You could try contacting one of the universities. I know here in Montreal, McGill university rents equipment like that. I don't know if it's limited to students though.
Windows is like pop music. Everyone would rather listen to something else, but it's the only thing playing on the radio. Some people claim to like it, and we all respect their opinion, because it's politically incorrect and not nice to make fun of stupid people.
Windoze on a Mac:- You can put a grandpa in a Porsche but hell still be blind in one eye and smell funny.
You have to be a member ($100) and do a few volunteer hours but once you're in there is no better place in the city. Great prices as well as resources to avid and final cut editing suites, cameras and wahtever else you might need. Heck i am in one of the suites right now logging tape! Help me I'm boreed out o' my tree!!
Never let concensus amongst the masses, be misconstrued as wisdom amongst the few.