The Wildlife Sanctuary is a recording studio in the woods. Located in beautiful Grey County, we aim to provide a professional, respectful, relaxed, and inclusive atmosphere, promoting experimentation, collaboration, creativity, and quality. Two hours north of Toronto and only an hour-ish from Guelph, our space is an ideal setting for songwriting and creative retreats, and distraction free recording sessions.
We'd be happy to discuss how we can help facilitate your recording project.
Lisa Conway is a composer, artist, and musician who has composed for and collaborated with filmmakers, dancers, and performance artists, and completed creative residencies from New Brunswick, Canada to Aubagne, France. A talented songwriter, arranger, and producer, her work both in live performance and in the studio has garnered critical acclaim. Conway holds an Honours BFA in Music from York University and an MA in Sonic Arts from Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where she graduated with distinction. From fall 2015 to 2016, she was one of six Slaight Music Residents at the Canadian Film Centre, and was one of two Canadians selected to be part of the renowned Red Bull Music Academy 2018 in Berlin.
Andrew Collins imprinted his first musical recordings onto a monolithic four track cassette recorder as a teenager in the 1990s. Buried in tape hiss, these early experiments in sound were the beginnings of a lifelong love of the audio medium. With two decades of recording experience behind him and the noise floor lowered considerably, he remains an enthusiastic sonic-musical adventurer, having performed on as well as produced, engineered, and/or mixed a multitude of albums which have earned the praise of both critics and peers. Collins graduated with an Honours BFA in music from York University after earning his Audio Engineering diploma from OIART, London, ON.
We would like to acknowledge that the land on which our studio lies is the traditional territory of the Anishinabek Nation, the Odawa, and the Anishinaabe.
We are committed to providing a safe and respectful work environment - our studio does not tolerate racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, or violence of any kind. We are regretfully not fully accessible at this time (stairs up to studio), but are working towards this.