Vegetarian & Vegan Events in Toronto

Oct
30
Thu
Vegan Supper Club Series: Harvest Moon @ Urban Acorn Catering Studio (Unit S)
Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Vegan Supper Club Series: Harvest Moon @ Urban Acorn Catering Studio (Unit S)

‘Sweater Weather’ is in full swing and with the change in season comes a delicious new crop of hearty vegetables and local ingredients. This month’s supper club is all about celebrating the harvest and honouring those who help put amazing local food on our table. So grab your cardigan, put on a little Neil Young and join us for our Harvest Moon dinner.

***Introduction Course: Warm “Samhain” Harvest Salad with Maple Baked Empire Apples, Charred Ontario Corn and Roasted Sweet Potato tossed with Baby Kale

***Second Course: Seared Rutabaga Risotto Gateau served with Roasted Acorn Squash Wedges and Cumin Toasted Macadamia Nuts

***Main Course: Kidney Bean Chili and Yukon Gold Potato Gratin, Poached Late Autumn Heirloom Vegetables topped with a handmade Cashew & Chive Cheese

**Dessert: Caramelized Pumpkin Cheese Cake served with Butterscotch and Fresh Cranberry Compote

Tickets are available in advance only.
Cost is $45 for a 4-course dinner + Coffee/Tea service.
Space is limited so make sure to snatch up your tickets early before they sell out.

Nov
1
Sat
Saturday RC Hours @ TVA Resource Centre
Nov 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Saturday RC Hours @ TVA Resource Centre | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

resource centre volunteersThe TVA Resource Centre is located 17 Baldwin St on the second floor, and is open to the public on Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons. We regret that the RC is not wheelchair accessible.

If you’d like to come by outside of scheduled RC hours, phone the office at 416-544-9800 to make an appointment.

Visit TVA’s Resource Centre (RC) and find:

  • A lending library – Browse over 500  books and cookbooks, plus magazines, DVDs and videos available for viewing or loan. A refundable $20 deposit is required when borrowing.
  • A store – We have one of the largest selections of vegetarian books for sale in Toronto – over 100 titles. Toronto Veg Card holders receive 10% off retail prices.
  • Lots of free literature – We offer a variety of fact sheets, recipe booklets and Vegetarian Starter Kits for free. Grab our latest Vegetarian Directory, and back issues of TVA’s Lifelines newsletter.
  • And the smiling vegetarian faces of the RC Crew – The RC centre is run by dedicated volunteers who are happy to answer questions and help you find the resources you need!

If you can’t make it to visit the Resource Centre in person, here are some other resources we provide:

Nov
5
Wed
Wednesday RC Hours @ TVA Resource Centre
Nov 5 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 5 @ 8:00 pm
Wednesday RC Hours @ TVA Resource Centre | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

resource centre volunteersThe TVA Resource Centre is located 17 Baldwin St on the second floor, and is open to the public on Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons. We regret that the RC is not wheelchair accessible.

If you’d like to come by outside of scheduled RC hours, phone the office at 416-544-9800 to make an appointment.

Visit TVA’s Resource Centre (RC) and find:

  • A lending library – Browse over 500  books and cookbooks, plus magazines, DVDs and videos available for viewing or loan. A refundable $20 deposit is required when borrowing.
  • A store – We have one of the largest selections of vegetarian books for sale in Toronto – over 100 titles. Toronto Veg Card holders receive 10% off retail prices.
  • Lots of free literature – We offer a variety of fact sheets, recipe booklets and Vegetarian Starter Kits for free. Grab our latest Vegetarian Directory, and back issues of TVA’s Lifelines newsletter.
  • And the smiling vegetarian faces of the RC Crew – The RC centre is run by dedicated volunteers who are happy to answer questions and help you find the resources you need!

If you can’t make it to visit the Resource Centre in person, here are some other resources we provide:

Magic Beans and Lentils vegan cooking class @ The Vegan Lab
Nov 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Magic Beans and Lentils vegan cooking class @ The Vegan Lab

Magic Beans and Lentils

If you’ve ever thought beans and lentils were boring, think again! This class breaks down all the amazing things you can do with these versatile nutritional powerhouses. We’ll learn how to make them more delicious, how to use the pressure cooker, soaking and cooking technique ,including making 3 dishes in 15 minutes!

