ASTROLAB STUDIOS TORONTO
A SOUNDPROOF FILM & PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO

THE STUDIO

5,500 SQUARE FOOT SOUNDPROOF STAGE W/CYC

SPREAD YOUR WINGS
AND FLY

AstroLab is a 5,500 Square Foot Soundproof Soundstage Film and Photo studio in the East End neighbourhood of Leslieville in Toronto, Ontario.

In addition to the open 3,800 SF (80′ x 48′) of unobstructed stage space with 18′ clear heights, you also get 1,650 SF of clean and comfortable support rooms to service your production or event.

When you book with us you own the space. Our spaces and service are designed to be functional, yet comfortable and inviting, and boutique to adapt to your specific needs.

WHAT'S INCLUDED
WITH THE STUDIO?

SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST
A STUDIO SPACE

When you book at AstroLab, you get a lot of extra value beyond the studio itself. Every booking includes a bright and roomy Hair & Makeup Room with Hair Wash Sink, three Private Changing Rooms (two with ensuite), a Kitchen and Lounge, comfy Green Room, and large “Multi-Purpose” Support Space.

Plus, all your power and equipment needed to power your set (no extra fees), ladders and scissor lift, utility carts,  folding tables and chairs, rolling racks and steamers, a powerful speaker system and more!

See below for the full list of everything that your booking comes included with automatically. There are no extra charges for these items and services!

Photo Credit: Merzetti

The Studio

– Our 3,800 Square Foot Cyc Stage

– 80′ x 48′ Completely Unobstructed

– 18′ Clear Heights w/No Posts or Beams

– Soundproofed & Acoustically Treated

– Pre-Hung Space Lights (Additional $500/Day, includes x8 Chroma-Q SpaceForce LED, Bi-Colour)

Support Spaces

– Large Kitchen & Lounge w/Windows

– Large Hair & Makeup Room

– Green Room/Comfy Workspace

– Three Dedicated Changing Rooms (two w/Ensuite Restroom)

– Large Multi-Purpose Support Space

– Two Large Restrooms

Studio EQ

– Everything You Need To Power Your Set (Power is Setup & Ready, Ample AC, 4AW, Dief, Joy To Customize As Needed)

– 50 Sandbags

– SkyJack Scissor Lift

– x1 4-Step, x1 6-Step & x1 12-Step Ladder

– x3 AV/Utility Carts

– x3 Tongue Dollies

Location & Wardrobe Support

– Nespresso Machine (Vertuo Line. Pods Not Included)

– Powerful Yorkville Bluetooth Speaker System

– Free-Standing Makeup Mirror w/Dimmable Lighting

– 6 Rolling Racks

– 1 Jiffy Steamer

– 50 Folding Chairs

– 19 Folding 3 x 6′ Tables

– Garbage & Recycling Bins

What Else?

– Ample On-Site Parking

– Hydro/Power Fees All-Inclusive

– WiFi & High Speed LAN

– Friendly & Helpful On-Site Staff

At AstroLab You Get A Ton Of Value Outside Of The Studio Space Itself.

All Included With Your Booking, No Surprises Later.

STUDIO SPECS

A large and comfortable white cyc infinity wall stage: soundproofed and acoustically treated for superior audio capture. A true stage on a real film lot. If audio is important for your production, or you demand comfort, look no further.

The studio is equipped with a LAN connection for fast, dependable live-streaming. 

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THE SUPPORT
SPACES

Your Studio Booking Includes Tons of Space Outside of the Stage Itself. Setup The Support Rooms To Suit Your Specific Needs, This Is Your Space! 

All Bookings Include the below spaces.

Large Kitchen/Lounge w/Windows

Includes double sink, fridge, oven/stove, dishwasher, microwave and kettle. Couch seating and a 65" TV that connects into the studios.

Dimensions: 25' x 15'

Green Room/Workspace

A comfy space with couch chairs and a 40" TV

Dimensions: 17' x 11'

Large Hair & Makeup Room

Includes wall to wall vanity (14' long) and actual, functioning hair sink!

Dimensions: 14' x 8'

Changing Room w/Ensuite Restroom

Private, lockable change room complete with rack and commercial grade steamer, and an ensuite restroom.

Dimensions: 8' x 7' + 3' x 7' (restroom)

Private Office/Green Room w/Shower

A fantastic private office or wardrobe space with full wall of windows (blackout blinds installed, offering full privacy as-needed). Opening window to allow fresh air in. Large Private Ensuite restroom w/shower.

Dimensions: 10' x 8' (Office)
10' x 6' (Ensuite)

Production Office

When you need a place to take a call or get some work done, this is your spot.

