Veg Out 474: We’re Turning 75 (Part 2)


June 13, 2020

We’re keeping the celebrations going! In Part 2 of our special 75th Anniversary episode, hosts Sweta and Steve dive into some of the early days of the TVA with guest Michele Brennan, who has been with the organization for many glorious years. The TVA may have an official office and Resource Centre now, but, true to its community ethos, its first and long-time office was actually in the home of the first president, Barbara Jackson. Listen on for more blasts-from-the-past, including how much the vegan and vegetarian restaurant scene here in the GTA has evolved over the past decades. We round out key moments in the organization’s history with updates about Bill 156 (which would essentially criminalize the act of investigating animal cruelty practices) and a new ice cream from Perfect Day (they make cow milk from bacteria – talk about innovative!), and of course, restaurant updates.


Send an email to your MPP using Animal Justice’s letter as a template.
The TVA Online Gala is happening on June 19: Silent Auction, a Video Collage and more! Get all the details.
We’d love your help celebrating! Send us your birthday wishes in a ~20sec video in landscape format to and we’ll include it in our montage during the celebrations.
***100 Black Owned Businesses many veg and vegan restaurants on the list!***
Perfect Day’s non-animal whey ice cream available for purchase in the in the US
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