a backdrop for brilliance
a backdrop for brilliance
Our open concept spaces, moveable furnishings and modern-industrial ambience can be the perfect setting for your upcoming film or photoshoot (just make sure to mention us in your Academy Awards speech).
Sleek concrete floors and grande west facing windows mounted by beautiful exposed brick walls, the space is simple yet bold, and undeniably charming. With 3000 sq ft of open space, The Hemingway Room is a 'blank canvas' for your creations.
Velvet, leather and crystal are interspersed with concrete and brick to establish a refined and cozy environment in The Parlour Room. Soaring exposed ceilings are framed by original brick masonry, punctuated by walls of elegant wallpaper.
Located behind the scenes towards the back of our space, The Commodore Room boasts grand west facing windows to draw in plenty of natural light. The smallest of our suite of workshop rooms, there is still plenty of space to bring your ideas to life.
In front of the mantel or next to the bar, there are several open spaces waiting to be the setting of your upcoming photo or video shoot. A 100 year old metal sliding doors and a vintage safe with a turn-dial lock - we have a plethora of nooks and crannies to be discovered.
We would simply be thrilled to be the backdrop to your professional photo shoot or creative collaboration!
Take a peek at the services and packages we can extend to ensure your shoot goes off without a hitch.
We're happy to accommodate your shooting schedule during our regular business hours.*
Evenings and weekends
For those after hour creations, we can open our space but please note an alternate booking rate will be applied.
*Our common areas and The Parlour Room are typically only available outside of regular business hours as our coworking clients use these spaces during the day.
All of our spaces can be booked on a per-occasion basis, or through one of our exclusive memberships.
Because of the diversity of our collection of rooms and common spaces available for photo and video bookings, rates will vary depending on the complexity of your shoot, day of the week, preferred room, time of day and how far in advance you need to book our space.
If you are booking the space within 10 days of your shoot AND YOU HAVE 6 PEOPLE OR LESS ONSITE the rate is:
Please note that a minimum booking time of 4 hours depending on day & time is in effect.
If you need to book in advance of 10 days OR HAVE MORE THAN 6 PEOPLE ONSITE:
Varying in hourly combinations, our monthly and yearly memberships are best suited for the 'repeat shooter', or aspiring Academy Award Winning Director. You have the flexibility of using our space to work or booking boardrooms to seal the deal with clients, and receive a discount on the venue fees of our event/shooting spaces.
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Here is a list of our most frequently asked questions when people are considering booking our rooms for photo and video shoots. If your question isn't listed or you need more information, please don't hesitate to contact us for details.
We have you fill out an initial meeting request form and our Concierge will be in touch to set up a tour or discuss the details of your meeting with you over the phone.
We're happy to accommodate your shooting schedule during our regular business hours, as well as extended hours at an alternate rate.
Our private rooms (The Hemingway Room and The Commodore Room) are available Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. Our common areas and The Parlour Room are typically only available outside of regular business hours.
During the day our space is used for our coworking clients therefore we must respect their need for quiet and minimal disruptions.
All hourly rentals have a minimum booking time of 3-4 hours depending on room type, and day and time of your shoot. Contact us for more details.
Based on availability, that can usually be arranged - just let us know your requests when you inquire about the space.
Our cancellation policy is the following:
If booking within 10 days, cancellation before 7 days grants a 100% refund. With cancellation after 7 days up to 3 days prior, 50% of the booking fee will be charged. A cancellation less than 72 hours prior to your shoot start-time, 100% of the booking fee will be charged.
If booking in advance of 10 days, for our large rooms, The Hemingway Room and The Parlour Room, we require a non-refundable 50% deposit with 100% due 30 days prior to your event. No refunds are given less than 30 days prior to your shoot.
We may be able to accommodate this if agreed to in advance but for the most part we are unable to store excess equipment due to space constraints.
Sure! Just please book an appointment in advance with our Concierge.
If you are booking the space within 10 days of your shoot, the rate is $150 during business hours (8am-5pm M-F) or $190/hr for extended hours (evenings and weekends). Please note this pricing is for shoots that require 6 people or less osite. For more than 6 people our regular room rates apply - contact us for details.
