Lauren Toyota is one of the most inspirational, influential voices in Canada. She seamlessly transitioned from close to 10 years as a national television host and producer to an independent, self-made content producer for more than eight successful social channels.
From YouTube to Twitter to Instagram, Lauren has hundreds of thousands of combined followers, fans, and subscribers. Currently, she is devoted to creating authentic and engaging creative content on her YouTube channels, Lauren In Real Life and hot for food. She also recently released her first vegan cookbook Vegan Comfort Classics: 101 Recipes to Feed Your Face, which instantly became a bestseller.
Lauren began her career in television in 2005, and is most well known for her time as a MuchMusic VJ and as a host and producer for MTV Canada. She is now a regular contributor on many prominent Canadian programs including eTalk, The Marilyn Denis Show, The Social, Cityline, Your Morning, Breakfast Television, Food Network Canada, and more. She’s also the host of the popular Vegan It! Series on Chatelaine’s YouTube channel.
In 2017, Lauren was named Canada’s “Most Influential Vegan” by IMPACT magazine, and in 2018 Refinery 29 included her on the list of “Canadian Women Killing It”.