Cristina "the Boss"

Inspiration & Creator of CTS

Cristina is our Inspiration.  She loves to help out anyway she can from inspiring new flavours to serving you a cupcake.  Cristina continues to make us so proud.

She is one of 60 Inspirational Girls for legendary Barbies 60th Birthday and will be featured through out Toys r’Us store across Canada.

This is SUPER exciting because Cristina loves Barbie, such an honour!

Cristina’s wish : Go to Walt Disney World *her wishes change every week!


Owner & Proud Mom

Mary is an advocate for equality.

Mary has received many awards and Media coverage in recognition of her advocating.

Dr. Ashley Molloy Inspirational Award – SMILE

PCHS Commitment, Contribution & Service – Punjabi Community                                                                                             Health Services

Inspirational Award- City of Brampton

Assesability Award – City of Brampton

Recognition from Members of Parliament

Global, CityTv, CBC, CTV, Breakfast Television, Bramptonist, Guardian, Toronto Star and many global media platforms.

Recognition of Support – Project321Peel Down syndrome Association

Mary’s wish: To open up several Cristina’s Tortina Shops…….and to meet and serve her inspirational mentor Oprah.







Inventory Clerk & Cashier

Karcell is our Customer Service Super Star..

He is looking forward to college this September for continued education.

Karcell’s wish: To hang out and dance with Usher!


Assistant Baker & Cashier

Lisa shows her skills in our kitchen and serving customers .

Lisa’s wish is to meet and spend a day with the cast of Murdoch Mysteries



Front Help / Events

Adreas started volunteering when he was 12… He has since graduated from Elementary School and is in High School!!

Adreas has taken on more responsibility at the shop. He works serving customers, assists with larger orders and attends events along side Cristina representing , Cristina’s Tortina Shop.

Dre’s wish is to buy his mom a mansion!



Keegan is a bright, funny, articulate and very thoughtful young man.

This past summer Keegan was very successful in heading up our very first Pay it Forward with a cupcake campaign.

He collaborates with Cristina in creating new cupcake flavours.

Keegan puts the DYNAMO in this Dynamic Duo.

Check out their latest collaboration in our Menu selection


Head Baker

Andas love for baking and our mission is in every single cupcake that crosses our shelves.  Anda is also a mom of a daughter with Down syndrome … so this is personal.

Andas wish: To travel around the world with her family.


Assistant Manager

Update: After spending 2 years teaching in Nunavut., Nikki is back and teaching in Toronto. She is so grateful for all her incredible opportunities and misses her students and the faculty in Nunavut.

When Nikki is not tutoring she helps out at the shop.

We are so happy to have her back!




Casual volenteer

Abbas is now working full time at a Law firm in Toronto and helps us out on Special Occasions!

Abbas’s wish: To be rich and famous!