The 30 Best Veget-eriotypes

September 16, 2014

Care of Autumn Ladoucer – Past TVA Communications Intern

One of my favourite stereotypes that I’ve faced during my time as a vegetarian is that we are all members of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and that just because I’m a vegetarian, I want to parade around town in a bikini made of lettuce leaves.

But alas, this is untrue! My bikini is made of hemp!

So today, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Vegetarian Food Festival which ...


The Winners of the 2014 Toronto Veg Awards Are…

September 15, 2014

Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Toronto Veg Awards!

Toronto Vegetarian Association members nominated their favourite vegetarian and veg-friendly businesses, and then the general public including members, voted to select the winners!

We congratulate all the winning businesses and also celebrate the wonderful contributions of ALL vegetarian and veg-friendly businesses in Toronto. Click here to see the full list of nominations that were submitted by TVA members. (Want to become a member so you too can be ...


Vegetarian Directory Updates – September 2014

September 01, 2014

New Gluten & Dairy-free Bakery

Tia’s Bakery (761 Pape Ave., 416-462-9777, originally started in Guelph several years ago, and has now opened a new Toronto location for their gluten and dairy-free bakery. Just steps from Pape subway station north of the Danforth, Tia’s is a family-run business specializing in catering to those with food intolerances and allergies. Orders can also be made egg, ...


Podcast Episode 309: It’s Veg Fest Time

August 23, 2014

Today Ana and Sarah talk about the upcoming 30th annual Vegetarian Food Festival and things to keep an eye out for when visiting, like food trends: are donuts the new cupcake? We hope you join us down at Harbourfront on September 5, 6 and 7.


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Episode 308: Food, As Usual

August 16, 2014

Today Lisa and John discuss some of their recent eating experiences along with news about the upcoming Vegetarian Food Festival and the campaign for why love one, and eat the other.

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Episode 307: Soft Serve, Donut, Chops

August 09, 2014

Today Sarah, Kirti, Ana and John discuss the up-coming vegan donut eating contest that is being put on by Through Being Cool.  There was also more analysis of Bunner’s soft serve ice cream, and a review of Yam Chops.

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Episode 306: Sugar-Free Sensation

July 19, 2014

Today John and Lisa O. are the co-hosts on the podcast.  The two share information about their recent eating experiences, and their mixed reactions to the news that Quality Meat Packers have closed their doors in Toronto.

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Daytripping Around Toronto: Easy as 1-2-Pea

July 18, 2014

By Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator

There’s definitely a stereotype that when travelling to small towns, there won’t be any veg-friendly restaurants on offer and that when taking a day trip or overnight weekend getaway, it’s best to pack your own food.

We must have reached some sort of turning point, because I’ve had the pleasure of going on an overnight jaunt or day trip the last three weekends in a row, and all three times, have found vegan-friendly offerings ...


Episode 305: Volunteering with TVA, Veg outreach and sharing your story

July 12, 2014

Today Sarah, Angeline and Kirti were joined by King,  a TVA outreach volunteer who shared his experiences as a TVA volunteer.  We  mentioned restaurants and products that can help make living a healthy lifestyle just a little bit easier. Like FreshCity Farms , and Vegan Cuts . We also talked about the importance of social support when transitioning to vegetarianism, or becoming vegan and how working at the events like those coming up this summer can lead to new friendships ...


Podcast 303: Make Your Summer Veggielicious

July 07, 2014

bunnerssoftserveCindy and Kirti introduce you to our directory assistant, Izzy and they share info about plenty of delicious vegetarian news and events. New locations for two of Toronto’s most popular vegan dining establishments, vegan options at Summerlicious, and event a coconut festival!

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