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Veg Guide Updates: Thanksgiving Specials!

Thanksgiving is nearly here! And we’ve got some great specials here from our Veg Guide advertisers. If you’re a new vegan looking to bring a meal for yourself to your family’s all meat dinner, or you’re looking to make a full vegan feast, we’ve got options for you here!   Away   Look for this yummy Thanksgiving plate available from Thursday, Oct 4 to Monday, Oct 8. It has marinated portobello mushroom, roasted sourdough stuffing, fingerling potatoes and veggies, with mushroom gravy and cranberry sauce for just $15! If that doesn’t fill you up, you can add a slice of pumpkin or apple pie, for just $5! Alternity   This harvest holiday Alternity wants to warm your tummy with a cozy vegan meal, The Harvest Gratitude Special. the special includes a hearty homemade Pumpkin Soup, Half Falafel Wrap, and a Spicy Golden Chai Latte for $15.55 + tax ($19 value).   Better Cookies.ca   Better Cookies.ca is offering our Veg family a private 10% off special for Thanksgiving for any Toronto cookie delivery. This discount is good until October 15, 2018. Please enter GIVINGTHANKS in… Read More


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Vegan Halloween Candy

Gone are the days when you thought you had to forgo handing out candy on Halloween because you feared there were no vegan options. Here is a list of vegan Halloween candy and other ideas for giving out to trick or treaters (or just enjoying for yourself of course). Maynards Candies: Sour Patch Kids, Fuzzy Peaches, Watermelon Slices, and Cherry Blasters Rockets Skittles Most plain salted potato chips and pretzels Twizzlers Sunkist Fruit Snacks Surf Sweets by Wholesome makes vegan candies too, which have been spotted at Bulk Barn! Sweets from the Earth: You can order individually wrapped mini cookies just for Halloween! Made Good: They also have mini Halloween granola bars that have been spotted at Costco!… Read More


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October Social Group Events

Social Dinner Group The next dinner is on Thursday, October 18th at 7 pm at Magic Oven (Danforth location). RSVP to tvadinner@veg.ca by October 16th. Vegetarians of High Park Join them for dinner on Wednesday, October 10th at 6:00 pm at Isaan Thai (on Dundas Street in the Junction, just east of Pacific Avenue). RSVP required by Friday, October 6th, no exceptions to highpark@veg.ca. Find out more about the group at highparkveg.wordpress.com. TVA Reads At the October meeting, TVA Reads will be discussing Not Wanted on the Voyage by Timothy Findley, on October 17th. RSVP to tvareads@veg.ca or ask to join their Facebook group. Save the date for future events! Nov. 21st, Dec. 12th, Jan. 16th, Feb. 20th, March 20th, April 17th, May 15th and June 19th. Veggies of Halton-Peel Meet up for dinner with like-minded individuals at Zen Gardens (6980 Maritz Drive, in Mississauga) on Saturday, October 20th at 6 pm. Click here for more info on Facebook and make sure to RSVP to haltonpeel@veg.ca by October 19th.    … Read More


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September Veg Guide Update Special: Veg Food Fest Preview!

Veg Food Fest is this weekend! We’re stoked, and bet that you are too! Here’s a preview of what some of our Veg Guide businesses will be bringing to the show!   Cosmic Treats Cosmic Treats is debuting a new ice cream flavour, Space Junk! Orange and blue sprinkles, chocolate chip asteroids, chunks of cookies, cupcakes, brownies, cookie dough and other edible space junk that is floating around!  Every bite is a supernova of different flavours.       Fauxmagerie Zengarry Zengarry will be launching their newest cashew cheese: An ale aged cheddar flavour which is fermented with Beau’s beer!  They’ll have all of their seven flavours on special for $10 each or 3 for $25 at Veg Food Fest this year.       Importations Lou Importations Lou will be at Veg Food Fest (booth GB05), and will be offering 20% off on all their stylish and ethical vegan and eco-friendly backpacks during the event!       Nice Shoes Nice Shoes will be handing out 15% off coupons for their online store. In addition, customers will get free shipping (both ways!) on orders over $100. Read More


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August Veg Guide Updates!

It won’t be long now before the brand new 2019 Veg Guide is out in print all over the city! To tide you over until then, here’s some new businesses that have caught our eye this month! New Vegan Businesses:   Alternity: 333 Bloor St. West. This Elixir bar is a beautiful space to relax and enjoy some of the great plant-based food, mocktails & coffee. They have a focus on community and communication.           Cinnaholic: Promenade Mall, 1 Promenade Circle, Thornhill. At long last, Cinnaholic Gourmet Cinnamon Rolls will be opening August 10th at Promenade Mall in Thornhill (the first location in Ontario!). Cinnaholic offers Gourmet Customizable Cinnamon Rolls, cookie dough, brownies, ultra premium coffees and more. We can’t wait to visit!     New Locations:     Fresh on Front: 47 Front Street East. The GTA’s veggie mainstay has opened a fifth (!!!) location at Church and Front! Enjoy their famous bowls, smoothies and more before or after your trip to the St. Lawrence Market, or the Sony Centre!             Away: 536 Queen St West Although it seems like yesterday that the first… Read More


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July Veg Guide Update!

