We need a community; we need you!

The Community

Community is central to The Plant YYZ mission. As consumers we have the power to buy and eat locally, which is a vote to help strengthen and rebuild our broken food system one meal at time. The Plant YYZ is committed to purchasing from small, Ontario farmers, thus helping to strengthen the relationship between farmers and food processors while providing customers a great selection of Ontario-made foods. But we can’t do this alone.
We need a community; we need you!

Meet the Brand Ambassadors helping to spread the word in our community:

Julie Babin

Julie Babin is 33 years old. She is a successful Business Development Manager, but outside of work her interests are wide ranging. From being a yoga teacher, adult summer camper, triathlete, beginner hockey player, to an open water swimmer, Julie loves all things adventure!


This is our "Everday Athlete", Josie. She is 33 years old, a hair educater for L'oreal and a professional hair artist. But outside of work Josie is a fitness instructor, does mixed martial arts and muay Thai. She loves soccer, traveling, swimming in the ocean and staying active and healthy doing it all.

The Plant YYZ is indebted to a small group of tremendously talented, industry professionals, who have come together to see our labor of love come to fruition.

Sophia Saunders

Sophia Saunders is a Toronto based web designer and illustrator. She delights in finding beauty in everyday objects and enjoys taking a human-centred approach to design. Her work has been featured in Veux Magazine, Happy Hens & Fresh Eggs, The Globe and Mail, National Post, CBC Television and Rogers Daytime Television.


Pier Shu-Lutman

Pier runs the Toronto based web design & development shop ModestCraft, which prides itself on honesty, good spirits, great design, clean code, and our ability to make a proper cup of tea.


Lelania Little

Lelania is a Toronto based Photographer specializing in commercial, fashion and lifestyle photography. Her goal as a photographer is to create clean, fresh and bright images.


Signe Langford

From Hudson, Quebec, now living in Port Hope, Ontario, Signe is a restaurant chef-turned-writer who tells award-winning stories, creates delicious recipes, and published her first book – Happy Hens & Fresh Eggs; Keeping Chickens in the Kitchen Garden with 100 Recipes – in 2015.


Kyle Gatehouse

Kyle Gatehouse is an actor and filmmaker currently living in Toronto. He has appeared in numerous film and television projects, some of his credits include: White House Down, On the Road, Source Code, I'm Not There, Reign, The Expanse, Anne of Green Gables, and Being Human. Kyle also wrote and starred in the CBC webseries The Plateaus. Kyle is excited and honoured to be working with such a great team on Sourced+Made.

Sadia Effat

Sadia is a recent graduate from the University of Toronto where she double majored in English and History. After graduation, she went to George Brown College to pursue her interest in Marketing. Sadia is a creative individual and is always looking for new opportunities where she can utilize her creativity and writing skills.

Matthew Raudsepp

Matt is an actor, writer, musician, and video producer living in Toronto. A graduate of the John Abbott Professional Theatre Acting program, Matt is one of the creators and writers of The Plateaus and plays the guy with the Nick Carter haircut, Davian. He will next appear in Xavier Dolan’s film The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (2018). As a musician, Matt toured Canada with his band, Honheehonhee, whose debut album, Shouts (2011), was released in North America and Japan.
The Plateaus web series: Youtube
Other music compositions: Soundcloud