Toyota Canada Foundation invests additional $600,000 in Let’s Talk Science

LONDON (April 14th, 2022) – Toyota Canada Foundation is renewing its commitment to Let’s Talk Science for another four years with an additional $600,000 in funding focused on climate education and action. Since 2017, Toyota Canada Foundation has invested $1.1 million in Let’s Talk Science to support science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education for youth across Canada, regardless of gender, geography, culture, language, abilities, and financial status.

Toyota Canada Foundation’s contributions help Let’s Talk Science build confidence and develop problem-solving, creativity and innovative thinking skills in children and youth from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Their latest investment will help fund STEM education programs such as Climate Action Lab, Energy 4 Travel, and other national Outreach programs focused on sustainability.

“Toyota Canada Foundation is thrilled to continue our support for Let’s Talk Science with additional funding for national STEM education programs focused on sustainability that will reach youth in segments of Canada’s population currently underrepresented in STEM,” says Leslie Miller, Treasurer, Toyota Canada Foundation. “As well as engaging and including more youth across Canada in STEM, we hope our investment will help them learn about sustainability and the crucial role of climate science.”

The last two years have shown the significant importance of scientific literacy and the role of STEM skills that are needed in a rapidly changing world. Let’s Talk Science’s approach to STEM engagement builds those attributes and develops critical thinking, problem-solving, evidence-based decision-making skills, and much more.

“With the climate crisis, it is important to see children and youth learn about sustainability and their environmental impact,” said Dr. Bonnie Schmidt, President and Founder of Let’s Talk Science. “Thanks to donors like Toyota Canada Foundation, we can help youth learn about climate science and encourage them to take action to reduce the effects of their behaviours and those of their families on the environment.”

With this renewed investment from Toyota Canada Foundation, Let’s Talk Science will provide youth across Canada with climate science education and action through regional events, action projects, hands-on activities and a suite of digital resources, including career information. Together, we are providing youth with meaningful opportunities at no cost to make informed decisions and develop the skills they need to succeed in the future.

Since 1993, Let’s Talk Science has engaged over 11.4 million youth, educators and parents in more than 2,000 communities within every province and territory across Canada.

Zero Emissions. Unlimited Possibilities. Toyota Mirai.

Introducing the 2022 Mirai. The 2nd generation of Toyota’s revolutionary hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle brings more to life than ever before. More style. More space. More intelligent and intuitive technology. And a more emotional and engaging ride. With a range of up to 647 KM on a single tank of hydrogen, Mirai is ready to carry you into the future, while emitting only water in passing. Zero emissions never looked so good.

Mirai’s sleek, coupe-inspired design is aerodynamically engineered to reduce drag and enhance fuel efficiency. Its striking bi-beam headlights, multi-LED front turn signal lamps, and LED rear taillights are sure to make an impression coming and going.

Longer, lower and wider, Mirai’s new platform gives it a bolder stance and more responsive ride, set off by standard 19” or available 20” chrome wheels.

Stylish, Dynamic, Capable – And Now, Award-Winning: The All-New 2022 Corolla Cross

*Automobile Journalists Association of Canada honours Corolla Cross with the 2022 Best Small Utility Vehicle Award

*Corolla Cross expands the legendary Corolla family with an all-new Subcompact SUV that’s prepped for adventures

TORONTO, Ontario (February 9th, 2022) – The newest member of the Toyota Corolla family is also this year’s top Small SUV in Canada. Today, the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) awarded that important recognition to the all-new, 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross.

“We’re thrilled to accept this award and thank the members of AJAC for this honour,” said Cyril Dimitris, Vice President, Toyota Canada Inc. “At Toyota we know that well-designed and engineered small vehicles deliver big driving fun and surprising versatility. The Corolla Cross does exactly that – featuring impressive styling that promises adventure, with added all-weather confidence for Canadian drivers, and backed by Toyota’s unmatched quality and efficiency.”

In the Corolla Cross, Toyota designers envisioned a premium-feeling subcompact SUV, and Toyota engineers delivered: The Corolla Cross is stylish, dynamic, and capable – with smart technology features, fun-to-drive performance including sure-footed AWD options, plus go-anywhere readiness.

