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Veg Guide Updates, COVID-19 Edition!

  Hello everyone! We’re here to bring you a special Veg Guide Update; this special COVID-19 post brings you updates on which businesses are open, what they’re offering, how you can get things delivered, where and when you can pick up, and more! Read on to hear about all the great offerings, and what you can to support these awesome local businesses. 852 Curbside Collective https://852cc.square.site 852 Curbside Collective is group of independent female-owned food companies that have collaborated to reinvent their businesses during the COVID-19 crisis, which has had a profound effect on each of their companies.  The collective is fronted by Jane Tran of Chau, Meagan Bowden of Phancy Food & Catering,  and Emily De Beus of Sausage Party Toronto, who have created a physical and virtual store offering grocery products, their signature dishes for customers to re-heat at home, and  “Stay at Home Meal Boxes” that include a curated selection of meals and snacks. The purpose of the collective is to keep small businesses thriving while offering the community a safe alternative to large grocery stores. The store features over 10 products from local… Read More


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Veg Guide Easter Specials

Happy Easter everyone! This Easter might not look the same to us as most Easters, as there won’t be any gatherings with families, or going out to events. But there’s no reason why that means that you can’t treat yourself to something nice! Now more than ever, it’s important to support veg businesses, and there’s some great opportunities to do so within this post!    Better Cookies Order gourmet Easter gifts online at BetterCookies.ca. We have many different delicious chocolate cookies available. Each gift basket, box, and bouquet we make is beautifully packaged and delivered safely. To see the cookie gifts we have available, please visit: https://www.bettercookies.ca/special-gifts/11-easter   Big Carrot We might be celebrating from a distance but we are celebrating together! The Big Carrot has Organic, family friendly meals ready to Grab & Go. Local, fair trade and organic chocolates and of course Carrot Kitchen desserts! Why not get creative this year and deliver a special treat to someone you love? Reminder, Beach and Danforth stores will be closed April 10 and April 12th. Be… Read More


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The Veg Holiday Market is coming November 24th!

As the days get shorter and colder, we’re all in need of a little pick-me-up. We have a remedy for that!   For the 3rd year, the Toronto Vegetarian Association is excited to host the Veg Holiday Market – a fully vegan market with gifts that give back! This year’s event features some great new features in addition to our usual offering of over fifty vendors and hours of programming in the Stop classroom:   • We are happy to welcome you for an extended day this year! Browse the marketplace from 11 am till’ 8 pm. There’s time for supper, shopping, programming, and everything you’d like to do. • Want an alcoholic bevy while you shop? You’re in luck! This year for the first time we’re having a licensed event! Sip on a local beer, wine or cider with your food. Have a seat in the heated courtyard and chat with your friends. • Vegan Marshmallows? Check! Fire? Check! Roasting marshmallows over the fire? Check! Come to the vegan marshmallow roast in the courtyard once the sun has set. It’s free with admission, and the marshmallows are donated by Dandies, proudly available at Organic Garage. • Want to make… Read More


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Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale

Join us for the Toronto location of the Annual Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale at the TVA Resource Centre! There will be cupcakes, cookies, confections, and more. And you’ll support a great cause: inspiring people to choose a healthier, greener, more compassionate lifestyle through plant-based eating. All proceeds support the TVA. You may want to bring a takeaway container to carry away extra treats! When? Saturday April 27th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Where? TVA Resource Centre (17 Baldwin Street, 2nd floor). We regret our location is not wheelchair accessible, although weather permitting, we may set up on our patio downstairs. This year’s sale will also feature goodies from our past Vegan Bake Off contestants!… Read More


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April Social Group Events

Veggies of Hamilton-Burlington and Veggies of Halton-Peel This joint meetup on Saturday, April 13th at 5:30 pm will be at Earl’s Burlington (900 Maple Avenue), which launched a 100% vegan plant-based menu in October 2018. If you’d like, following dinner you can join the group at Coffee House @8-11pm (Advance tickets $14, Door Tickets: $18 or Two for $35). RSVP or get more info from hamiltonburlington@veg.ca. Toronto Veg Fitness On Tuesday, April 16th, enjoy a group run/walk from 6:30 to 7:30 pm along the waterfront trail. For more details and to RSVP check out the Facebook event or email fitness@veg.ca TVA Reads On April 17th at 6:30 pm TVA Reads will get together at CSI Annex (on Bathurst, south of Bloor) to discuss How to be a Good Creature. As always, this event is also a vegan potluck so please bring a dish to share as well as your own plate and cutlery.  Click here for more details on Facebook or email tvareads@veg.ca. Vegetarians of High Park On Friday, April 26th at 6:00 pm come check out the all-vegan restaurant The Goods (279 Roncesvalles). They have delicious bowls, smoothies, and salads. RSVP required by Wednesday, April 24th. RSVP to highpark@veg.ca. Read More


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The Cherry on Top… Recap of the 34th Annual Veg Food Fest!

