December 2018 Social Group Events

TVA Reads On December 12th, join the TVA Reads for a vegan potluck and discussion of the book A Street Cat Named Bob, by James Bowen. Make sure to read the book before the potluck so you’re ready to discuss it! On January 16th they’ll meet again to discuss Happily Ever Esther. Save the date! RSVP is required to You can also search for the group on Facebook to learn more. Veggies of Hamilton-Burlington On Saturday, December 15th at 5:30 pm, join this group to try the new Southeast vegetarian restaurant Little Asia. It is located at 24 King Street East, in Dundas. RSVP to by Friday, December 14th.  Vegetarians of High Park Check out the all-vegan restaurant The Goods at 279 Roncesvalles, on Friday, December 21st from 6 to 8 pm. RSVP required by Tuesday, December 18th to Learn more about the group at Read More

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November Social Group Events

Social Dinner Group The next dinner is on Thursday, November 15th at 7 pm at Coco Rice (669 King Street West). RSVP to by November 13th. TVA Reads Save the date for the November meeting on November 21st! RSVP to or ask to join their Facebook group. Veggies of Hamilton-Burlington Meet up for dinner with like-minded individuals at Green Leaf South Indian Restaurant (865 Upper James Street in Hamilton) on Sunday, November 18th at 6 pm. It is an all vegetarian Indian restaurant that opened in October 2017! RSVP to by Saturday, November 17th at 6 pm.  … 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 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 Find out more about the group at TVA Reads At the October meeting, TVA Reads will be discussing Not Wanted on the Voyage by Timothy Findley, on October 17th. RSVP to 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 by October 19th.    … Read More

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December 2017 Social Group Events

Veggies of Hamilton-Burlington This group will meet on Saturday, December 9th at 6 pm at Zyla’s (299 James Street North, Hamilton). While this restaurant serves meat, they have a good selection of vegan options that are well marked on the menu. Please RSVP by Thursday, December 7th at 6 pm to TVA Reads This will be a special holiday potluck edition of TVA reads, with vegan pizza generously donated by Mamma’s Pizza! It will be on December 13th. For more details email  Vegetarians of High Park This group is getting together for a video and board game night at See-Scape (2480 Dundas Street West, in the Junction) on Thursday, December 14th at 6:00 pm. They have several clearly marked vegan options on the menu. There is a cover fee of $5 to play board games unlimited, $5 to play video games for an hour, or $10 to play both unlimited. Please RSVP by Sunday, December 10th to Social Dinner Group Enjoy a dinner around the holidays with like-minded people. All members and non-members, veg, vegan and transitioning are welcome at their next dinner at Vegetarian Haven (17 Baldwin Street) on Thursday, December 21st at… Read More

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Toronto Starch Solution: Reclaiming Health and Appearance

Care of Judy Newman, group leader of Toronto Starch Solution Are you vegetarian or vegan with some health concerns? Have you been diagnosed with arthritis, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, or some other chronic condition and prescribed a lifetime of medications? Are you concerned about a family history of disease, or just wondering how to get that extra weight off in a healthy, sustainable way? As vegetarians or vegans we find ourselves challenged by others about our way of eating. A google search on “Is a vegan diet healthy?” brings up 4,470,000 results, many of which purport to be based on scientific research or at least published by some scientific sounding organizations. They offer confusing and often conflicting opinions, and the sheer volume of information is overwhelming. Others carry the weight of celebrity. Angelina Jolie is quoted as saying that a vegan diet nearly killed her. That’s pretty scary and it’s tough to argue with Angelina Jolie on matters of nutrition. We’ve all seen that milk moustache and that bikini. Jamie Oliver, while generally supportive, warns that a vegan diet is actually more susceptible to being nutritionally poor and that education is needed… Read More

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April Social Group Events

Plant-Based Health Care Professionals The next dinner meet-up for the Plant-Based Healthcare Professionals group will be on Wednesday, April 13th at 6:30pm. E-mail for more details, to RSVP, and to join their mailing list. They are a group of professionals and students who are either working or studying within any healthcare-related discipline. You can also find them on Facebook under the name Plant-Based Healthcare Professionals. Dinner Social Group Join like-minded folks for dinner at Live Organic Food Bar on Thursday, April 21st at 7 pm (264 Dupont Street). RSVP to as seating is limited. Veggies of Halton-Peel Veggies of Halton-Peel will get together for brunch on Sunday, April 24th at 11 am at Lettuce Love Cafe (399 John Street in Burlington). RSVP to or check them out on Facebook. TVA Reads TVA Reads gets together on Wednesdays at 6:30 for a vegan potluck and book discussion at the Centre for Social Innovation on Bathurst in the Annex. On Wednesday, April 27th they are reading Do Unto Animals by Tracy Stewart. RSVP to and join them on Facebook to learn more. Veggies of Hamilton-Burlington On… Read More

