StartWell Studios – Creative Space & Services
Affordable & inspiring spaces to record podcasts, shoot photo or video footage & live-stream.
With so many options to produce media at a single campus, StartWell is the perfect place for agencies of all sizes to belong – we offer a flexible coworking model for agile teams and discounts on studio bookings to StartWell members.
Of course, even without membership you can book space on campus to create, and we offer optional live-streaming services that use industry-leading Blackmagic broadcast equipment that allows video capture in 4K plus live-switched and color corrected cameras streaming in full HD.
A Campus For Creativity
- Studio spaces from 200 to 3,500 sqft – mix and match spaces for your shoot based on your needs
- Coworking Members get booking discounts – join our community for $350/mo and book spaces at massive discount whenever you need them
- Touchless entry – swipe into the building with an app on your mobile phone. Our system can also automatically unlock the front doors for set start and end times
- Cleaning and sanitation is included
- No catering restrictions (we can recommend caterers as needed)
- Furnishings included (depending on the space you book, you can choose a look that suits your shoot or event)
- Full AV (in our large event venues – screens, microphones and speaker systems are available in-room)
Optional Media Production & Streaming Services
- Photography [$150/hr] Our in-house photographer will deliver non-watermarked photos included in the hourly rate.
- Multi-camera 1080p HD live broadcast [$500/hr] (with AV technician – including non watermarked, copy-right free footage of ceremony delivered after the event)
The Perfect Location
Our campus is made up of 3 buildings just west of Bathurst on King Street – in downtown Toronto just off the highway and on the streetcar line minutes from the financial core and Union Station.
Spaces To Create
Whether you need to record a podcast, shoot some headshots, record or live-stream a stage presentation – we have spaces to create amazing productions.
Better Stage Experiences For Presenters & Virtual Audiences
“It’s more than a space with amazing facilities. It’s a community that really supports each other. Best in Toronto”
– Nikolas Badminton, Futurist Speaker
Whether you’re producing a virtual conference, corporate live-stream or presenting as a speaker over the Internet, our event studio offers a dynamic setting for powerful presentations streamed over rock-solid infrastructure and managed by our on-site AV team.
Location Scouting Made Easy – Multiple Setups On Campus
It is quick and easy to shoot specific scenes at StartWell – we have character spaces built-out and ready to use!
Espresso Bar / Cafe [~350sqft]
Bright and airy with a stainless steel countertop for reception/service plus black espresso machine and white crockery as well as oval white table with built-in white reception sofa.
Bar / Restaurant / Lounge / Cafe [2,500 sqft]
A rectangular room furnished with lounge seating (grey sofas + white marble tables), built in bar (stainless steel top with walnut vanity behind, sink, stainless steel fridges + beer taps, walnut high tops and white bar stools) and wood tables on castors or black folding theatre style seating in front of stage and AV booth.
Music Venue / Presentation Stage [Up to 2,500 sqft]
At the north end of our main event space – ceiling mounted theatrical black spotlights with black movable 6’x4′ stage, floor to ceiling black curtains plus accessory lighting (2x tripod mounted soft-boxed LEDs – 45W dimmable 5500k / 2700K & 4x multi-color 50W floodlights) plus in-house sound and TVs on wheels, with 100 black foldable chairs for audience seating.
An intimate space perfect for cafe, restaurant scenes, bookstore or library scenes – with directed overhead and pendant lighting, walnut tables, plants, exposed brick and a characteristic exposed water pump system painted blue.
Wedding Venue / White Event Space [~2,000sqft]
16′ ceilings with 6 skylights, bright windows facing street on one site, cyclorama along one wall (round corner) and curved walls into floor – white ceiling (exposed rafters), walls and floors.
Podcast / Recording Studio [~150+ sqft]
Intimate professionally sound-proofed room with inner room. Yellow and black sound proofing covers walls with white track lighting on ceiling, round white table and stools in middle. Black drawers along one wall. Mic on boom attached to table with pendant suspended above.
Meeting Rooms [~100 – 200 sqft]
A range of aesthetics – from exposed brick to glass walls, with mounted TVs, conference phones, conference tables and chairs plus white boards.
Offices [~100 – 3,000 sqft]
Exposed brick – open concept or smaller rooms, ranging in size to accomodate office setups from 1 to 30 people on camera working at desks. Furnished with desks, chairs, task lamps etc…
Coworking Membership – Join & Save On Bookings
Coworking membership costs just $350/month and comes with 24hr access to our selection of lounges, call booths and common workspaces + 5hrs/month of credit to book meeting rooms and studio space.
Based on team size, group memberships are discounted and we offer optional private offices on our upper floors that can accomodate 2 to 50+ people each – giving you an affordable way to configure the best workspace solution for your needs & scale.