January Social Group Events

Veggies of Halton-Peel/Veggies of Hamilton-Burlington These two groups are pairing up to host a joint event in January! On Sunday, January 24th join them at 12:30 pm at Saigon on Brant (474 Brant Street in Burlington), a Vietnamese restaurant with a vegetarian menu. Please RSVP to hamiltonburlington@veg.ca by noon on Saturday, January 23rd. For more… Read more »

July Social Group Events

Social Dinner Group The Social Dinner Group will meet at Jean’s Vegetarian Kitchen on Saturday, July 18th at 7 pm (1262 Danforth Avenue). Join them for lively conversation and delicious food. Please RSVP to tvadinner@veg.ca by the Wednesday before the event. Seating is limited. York Region Vegetarian Families Join them at Wishing Well Animal Sanctuary… Read more »

May 2013 Social Group Events

  Social Dinner Group The Social Dinner Group will meet at By the Way Cafe on Thursday, May 16th at 7 pm (400 Bloor Street West, between Spadina and Bathurst). RSVP to tvadinner@veg.ca. TVA Reads Love to devour good books and great food in fabulous like-minded company? Come and join TVA Reads, our monthly Wednesday… Read more »

March 2013 Social Group Events

  TVA Reads will meet on March 20th. Email tvareads@veg.ca for more information and address. Vegetarians of High Park will meet for dinner and a mini vegan bake-off on Wednesday, April 17th at 6 pm. Dinner will be at a veg-friendly Indian restaurant, Curry Twist. Attendees are encouraged to bring a vegan dessert to share… Read more »

Vegetarian Travel Translation Cards and Glossaries

Thanks to the bright ideas of TVA volunteer extraordinaire Sally Grande, TVA is proud to announce the release of vegetarian travel translation cards! These cards serve the purpose of allowing you to dine as you travel the world and face language barriers. The cards say in both English and their respective language: “I am vegan…. Read more »

In praise of farmers’ markets

There is nothing better than freshly harvested fruits and veggies. Early in the season you can find find field-grown lettuce, arugula, garlic greens, radishes, strawberries and asparagus, as well as mushrooms, herbs and greenhouse cucumbers. By mid-summer you can find greens, melons, heritage tomatoes, basil, pole beans, broccoli, peaches, wild blueberries, raspberries, yellow plums, the… Read more »

Animal Advocacy: A Photographic Journey with Joanne McArthur

  Care of Dylan Powell I can’t remember the first time I consciously gazed upon a photograph taken by Jo-Anne McArthur, I had unknowingly seen her work for years, but I do remember the first time we met. It was almost a year ago at the Farm Sanctuary Hoe Down in Watkins Glen, New York… Read more »

Animal Advocacy: Smooth Sailing Into Veganism

  Julia and her happy, healthy family Care of Julia Strub My name is Julia and I’ve been eating a vegan diet since April 4th 2010. Being vegetarian has always appealed to me and I had even made an attempt at lacto-ovo vegetarianism in 2002. Back then I didn’t have the information or support to… Read more »

Animal Advocacy: Touring Ontario’s Factory Farms

Submitted Anonymously Many vegetarians know about the abhorrent treatment of animals on factory farms. In fact, the treatment of farm animals is so bad that it is the reason many of us adopt vegetarian and vegan diets in the first place. Because we are so horrified by what we hear and read about factory farms,… Read more »

Animal Advocacy: Ducklover Bonnie (aka: Bonnie Shulman)

  Bonnie’s beloved ducks Brownie and Greenie. Care of Nelson Carvalho Bonnie Shulman is a member of the TVA, former eLifelines columnist (Animal Profile of the Month) and a colleague of mine at the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). You can easily tell that she’s a vegan by the massive number of Farm Sanctuary… Read more »