Google has opened another YouTube Space in Toronto today – adding to its growing list of ‘spaces’ already found in Los Angeles, New York, London, Tokyo, Berlin, Pairs, Mumbai and Sãn Paulo. Google claims, “since March 2015, creators filming in YouTube Spaces globally have produced over 10,000 videos, which have generated over 1 billion views and 70+ million hours of watch time.” The new YouTube Space in Toronto can be found at, most appropriately, the George Brown College School of Design. Google recognizes that Canada has long been a creative powerhouse and epicenter for creative talent – global music and comedy talent reign supreme in Canada. It is the logical place to open YouTube Space Toronto in hopes of fostering the creative talent in North America.
Located at the George Brown College’s Centre for Arts, Design & Information Technology, YouTube Space Toronto will offer workshops and programming at no cost to Canadian content creators. They will be provided with the necessary tools and guidance to experiment and innovate. Google wants this to be a “creative industry incubator, offering creators an opportunity to learn from industry experts, connect with fellow YouTubers in a collaborative setting and use the latest film equipment to create more ambitious and innovative video content.”
There will be monthly workshops to help you grow your YouTube channel by teaching creative strategy, audience development, and production topics – with new classes developing each month. They want to foster an environment that gives you the opportunity to connect with other local creators to share ideas and concerns. They will also allow you to book YouTube Space Toronto facilities to shoot your videos. Their website will show you how to sign up for production resources and list upcoming classes and events, such as ‘Creator Happy Hour’ and ‘Unlock The Space.’
Many of the world’s top YouTube creators hail from Canada, so Google is “thrilled” to be opening up their doors to this creative community. They are looking to support the current YouTube contributors, but also the next generation of YouTube creators – whether they be musicians, artists, or entertainers – seeking to create or grow their channels where they can have an audience of one billion people.