Job Opportunity: Festival & Events Coordinator (FT)

November 25, 2014

Position Overview: The Toronto Vegetarian Association is seeking an enthusiastic project coordinator looking to apply passion and experience towards a position with one of North America’s most successful vegetarian organizations.

Providing information and support for almost 70 years, the Toronto Vegetarian Association is looking for an organized and ambitious self-starter to coordinate our 31st Annual Veg Food Fest and other events in our 2015 calendar. The Veg Food Fest is our marquee event, attracting 40,000 visitors over three days each September.

The Festival ...


TVA Featured Business Members – December 2014

November 24, 2014


705 College St.,,, 416-645-0117
Have you been to YamChops yet? It’s Toronto’s all Vegan “Butcher Shop” featuring house-made vegan foods and meals, as well as a vegan grocery section where you’ll find your favourite vegan products, many from local companies right here in the city. “YamChops is Canada’s first and only vegetarian butcher shop, and we delight in offering plant-based protein ...


Board candidates for 2014-15 term

November 24, 2014

On Sunday, November 30th members will meet for the Toronto Vegetarian Association’s 2014 Annual General Meeting (AGM). At the AGM,  members will review our work over the past 12 months, discuss progress made on our 2014-18 strategic plan, and elect our 2015 board of directors. If you’re a member, please join us starting at 4pm at Friends House located at 60 Lowther Ave.

Here are the candidates for this year’s TVA Board of Directors. There are nine candidates for eight open positions

Diane Burgin
Kevin ...


December Social Group Events

November 21, 2014

East End Vegetarians

Their next dinner meeting will be held at 7 PM on Wednesday, December 3rd at Green Earth Vegetarian Cuisine (385 Broadview Ave., just north of Gerrard). They take the TVA discount card so bring your TVA card if you have one. Please email Susan at if you can join them!

potluckVegetarians of High Park

Join the Vegetarians of High Park for a vegan holiday potluck on Wednesday, December 17th from 6:30 ...


Episodes 312 & 313: Vegan candy, kale & squash talk

November 20, 2014

We’re posting two backdated episodes today, delayed by technical difficulties. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Episode 312: Vegan candy, cookbook & squash talk

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Episode 313: Piles of kale and acorn squash

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Creative in the Kitchen

November 10, 2014

go veggie grilled cheeseBy Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator

Many vegetarians and vegans in the GTA will be familiar with Go Veggie! cheeses which have been on shelves in health food stores and larger grocery chains in Toronto for many years. However, for vegans, the “green line” remained off limits since it contains casein, a protein from dairy.

Enter the purple line: completely vegan and dairy-free cheese now available from More

Where to hold your vegan wedding in Toronto

November 06, 2014

weddingYou asked, and the Toronto Vegetarian Association’s Facebook group answered.

Here are some tips on vegan-friendly wedding venues in Toronto that our community shared:

  • Kortright Centre in Vaughan. It’s an eco-centre to boot, with a vegan menu. They will design your menus custom
  • Lush & Lavish Salon does hair and nail care with vegan products. They are in Toronto and have wedding party packages.
  • The Enoch Turner Schoolhouse lets you bring in ...

Proposed By-Law Change at the 2014 AGM

October 29, 2014

Friendly reminder – our Annual General Meeting is coming up on November 30th!

There is a proposed by-law change which will be voted on at the meeting:

Motion to amend the TVA Bylaw Article 7, section 3 from the current “A majority of the full complement of the Board shall constitute a quorum” to read “A majority of the currently existing complement of the Board shall constitute a quorum. A quorum shall not consist of fewer than four (4) board members.”

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Episode 311: Lipstick, Dynamite, Grasshoppers

October 18, 2014

fries grasshopperToday Angeline, Ana, Raj and John talk about their recent restaurant experiences in Toronto and Chicago.  They also talk about where to find a vegan winter coat.

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Where to find vegan winter coats in Toronto

October 08, 2014

IMG_0192-bThat was certainly a wonderful tease we got last week with warm, sunny days that made us think summer might have returned for a few more weeks. But temperatures dipped again, sending us out shopping for winter coats.

In case you’ve never visited the Toronto Vegetarian Association Facebook group, let me enlighten you that it is made up of an extremely knowledgeable, resourceful group of people that always seem to have answers ...

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