The 10 Best Recording Studios in Toronto

Toronto’s top recording studios welcome musicians and producers who want to record with state-of-the-art equipment and professional staff. If sound quality is a priority, these studios will blow your mind what you can achieve in your garage or bedroom.

Here are my picks for the best recording studios in Toronto.

Union sound

Head to this cozy photography-turned-music studio in Corktown for a laid-back recording session. With mixing and mastering capabilities also available, you can use Union’s huge Neve 8014 recording console and complete your next big hit. Fun fact: Feist sang here – enough said.

Candle recording

Co-founded by Josh Korody and Leon Taheny (the same engineer who co-created Union Sound), this studio has been honored by the likes of Tokyo Police Club, purely for the merit of its staff and super intimate vibes.

Platform

Part art gallery, part incubator and part recording studio, this space is for artists who really want to immerse themselves in the creative scene. Head to this studio on West Queen West and feed off all that artistic energy.

Noble Street Studio

If you want your recording session to feel like a celebrity getaway, enter through the gated entrance to this West Queen West studio and enjoy their award-winning rooftop terrace between songs. Past clientele includes superstars like Usher, Drake and the Biebs.

Sandbox Studios

You can book this studio in Corktown for many purposes, whether you’re looking to record, edit in post-production, or work freelance as an engineer. They also provide tutorials on audio software and plugins if you’re trying to improve your mixing skills.

JL Recording Studios

Located in the Entertainment District, JL offers a great collection of equipment for your recording needs. Primarily using a EuroDesk MX8000, they also offer large diaphragm mics to capture every nuance of your voice.

MH Studios

Get a studio gift certificate for yourself or a loved one for a session at this Castlefield studio. Sessions can last between two and five hours, take that time to meet with MH’s in-house engineers, including local hip-hop producer PunisherSOUND.

Pink Room

This recording studio in Leslieville has five magnificent rooms made of Indonesian mahogany wood. If you sing with an orchestra or choirs, don’t worry: the halls can accommodate groups as large as a 25-member choir.

Revolution record

All three rooms in this Leslieville studio are constructed with cherry and barn wood, designed to best capture your acoustic abilities. Their spacious rooms have adjoining living rooms and are equipped with Neve consoles, with different square footage to suit your needs.

Studio Dream House

Mixing digital with old-school analog gear, this downtown studio is home to local legends like Nelly Furtado, with new Toronto artists like Daniel Caesar also sneaking into this woodsy studio.

Main photo by

Jesse Milns at Union Sound