Recap of the 33rd Annual Veg Food Fest!


October 3, 2017

Livin’ Life on the Veg

Thank you to everyone who made it out to the 33rd annual Veg Food Fest at Harbourfront Centre this weekend! We had so much fun eating lots of goodies and enjoying all that the veg community has to offer. We hope that you did too! It’s our loyal community that keeps this festival going and we at the Toronto Vegetarian Association are so tremendously grateful for your support and interest.
What was your favourite part of the weekend?

Jo-Anne McArthur’s photography exhibit “A Year of Captivity” engaged attendees with its striking imagery and compelling themes. The exhibit sparked discussions about the ethics surrounding keeping animals in captivity. If you didn’t pick up a copy of McArthur’s new book Captive, which showcases some of her images that were on display over the weekend, it will be available at the TVA bookstore at 17 Baldwin Street. Join the TVA today at to receive awesome discounts on books like Captive!
The Bearded Vegans recorded a live podcast with author Carol Adams, discussing an important framework for how to best advocate for animals, participate in productive discussions and ultimately make more vegans. If you missed it live, check out the podcast here.

Apiecalypse Now! revealed their epic surprise and launched a vegan burger bar called BRGR KVLT! Did you get a chance to visit their booth in the World Café and try out some drool-worthy combos like we did?

We welcomed hundreds of new members to the Toronto Vegetarian Association this weekend and are so excited to introduce a new batch of Veg Food Fest attendees to all things veg that Toronto has to offer!
If you didn’t sign up this weekend but are interested in becoming a member of the TVA today, go to to donate.
We can’t give enough credit to our amazing team of volunteers who have kept this festival running strong for 33 years. Thank you to Harbourfront Centre for all of the hard work your team did leading up to and during the festival, Toronto Downtown Jazz for curating the most incredible music lineup, The Epoch Times and Indie 88 for your much-appreciated promotional work, all of our presenters for putting together the highest quality workshops, lectures, cooking demonstrations, and special presentations, and to all of the fantastic vendors for educating, feeding, and enriching the lives of our attendees.
A big thanks goes out to our Gold Sponsors Sweets from the Earth and King’s Café, our Silver Sponsors Nature’s Source and Nongshim, our Bronze sponsor Natura, and all of our Supporter Sponsors Carivegan, Food Matters TV, Genuine Health, GUSTA Foods, Kelly’s Bake Shoppe, Mama Earth Organics, Manna, Nanashake, Oat & Mill, Ozery Bakery, Reunion Island Coffee Roasters, Sweet Teeth, VegNews, VG Gourmet Vegetarian Foods and YamChops. We couldn’t have done this without you!
Once again, thank you to everyone who joined us at the Veg Food Fest this year. It may have been our best year ever.
See you next year – September 7-9, 2018!

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