YouTube to shutter its only permanent Canadian creator space in Toronto in

TORONTO — YouTube says it’ll close the company’s only permanent Canadian studio later this year as it shifts strategies.The media giant sent an email on Thursday to its online creator community outlining plans to replace its Toronto studio with a “pop-up” approach that’ll roll out temporary studios in different regions of the country. Who needs the Kardashians — Meet the new breed of influencers tapping social media’s ‘gold rush’ ‘They can’t stop it’: Inside the thriving business of selling fake YouTube video views YouTube bans firearm sales and how-to videos, sparking backlash from gun enthusiasts It says the move will help YouTube’s production assets reach Canadians in cities where they wouldn’t otherwise have the resources.YouTube Space Toronto opened at George Brown College in spring of 2016 amid a boom in the growth of the creator community.The 3,500-square-foot facility allowed some local YouTube personalities to use production resources to collaborate and shoot videos.It was also a hub for workshops and other events tied to the Google-owned company.

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