The Corolla Cross combines a right-sized body with sharp styling and class-leading cargo space – up to 608L – making it the ideal subcompact SUV for urban expeditions or rural getaways. As a Toyota, the Corolla Cross is also standard equipped with an impressive package of state-of-the-art safety systems – headlined by Toyota Safety Sense 2.0.

The all-new, 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross is now on sale Toyota Dealers across Canada, with six model and trim configurations starting at just
$24,890 MSRP.

All-New Capstone Grade Elevates 2022 Toyota Tundra to New Heights

    • Loaded Capstone Grade Offers Host of Standard Premium Features
    • Standard i-FORCE MAX Powertrain Produces 437 hp, 583 lb.-ft.
    • Stylish 22-inch Chrome Wheels Come Standard
    • Semi-Aniline Leather-Trimmed Seats Accent Plush Interior
    • Standard Power Running Boards and BedStep® and 10-inch Colour Head-Up Display

TORONTO, Ontario (January 11th, 2022) – With enthusiasm for the all-new 2022 Toyota Tundra already at a fever pitch, full-sized trucks now have a new entry at the upper echelon of the segment. The new Tundra Capstone grade provides a premium collection of features and upgrades for those looking to elevate their truck experience. As the new halo grade in the Tundra lineup, Capstone builds on the already impressive features of Toyota’s all-new full-sized truck. Tundra Capstone will be arriving at dealerships this spring.

Capstone: Loaded with Luxury

The new flagship of the Tundra lineup seamlessly crafts together premium, plush, and power into an exceptionally loaded package. Eyes will certainly be drawn to the largest wheels ever offered on Tundra thanks to the standard 22-inch chrome rims. At its ruggedly handsome front, Capstone’s unique grille features a colour-keyed outer frame and a chrome inner mesh pattern complemented with subtle-yet-eye-catching chrome mirror caps, chrome “TUNDRA” tailgate inserts and chrome trim accents.

Automatic running boards welcome everyone into the premium cabin experience that is no doubt highlighted by standard semi-aniline leather-trimmed seats. Not only are the seats luxury-grade, but they also tout stylish perforation and a Capstone-only black-and-white colour combination. The centre console and passenger-side dash are accented with authentic Dark American Walnut with an open-pore finish that highlights the wood grain. On the dash the Walnut inlay surrounds a Capstone logo which illuminates when the doors are opened. Speaking of letting a little light in, a panoramic moonroof is standard on Tundra Capstone. To help provide an even quieter cabin, Capstone is the only Tundra grade to feature acoustic glass on the front doors for more exterior sound deadening.

Drivers will appreciate the leather-trimmed heated steering wheel and large 12.3-inch digital Multi-Informational Display. The standard 10-inch colour Head-Up Display provides an option that drivers can keep eyes in line with the road ahead.

The large, 14-inch high-definition touchscreen display comes standard on Capstone, controlling the all-new Toyota Multimedia system designed and engineered by Toyota’s Connected Technologies team. The new system offers an improved user experience through sight, touch, and voice. With Intelligent Assistant available through Drive Connect*, use a simple phrase like “Hey Toyota” to awaken the system for voice-activated commands to search for directions, find Google Points of Interest (POI), dictate a free-form text message to one of your contacts and more. The cloud-based native navigation system, aptly named Cloud Navigation, offered through Drive Connect allows for real-time traffic, dynamic route suggestions and integrates with Google POI data to ensure up-to-date search capability. The new system also supports standard wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility and allows for simultaneous dual Bluetooth phone pairing.

Speaking of audio, Capstone offers an impressive 12-speaker JBL Premium Audio system for auditory delight.

For ease of entry and exit, Capstone offers standard power running boards, and it also boasts a standard power bed step for ease of entry in the truck bed.

The 2022 Capstone grade will be offered in one body configuration: CrewMax with a 5.5-foot bed. Available colours include Wind Chill Pearl, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Celestial Silver Metallic, Midnight Black Metallic, Supersonic Red and Blueprint.

