New Creative Space in Toronto a Boon for Canadian YouTube Stars
The next viral video you see could come from Canada thanks to a new creative space opened recently by YouTube in Toronto. The new 3,500 square foot YouTube Space at George Brown College’s King St. E. campus is the first of its kind in Canada, and provides creators with the opportunity to improve their craft by offering workshops, social networking events and classes.
Video content is quickly becoming one of the most effective tools for the online communicator making this new space a welcome addition to the creative community. According to Social Media Today, the average adult watches an hour and 16 minutes of digital content every day, making video a powerful force. As the world’s largest video search engine and sharing website,
Content creators will have access to professional studio equipment in the Toronto YouTube space which will allow them to improve the quality of their videos and reach a wider audience. The equipment includes high-quality camera equipment, lights, a sound stage and even sets. Creators with over 10,000 subscribers on their YouTube channels may also rent out equipment to shoot on location anywhere in the city.
The new space will also host workshops and classes for content creators to teach them new skills and techniques to grow their audience and expand their reach. These workshops offer creative strategy, audience development and production tips and are offered to all content creators.
The space will also be used to allow creators to network and collaborate. YouTube will host various networking events throughout each month for creators to come together and connect. The networking events are called Creator Happy Hour and provide an opportunity for creators with a minimum of 1,000 subscribers to meet others in the community.
YouTube has additional creative spaces in Los Angeles, New York City, Paris, London, Tokyo, San Paulo, Berlin and Mumbai—impressive company for Toronto!
For more information, visit YouTube Space Toronto’s website.