The Cherry on Top… is that it’s Vegan Your Recap of the 34th Annual Veg Food Fest!   Thank you to everyone who made it out to the 34th annual Veg Food Fest at Harbourfront Centre this weekend! We hope that you enjoyed all of the delicious food, unique drinks, and so many informative presentations and workshops across the weekend. Our loyal community keeps the festival growing year after year and we at the Toronto Vegetarian Association are incredibly grateful for your support! What was your favourite part of the weekend?   Our Lisa Grill Compassion for Animals Award Exhibit was the launching point of the festival weekend and attracted many viewers across the weekend. The TVA Store shared this space with an amazing selection of books from our speakers and on a wide range of topics related to the plant-based movement. There was also some great merchandise on offer – reusable water bottles, totes and tanks to celebrate the festival weekend in style. If you missed your opportunity to visit the bookstore, you can come and explore our TVA Resource Centre at 17 Baldwin… 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: 2018 Veg Food Fest Assistant

POSITION OVERVIEW – The Veg Food Fest Assistant will assist with the planning, production and delivery of Toronto Vegetarian Association’s 34th Annual 2018 Veg Food Fest. This festival is the largest of its kind in North America with over 40,000 attendees over a three day period supported by hundreds of volunteers, over 150 vendors and several local and international presenters.  The mission of the TVA is to “inspire people to choose a greener, healthier and more compassionate diet through plant-based eating” and this event is an important part of the furtherance of the mission. S/he will be the front line person for all festival inquiries, and will carry out follow-up communications with festival vendors and other stakeholders to support the Veg Food Fest. S/he will work closely with the Toronto Vegetarian Association team to achieve the goals of the 2018 Veg Food Fest. Opportunities to participate creatively in programming or marketing the festival will be explored with the Festival & Events Coordinator. An enthusiastic, proactive self-starter will thrive in this position. This role calls for excellent organizational skills and the ability to multitask, strong communication skills, and proficiency working with computers. QUALIFICATIONS… Read More


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Celebrate the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale

Join us for the Toronto location of the Annual Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale at the TVA Resource Centre! There will be cupcakes, cookies, confections, and more. And you’ll support a great cause: inspiring people to choose a healthier, greener, more compassionate lifestyle through plant-based eating. All proceeds support the TVA. You may want to bring a take away container to carry away extra treats! When? Saturday April 28th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Where? TVA Resource Centre (17 Baldwin Street, 2nd floor). We regret our location is not wheelchair accessible, although weather permitting, we may set up on our patio downstairs. SPECIAL DEALS! All baking books will be 15% off! Toronto Vegetarian Association members get an additional 10% off books (become a member at veg.ca/join). Read More


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Annual Holiday Book and Bake Sale

Don’t wait until the last minute to get your holiday gifts – score some sweet savings at TVA’s annual Holiday Sale and Open House! Come & meet members of the Toronto Vegetarian Association’s Board of Directors, indulge in treats at our vegan bake sale and pick up holiday gifts from our Vegetarian Bookstore. We will also be accepting donations of non-perishable vegan food items to be donated to a local food bank, and encourage you to bring along an item or two! Special Deals! Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s two most recent, giant cookbooks (The Superfun Times Holiday Cookbook and Isa Does It!) on sale for only $30 including tax! (Reduced from $42 and $39) New $10 book section (and yes, that also includes tax) featuring: The Lucky Ones Pillars of Health Becoming Raw Gene Baur’s original Farm Sanctuary Raw Food for Dummies The Engine Food Diet Will Travel for Vegan Food The Complete Book of Raw Foods Where? TVA Resource Centre (17 Baldwin Street, 2nd floor). We regret that our resource centre is not wheelchair accessible. If you wish to purchase items from the bookstore and can not ascend the stairs,… Read More


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