Dimensions: 9' x 8'

Multi-Purpose Support Space

Ample space for extra support for your art, wardrobe, holding, etc. as needed. Includes single makeup mirror, small utility sink, microwave, & kettle. Commercial grade stainless steel counter top.

Dimensions: 25' x 14'

Changing Room

Private, lockable change room complete with rack and commercial grade steamer.

Dimensions: 9' x 7'

Restrooms*

Two Large Restrooms:
One with x4 Stalls
One with x2 Stalls & x2 Urinals

IN-HOUSE GRIP & LIGHTING RENTALS

Make your life easy with peace of mind, knowing that your production will have access to all the gear needed to get the job done. Take it all for a low flat-rate buyout, or build your own list. We can also source most gear!

RATE CARD

  • Shoot Day $2,250/Day

    This will give you a full day in Studio with all the support spaces and included extras as noted above (Power/Distro, SkyJack & Ladders, Rolling Racks & Jiffy Steamer, Folding Tables & Chairs, and a bunch more!)

    Shoot days are 13 hours.

    NOTE: Cyc-floor comes as-is, see below for fresh paint add-on.

    *Overtime rate is $250/Hour for the first three additional hours and $300/hour for the fourth hour and beyond.

    *This Rate Applies To Video & Photography/Production Clients. See Rate for Events Below*

    Are You a Small, Independent Video or Photo Production? Tell Us About Your Project, and Let's See How We Can Make It Happen at The Lab!

  • Prep/Wrap Day - Production $1,650/Day

    Includes all the same spaces and goodies you get on a shoot day. Prep/Wrap days are 10 hours.

    Prep/Wrap days are 10 hours.

    *Overtime rate is $250/Hour for the first three additional hours and $300/hour for the fourth hour and beyond.

    *This Rate Applies To Video & Photography/Production Clients. See Rate for Events Below*

  • Event Day $3,000/Day

    This will give you a full day in Studio with all the support spaces and included extras as noted above (Power/Distro, SkyJack & Ladders, Rolling Racks & Jiffy Steamer, Folding Tables & Chairs, and a bunch more!) .

    Event days are 13 hours.

    NOTE: Cyc-floor comes as-is, see below for fresh paint add-on.

    *Overtime rate is $250/Hour for the first three additional hours and $300/hour for the fourth hour and beyond.

    *This Rate Applies To Event Bookings. Please See Rates For Shooting/Production Above.

  • Prep/Wrap Day - Events $2,150/Day

    Includes all the same spaces and goodies you get on a shoot day. Prep/Wrap days are 10 hours.

    Prep/Wrap days are 10 hours.

    *Overtime rate is $250/Hour for the first three additional hours and $300/hour for the fourth hour and beyond.

    *This Rate Applies To Event Bookings. Please See Rates For Production Above.

  • Studio Space Lighting Package $500/Day

    x8 Chroma-Q Bi-Colour LED Space Lights, pre-hung in grid to light the cyc and room. Dimmable/colour temp adjustable from the floor with included DMX console.

  • All-Inclusive Gear Package $1,500/Day

    This package is for Motion/Continuous Lighting, and is our in-house, all-you-can-use, if-you-see-it-it's-included, gear package! It includes an astronomical amount of LED and tungsten lighting, doorway dolly & track, frames & fabrics, stands, hardware, flags, apple boxes and more to support your production, for one incredibly low flat rate.

    CLICK TO VIEW PDF LIST OF PACKAGE CONTENTS.

    Pre-Light Day Rate = $1,150

  • Fresh White Floor in Studio $350-$550

    Need the floor to be crisp white? Add this, and it will look brand new when you arrive for your shoot.

    Starting at $350 for a 35x35' section, or $550 for the entire floor.

    Please note that the floor comes "as-is" if this is not added to your booking.

  • Custom Paint Job $$-$$$

    Want to make the cyc a different colour altogether? No problem! Let us know your colour and we'll get you a quote. Work is done overnight before your load in, so prep time is not required!

  • The Wardrobe Pro Steam & Iron Package $60/Day

    Includes x1 Jiftty J-2000 Steamer, x1 J-4000 Steamer, and x1 Rowenta Pro 1800w Steam Iron w/Pro Ironing Board

  • The AV Package $200/Day

    Includes x2 - Electro-Voice ZLX-12BT 12in Powered Speaker w/ Bluetooth, x2 - Hercules Speaker Stands, x2 - Shure BLX24R/SM58 Wireless Handheld Microphone System, x1 - Yamaha MG12XU 12-Channel Mixer w/ SPX Effects & USB, All Required XLR Cables

Brands, Prodcos, Agencies & Creators of The Lab

QUESTIONS?
COMETS?

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Phone: +1-416-844-0191

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

Studio Hours: 24/7 (By Appointment)

Office Hours: By Appointment