Sneak peak at the menu: Chipotle bean dip, bean tostadas with skinny guacamole and vegan sour cream, low-fat cheesy bean sauce, easy burgers, and 15 minute Lebanese lentil soup.

Nov
8
Sat
Saturday RC Hours @ TVA Resource Centre
Nov 8 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Saturday RC Hours @ TVA Resource Centre | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

resource centre volunteersThe TVA Resource Centre is located 17 Baldwin St on the second floor, and is open to the public on Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons. We regret that the RC is not wheelchair accessible.

If you’d like to come by outside of scheduled RC hours, phone the office at 416-544-9800 to make an appointment.

Visit TVA’s Resource Centre (RC) and find:

  • A lending library – Browse over 500  books and cookbooks, plus magazines, DVDs and videos available for viewing or loan. A refundable $20 deposit is required when borrowing.
  • A store – We have one of the largest selections of vegetarian books for sale in Toronto – over 100 titles. Toronto Veg Card holders receive 10% off retail prices.
  • Lots of free literature – We offer a variety of fact sheets, recipe booklets and Vegetarian Starter Kits for free. Grab our latest Vegetarian Directory, and back issues of TVA’s Lifelines newsletter.
  • And the smiling vegetarian faces of the RC Crew – The RC centre is run by dedicated volunteers who are happy to answer questions and help you find the resources you need!

If you can’t make it to visit the Resource Centre in person, here are some other resources we provide:

Nov
12
Wed
Working With Gluten-Free grains – vegan cooking class @ The Vegan Lab
Nov 12 – Nov 13 all-day
Working With Gluten-Free grains - vegan cooking class @ The Vegan Lab

Working with Gluten-free grains

In the North American diet we have made such little use of grains except rice, and more recently, Quinoa. And the ways we use these grains are so limited! As a whole food vegan cook you’ll learn how to incorporate them into amazing dishes and textures, learn to cook them different ways, and improve their nutrition by the preparation techniques you use.

Sneak peak at the menu:

Grain and Miso sauce veg bowl, comforting Kasha breakfast bowl, rice and lentil meatballs with tangy marinara, millet zucchini patties

What’s great about our classes: The focus is on techniques and skills not recipes! This means you’ll be able to make ANYTHING with beans and lentils by the time you leave, and the focus is on practical, simple, delicious meals made for busy people

Wednesday RC Hours @ TVA Resource Centre
Nov 12 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 12 @ 8:00 pm
Wednesday RC Hours @ TVA Resource Centre | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

resource centre volunteersThe TVA Resource Centre is located 17 Baldwin St on the second floor, and is open to the public on Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons. We regret that the RC is not wheelchair accessible.

If you’d like to come by outside of scheduled RC hours, phone the office at 416-544-9800 to make an appointment.

Visit TVA’s Resource Centre (RC) and find:

  • A lending library – Browse over 500  books and cookbooks, plus magazines, DVDs and videos available for viewing or loan. A refundable $20 deposit is required when borrowing.
  • A store – We have one of the largest selections of vegetarian books for sale in Toronto – over 100 titles. Toronto Veg Card holders receive 10% off retail prices.
  • Lots of free literature – We offer a variety of fact sheets, recipe booklets and Vegetarian Starter Kits for free. Grab our latest Vegetarian Directory, and back issues of TVA’s Lifelines newsletter.
  • And the smiling vegetarian faces of the RC Crew – The RC centre is run by dedicated volunteers who are happy to answer questions and help you find the resources you need!

If you can’t make it to visit the Resource Centre in person, here are some other resources we provide:

Nov
15
Sat
Saturday RC Hours @ TVA Resource Centre
Nov 15 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Saturday RC Hours @ TVA Resource Centre | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

resource centre volunteersThe TVA Resource Centre is located 17 Baldwin St on the second floor, and is open to the public on Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons. We regret that the RC is not wheelchair accessible.

If you’d like to come by outside of scheduled RC hours, phone the office at 416-544-9800 to make an appointment.

