StartWell Studios – End-to-end Media Production in Toronto » Cyclorama Photo Studio at StartWell

Downtown Toronto cyclorama photo studio with equipment and parking

Rent the whole building, drive up, load in and shoot! Our standalone photo studio studio building is at street level – with parking on site, a kitchen, washrooms, folding tables/chairs, support space & a massive pre-lit cyc.

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StartWell Studios - Rent our professional film and photo studio in downtown Toronto. Massive white CYC with extra space and parking.

Book our entire studio building exclusively – its the perfect place to produce killer content – with a massive white 2-wall cyclorama + cove with talent/holding space (with makeup mirrors & directors chairs), 2 washrooms, an espresso bar and client lounge – plus parking!

The photo studio building has two sets of doors and you can load equipment directly from parking into our massive white cyclorama. The studio has tall ceilings for sets plus load bearing truss to rig lighting equipment.

Every rental comes with parking spots, digital building access (through an app, programmed unlock or swipe card), fast WiFi + ethernet drops for live-streaming, coffee/tea and water as well as a grip package that includes stands and bowens-mount light modifiers.


  • Ground Floor
  • 3,400sf. Single Floor Detached Building
  • 2,000sf. CYC Studio w/Production Corner
  • 900sf. HMUA/Wardrobe/Client Lounge
  • 500sf. Espresso bar/Kitchen
  • 2 Washrooms
  • 4 Parking Spots on Front Pad


  • 2,000sf. Moulded Corner Cyc (42’x27′ running length walls)
  • 17′ Ceilings
  • Truss (Mounted In Structural Beams)
  • Blackout Windows + 6 Blackout Skylights
  • Western Facing Windows
  • Concrete Floors (painted white)
  • Sound System (with bluetooth)

Client Feedback

A pleasure working with Qasim! The space is perfect for a photo shoot or small video production. The space is also great for clients or high profile talent / celebrities. Working with Qasim was exactly what we wanted when working with a studio. They were flexible, accommodating, friendly staff, professional and responsive. Highly recommend!
Imad Elsheikh
Imad Elsheikh
03:44 22 Jul 21
Loved shooting in this studio. Beautiful, clean, professional and super convenient if you're looking for a space in the heart of the city. Really appreciated all the on-site photography/lighting equipment. 🙏🏽
Sharad Mohan
Sharad Mohan
11:52 20 Jul 21
StartWell Studios is a modern, sleek and creative space that is perfect for all types of photography. I had headshots taken and was extremely comfortable in the vast, airy room where the magic happened. I highly recommend this studio for any type of photography or filming/video project.
David Sevitt
David Sevitt
15:47 12 May 21
We got some great shots here, both professional and creative. Love the huge space and all the different lighting/backdrop options! Great team.
Nina Iordanova
Nina Iordanova
21:47 11 May 21
StartWell Studios provides a clean, modern space, perfect for filming. There are bathrooms and a makeup table for quick outfit changes and appearance checks. They also provide different backdrops for photos and videos. All the furniture is modular and movable so you can set up any scene you want.The cafe area provides a great environment to check emails, regroup and brainstorm before and after a shoot. The coffee is smooth and strong, like their Wifi.I highly recommend working with their production team. As someone who doesn't like to see herself on camera, their team guides you through the entire process from booking, filming and editing.
Karen Parucha
Karen Parucha
16:25 27 Jan 21


Studio rental comes with 4 available parking spots on our lot, just in front of the building. Additional street parking can be found easily in the neighbourhood plus just a 3 minute walk away there is underground paid parking at Upark 775 King Street West.

Equipment is included with photo studio rental

Our included kit can be used for photography productions or motion picture/film productions – including stands, sandbags, light modifiers and more.

Lighting a grip equipment comes with studio rental at StartWell's cyclorama in downtown Toronto