If you need to book in advance of 10 days, we will require the full or half day rate for the particular room you are renting. Contact us for more details.
If you plan to become a repeat client, you may be interested in one of our membership options as Commoners receive up to 30% off room rentals.
We will send you an invoice that you can pay online via credit card. If you are a member we will just invoice you directly to your account - no fuss!
As far as you'd like - however please note that the least expensive way to book is within 10 days of your proposed shoot, otherwise full or half day event rental rates apply to the room as opposed to hourly.
For non-members we require payment in full before confirming your room rental. For members you will pay at the end of your regular billing cycle.
There is nothing super formal, but we will draw up a short agreement which you can sign online so everyone is on the same page which helps to ensure the day-of runs smoothly.
We encourage you to check out our monthly Associate Memberships and our yearly Chamber memberships which provide an extensive discount off individual bookings throughout our collection of spaces. In addition, members receive invitations to exclusive internal events that cater to the entrepreneurial spirit.
Unless you have something crazy planned, event insurance is not required. We'll let you know if it is something you need to consider.
We have a total of almost 14,000 sq ft in which to find your perfect backdrop. In regards to our private rooms, The Hemingway Room is our largest room with 3000 square feet of open space. The Commodore Room is our next popular destination as it too can be a blank canvas for creations with 380 sq ft. The Parlour Room is 1800 sq ft.
All decor must be pre-approved. Nothing can be mounted to the ceiling or walls without approval and no tacks, pins or other materials that may damage the walls, ceiling, floors or furniture may be used at any time.
Yes but please let us know if you plan to hang anything or change the lighting currently in the room in any way.
Of course! However we ask that you get prior permission. Just let us know your vision so we can plan accordingly. The cost is the same no matter what room you are shooting in, so let us work with you to figure out the best order of locations throughout our space.
Unfortunately no. The common spaces are for the use of all of our clients. We can't guarantee complete privacy but, depending on the space, it is likely during evenings and weekends you won't be disturbed too often.
You can move furniture within the room with prior approval. We can also arrange for furniture from other areas of our space to be brought into your room/taken out of your room, but this may incur additional costs.
Yes, but please let us know what you will be bringing in and when it will be delivered and picked up. Please note we do not typically allow for storage of props or furniture before or after your shoot.
You are welcome to use what is currently in the room. If you need furniture moved from one room to another, we have rentals fees associated.
Yes, our team will organize and set-up the space if you require. Additional costs may be incurred depending on the request.
Absolutely! We have 5 kitchens within our space, each of which are in close proximity to all of our photoshoot destinations.
Yes. Our Concierge will greet you and your guests, and will be on site for the duration of your booking.
Unfortunately we cannot accommodate early arrivals unless pre-arranged. All required time, including set-up and take-down, must be included in your total booking time.
Please check-in with our Concierge upon arrival, who can get you settled and introduce you to the amenities available in our space. Also, when you leave just touch base with us to let us know you are done and we can do a walk through of the space.
If you are using our common areas we ask that you respect the other people in our space and keep all of your costumes and props in one area, out of the way, and the space must remain tidy at all times. Please ask our Concierge upon arrival where you can leave your items.
We kindly ask that you leave the room as it was presented to you. Please return all furniture to its original place and put all garbage and recyclables in the designated bins and remove all food and empty containers and wrappers.
Please notify us 45 minutes to an hour prior to your shoot's end time if your schedule has shifted. Based on our booking calendar and staff availability, we'll determine how we can best accommodate you and your team. Additional costs will be invoiced.
During business hours or when staff is onsite we provide gourmet drip coffee and a selection of high-end teas sourced from our local Rosso Coffee Roasters. We also serve specialty on-demand coffees - such as lattes and cappuccinos.
We would be happy to arrange breakfast, snacks and lunch through one of our preferred caterers. Contact our Concierge to discuss the food & beverage options available.
Certainly! Just let us know your plans. If you are bringing in catering we will make sure we greet your preferred vendor and guide them to your space when they arrive.
We aren't currently licensed (but we are working on it!), therefore you are welcome to indulge with some bubbly but you will require a liquor license. Please contact us for details.