Vegetarian & Vegan Events in Toronto

Aug
31
Sun
An EnChanted Evening – Sundays
Aug 31 – Sep 1 all-day
An EnChanted Evening - Sundays @ Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Join us for a group meditation and vegetarian dinner every Sunday evening. Feel yourself transported to another realm by the beautiful chanting of sacred mantras, and breathing meditation. Two methods of meditation will be taught and practiced. One using the breath and another accompanied by beautiful music. A delicious vegetarian dinner will be served. You will leave feeling refreshed, renewed and satisfied. These gatherings are free of charge. No need to register, simply show up!

Every Sunday 6-8pm at Trinity-St. Paul’s Church, 427 Bloor St. West (just west of Spadina). 416-539-0234, www.meditationtoronto.com

Sep
3
Wed
Wednesday RC Hours @ TVA Resource Centre
Sep 3 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 3 @ 9:00 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:

The Inspirational Power of Film Festival Celebrities & their Movies @ industREALarts Room (Ground Floor)
Sep 3 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 3 @ 9:00 pm
The Inspirational Power of Film Festival Celebrities & their Movies @ industREALarts Room (Ground Floor)  | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

The Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) proudly brings the fourth part of its public seminar series addressing social justice. The event offers a special opportunity to connect through an exclusive talk about celebrity activists addressing human rights, animal rights, and environmental ethics, and films to be screened at the 39th Toronto International Festival (TIFF). The talk will be taking place at the industRealarts room (688 Richmond Street West) from 7 to 9 pm on Wednesday, September 3. The evening opens with a reception honouring public attendees and seminar participants Dr. Samita Nandy and Emmanuel Lopez, Motivatorman.

As news sources cite Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, “Cinema’s collective and transformative experience lives at the heart of our Festival.” The Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies sponsored event will offer critical and inspirational views on TIFF films and celebrities to show how the festival can positively change public and the world around them. For example, actress Sandra Bullock and her film Gravity had its North American premiere at TIFF 2013. Her character demonstrated outstanding resilience in the face of adversity while in real life Bullock has overcome life challenges and helps change the world through her numerous charities and disaster relief funds. The event will offer a special opportunity to learn more about celebrities creating social and environmental change, and have attended TIFF such as animal lover Reese Witherspoon, Geoffrey Rush, and Kate Winslet who has dedicated time to PETA. The talk will enable TIFF attendees to discover how their films can inspire and increase resilience such as Titanic, Pleasantville and The King’s Speech. After the presentation attendees will be motivated to unleash their inner star and recognize the lasting power of the 2014 TIFF experience.

Speaker Bios:

Samita Nandy is an author, cultural critic and certified broadcast journalist with a PhD on fame from Australia’s Curtin University. Her research and writing focus on celebrity culture that has been published in Oxford and New York. Her international media relations and work led her to be featured with Global Television’s Anwar Knight and Allison Annesley on Daytime talk show and prime-time show First Local on Rogers Television, CBC News, CTV’s Breaking News CP 24, OMNI TV, The Globe and Mail, Canadian Journalism Foundation, Eternity Watch magazine, and ANOKHI Media among many more. Nandy has taught postgraduate and honors degree courses in media at University of Toronto, Ryerson University, and Curtin University. See more: www.samitanandy.com

Emmanuel Lopez is Motivatorman, an award-winning Illustrator and Motivational Speaker on resilience. He has written over 750 film tips on his “Movies that Motivate” blog and was featured in The New York Times and The Washington Post. Emmanuel teaches empowering tools, methods and movies he discovered for maintaining a positive mindset during unexpected life changes, burnout and depression. He created artwork for the official Roots T-Shirt for Toronto’s Film Festival of 1991 along with artwork used as the International Film Critic’s Award given to director Gus Van Sant. Emmanuel has provided motivational talks for: TD Canada Trust, Royal Ontario Museum and The Art Institute of Boston. His first book “Movies for Motivation: How to Stay Strong in Your Life & Career” is available on Amazon Kindle. See more: www.motivatorman.

The Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) is an international organization that helps coordinating academic research and media commentaries on celebrity culture. CMCS carries a pedagogical philosophy that inspires integration of research and media skills training in academic and public discourses of fame. The centre believes in intellectual, aesthetic, and ethical values of bridging gaps in higher education and media. With this view, CMCS helps coordinating research, publications, creative productions, and media commentaries to restore artistic and ethical acts for social change. For more information, please visit www.cmc-centre.com.

For title sponsorship, media interviews and high resolution photographs, contact Samita Nandy at info@cmc-centre.com or call 416.985.8887.