It’s summer! And we have some great new places for you to check out! New Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurants: Blossom Vegetarian It’s finally happened! There is an all you can eat vegetarian buffet in Toronto! Blossom is a newly opened restaurant on Leslie in Richmond Hill that is entirely vegetarian. Vegan options (of which there are plenty!) are marked clearly throughout. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with takeaway and dim sum and tea offerings, Blossom looks like an awesome addition to the GTA!       FGF Vegan This newly opened vegan restaurant in Oshawa looks like a great addition to Durham! “We have an amazing selection of popular traditional foods made vegan including vegan fish and chips, Yorkshire puddings, seitan sausages, burgers, ribs and pepperoni pizzawith cassava cheese. A good selection of desserts and many GF options. We are aiming to serve vegans, vegetarians and others who are curious and skeptic about this fantastic diet.”     Veggie Friendly Businesses:   The Big Carrot — New Location! This longtime East end mainstay has opened up a second location at Danforth and Kingston Road!   Bark & Meow Pet Supplies This pet… Read More


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Vegan Rock! 10

This year marks the 10th anniversary of VEGAN ROCK!: a concert and bake sale fundraiser for the Toronto Vegetarian Association. It features live music from local veg musicians and delicious desserts made by both local bakeries and regular folks. Last but certainly not least, Vegan Rock! also features an awesome raffle with amazing prizes to be won from our generous sponsors. We hope you’ll come out to support the Toronto Vegetarian Association, enjoy delicious treats, and listen to great local music. When? Tuesday, June 26th Where? Supermarket at 268 Augusta in Kensington Market    … Read More


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Summer Job Posting: Community Outreach and Office Assistant

A Canada Summer Jobs opportunity with the Toronto Vegetarian Association CANADA SUMMER JOBS POSTING – Community Outreach and Office Assistant (Toronto Vegetarian Association) Position Type:    Current and returning Student under the Canada Summer Jobs Program Duration:  8 weeks (30 hours a week) Location:  17 Baldwin Street, 2nd Flr Toronto (downtown) We regret the office is not wheelchair accessible                                                                     Application Deadline:  Wednesday May 23rd, 2018   POSITION OVERVIEW – The Community Outreach and Office Assistant will engage with the local vegetarian and veg-friendly community by assisting with the planning and execution of the Toronto Vegetarian Association’s (TVA) outreach program and Veg Guide, as well as assisting with day to day administrative tasks in the TVA office. S/he will be the front-line person for all in person and phone inquiries, including those about adopting a plant-based diet. S/he will assist with coordination of outreach events including packing for events, drafting communications for volunteers, reporting on events, and researching future… Read More


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Veg Guide — Mother’s Day Specials!

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 13th!  If you’re looking for a place to take Mom to eat, or somewhere to buy her a nice treat to bring along for your day, you’re in the right place! Here are some great ideas from our awesome Veg Guide businesses!   Mother’s Day Meal Specials   Yoga Meditation 416-539-0234 www.yogameditation.ca Meditation Toronto is having their weekly Enchanted Evening on Mother’s Day. Group meditation. Breathing meditation plus chanting of sacred mantras to live music. Vegetarian meal. 6-8 pm. Free or by donation. Trinity-St. Paul’s Church, 427 Bloor W. at Spadina. meditationtoronto.com 416-539-0234.     Rawlicious Toronto location: 785 Bathurst St., 416-519-7150, www.rawlicious.ca Other locations in Kitchener, Hamilton, Markham, and Whitby. Rawlicious is having a Mother’s Day Pancake Brunch! From 10am ’till 2pm for $18.00 per person, you will get coffee or tea, Pancake stacks with mixed berries, bananas & fruit compote.         Thrive Organic Kitchen & Cafe 3473 Lake Shore Blvd. W, Etobicoke 416-252-7700 www.thriveorganic.ca   Thrive will be offering new menu items for Mother’s Day:… Read More


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Welcome to Sarah Fay: TVA’s New Veg Guide Coordinator

Please join the Toronto Vegetarian Association to welcome Sarah Fay to the team as the new Veg Guide Coordinator. Sarah brings almost twenty years of experience designing print and web campaigns, and has also worked soliciting sponsors and advertisers, and acting as a sales rep. She has all sorts of tricks up her sleeve, including training in photography, and an MA in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management, with a keen attention to detail. Of course, Sarah fits right in with the team as a long-time vegan who is also mama to a cat and bunny. She is excited to work for an organization that aligns so well with her personal ethics, and we’re equally excited to work with her and see how the Veg Guide will continue to grow and evolve under her wing. Read More


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