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    Darkroom rental 401/404 area?

    I'm going to be in toronto for a few months. I don't want to leave Canada with 100 boxes of film to process. Is there a place that has a darkroom that I can rent?

    Ideally the place will have their own supply of chemicals, because I can't use all those chemicals in such a short amount of time.

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    Doubt there's anything still standing thereabouts. Toronto Image Works downtown might be your best bet:

    http://www.torontoimageworks.com/rentals_darkrooms.html

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    If you're going to have a base, why not develop it yourself ? Any left over chemistry could be offered up to local puggers. I've done this in the past and would do it again if in the same situation in the future.

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    401 is rhode island
    in providence, i believe as220 has a rental-darkroom

    http://www.as220.org/
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    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    401 is rhode island
    in providence, i believe as220 has a rental-darkroom

    http://www.as220.org/
    I'm going to be in toronto for a few months. I don't want to leave Canada with 100 boxes of film to process. Is there a place that has a darkroom that I can rent?

    ???!

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    jnanian, the 401 and 404 are two major highways in Toronto, Ont..

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    Quote Originally Posted by CGW View Post
    Doubt there's anything still standing thereabouts. Toronto Image Works downtown might be your best bet:

    http://www.torontoimageworks.com/rentals_darkrooms.html
    That's the one that came to mind for me how about Gallery 44 but you have to be a member to leverage their facilities http://www.gallery44.org/

    How about just buy a tank, chemistry and change bag, process while you're here and then just sell the surplus stuff to a local member of the APUG nation when you leave.
    "Life moves pretty fast, if you don't stop and look around once and a while, you might just miss it."
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    Dikaiosune01

    forgive my most-unhelpful response in your thread
    i thought ( wrongly of course ! ) you were talking area-codes not highways
    and you were going to be both in Canada AND Rhode Island.


    if you ever do end up in Rhodey, AS220 is the best !

    have a nice trip!
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    What format do you shoot? I may be able to accomodate you for 35mm or 120. Heck I can even have you printing as long as the negs are not larger than 6x6.

    I have a 'darkroom kit in a couple of boxes' in the basement, in addition to my own overflowing darkroom gear.

    I pull these 'kit darkrooms' together out of garage sale, estate sale, craigslist and auction buys that I make when the price is right.

    When I find someone who I think can make good long term use of it, I give it to them. I have done this four or five times in the last, oh, six years now.

    Since you are talking short term, I can loan it out on $80 deposit, and then hope you want the cash back when you are heading on.

    If not, and the stuff gets tossed, then I can start hunting again for the next darkroom kit on your $80.

    I think the kit consists of all of the gear you need to get started, to develop and enlarge, in B&W, apart from any extension cord needed to the timer and safelight, blackout means, and a wash tray.
    My first darkroom got black with the purchase of a roll of tape and aluminum foil in my teenage bedroom many years ago, so it can be done. I would wash in a dish pan in the laundry tub or bathtub.

    It can certainly get you started. It has one tank ( I seem to remember) presently, but if you forsee shooting a lot more, I think I have other idle tanks that can up your processing capacity.

    Flick me a PM if interested. I can likely get you started with chemistry and paper as well from what I have stored/horded (my view or my wife's) in the basement.

    I am out in the west end of Mississuaga (QEW/403 junction area), but semi regularly treck past your 401/404 area on trips to take my kids to visit Grandpa out in southeast Scarborough if you are public transit bound while in town. I will be away holidaying in the first couple of weeks of July.
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    Pardon my ignorance. I just noticed in your profile you list that you shoot LF

    I don't have enough surplus rubber tanks and hangers in any LF size to get you going, but if you are good with tray processing, I can make things fly for you.
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