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Lauren Toyota

MuchMusic VJ


How I Prepare to Host the MuchMusic Video Awards

It's the most wonderful time of the year! No, not Christmas...It's MMVA time! For a MuchMusic VJ, the month of June is magical as we prepare for the biggest party of the summer: The MuchMusic Video Awards. But what do I do from now until show time on June 16th?
06/07/2013 11:35 EDT
Mark Kinskofer

How We Day Inspired Me

Have you ever felt the energy of 20,000 inspired young people vibrating through your veins? Probably not. I hadn't either, until last month, when I got to attend my first We Day. The Kielburger brothers have a presence and energy like no others. The tools to act local and think global are really just a mouse click away, so there are no excuses to not participate in the movement.
11/09/2012 08:06 EST

The Musical Showcase That Puts the Spotlight on Canadian Girls

As a VJ on MuchMusic, I've shared the stage and interviewed many talented musicians, but when I was asked to host the 17th Annual Honey Jam Showcase on August 16, I was thrilled. Since 1995, Honey Jam has fostered some of the best female artists in our country. Phenomenal singers like Nelly Furtado, Reema Major, and Jully Black have all been discovered on the Honey Jam stage. I'm excited to introduce an eager audience to a new batch of magnificently talented women.
08/15/2012 08:11 EDT