rearrange however you want. We're constantly updating so check back often for the current look and vibe.

This location is ideal for fashion, editorial, and portrait photography, along with commercial film shoots. But more than just a vibing photography studio, it is also your versatile multipurpose space that can fulfill almost any creative need. Welcome entrepreneurs, brands, agencies, photographers, influencers and creators!

Your space to be + create.

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◷ PRICING:
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FACTORY STUDIO has affordable rates for everyone. Our minimal approach provides a staged, versatile room with a cool vibe that offers amateur and pro shooters the ease to focus more on their craft and less on expensive studio rentals. Our prices are prorated based on the number of hours you book so the hourly rate lowers as the number of hours you book goes up.

Because of the demand, weekends have a $5/hour higher rate than weekdays. However everything is negotiable so don't hesitate to ask for something that doesn't fit your budget!

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﹩FALL/2020 WEEKDAY M-F RATES:
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 2 HOURS @$45/h = $90
 3 HOURS @$45/h = $135
 4 HOURS @$40/h = $160
 5 HOURS @$40/h = $200
 6 HOURS @$35/h = $210
 8 HOURS @$35/h = $280
10 HOURS @$30/h = $300
12 HOURS @$30/h = $360
(+$10 cleaning fee)

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﹩FALL/2020 WEEKEND S+S RATES:
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 2 HOURS @$50/h = $100
 3 HOURS @$50/h = $150
 4 HOURS @$45/h = $180
 5 HOURS @$45/h = $225
 6 HOURS @$40/h = $240
 8 HOURS @$40/h = $320
10 HOURS @$35/h = $350
12 HOURS @$35/h = $420
(+$10 cleaning fee)

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☼ COVID UPDATE: (11/01/2020)
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Please let us know as much detail about your project as possible. In light of the new provincial COVID restrictions we need to screen each booking prior to make sure it meets the on-set protocols and guidelines. Please include purpose of booking and crew size/number of people along with any other relevant information and we will determine if our space is an acceptable match for your project.
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FACTORY STUDIO IS CURRENTLY OPEN FOR BOOKINGS AS OF JUNE 1ST 2020, HOWEVER WE ARE ONLY ACCEPTING GROUPS/CREW SIZES OF 8 PEOPLE OR LESS IN THE SPACE AT ONCE. WE ASK EVERYONE TO BE RESPONSIBLE AND RESPECTFUL DURING THIS TIME, FOLLOWING ALL BUILDING PROCEDURES POSTED ON THE OUTSIDE DOORS AND PROPER SOCIAL DISTANCING PRACTICES. WE ALSO ASK ALL GUESTS *REQUIRED BY LAW* TO WEAR MASKS UPON ENTERING AND EXITING THE BUILDING AS WELL AS INSIDE THE STUDIO. THE SPACE IS CLEANED AND SANITIZED BETWEEN EACH BOOKING. PLEASE USE THE HAND SANITIZER AND PAPER TOWELS PROVIDED UPON ENTRANCE INTO THE SPACE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION!

— FACTORY TEAM

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◷ FACTORY HOURS:
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MONDAY TO FRIDAY 7AM → 10PM
SATURDAY + SUNDAY 8AM → 8PM

10 HOUR AND 12 HOUR BOOKINGS ARE AVAILABLE ON MONDAY, THURSDAY & SATURDAY ONLY.

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⌂ LIGHTHOUSE ACTING STUDIO:
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The FACTORY host Lighthouse Studios acting classes 4 days a week so please check their current time blocks below as the studio will be *UNAVAILABLE DURING THESE SESSIONS*

╳ SUNDAYS / 4:00PM → 7:30PM
╳ TUESDAYS / 12:00PM → 7:30PM
╳ WEDNESDAYS / 4:00PM → 7:30PM
╳ FRIDAYS / 9:30AM → 5:00PM

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◰ FEATURES:
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✓ Famous Leather Couch
✓ High-speed Internet + Wifi
✓ August Wifi Lock
✓ Keyless Code Entry
✓ Google Nest Speaker
✓ Google Home Hub
✓ Spotify Premium Music
✓ 48" LCD Display w/Mobile Stand + HDMI
✓ KEVIN.MURPHY Hair Styling Products
✓ Keurig Coffee

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⊕ EXTRAS:
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✓ Backdrop pulley system
✓ Vanity/make up station
✓ Light filtering roller blinds
✓ LED neon sign art
✓ Clothing rack + hangers
✓ Steamer
✓ Rolling work table
✓ Large floor mirror
✓ Living plant corner
✓ Police locker
✓ Distillery cart
✓ Fun props
✓ Casual seating area
✓ Kitchenette + large island
✓ Refrigerator
✓ Toaster oven
✓ Bathroom + shower
✓ 12 school chairs
✓ Air conditioning + heating
✓ Ceiling fan
✓ Freight elevator access
✓ Starburst candy
✓ Zula the Elephant

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⚡ INCLUDED IN STUDIO RENTAL:
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✓ 1 GODOX STROBE LIGHT
✓ 1 OCTAGONAL SOFTBOX 31”
✓ 1 FLASH SYNC CABLE
✓ 1 C STAND
✓ 1 LIGHT STAND
✓ 48" LCD TV + HDMI
✓ 2 STAND BAGS
✓ CLAMP BOX

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⊞ BACKGROUNDS:
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✓ CONCRETE WALL
✓ WHITE WALL
✓ MULTI-COLOURED WALL
✓ JUNGLE PRINT
✓ WHITE BRICK
✓ HARDWOOD
✓ PAINTED CANVAS
✓ VARIOUS COLOURED PAPER ROLLS
✓ TEXTURED FABRICS

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⚡✩BYOG✩ (BRING YOUR OWN GEAR)
You provide the gear, we create the space...thats how it works. We are not a full service photography and equipment rental studio so make sure you pack EVERYTHING you need for your shoot. If there is any specific lighting you need, bring it. Otherwise the natural light is stunning!

