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STUDIOS & SUPPORT SPACES

Never! The Lab is a single-production facility, meaning you will never share any space with anyone else. All bookings begin with our base package, which includes Studio 1 and its support rooms. Even if you don’t add on Studio 2, you’ll still never have to share space. Spread out and get comfy!

We specialise in hosting small commercial and corporate productions, music videos, digital content, photo shoots, and creative arts projects. We’ve also hosted press days, live streams, and small industry events. The sky’s the limit! Take a look at our Instagram to view some past projects.

 View the detailed specs of our studios right here!

View all our support spaces hereThe Lab has TONS of support spaces to make your clients, talent, crew and most importantly yourself, feel right at home. Some highlights are our large kitchen/lounge, hair and makeup room and comfy greenroom/workspace. This ain’t no dusty warehouse studio!

Yes, The Lab is on a purpose-built as a soundstage and our studios are acoustically treated. It’s basically as quiet as outer space, but with better acoustics. 

BOOKING

Simply reach out with some details about your project and what dates you’re looking to book!

Nope. All bookings must start with our Studio Base Package (Studio 1 and its support rooms). Easily add on Studio 2 starting at just $400/day! 

We’d love to show you around! Just contact us to schedule an appointment. 

Check out our pricing menu. Our Base Package starts at only $1,350/Day (13 hours). We cut through the BS and keep our rates fair by excluding hidden fees and allowing you to add on only what you need. 

In short, a lot! Our Studio Base Package includes everything listed here (Studio 1, support rooms, free on-site parking, WIFI, a SkyJack Scissor Lift & much more). You can choose to add more support rooms or even get a custom paint job for the studio!

On top of all that, a member of our team will always be on-site during your shoot to answer any questions and help your production run smoothly. 

Cancellations* made at least 10 business days before the start of your booking: $100 charge

Less than 10 business days’ notice: 50% charge of the total studio & equipment rental booking fee

Less than 72 hours’ notice: 100% charge of the total studio and equipment rental booking fee

*The official cancellation policy noted in your booking agreement is final

You or your production must hold valid insurance* at all times during your reserved time at The Lab.  

Requirements:

  • AstroLab must be named an “Additional Insured” on your policy
  • Your policy must provide a minimum of $1,000,000 Liability Coverage (for all bookings);
  • For bookings which have an AstroLab equipment package included: $25,000 in Equipment Replacement Value Coverage

*Insurance policy requirements noted in your booking agreement are final

LOCATION

The Lab is conveniently located on the Revival Lot at 629 Eastern Avenue (parallel to Queen St. East) in Toronto– just 10 minutes from downtown. Easily reach us by walk, bike, drive, bus, streetcar or rocket ship!

To see how you can enter The Lab, view this handy video! Detailed instructions will also be emailed to you upon booking.

Oh yeah! We have tons of free on-site parking for vehicles and even a handy bike rack at our entrance. (Unfortunately, we’re still working on getting a spaceship landing pad set up).

Check out The Lab’s Local eats for some awesome food recs in the neighbourhood.

Not completely. The Lab has wide hallways and doorways, but we aren’t 100% accessible. If you’d like to discuss specific accommodations, please reach out to us before booking.

EQUIPMENT RENTALS

The Lab has nearly everything you need for a motion shoot or to light a stills set. You can choose from our packages (starting at just $1250/day) or build your EQ list! Check out our gear list here.

Yup! Just give us your list, and we’ll get you a quote! We coordinate delivery and pickup, so all your gear will be here when you arrive to load in.

For sure! But if you’re ever in a bind and need some more gear, you can add on equipment at any time (even after you arrive!).

Nuh-uh! All of our equipment remains on-site and available exclusively to productions at The Lab.

OTHER

Business & Sales Hours: 10 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday

Studio Hours: 24/7 (By Appointment)

Office Hours: By Appointment 

Typical studio hours are 6:00 am to 11:00 pm. Overtime rates may apply if you need to shoot beyond these hours.

While we’re a team of creators ourselves, we do not offer production services to our clients currently. We can assist you with finding great crew members, and can be a great resource for your production, no less!

AstroLab is proudly located in Toronto’s vibrant Leslieville community, home to tons of artisanal shops, artsy stores and more!

Giving back to the film community is also very important to us. Since we opened our doors, we’ve partnered with POV film, a Toronto organisation that provides opportunities to talented BIPOC creators who face social barriers when breaking into the TV & film industry. We’ve also collaborated with FOFS, Generations in Film, & Images Festival, among others to provide studio space for up-and-coming creators. 

If you’re part of a community-driven organisation that would like to collaborate, please email marcela@astrolab.studio!

Nope! We’re a small local business, owned by Beach resident Adam Weitner. We have just two full-time employees (Adam and Studio Manager Jesse), and a few awesome part-time studio staff!

Despite popular belief, AstroLab technically doesn’t launch spaceships– but it’s on our bucket list!

Header photo credit: Disrupt Media Marketing

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Phone: 416-844-0191

Business & Sales Hours: 10AM-6PM Monday-Friday

Studio Hours: 24/7 (By Appointment)

Office Hours: By Appointment 

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