  • Grip
    • 4x Stainless Steel Reflector C-Stand Adjustable 10 feet/3 Meters with 4 feet/1.2 Meters Holding Arm and 2 Pieces Grip Head
    • 6x Tripods – 102″/260cm Stainless Steel Heavy Duty with 1/4″ to 3/8″ Adapter
    • 2x Stainless Steel C Stand Light Stand with Pulleys, Max. Height 14.4ft/440cm with 7ft/218cm Cross-Bar
    • 2x Stainless Steel Light Stand Tripod with Casters, Heavy Duty Max. Height 10ft/305cm Folded Height 3.9ft/120cm
    • 2x White Electric Motorized Rotating Turntable Display Stand, 24 Inch / 60cm Diameter, 180 Lb Centric Loading
    • 2x Laptop Stand Tripods (37.4″-58.7″/92cm-130cm)
    • 3x Mini Aluminum Tripod Stands with 32″/80cm Max Height
    • 1x Apple Box Set – Multi-Use Wooden Boxes –  Full, Half, Quarter & Pancake
    • 15x Black sandbags (weighted approx 5lbs each)
    • 1x 6-24’ pole (for adjusting ceiling trussed light fixtures etc…)
    • 2x Ceiling Mounted Pantographs (85” fully extended, 15KG max load each)
    • 3x 30’ hand wind retractable extension cord reel with 4 grounded outlets, 13A circuit breaker
    • 6x 10’ Universal Power Cords
    • 5 White 10’ Extension Power Cords
    • Kleton Plastic Utility Service Cart, Flat Top, 25.5-Inch by 40.5-Inch, 5-Inch Casters, 500-lbs Capacity
    • 8′ A frame ladder
    • 12′ A frame ladder
  • Bowens Softboxes / Light Diffusers
    • 2x Godox CS-65D Lantern Softbox Soft Light Modifier with skirts
    • 2x Neewer 38 inches Deep Parabolic Softbox with Bowens Mount, Removable Internal & External Diffuser and Grid
    • 2x Godox 35x160cm 14″x63″ Beehive Honeycomb Grid Strip Softbox
  • Umbrellas
    • 2x 72″/185cm Silver with Black Cover Reflective Parabolic Umbrella 16 Fiberglass Rib 7mm Shaft (with 2x 7′ Parabolic Umbrella Diffusers)
    • 2x 33″/84cm Professional Photography Studio Reflective Lighting Black/Silver Umbrella
    • 2x E Type Camera Flash Speedlite Mount Swivel Light Stand Bracket with Umbrella Holder for Canon Nikon Pentax Olympus and Other Flashes, Studio Light, LED Light
  • Floor-Standing Reflectors
    • 4x 35″ x 70″/ 90 x 180cm Photo Studio Gold/Silver & Black/White Flat Panel Light Reflector with 360 Degree Rotating Holding Bracket (v flat alternative panels)
    • 2x 66” x24” Clamshell/Arclight Curved Eyelighter Lighting Reflector
    • 2x 5’x7′ Butterfly Scrim (Black or White Reflector Cover + Diffusion Panel) on Wheels
  • Hair/Makeup
    • 2x Tall Tables on Casters
    • 2x Makeup Mirrors With 4000k Bulbs and Dimmer (mirrors = 31.5” x 25.6”)
    • 2x 3-Tier Black Mesh Utility Cart (For Spray Bottles etc…)
    • 1x J-2000 Jiffy Garment Steamer with Plastic Steam Head, 120 Volt
    • 2x Directors Chairs (tall)
  • Audio-Visual
    • STUDIO – SHORT CYC WALL; LG ProBeam BF50NST, WUXGA Laser Projector with 5000 Lumens.
    • STUDIO – LONG CYC WALL; Optoma HD39HDR High Brightness HDR Home Theater Projector, 120Hz Refresh Rate, 4000 Lumens
    • STUDIO – LONG CYC WALL; ViewSonic 1080p Projector, 3500 Lumens, Supercolor
    • Flex Space – Back wall; Optoma HD39HDR High Brightness HDR Home Theater Projector, 120Hz Refresh Rate, 4000 Lumens
    • 1x 55″ 4k TVs (On Floor Stands With Castors)
    • 1x AppleTV (1080p)
    • 1x JBL EON ONE Portable All-in-One Linear-Array 6-Channel PA System

The CYC is pre-lit for no extra charge – Rigged into the ceiling truss are 5 fanless totally silent Godox ULC150 LEDs (5000k) diffused evenly using Aputure Space Light modifiers – giving you perfectly even lighting along the cyclorama walls and cove for a perfect infinity backdrop effect; perfect for shooting interviews on film.

Gallery of images

Main Cyclorama Photo Studio

Entrance, cafe, lounge/hair and makeup/client area

Photo studio building exterior & load in/out (direct)

Take a virtual tour of our photo studio facility

Photo studio layout & dimensions

Venue rental gives you exclusive use of the whole building – great for sound isolation and hosting talent and clients in a single location with enough room to house a video village away from the production floor etc… *The building also has parking spots on the lot in front of the building.

The flat-white Cyclorama measures 16′ tall X 28′ wide X 45′ long with a wall mounted paper backdrop supporting 10′ rolls with ~10′ max height (on the West wall outside of the Cyc.)

The layout below shows collapsible tables and chairs – these can be made available upon request. Media production bookings usually come with an empty cyc.

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