Visit TVA’s Resource Centre (RC) and find:

  • A lending library – Browse over 500  books and cookbooks, plus magazines, DVDs and videos available for viewing or loan. A refundable $20 deposit is required when borrowing.
  • A store – We have one of the largest selections of vegetarian books for sale in Toronto – over 100 titles. Toronto Veg Card holders receive 10% off retail prices.
  • Lots of free literature – We offer a variety of fact sheets, recipe booklets and Vegetarian Starter Kits for free. Grab our latest Vegetarian Directory, and back issues of TVA’s Lifelines newsletter.
  • And the smiling vegetarian faces of the RC Crew – The RC centre is run by dedicated volunteers who are happy to answer questions and help you find the resources you need!

If you can’t make it to visit the Resource Centre in person, here are some other resources we provide:

Nov
16
Sun
Sea Shepherd Ontario’s 1st Annual Barnacle Ball @ Roma Hospitality Centre
Nov 16 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sea Shepherd Ontario's 1st Annual Barnacle Ball @ Roma Hospitality Centre

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society runs on donation to help protect the ocean from many illegal action. This fundraiser is in complete support of this organization.

An evening with soft live music while you view our fabulous items at our Silent Auction.

Then you will sit for a 4 course Vegan dinner while enjoying two free bottles of wine per table of 8-10 and listening to our incredible line up of speakers from local supporters to guest from afar. We will have Paul Watson speaking as well via skype.

This evening is in the works right now to ensure a once in a lifetime event for all attendees!

We are setting the starting age at an awesomely mature 12yrs old since we have so many young active supporters and we do not want to leave them out!

For all attendees 19+ there will be a cash bar available which we are happy to say helps our fundraising out too.

Nov
19
Wed
Wednesday RC Hours @ TVA Resource Centre
Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 19 @ 8:00 pm
Wednesday RC Hours @ TVA Resource Centre | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

resource centre volunteersThe TVA Resource Centre is located 17 Baldwin St on the second floor, and is open to the public on Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons. We regret that the RC is not wheelchair accessible.

If you’d like to come by outside of scheduled RC hours, phone the office at 416-544-9800 to make an appointment.

Visit TVA’s Resource Centre (RC) and find:

  • A lending library – Browse over 500  books and cookbooks, plus magazines, DVDs and videos available for viewing or loan. A refundable $20 deposit is required when borrowing.
  • A store – We have one of the largest selections of vegetarian books for sale in Toronto – over 100 titles. Toronto Veg Card holders receive 10% off retail prices.
  • Lots of free literature – We offer a variety of fact sheets, recipe booklets and Vegetarian Starter Kits for free. Grab our latest Vegetarian Directory, and back issues of TVA’s Lifelines newsletter.
  • And the smiling vegetarian faces of the RC Crew – The RC centre is run by dedicated volunteers who are happy to answer questions and help you find the resources you need!

If you can’t make it to visit the Resource Centre in person, here are some other resources we provide:

Greens in Every Meal – vegan cooking class @ The Vegan Lab
Nov 19 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Greens in Every Meal - vegan cooking class @ The Vegan Lab

Greens in Every Meal

When you look at actual nutritional needs (not Canada’s Food Guide), you’ll see that we need plenty of alkaline leafy greens in our diet, but how on earth do we eat this many greens a day? The trick is to incorporate them into your foods instead of eating massive salads everyday (unless that’s what you love).

In this class we’ll make sauces, soups, stews and smoothies that have greens in them. We’ll also learn how to improve the texture of kale and collard, making raw wraps, homemade broth and how to make green smoothies without the green taste!

Sneak Peak at the Menu:

Deluxe Kale Caesar salad, simple kale chips, Asian shredded collard salad, raw spring rolls, deep greens pesto on raw pasta

What’s great about our classes: The focus is on techniques and skills not recipes! This means you’ll be able to incorporate greens in all of your dishes by the time you leave. The focus is on practical, simple, delicious meals made for busy people.

Nov
20
Thu
Dinner Social Group @ King’s Cafe
Nov 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please join us for lively conversation and delicious food at our upcoming dinner. All members and non members, veg, vegan and transitioning are welcome! Please RSVP by the Wednesday before each event at: tvadinner@veg.ca or by phone: 416-544-9800. Seating is limited.