⚡⚡⚡NO FLASH/STROBE shooting after 6PM in fall/winter months, and 8PM in summer months. The residential building next door is very close and strobes firing at night is simply too intense and extremely annoying for the kind people who live there. Continuous lighting is ok, but no flash photography after dark.

Thank you for your cooperation!

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Available Hours


Prices

Hourly: $35/hour
Daily: $280/day
Weekly: not available
Monthly: not available
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $10
Minimum Booking: 2 hours
Maximum Booking: 12 hours

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

Rules

Catering allowed

Alcohol permitted

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𖦑 SPACE RULES:
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You and your guests are responsible for observing these guidelines. Failure to to do so will be grounds for early termination of booking, loss of future access to the studio and/or damages charges. We ask that everyone respect the space, neighbours, leaving the rooms clean and furniture, props and plants returned to their original locations in order to avoid additional cleaning fees.

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I, THE RENTER, AGREE TO:
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✓ Be a kind and professional human at all times.
✓ Be considerate of neighbours and the entire building as a whole.
✓ No shoes, food or drink on furniture.
✓ Absolutely NO GLITTER!
✓ No strobe/flash shooting after 7pm or dark.
✓ No bare feet. (Hard wood floors are old and can be dangerous so it’s for your own/models personal safety).
✓ Be careful with all furniture, props and plants.
✓ Lift / carry furniture across floors. Do not drag.
✓ Put everything back in its original place.
✓ Damages to lights, set or props will be resolved through security deposit.
✓ Pay a $50 minimum for anything missing from the studio after booking on top of the full value of the item through security deposit.
✓ Be gentle with delicate light filtering blinds.
✓ Use anything in the studio at own risk.
✓ Be 100% responsible for own safety and safety of others.
✓ Not hold the lessor liable for injury, death incurred on the premises.
✓ Assume all responsibility for personal property/equipment incidentals or theft that may occur on site.
✓ Be 100% accountable for any damages that may occur.
✓ Advise studio in advance if you need any specific backgrounds set up.
✓ Keep noise levels reasonable.
✓ Turn off all lights when finished.
✓ Conduct myself in ways that would make my mother and father proud.
✓ Perform a random act of kindness on day of booking.
✓ Create awesome content and have fun!

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◷ TIME:
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✓ Your booking starts at the time it says on your reservation, not when you arrive (so please be on time).
✓ Please knock when you arrive. DO NOT just walk in.
✓ Studio closes at 10:00pm. All bookings must be wrapped and vacated from the building.
✓ Time overages will be resolved through security deposit.
✓ Additional hours/time overage is charged at a rate of $50/hour.
✓ If you are more than 30 minutes late without giving any prior notice you will be considered a no show and your booking will be forfeited without refund.
✓ Wifi lock records all entries and exits.

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𖥧 CLEANING:
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✓ Leave the studio the way you found it.
✓ If you make a mess, clean it up.
✓ This is a shared space, please be courteous to the next guest and clean up after yourself.
✓ Cleaning fees are applied for proper deep cleaning, sanitization, and general good heath and maintenance practices—not to clean up after careless guests. Any excess mess, spills, unnecessary food waste, etc. that goes outside the general cleaning fee with be taken out of the security deposit.

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⊟ BUILDING RULES:
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× NO LOITERING IN HALLWAYS
× NO SMOKING IN STUDIO OR BUILDING
× NO PARTIES
× NO LOUD MUSIC
× NO EXCESSIVE DRINKING
× NO PARKING IN RESIDENTS LOT
× DO NOT LEAVE LOADING DOCK DOOR OPEN
× DO NOT PROP OPEN BUILDING ENTRANCE DOOR
× RESPECT EVERYONE IN THE BUILDING AT ALL TIMES
× FREIGHT ELEVATOR USED FOR MOVING GEAR TO AND FROM STUDIO ONLY. NOT FOR SHOOTING OR CASUAL RIDERS
× HALLWAYS ARE TO BE USED ONLY FOR ENTERING AND EXITING THE UNITS. NO OTHER USES ARE PERMITTED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
× MASKS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES NO EXCEPTIONS.


Photos


Location


5.0

fanny

October 2019

Great studio with all we needed for the perfect photoshoot. Jack was very accommodating . thanks again.

Molly

October 2019

Great space - perfect natural light and Jack was easy to communicate with! Will book again for sure.

Ed

September 2019

Tried this studio for the first time yesterday. Place was very cool and had lots of different shooting areas. The host was very chill and easy to deal with. I didn't realize there was an elevator until i dragged my gear upstairs ha but as an FYI, there is one! Free street parking on Sundays but it was pretty busy so you might have to search.

Vadim

September 2019

This space was really great! We did a video shot there, and the result was amazing. Highly recommended and we will be back.

Mark

July 2019

The space is good. The varied wall textures and colours allow for some diversity in your backgrounds. The natural light is good and, overall, the atmosphere is warm and inviting.

Dillon

June 2019

Great space.. Highly recommend

Dylan

June 2019

Jacks place was fantastic! 10/10 would def recommend. Totally booking his place again soon.


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