We have received a lot of questions regarding proof of vaccination. Here are the latest guidelines for Ontario:
Photo Sessions: Proof of vaccination is not required for photo sessions at this time.
Events: Between Sept 22nd until Oct 12th proof of vaccination (both first and second doses) or a negative COVID antigen test taken within 48 hours is required for all weddings and events hosted in our studios. We will learn more about the Vaccine Passport/QR Code closer to Oct 12th. All vaccines must be validated with government identification upon checking in.
Please submit your proof of vaccination prior to your arrival to save time during the check-in process. Your guests will still be asked to present identification to confirm.
For unvaccinated guests, you can book an appointment at any Shopper’s Drug Mart for a rapid antigen test ($40).
If you are unable to provide either of the above, our attendants reserve the right to refuse entry until proof of vaccination is confirmed.
Thank you for your understanding,
Your Friends at Mint Room & Preto Loft
Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete our COVID-19 Liability Waiver (must be signed within 24hrs from your booking time). From there you will be taken directly into your studio room. If you come earlier and the room is free and disinfected, we will take you inside and start/end your booking earlier. Otherwise, we will ask you to wait outside of the building premises and we will call you once the room is ready and ask you to come back.
We are following provincial guidance on group size limits for bookings at the studio.
- Ballroom, Conservatory, White Loft, Solarium, Salon & Kitchen: 10
- Lounge & Library: 8
- Sanctuary & Nest: 5
- Portrait Room: 4
30 Minute Gap for Sanitization
We have made the change in our booking calendar to space out all sessions by 30 minutes. This gives us the time to sanitize the rooms in between bookings and ensure that clients can go in and out of the studio without coming into close contact with another party.
Makeup Tables: One Seat Available at Preto Loft Location
Makeup tables at the Mint Room location will be closed until further notice to minimize exposure and traffic in the common area. Photo sessions must arrive ready.
One seat is available to reserve at our Preto Loft location for $25/hour. Kindly note that Preto Loft is 10 minutes away from Mint Room Studios and located at 213 Sterling Road, unit 212.
Automated Check Ins
To limit the number of persons present on premises, our team will be opening & closing the studio remotely for you, whenever possible. Since we will not be on-site to check for damages and cleanliness, a mandatory security hold of $300 will be collected upon arrival. The hold will be released within 24 hours once the room has been thoroughly checked.
Throughout COVID-19 we have been waiving our 20% rescheduling fee as we do understand the current situation. We have a 12-hour notice policy in place, so kindly let us know if you or your clients are not feeling well within 12 hours of your booking so our team can issue a full studio credit for your cancelled booking.
Yourself and/or your client will be able to rebook 14-day from the cancelled session or once all guests are symptom-free.
Mint Room Studios will sanitize the rooms in between room bookings, however, photographers hosting mini sessions are responsible for clean up between their client bookings. Photographers must schedule a cleaning window between each client. If needed, we will provide our liquid sanitizer.
Clients arriving for mini sessions will be taken directly to their rooms to ensure that they don’t bump into anyone else in the studio. Your clients must be out of the building before your next client arrives or they will be asked to wait outside the building by our studio staff.