Some say the perfect shot doesn’t exist but then again, some say it does. Finding the best photography studios in Toronto can be tough so we thought we’d help all our creator friends. Most photography & video shoots require a little bit more than just a scenic background or a clever caption but more often than not, we forget to look at the bigger picture and really understand what goes into a great photo studio. Lucky for you, we’ve found ten of the best photography studios available for rent so you can shoot your best shot in more ways than one.
Urban Loft Studio & Event Space
An open concept, adaptable space, Urban Loft TO has everything your photo shoot could possibly need. High ceilings, quality lighting, a work and makeup station, tons of natural light, rolling racks + a steamer and iron to make those wardrobe changes quick and easy and so much more! Did we mention there’s also a Bluetooth speaker system to play your favourite tunes so you can rock out before, during and after your shoot?
- 1000 square feet of fully customizable space
- floor-to-ceiling windows with high ceilings
- great lifestyle options + full functioning kitchen
A variety of spaces within a space, Neighbourhood offers options catering to whatever type of shoot you’re looking to have. Choose from Studio 1 with 2,500 square feet of modular space, a cyclorama, private terrace, a stylist kit, wi-fi and black-out capabilities or Studio 2 with 1,500 square feet of modular space, private terrace, wi-fi and high ceilings. Take your shoot to the next level with Studio 12, a combination of Studio 1 and Studio 2 via a private door. An added bonus: both studios are individually climate controlled, now you can have a summer and winter shoot at the same time in the same space.
- ability to combine two studios into one space
- climate controlled
- private terrace
A hub for culture and creativity, Geary Lane is housed in a 3000 square foot studio. Let your creativity run wild in this open area with a cyclorama, theatre lighting, smoke evacuation system for SFX and H20, high ceilings and best of all? It’s soundproof.
- smoke evacuation system
Have your artistic vision come to life at this brightly lit, 1000 square foot creative space. With a selection of carefully curated furniture, décor and equipment, SHVRK Studio makes sure the details are taken care of so you can focus on the task at hand – getting the perfect shot. Take your pick from three different sets, various backgrounds and additional features upon request.
- three different sets to choose from
- brightly lit
- customizable furniture, décor and equipment
Located in Leslieville, this studio provides everything you need for your project. A custom wall lets you choose from over 26 shades of seamless paper backdrops while the large windows let natural light filter through. The white walls give you colour-cast free shooting and there’s even a beauty station with wide mirrors and tons of lighting. The surround sound speakers and client lounge give it that extra special touch to make for an extra special shoot.
- over 26 shades of seamless paper backdrops
- large windows
- surround sound speakers
Located on the lot at Revival Film Studios, this soundproof studio has two clean, high-ceiling spaces to choose from. Depending on the size of your group, both spaces have a continuous cyc wall, large kitchen space, HMU station and lockable wardrobe room. Astro Lab also offers additional lighting, grip and electrical. Fully soundproofed, this is the perfect studio to have a simple photo shoot or an intricate video shoot.
- fully soundproof
- continuous cyclorama walls
- option of two studios depending on group size
Mint Room Studios
No matter what the theme of your shoot is, you’re sure to find a space that caters to your taste and needs at Mint Room Studios. Six unique rooms; Bridal – an all-white room with large windows and grey floors, Conservatory – a bright room with four oversized windows and an accent fireplace, Library – featuring dark grey walls, black floors and colourful furniture, Lounge – a Moroccan themed studio with textured walls, wooden floors and Marrakech-themed props, White Loft – the name says it all plus a feature tall slanted ceiling and chandelier, and Nest – a cozy studio with light grey walls; all with free wi-fi, abundance of natural light and professional makeup stations make this the ultimate spot to host your shoot.
- six unique rooms – Bridal, Conservatory, Library, Lounge, White Loft, Nest
- natural light
- professional makeup stations
Working Proof Studio
Towards the east-end of the city, Working Proof Studio offers a modern space suitable for any type of shoot. This space offers 18’ ceilings, two rows of large windows for those wanting natural light and blackout curtains for those leaning more towards a darker theme, plus a 13’ makeup station and a modern bathroom featuring an XL rainhead shower.
- high ceilings
- blackout curtains
- two rows of large windows
Choose from Studio A for floor-to-ceiling windows, heated floors and high ceilings, Studio B for a smaller space and complete control over the window light or Studio C for an intimate shoot more ideal for budget-sensitive jobs. All studios feature white walls and the Rental Equipment Department makes it easy for you to check off all the needed items on your list without having to search too far.
- heated floors
- three different studios
- on-site Rental Equipment Department
Vintage Lights Studio
For those wanting a more vintage and rustic feel to their project, Vintage Studio is the space for you. Textured backgrounds, 13’ ceilings and huge windows allowing tons of natural light are sure to add that wow factor you’ve been searching for. This unique space also comes with vintage furniture for you to use, setting the tone for a classic yet contemporary shoot.
- vintage décor
- textured backgrounds
- natural light