Plush, But Still Tough

An elevated cabin and loaded-to-the-gills truck sitting on 22s doesn’t mean performance and toughness need to be sacrificed. Capstone is powered by the impressive new i-FORCE MAX hybrid powertrain that produces 437 horsepower and 583 lb.-ft. of torque. i-FORCE MAX relies on a twin-turbo V6 engine but features a unique motor generator within the bell housing between the engine and 10-speed automatic transmission designed to provide maximum performance and maximum efficiency.

Resting on a new fully-boxed, high-strength-steel frame, Capstone has a maximum towing capacity of 4,690 kg (10,340 pounds). During towing applications, the hybrid system provides additional power and torque, while during city driving it focuses on a quiet ride with improved efficiency. For highway driving, responsive linear power delivery is the name of the game, and off-highway exploration is further enhanced thanks to peak torque performance being achieved early in the RPM range.

The new Sheet-Molded Compound (SMC) bed construction features reinforced aluminum cross members under the bed and offers added protection against dents, impact dings and rust compared to traditional steel decks. Maximum payload for Capstone is 675 kg (1,488 pounds).

For added cushion for the crew, the cabin is mounted to the frame with hydraulic cab mounts. Drive Mode Select offers the driver the ability to select a driving mode depending upon preference, and standard features include settings for Eco, Normal and Sport. For example, using the SPORT setting, i-FORCE MAX makes use of the electric motor’s instantaneous responsiveness. While the electric motor does the bulk of the work at lower speeds, once above 29 km/h the gasoline engine assumes primary operation for excellent performance in the mid- and high-speed range. When in TOW/HAUL mode, the i-FORCE MAX system is constantly in tandem operation to provide impressive acceleration and torque for towing needs.

The view around this great looking truck is improved as well due to Tundra’s plethora of cameras, displaying multiple exterior angles that are viewable from the available 14-inch touchscreen or the standard Digital Display Rearview Mirror. Whether pulling into a parking spot or trailering, drivers will appreciate Panoramic View Monitor that displays a top-down view of the truck. Views include the rear truck bed to check on cargo, a rear split view to show what’s nearby on each side of the trailer, and a hitch view to assist with trailer connecting.

Standard on Capstone is Trailer Back Guidance, which aids in overall maneuvering of trailers, as well as the Straight Path Assist feature which is designed to ensure your truck and trailer will back up in a straight line. The available 360-degree cameras aid with visibility and tough-to-see areas around the truck and trailer. When connected with Toyota’s integrated trailer brake controller, the Blind Spot Monitor can recognize blind spots for not just the truck but the trailer as well.

All-New Multimedia System Is Here – and It Is A Game Changer

A high-definition screen, wireless features and ultimate connectivity make the new infotainment system faster and more convenient for drivers.

TORONTO, Ontario (December 2nd, 2021) – Arthur C. Clark famously observed, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”. Wouldn’t it be great to conjure up some of that magic when driving? That’s the promise of in-vehicle multimedia systems and connectivity services – but often the reality has not lived up to the hype.

Toyota designers and engineers decided there must be a better way to harness the power of in-vehicle connectivity – a way that starts by making it easier to use, more helpful, and something that actually adds to the pleasure of driving.

The good news is, they found the magic they were looking for – and distilled it into Toyota’s new Multimedia System and Connected Services. From mobile apps that can connect to a driver’s vehicle and save their favorite temperature to improved Bluetooth connectivity — upgraded and enhanced multimedia features abound in the latest Toyota models.

See what else is new and improved thanks to this intuitive, easy-to-use system.

Bigger, Better and No Glare

An available 14-inch smartphone-like touchscreen allows for intuitive and simple interaction with the new system. The high-definition screen (without glare!) allows for easy-to-touch functionality, smart controls, and simple functionality. The system’s main menu is now on the left side and makes it all extremely easy to use. The system’s intuitive design approach makes storing favorite music stations a breeze. Just press the heart button and it’ll be added to your favorites list. Searching for a specific music genre? The menu will show drivers what stations play their favorites.

With Connected Services activated and the available Drive Connect Cloud Navigation, the crisp and clear map screen can be explored with zoom, pan and tilt functionality with intuitive touch control.

