WELCOME TO GRANT AVENUE STUDIO
Now under new ownership, we are committed to providing the same exceptional experience and quality of sound that only Grant Avenue Studio can deliver. Founded in 1976 by Daniel Lanois, Bob Lanois and Bob Doidge, the Hamilton, Ontario studio was conceived as an alternative to the large, sterile recording environments in which they had found themselves so frequently working. Says Doidge, “You would walk into these big studios in Toronto and you couldn’t even see your bandmates or the producer. It was so cold and impersonal.” Conceptualized as a more intimate space where connection and vibe are key and feel/creativity would always be emphasized over technical perfection, Grant Ave served as the incubator for Lanois’ early collaborations with Brian Eno, and the opportunity to work with an up-and-coming Irish band called U2.
Since those early days, countless artists and producers have looked to Grant Ave as a place to nurture their creativity, develop their sound while creating something truly unique. Three-time Grammy-winning producer David Bottrill, who cut his teeth at Grant Ave before going on to produce such rock giants such as Tool, Mastodon, Smashing Pumpkins, and Silverchair recalls, “There was always such a great scene at Grant Ave. We’d be working away on music and Tom Wilson or Dave Rave or whoever would just drop by to hang out. It was the place to be.”