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Vegan Personal Trainers in Toronto

Maximum Booty Is your veg lifestyle too intimidating for personal trainers in Toronto? Are you tired of hearing that you need more protein, vegans can’t build muscle. But bacon! Thankfully, Jonathan Hodgson has been a vegan personal trainer for years and has clocked thousands of hours helping clients build muscle and strengthen their joints through weightlifting, body weight training, and a body positive environment with feminist ideals at the forefront. He has studied under world-renown teachers from Ido Portal, Dr. Andreo Spina, and the Poliquin Group, and has certifications up the wazoo to have the tools to meet the needs of his diverse clients (from young athletes to seniors with knee and shoulder replacements). Jonathan is also a Main Street Vegan Alumni and a Gold Medal Bodies trainer! Get in touch and see how he can help you move better and live longer! 647-537-9382 or jonathan.m.hodgson@gmail.com Paul Landini Paul Landini is a fitness columnist for the Globe and Mail, who also offers training services out of the YMCA on College Street in Toronto. He has mentioned in past Globe and Mail articles that he is vegan! http://paullandini.com Fred Aubin Fred Aubin is a vegan… Read More


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Vegan & Vegetarian Cooking Classes in Toronto

Whether you’re a brand new cook or you’re someone who knows their way around the kitchen, culinary classes are a great way to learn something new while having fun at the same time. Here’s a roundup of some vegetarian and vegan cooking classes happening around Toronto. The Toronto Vegetarian Association Events Calendar You can always start your search by checking our online events calendar which includes classes from the businesses below, as well as other one-off cooking classes that come up now and again. The Empowered Vegan Jack Middleton is a Red Seal Chef and a plant-based educator based out of Hamilton, Ontario. Jack runs group classes, private classes and in-home one-on-one lessons. His classes have an emphasis on food flavour theory, knife skills and using interesting vegan ingredients to produce dishes that match their meat-based counterparts in satiety in flavour.  Whether you are a seasoned cook or a plant curious newbie, you will find Jack’s passion for plant-based cooking contagious and inspiring. Check out his upcoming classes on his website: www.theempoweredvegan.com  The Deppaneur thedepanneur.ca The Deppaneur is a great little spot in on College Street that hosts a variety… Read More


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Where to hold your vegan wedding in Toronto

A magical wedding day at Wishing Well Sanctuary You asked, and the Toronto Vegetarian Association’s Facebook group answered. Here are some tips on vegan-friendly wedding venues in Toronto that our community shared: Wishing Well Sanctuary in Bradford offers the opportunity to host your vegan wedding on their beautiful 15 acre property. Visit www.wishingwellsanctuary.org or email wishingwellsanctuary@mail.com for more info. Kortright Centre in Vaughan. It’s an eco-centre to boot, with a vegan menu. They will design your menus custom Lush & Lavish Salon does hair and nail care with vegan products. They are in Toronto and have wedding party packages. http://lushandlavish.com/ The Enoch Turner Schoolhouse lets you bring in your own vendors so you can use it with a vegan caterer The Windsor Arms Hotel does in-house vegan catering Gladstone Hotel will create a completely vegan menu for the night The Artscape Venues in Toronto will also allow outside catering if you want to use a vegan catering company The Old Mill Inn and Spa in the west end of Toronto is a beautiful, historic building that can create a completely vegan menu for the night George Restaurant can create a vegan menu for a smaller wedding gathering/celebration… Read More


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