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|Known for||MuchMusic and MTV Canada Host|
Toyota worked as an intern for "SONY BMG" towards a Diploma in Entertainment Administration before landing her opportunity at Razer. She was also the host of Citytv Vancouver's modern global music video show Ethnosonic. She was a MuchMusic VJ based in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she co-hosted and produced the show Going Coastal. Going Coastal had been on MuchMusic since 1986 but was canceled in November 2008.
While working in Vancouver under the CTVglobemedia umbrella, Toyota also acted as the West Coast Correspondent for Fashion Television in addition to producing for other CTVglobemedia specialty channels including SPACE, Bravo, and etalk. She moved back to Toronto, Ontario in 2009 where she worked as a freelance host/interviewer for a number of media outlets including MSN.ca, heavy.com, and BlackBerry/Research In Motion. In 2010, Toyota started at MuchMusic as a host and producer. She was a part of the stations new flagship show, New.Music.Live. In 2012, Lauren started hosting her own show on MuchMusic called Today's Top 10 which aired weeknights at 10pm ET. The show was cancelled in July 2014 as part of the Bell Media layoffs.
In 2012, Toyota hosted the Demi Lovato documentary, Unbroken. She made a guest appearance playing herself on Degrassi during the season twelve episode "Tonight, Tonight (Part Two)", which aired on November 23, 2012.
Since late 2014, Toyota has been working as a full-time YouTuber. She co-owns Hot for Food blog with her partner, providing vegan recipes and cooking ideas. She also films personal vlogs on her eponymous channel. Toyota is part of Kin Community, a digital media company that promotes female content creators. 
In 2007, Toyota was nominated for a Leo Award in the "Best Performance or Host in a Youth or Children's Program or Series" category.
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