Studio Policies

  • All rentals must be processed online through vintagelightstudios.ca our pricing is always up to date and availability is shown on the booking calendar once you choose your duration
  • Rentals must be processed a minimum of 12 hours before. Last minute bookings with less than 12 hours notice are not permitted
  • You will receive a confirmation email from info@vintagelightstudios.ca with an invoice 1-2 minutes after you process your booking. make sure to add
  • 24-48 hours before your rental you will be provided with a studio access code which will work right at the scheduled time of your rental
  • All shoots have to be paid in full at the time of booking with our online system
  • Vintage Light Studios offers ONLY a studio credit for cancelled bookings (No Refunds)
  • If you cancel/reschedule your reservation with over 48 hours notice from your booking date, your reschedule fee will be 20% of your booking value.
  • If you cancel/reschedule your reservation within 24-48 hours of your booking date, your reschedule fee will be 50% of your booking value.
  • If you cancel/reschedule within 24 hours of your booking date, you will be liable for the full value of the booking
  • If you go more than 5 minutes past your agreed upon finish time and it was not approved by Vintage Light Studios, you will be billed for an additional hour at $150/hour for every hour you’re over.
  • If you have to go overtime you MUST contact Vintage Light Studios and have it approved in which case the extra time will be billed at $113/hour
  • If you impact the renter after you by running late, hourly billing is $200/hour plus any costs incurred by the renter after you.
  • The door lock and security cameras will tell us when you exited the studio.
  • There is free street parking all around the building at 9 Davies Ave.
  • Please pay attention to the parking signs as there are a few 1 hour zones on Davies and Thompson
  • You DO NOT have access to the lot behind the building. If you park there, you will be ticketed.
  • There are two Green P paid lots just not of Queen and Broadview a 2 min walk away.
  • You will be provided a door access code 24-48 hours before your rental by email so make sure info@vintagelightstudios.ca is on your safe sender list
  • Your studio access starts right at your scheduled time. You may not have early access without payment
  • If the studio is not in trip top shape please inform us immediately
  • If you need any of the radio triggers for the lighting gear, they are located in the makeup table drawer
  • You MUST lock the door if you are the last renter at the studio. If you do not there is a $250 fine and you will be responsible for any damage or theft of equipment at the studio
  • You must clean up all garbage, clean dishes you used and sweep the studio if there is any debris you left on the floor. Failure to do this, will result in a $200 cleaning fee
  • Please make sure all the lights are turned off
  • If you used any of the supplied radio triggers, make sure you returned them to the makeup table drawer
  • All props in the studio are included unless they are on the back shelves
  • White and black v-flats are located in the rolling wall
  • All lighting equipment and light stands are included with your rental. A complete listing can be found here
  • TTL radio triggers for Canon, Nikon, Fuji & Sony are located in the makeup table drawer
  • Vintage Light Studios is in an old factory building with minimal soundproofing in downtown Toronto so we can not guarantee absolute silence if you are recording audio.
  • You’re more than welcome to play music with our sound system but you MUST keep music at a level that will not disturb others in the building. If we receive a noice complaint, there is a $200 fine.
  • You can arrange a 15 minute walkthrough at the studio which is subject to studio availability and ONLY done early in the morning or late night
  • if someone pays to rent the studio, you will have to reschedule your walk through.
  • Staff will be available by phone if you have any questions while you are there
  • You will be provided a door code for your walk through
  • There is a large makeup station at the studio that your makeup team can use
  • The building has a freight elevator with loading dock access. Please arrange this ahead of time
  • The building is NOT wheelchair accessible unfortunately
  • Wifi is available at the studio. The network and password is located by the makeup table