The Cloud Navigation includes Google Point-Of-Interest search capability, so navigating to a favorite destination has never been easier and you can also share your ETA with contacts in your phone book. The cloud connectivity allows for system and navigation updates to be installed “over-the-air” so the vehicle will always be up to date. New roads constructed? OTA updates will allow the map to include those too.

Help Only A ‘Hey Toyota’ Away

“Hey, Hi, Hello, Okay Toyota” – the new Virtual Assistant was designed by Toyota Connected and it’s a game changer. The feature allows for natural language conversation and helps with in-car functions such as changing audio settings or the climate control in select models.

When the available Drive Connect service is activated during trial or subscription periods, the Intelligent Assistant adds even more functionality, such as searching for nearby coffee shops or providing sports or weather information — all by simply making a verbal request.

All drivers have to do is say, “Hey Toyota!” and their virtual assistant is ready to help them get where they need to be.

Introducing the New Toyota Cross!

Pushing boundaries. Taking on new challenges. Breaking out of your comfort zone. The all-new Toyota Corolla Cross empowers you to do it all. It’s smooth, agile ride is ideal for urban missions and road trips alike. Its versatile nature lets you take on more. It’s loaded with forward-thinking technologies to keep you connected on the go. And, it’s available in both front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive models. If life’s a highway, Corolla Cross is your perfect partner for the journey.


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Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Earns Yet Another J.D. Power Plant Quality Award

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. (TMMC) was honoured today with another J.D. Power Plant Quality Award in the J.D. Power 2021 Initial Quality Study recognizing the world’s top automotive plants. The latest award, given to TMMC’s South Plant, marks the 20th J.D. Power Plant Quality Award they’ve received overall from 1991-2021.

“Today’s award is a testament to our Team Members, their talent and the quality of work added to each vehicle built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada,” said Frank Voss, President, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada. “We’re especially excited to be recognized for the quality of the Lexus RX – one of North America’s best-selling luxury SUVs.”

The J.D. Power Initial Quality Study includes 2021 model year vehicles purchased or leased between November 2020 and February 2021. Customers own the vehicles for 90 days following their purchase and then complete the J.D. Power survey. Plant awards are based on the lowest number of customer-reported defect/malfunction problems per vehicle.

This year, TMMC’s South Plant in Cambridge, Ontario won the Silver award for building the Lexus RX. This is the fourth consecutive year – and ninth award overall – for the TMMC-built RX.

To date, TMMC has been recognized with 20 awards, including three platinum awards, awarded to the top automotive manufacturing plant in the world.

“TMMC has won many Plant Quality Awards over the years and is, without question, among the highest-quality automotive assembly facilities in the world” said Dave Sargent, Vice President of Automotive Quality at J.D. Power. “This latest award is testament to continued excellence by everyone involved.”

TMMC currently manufactures the Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h vehicles at three manufacturing plants in Ontario, Canada, and was the first plant outside of Japan to build a Lexus vehicle.

The 2022 Toyota 4Runner

    • New TRD Sport model joins a six-model lineup for 2022
    • Several models upgraded with additional safety technology
    • Updated body colour choices wrap bold styling in bold finishes


Authentic adventure awaits in the rugged and refined 2022 Toyota 4Runner – the true body-on-frame mid-size SUV that combines 21st Century refinement and technologies with Toyota’s legendary truck heritage. This year, Toyota adds a new TRD Sport model to the lineup, featuring an x-REAS Sport Suspension and unique styling cues. A number ofmodels receive some updates too – with Lime Rush now offered on the TRD Pro model, and additional safety technology fitted to the popular SR5, Trail, and TRD Off Road models.

“Canadians are embracing outdoor getaways like never before, and there’s no better way to explore our magnificent country than in the 2022 Toyota 4Runner,” said Cyril Dimitris, Vice President, Toyota Canada Inc. “Regardless of the activity, the weather, or the season, the 4Runner is the perfect vehicle for any adventure. It’s unquestionably capable and rugged yet also surprisingly comfortable and refined.”

Adventure starts with power and performance, and the 2022 Toyota 4Runner delivers plenty of both. 4Runner’s proven 4.0L V6 and five-speed automatic transmission deliver a peak 270 horsepower – and with a Class IV trailer hitch factory installed, every 4Runner is ready to tow up to 2,268 kg (5,000 lb).