Date: 7 – 9 pm September 3, 2014
Location: industREALarts room (688 Richmond Street West), Toronto
Admission: PWYC

Sep
6
Sat
Watercolour Painting En Plein Air at the Farm @ Not So Hollow Farm
Sep 6 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Not So Hollow Farm presents a workshop series inspired by our beautiful surroundings in the Hills of Mulmur. The farm is nestled in a quiet Hollow where we enrich the mind and nurture the soul. Escape for the day from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and let our accomplished artists guide you on a creative journey. A gourmet vegetarian lunch is included as well as freshly prepared yummy snacks in the morning and afternoon unless otherwise noted in the workshop description. Please notify us of any dietary needs at the time of registration. Adult workshops are for ages 17 years and up. Kids’ workshops are for participants 7-16 years of age.

Registration Payment Options and Cancellation Policy
We require full payment upon registration. We will provide a full refund of a written cancellation two weeks or more prior to workshop date. After that date no refunds will be provided. Extenuating circumstances will be considered. Call or email us to register.

Saturday September 6th -Watercolour Painting En Plein Air at the Farm with Martha Bull. 9am-4pm including snacks in the morning and afternoon. Lunch from 12-1pm

Martha supplies all materials and shows you how to paint outside and get the best possible results from your efforts. Martha teaches how to mix luminous colour with Lucas paints. She believes that good composition and a full range of values are pivotal to achieving a beautiful painting. Come and enjoy the natural beauty of the farm through your artist’s eyes and transform your experience into a frame-able piece of art.

Cost of workshop including lunch is $110. Materials fee is $10 paid to the instructor the day of the workshop unless you choose to bring your own.

Saturday RC Hours @ TVA Resource Centre
Sep 6 @ 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:

Sep
10
Wed
Wednesday RC Hours @ TVA Resource Centre
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 10 @ 9:00 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:

Sep
13
Sat
Art Books with Liz Eakins and Sue Miller @ Not So Hollow Farm
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Not So Hollow Farm presents a workshop series inspired by our beautiful surroundings in the Hills of Mulmur. The farm is nestled in a quiet Hollow where we enrich the mind and nurture the soul. Escape for the day from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and let our accomplished artists guide you on a creative journey. A gourmet vegetarian lunch is included as well as freshly prepared yummy snacks in the morning and afternoon unless otherwise noted in the workshop description. Please notify us of any dietary needs at the time of registration. Adult workshops are for ages 17 years and up. Kids’ workshops are for participants 7-16 years of age.
Registration Payment Options and Cancellation Policy
We require full payment upon registration. We will provide a full refund of a written cancellation two weeks or more prior to workshop date. After that date no refunds will be provided. Extenuating circumstances will be considered. Call or email us to register.

Saturday September 13th – Art Books with Liz Eakins and Sue Miller. 9am-4pm including snacks in the morning and afternoon. Lunch from 12-1pm

In the morning Sue will guide you through the exploration of non-representational mark-making techniques on watercolour paper with water-based paints, inks & markers. The focus will be on the “process” of intuitive creativity which will be achieved through warm-up techniques & independent work.

And then…

In the afternoon Liz will take you through the process of binding the beautiful papers of your morning’s efforts into some unique art books of different sizes and styles using simple bookbinding techniques. We will use both basic signature style and classic Japanese style bindings, with some twists.

Cost of workshop including lunch is $120. Materials fee is $40 paid to the instructor the day of the workshop.

Saturday RC Hours @ TVA Resource Centre
Sep 13 @ 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:

Sep
16
Tue
Superfoods for Super Health @ Superfoods for Super Health
Sep 16 @ 6:30 pm – Sep 16 @ 9:00 pm
Superfoods for Super Health @ Superfoods for Super Health | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada

Raw Detox Friendly and High Nutrient foods will be covered in this class. Learn how to incorporate superfoods into everyday recipes, this class is the 1st week of Marni’s Easy Raw at Home 5-week series!

Concepts: Sprouting, cleansing, raw plant protein, phytonutrients, superfoods

Recipes: Creamy Avocado Salad, Cleansing Sprout Salad, Chocolate Superfood smoothie, Sunseed Nori Rolls

Sep
17
Wed
Wednesday RC Hours @ TVA Resource Centre
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 17 @ 9:00 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:

Sep
18
Thu
Dinner Social Group @ Simon's Wok
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 18 @ 9:00 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.

Sep
20
Sat
Saturday RC Hours @ TVA Resource Centre
Sep 20 @ 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: