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Get your cameras, lighting, microphones, lenses, cables and accessories in the EV or MB depots.

Reserve your equipment through the online Patron Portal.

EV depot

Equipment pick-ups and returns:

Summer Hours:

May 21 - June 28: Tues. and Thurs. 12 p.m - 1 p.m (By Appointment Only)
July 2 – Aug 16: Mon. to Thurs. 9.30 a.m to 4.30 p.m, Fri. 9.30 a.m to 12.30 p.m

514-848-2424, ext. 3438

MB depot

For Performing Arts students only.

Equipment pick-ups and returns:

Summer Hours:

May 6 to September 2: CLOSED

514-848-2424, ext. 4719



Access is limited to:

  • Faculty teaching in the current term
  • Undergraduate students taking a Fine Arts course in the current term
  • Current Fine Arts Graduate students
  • Members of Milieux Institute
  • Faculty of Fine Arts employees

Checkouts and reservations

  • Checkouts are made in person at EV depot in Room EV-5.770 (presentation of your ID card is mandatory).
  • Reservations are made online using the Patron Portal.
  • Undergraduate users can have bookings up to 7 days; there is no possibility of renewal
  • Graduate users can have bookings up to 14 days; reservations can be renewed once if all items remain available
  • There should be a minimum of 7 days between bookings to allow access for other users
  • Pick up and return of 5 items or more should be scheduled between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Disclaimer: by checking out items from CDA you understand and agree to the terms and conditions of lending. Any loss or damage of the equipment and/or its parts and components is your responsibility all through the lending period (from the moment you pick up the equipment until you return it). 

Late fees

  • Equipment under $1,000 = $2.50/hour or $25 day/overnight.
  • Equipment over $1,000 = $5/hour or $50 day/overnight.
  • Laptops and Data Projectors - $5/hour or $300 day/overnight.

Simple rules

  1. You must be enrolled in a Fine Arts class to borrow equipment.
  2. Reservations can be made in advance.
  3. Reservations are made online using the Patron Portal.
  4. You are fully responsible for the equipment you borrow (replacement upon loss or damage of the whole or part)
  5. Check the equipment tag and contents before you leave the depot.
  6. Return the equipment on time. Penalty fees will be applied if you are late.
  7. Be nice to the gear.

Patron portal

This secure system allows you to reserve editing suites, studios, and equipment online. 

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