4Runner’s style reflects its authentic capability, with a rugged body design featuring a power moon roof, roof rails, running boards and alloy wheels.All models are standard equipped with LED low beam headlights and LED fog lamps. Inside, 4Runner has generous seating for five or seven adults, depending on model. The heated front seats are large and supportive, while second row seats recline up to 16 degrees for optimal comfort, and fold at the touch of a button for instant cargo capacity. Seven person models feature split folding third row seats.

Instrumentation and controls are thoughtfully arranged and common touchpoints such as the heater and door handles are designed for easy use while wearing gloves. All models include the Toyota Smart Key system with push button start plus multimedia systems built around 8” display audio touchscreens and featuring steering wheel-mounted audio controls, voice recognition, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Connected Services by Toyota keeps drivers plugged into their lives on the go with one easy to use system, featuring Remote Connect, Service Connect and Safety Connect.

A long list of standard safety systems starts with Toyota Safety Sense  – a bundle of active safety technologies that help extend the driver’s awareness and ability to avoid collisions, or mitigate their effect. Other standard safety features include the Toyota Star Safety System, a back-up camera and eight air bags.

The 2022 Toyota 4Runneris available in four, five-person models as follows:

The 2022 Toyota 4Runner Trail (starting MSRP: $47,250) features 17” dark grey TRD off road wheels, a Yakima roof basket, black badging overlays, colour-keyed Toyota cooler, rear sliding cargo tray, and black fabric seat cladding highlighted with tan stitching. Other features on this model include a 4.2” full colour multi-information display and eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat. The 4Runner Trail is offered a unique Army Green body colour.

The 2021 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off Road (starting MSRP: $54,670) features Toyota’s Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System, Multi-Terrain Select System, Crawl Control, a rear differential lock and unique 17” alloy wheels. Other features include a hood scoop, eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat, a 4.2” full colour multi-information display, TRD Off Road badging, and a premium audio system with remote and embedded navigation. New for 2022, this model’s safety package is enhanced with the Panoramic View / Multi-Terrain Monitor system. This model is available in seven exciting body colours – including, new this year, Lunar Rock.

All-new for this year, the 2022 Toyota 4Runner TRD Sport (starting MSRP: $53,340) features Connected Services by Toyota Audio Plus with Remote, 20” black alloy wheels, softex leather seat cladding, a power moon roof, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, heated seats, a hood scoop, TRD shift knob and headrests, front and rear clearance sonar, Toyota’s Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert safety technology, an x-REAS Sport Suspension, and the Panoramic View Monitor safety technology. This model is available in Super White, Magnetic Grey, Midnight Black, or Lunar Rock finishes.

The 2022 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro (starting MSRP: $65,250) builds on the TRD Off Road model, enhancing it with front and rear Fox shock absorbers, 17” TRD wheels with Nitto A/T tires, a TRD front skid plate, a basket style roof rack, and TRD Pro badging. To generate an epic soundtrack for every adventure, this model is fitted with a 15 speaker JBL Audio system with subwoofer. The TRD Pro is available in four body colours including – new for this year – Lime Rush.

When more space for friends and family is required, 2022 Toyota 4Runner is also available in two, seven-person models as follows:

The 2022 Toyota 4Runner SR5 (starting MSRP: $50,270) features Connected Services by Toyota Audio Plus with Remote, 17” alloy wheels, a 4.2” full colour multi-information display, an eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat and four-way power adjustable front passenger’s seat, heated seats, softex leather seat cladding, a power moon roof, and dual-zone automatic air conditioning. New this year, this popular model is now fitted with Toyota’s Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert safety technology.

The 2022 Toyota 4Runner Limited (starting MSRP: $57,630) adds many premium features to the SR5 model. These include a 15 speaker JBL Audio system with subwoofer, premium audio with remote and embedded navigation, 20” alloy wheels, leather seating, and heated and ventilated front seats. Additional performance features include the x-REAS Sport Suspension and full-time 4WD, while added safety features include front and rear clearance sonar.

The 2022 Toyota 4Runneris now on sale at Toyota Dealers across Canada. For complete and up to date details and specifications, visit

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