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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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July Social Group Events

Social Dinner Group The Social Dinner Group will meet at Jean’s Vegetarian Kitchen on Saturday, July 18th at 7 pm (1262 Danforth Avenue). Join them for lively conversation and delicious food. Please RSVP to tvadinner@veg.ca by the Wednesday before the event. Seating is limited. York Region Vegetarian Families Join them at Wishing Well Animal Sanctuary in Bradford on Saturday, July 27th from 11 am to noon to visit with rescued farm animals. RSVP to yorkregionfamilies@veg.ca. Veggie Drinks The Veggie Drinks Group is getting together on Saturday, July 13th at 6 pm. Location TBD! Click here to visit their Facebook page and find out more. East End Vegetarians On Wednesday, August 7th at 7 PM the East End Vegetarians are meeting at the Mumbai House Restaurant (1698 Queen St. East, at Kingston Rd). Please contact Susan at eastend@veg.ca by Monday, August 5th to RSVP. Durham Veg The Durham Veg Group has two events coming up in August! A dinner at Jasmine Garden (10 Meadowglen Drive in Whitby), Durham’s only vegetarian restaurant on Wednesday, August 7th at 6:30 pm. RSVP by Monday, August 5th. Sunday, August 18th at 3 pm they’ll also be holding a… Read More


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Vegetarian Travel Translation Cards and Glossaries

Thanks to the bright ideas of TVA volunteer extraordinaire Sally Grande, TVA is proud to announce the release of vegetarian travel translation cards! These cards serve the purpose of allowing you to dine as you travel the world and face language barriers. The cards say in both English and their respective language: “I am vegan. Please make sure there is no meat, no fish or fish sauce, no milk, no butter, no cheese, no milk powder or meat broth in my food”. Present the card to your server when traveling in another country and feel confident that your diet is understood. The travel cards are available in the TVA Resource Centre or can be downloaded and printed from the links below. Dutch Travel Card Hindi Travel Card Spanish Travel Card Korean Travel Card Italian Travel Card French Travel Card Greek Travel Card Chinese Travel Card Farsi Travel Card Vegan Passport The Vegan Society in the UK also sells a printed “Vegan Passport”, which translates similar phrases in dozens of global languages. Click here to purchase… Read More


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Animal Advocacy: A Photographic Journey with Joanne McArthur

  Care of Dylan Powell I can’t remember the first time I consciously gazed upon a photograph taken by Jo-Anne McArthur, I had unknowingly seen her work for years, but I do remember the first time we met. It was almost a year ago at the Farm Sanctuary Hoe Down in Watkins Glen, New York and Jo-Anne greeted me as if we had been old friends. Her friendliness and openess are two things which you recognize immediately upon meeting her. Jo-Anne’s photographic work has taken her around the globe, working tirelessly for grassroots organizations all the way up to large international organizations. Her work with the project, We Animals, is her attempt to use those skills to bring our relationships with animals to light. To be frank, her work is a nightmare that very few could endure. It regularly includes investigations and forces her to be present in the face of extreme desecration and brutality. For this reason alone, Jo-Anne is a inspiration to me. Back to our first meeting. A highlight of the Hoe Down weekend is the Dance on Saturday night. The People Barn is loaded full of vegans from across North America and Gene Baur, Farm Sanctuary… Read More


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