One of the great things about art school is access to expensive equipment – DSLRs, lenses, 4×5 cameras, strobe kits – it isn’t cheap. Once you graduate and that access is gone it really hurts. Often times you need a specific piece of equipment for one shoot or something is just too expensive, enter equipment rental. Renting is a great way to up your production level without draining your wallet and to test equipment out before you buy it. Here are some great equipment rental places in Toronto, if you have a favourite place in another city please share it in the comments.
Location: 496 Queen Street East
Weekend Rate: One day rate if you pick up after 3:30pm on Friday and return by 10:30am on Monday
Location: 1122 Dundas Street East
Weekend Rate: One day rate if you pick up after 3pm on Friday and return by noon on Monday.
Student Deal: 20% off rentals at any time / 50% off Rentals when you book a rental 2 hours before store closing and return it by noon the next day.
Location: 327 Symington Avenue
Weekend Rate: One day rate if you pick up after 4pm on Friday and return before 10am on Monday.
PS Production Services
Location: 80 Commissioners Street
Location: 9 Davies Avenue