News from the Toronto Vegetarian Association

Veg Out 445: Buy Good Feel Good

Looking to buy something unique and does not cost a fortune? Want to know where it came from and who made it? Visit Canada’s largest show celebrating businesses that are truly changing the world! Shop your favourite fair trade, organic and sustainable brands from over 60 countries all in one place. On today’s show we sit down with the founder of the expo Rafik Riad. Veg Out 445- Buy Good Feel Good Links Buy Good Feel Good Expo Adam Ruins Everything – Dog Breeds (video)… Read More


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March 2019 Social Group Events

Veggies of Hamilton-Burlington This donut shop in Hamilton closed last year and then re-opened as a vegetarian/vegan bakery and cafe! In addition to plenty of vegan donuts, they now also serve other sweets, soups, chili, and sandwiches. This group will meet at Doughboy Bakery (635 Greenhill Avenue) in Hamilton on Sunday, March 17th at 12:30 pm. RSVP to hamiltonburlington@veg.ca by March 16th at noon. Dinner Social Group The Dinner Social Group will meet at Saigon Lotus (6 St. Andrew Street in Kensington Market) on Thursday, March 21st at 7 pm. RSVP to tvadinner@veg.ca by March 19th. Toronto Veg Fitness On Saturday, March 23rd, enjoy a walk at the Evergreen Brickworks. Hit the trails, enjoy the outdoors, and finish with a bit of shopping at the Saturday market. For more details and to RSVP check out the Facebook event or email fitness@veg.ca Vegan Baking Group On Saturday, March 23rd the Vegan Baking Group is hosting a special event: Welcome the Spring! Are you a vegan cake lover? Celebrate the arrival of spring with amazing cakes, food, live music and dancing! Bring a vegan cake, RSVP on the web app … Read More


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Veg Out 444: Musician Peter Katz

On today’s episode we welcome musician and vegan Peter Katz to talk about his veg journey and how he has helped others find their way to plant based living. Peter Katz is a singer/songwriter and recording artist who has toured and played music extensively around the globe. He’s developed a dedicated fan base with his compelling storytelling and songs. He’s been nominated for a Juno Award and Canadian Screen Award, and won Best Male Vocalist in Now Magazine’s Best of Toronto poll. He’s topped iTunes charts with his five albums, with a new album coming out in the near future. He’s also a speaker at events where he motivates audiences to create their own path, overcome obstacles, and find success in whatever they desire. Listen now to Veg Out!   Peter Katz with Theme… Read More


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Veg Out 443: Divine Chocolate

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we talk all things fair trade chocolate with Morgan and Callie from Divine Chocolate. You can find Divine Chocolate at the upcoming Buy Good. Feel Good Expo. This year, the Toronto Vegetarian Association is partnering with Buy Good. Feel Good, so look for more interviews about the Expo coming up! Veg Guide Valentine’s Day Specials! Listen now to Veg Out!   Veg Out Divine Chocolate with Theme     Veg Out Divine Chocolate with Theme… Read More


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Veg Out 440: Priya Rao from What Priya Said

Happy 2019 to all you fine veg and veg-curious folks! On today’s episode we are joined by broadcaster and vegan connoisseur Priya Rao to talk about her vegan journey and her new outlet for showcasing all things plant powered, What Priya Said. You can also find her on Facebook and Instagram. Listen now to Veg Out!   Veg Out Priya Rao  … Read More


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They can run, but they can't hide from veganism

Care of Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Coordinator If your New Year’s resolution is to encourage more people to go vegan, it seems you’re not alone. Saturday, January the 5th, the first weekend of 2019, witnessed a thrilling exhibition of vegan-related stories from mainstream media outlets. It seems everyone and anyone can’t stop talking about the fact that veganism is here to stay and is going to be a dominant force in society and economics in 2019 and beyond. CBC dedicated 10 minutes to the plant-based revolution. As ‘meat-eater’ Elmer Kim states: “I’ve got to tell you… This is absolutely going to revolutionize the food industry. The beef industry, if they don’t get this right, they’re going to be like the taxi industry. They’re going to look like Blockbuster because this is coming down like a tidal wave.” Click here to watch this clip which is sure to excite you about the progress we are making! This was accompanied by both an online article and a clip on CBC Radio promoting Veganuary, that included comments from me about the 7-Day Veggie Challenge and how it can support people doing… Read More


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Veg Guide Updates — January 2019!

Happy New Year! We’re pleased to report that we’re starting 2019 off with a bunch of new vegan businesses to tell you about!   Cinnaholic Danforth — TVA Members save 15%  319 Danforth Ave. The third Toronto location of this delicious vegan dessert chain is now open on Danforth near Broadview (and conveniently close to Big Carrot)! Stop by for gourmet vegan cinnamon buns, cookies, brownies and more! And, if that’s not enough to lure you, all Cinnaholic locations now offer TVA members a 15% discount!         Flower Lantern Vegetarian Restaurant 2437 Finch Ave. W, Unit 1 This new restaurant near Weston Road and Finch serves a variety of mock meat dishes, soups, stir fries and noodle bowls which are almost all vegan, and are all vegetarian! And they deliver via Skip the Dishes too! We can’t wait to try them out when we’re in the neighbourhood.       Gemaro Bakery 149 Main St. This vegan, gluten free and allergen free bakery just opened up a retail location… Read More


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