A TORONTO PRODUCTION HUB IS AN OBVIOUS CHOICE FOR NETFLIX

The streaming service has been incredibly active in the production world throughout Canada, hosting camps, donating money, and granting scholarships or grants to every kind of creator or employee in the show business world.

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Over the last day or so, several stories have broken regarding the idea of OTT streaming giant Netflix setting up a Toronto hub for production. A better question to ask might be “Why hasn’t Netflix announced a Canadian hub yet?”

It was in September 2017 that Netflix announced they would be setting up their first-ever subsidiary company, dubbed Netflix Canada, as well as a $525 million-plus investment into Canadian content and partnerships. The Los Gatos-based streaming company received a lot of backlash for not clearly outlining their intentions, which forced Netflix’s director of global public policy Corie Wright to write a blog post describing exactly what the investment meant, in addition to discerning Netflix as an online service rather than a broadcaster.

Almost a year and a half after that original announcement, Toronto Mayor John Tory told The Canadian Press that he has a “very high level of confidence” that Netflix will be setting up a hub in the city.

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