Djuna Day Studio rents full- and part-time workshop space to independent furniture makers and artists.
The workshop is an evolving group of half a dozen furniture makers and artists. We value craft and quality, and are readily willing to share our knowledge and techniques. We each run our own businesses or work on our own projects. That said, we often assist each other, collaborate on ideas, share clamps and advice, and lend an extra hand when needed. Turnover is low so we all get to know each other’s work. It’s a nice place to be.
The studio is equipped with an array of traditional woodworking machinery. This includes: a 5 hp industrial table saw, 12” jointer, 20” planer, 17” band saw, radial arm saw, drill press, 48” edge sander, lathe, and full dust collection. The machinery is well maintained and the shop is clean and organized. There is lumber and sheet good storage. Renters have access to all the shop’s shared machinery. Everyone supplies their own hand tools and handheld power tools.
We are a group of independant furniture makers, wood turners, and sculptors. We are Sheridan grads, Humber grads, self-taught woodworkers, artists, and hobbyists each looking for dedicated space in a shared and collaborative professional woodshop.
Djuna Day Studio is a queer-positive space.
The workshop is located in the Six Points neighbourhood of Etobicoke, a large industrial area between Islington and Kipling Avenues, just south of Bloor. It is within walking distance of the Islington TTC Station. There are no fancy coffee shops, no imminent condos. The building features 24-hour access, plenty of parking, an overhead door, and ground floor access. The workshop is secure and the neighbourhood is safe.
Spaces and Rates
Djuna Day Studio has five full-time, dedicated bench spaces available and two part-time spaces available. Full-time renters have 108 square feet (9’ x 12’) of dedicated work space and unlimited time in the studio. Part-time renters share a work space and are limited to 10 hours a week in the studio. Full-time spaces are $550+HST/month and part-time spaces are $250+HST/month. Rent includes hydro, trash collection, blade and knife sharpening, abrasives, machinery maintenance, and wifi.