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.”

The Board of Directors ...


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 ...


Podcast Episode 310: Food Fest Wrap Up

October 07, 2014

Today Sarah and Lisa O. discuss the Food Fest, Lisa’s recent visit to Wishing Well Farm Sanctuary, the TVA Scotiabank Marathon Team, The upcoming Walk for Farm Animals (or Sleep In for Farm Animals), some new veg businesses that have popped up around the GTA this month.

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Featured Business Members – October 2014

September 26, 2014


Rashmi’s Bakery
80 Pertosa Dr., Unit 13, Brampton,, 905-970-0666
Looking for quality vegan and nut-free cakes, cupcakes, and other baked goods? Rashmi’s Bakery has been providing the GTA with delicious, fresh, and beautiful vegan cakes for all occasions since 2007. “Rashmi’s Bakery specializes in custom cupcakes and cakes. We offer egg free, nut free and dairy free products. So, if ...


Join Us for the 2014 Annual General Meeting

September 23, 2014


The Toronto Vegetarian Association’s Annual General Meeting is taking place Sunday, November 30th at 4 pm.

This is your chance to hear what the organization has accomplished in the past year, give suggestions for future growth and help set the direction in the years moving forward by electing our 2014-2016 Board of Directors.

Light snacks will be served.

Please note: The Toronto Vegetarian Association’s Annual General Meeting is a private ...


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, ...


TVA Featured Business Members – September 2014

September 01, 2014


Grasshopper RestaurantGrasshopper-profile
310 College St.,,, 647-340-3666 Grasshopper offers a variety of carefully prepared and beautifully plated vegan and vegetarian spins on classic comfort food. Open for lunch and dinner, as well as take-out and catering. Try their new cocktail menu! Toronto Veg Card holders save 5%*. “At Grasshopper, flavour comes first. The fact that our menu is meat-free is just a bonus. Our menu ...

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