The Zone / Zone Weekend (Dayparts)

Since 2013 Sphere has created daily, fresh and fun content for Canada’s #1 after school programming block. Our hosts have traveled across the country and beyond to bring entertaining and aspirational programming to Canadian kids that is reflective of where they live, learn and play.

In The Zone, the YTV hosts bring down the house with cool contests, celeb interviews, hilarious sketches and awesome behind-the-scenes fun facts from all your favourite YTV shows like SpongeBob SquarePants, The Loud House and The Hardy Boys. The Zone Weekend invites viewers to kickoff their weekend with funny sketches, games and interviews in-between your favourite Saturday morning cartoons. Our hosting team took home the Kidscreen Award for “Best Hosting Team” in 2020 – a testament to their performance skills and relatability to our audience.



Chelsea Toner
Daniel Fernandes

Associate producers

Liz Truchanowicz
Marc Woodhouse
Anthony Gullace


Spencer Litzinger
Tyra Sweet
Alex Wierzbicki

Executive producers

Daniel Bourre
Vanessa Larkey
Melanie Leckie
Marlo Miazga
Julie Bristow
Bruno Dube
Corinna Lehr
Sean Connolly
Michael Strachan

2023 Kidscreen Awards

Nomination – Best On-Air Host or Hosting Team