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February Social Group Events

Veggies of Halton-Peel Saturday February 20th at 5:30 pm, the Veggies of Halton-Peel will get together at Brar’s Restaurant (199 Advance Blvd, Brampton). This vegetarian restaurant has a large selection of items in their buffet and vegan items are well marked.  They are also on the TVA veg card program! Please RSVP to to confirm your attendance! Plant-Based Health Professionals The Plant-Based Health Professionals group is for professionals & students working within the healthcare field. Their first dinner meet-up will be on Tuesday, February 9th at 6:30, at Vegetarian Haven (17 Baldwin Street). RSVP to Veggie Movie Group The Veggie Movie Group will go to see the documentary The Messenger on February 27th, at the Carlton Theatre. The screening begins at 6:45 pm. The Messenger is an artful investigation into the causes of songbird mass depletion and the compassionate people who are working to turn the tide. The film takes viewers on a visually stunning, emotional journey revealing how the issues facing birds also pose daunting implications for our planet and ourselves. It is recommended you purchase your tickets in advance if you plan to attend. For more info and to RSVP email… Read More

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December Social Group Events

Vegetarians in Their Twenties/Thirties Get your last meal at Loving Hut before they close at the end of December! VITT will be going on Saturday, December 12th at 7 pm. Click here to RSVP on Facebook. Veggies of Halton-Peel Holiday potluck on Saturday, December 12th at 6 pm! It will be in the east end of Oakville, exact address to be given to those who RSVP. This is a great opportunity to show off your favourite recipe or to experiment making something new, but if you don’t have time to prepare a dish, don’t despair, it is also OK to purchase something to bring. Since many of the members are vegan and to ensure the greatest number of people can enjoy the food you bring, please make sure that what you bring is vegan. Please RSVP to to indicate that you will be attending and to receive directions. Social Dinner Group The Social Dinner Group will get together at Vegetarian Haven (17 Baldwin Street) on Thursday, December 17th at 7 pm. Please RSVP to Seating is limited. Vegetarians of High Park Join in for a fun holiday potluck on Friday, December 18th from 6:30… Read More

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July Social Group Events

Midtown Urban Veggies This group is getting together on Thursday, July 16th at 7 pm for a vegan potluck at Living City Health (120 Eglinton Avenue East). Click here for more info on Facebook or visit Dinner Social Group The Dinner Social Group will meet at Karine’s Fresh (109 McCaul Street, in the OCAD Food Court building) on Saturday, July 18 at 11 am. RSVP to by July 15th. TVA Reads On Wednesday, July 29, TVA Reads will get together to discuss How to Eat by Thich Nhat Hahn. If it is nice out, they will meet in Dufferin Grove Park. If not, they will meet at the Centre for Social Innovation on Bathurst Street (south of Bloor). RSVP or get more info at Vegan Baking Group Attention Vegan Bakers… Fire up those ovens, whip out your whisks and create a magical vegan treat that incorporates your ultimate favourite fruit! Join them on Thursday, July 30th at 6:30 p.m. at Trinity Bellwood Park (just south of the tennis courts) for a Summer Fruits Baked Goods Bake-luck! In addition to your vegan baked goods, please also bring a blanket because they’ll be sitting on… Read More

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January 2015 Social Events

Durham Veg If you drive by Chef Tommy’s at 1320 Simcoe Street North in Oshawa, you will see a sign that says “Vegetarians/Vegans Welcome!” Wow! After the New Year and holiday merriment, let’s settle in for some Greek comfort food. There is a new menu and there will be some specials that night, just for the group. Meet there for dinner on January 7th, 2015. Please RSVP to by January 3rd. Veggies of Halton-Peel On Tuesday, January 13th at 6 pm, Veggies of Halton-Peel will kick off the new year at Lettuce Love Café in Burlington. Please RSVP to and visit their Facebook page (Veggies of Halton and Peel) for more info. East End Vegetarians The East End Vegetarians will meet on Wednesday, February 4th at Jean’s Vegetarian Kitchen (1262 Danforth Ave., near the Greenwood subway station) at 7 pm. RSVP by Monday, February 2nd to Vegetarians of High Park Join us for dinner on Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 from 6 to 8 pm at Soup ‘n Such Cafe (2285 Dundas Street West, just south of Dundas and Bloor). This very vegan-friendly cafe has fresh made soups,… Read More

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