Toronto Starch Solution Potluck Lunch

Join us for our monthly potluck lunch, based on the suggestions of Dr John McDougall’s book, The Starch Solution : Eat the Goods You Love, Regain Your Health and Lose the Weight for Good. Bring a favourite dish that is either from one of Dr. McDougall’s books or website, or… Read More

Meet Annie: TVA Staff Profile

When summer rolls around at the TVA office, things pick up quite a bit. This year we’re lucky to have not one, not two but three summer assistants in the office. It’s a busy place these days! Over the next few weeks we’ll introduce you to our summer staff team so you can recognize the friendly faces you might encounter if you stop by on a weekday and at the very least, at the upcoming 32nd Veg Food Fest! This week we had a delightful Italian themed vegan potluck at our weekly staff meeting, to which Annie brought along an incredibly fresh and delicious homemade bruschetta. It turns out she’s a whiz not just at graphic design but cooking too! What do you do at the Toronto Vegetarian Association? I design all promotional graphics for the Veg Food Fest coming up this September! This includes a variety of advertisements, merch and social media banners!   How did you become interested in vegetarianism? Freshman year of university, I was thrown into an extremely fast-paced, competitive environment. The shock of it all drove me into an unhealthy lifestyle. I had no time to exercise, I barely slept and I ate terribly. So,… Read More

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Girls Day In at the TVA Office

By Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator Staff at the Toronto Vegetarian Association are fortunate to work for a great boss, David. He had arranged a fun potluck lunch this week so we could get to know better our relatively new Festival and Events Coordinator, Alyssa de Hoop. However poor David wound up falling sick this week, which meant it was just us girls at the potluck on Wednesday: myself, Alyssa and our stellar veg directory coordinator Andrea. Andrea brought impeccable vegan “crab cakes” from Post Punk Kitchen (theppk.com/recipes) and I brought super creamy “chicken salad” from one of my favourite cookbooks, The Best Veggie Burgers on the Planet and a new recipe for cocoa-avocado truffles I came across in the newspaper. It turns out Alyssa is not only a great addition to the team because of her keen skills in event coordination, marketing and customer service, but she’s also got a way in the kitchen too! Inspired by this recipe she found online, Alyssa surprised us by showing up with two bags full of groceries so she could put together on the spot a 6 layer dip for the nacho… Read More

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May Social Group Events

Two New TVA Groups: Check veg.ca/groups to find information about the two newest TVA social groups: Vegan Adventures & Socials in Toronto (VAST) and Scarborough Vegans. Midtown Urban Veggies The Midtown Urban Veggies will hold their second meeting on May 21st from 7:00PM – 9:00PM, at Living City Health (120 Eglinton Avenue East, fully accessible). Hang out with other veg (or veg-curious) regulars of the midtown urban jungle at their after-hours social. Dinner Social Group The Dinner Social Group will meet at Rawlicious (2122 Boor Street West) on Thursday, May 21st at 7 pm. RSVP to tvadinner@veg.ca by May 15th. TVA Reads On Wednesday, May 27th, TVA reads will show the film Cowspiracy, or if they don’t have an appropriate room to do this at the Social Innovators, they will meet to chat about the book The life you can save: acting now to end world poverty by Peter Singer. RSVP to tvareads@veg.ca. York Region Veg Families York Region Veg Families will get together for a vegan potluck at Richmond Green Park (in Richmond Hill) on Saturday, May 30th at 4:30 pm. Contact tvayorkvegfamilies@yahoo.ca for more details. Veggies of Halton-Peel On Sunday, May 31 at 5:30 pm,… Read More

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June Social Group Events

Vegetarians in Their Twenties Vegetarians in Their Twenties will be meeting up on June 7th to take part in the 5th Toronto Veggie Parade! Find more details on Facebook. Dinner Social Group The Dinner Social Group will meet at Loving Hut (140 Spadina Ave., south of Queen Street West) on Thursday, June 19th at 7 pm. Please RSVP to tvadinner@veg.ca. Vegetarians of High Park Vegetarians of High Park are holding a potluck picnic in the park on August 24th at noon. The cost of this event is $5 per person to cover the costs of the picnic area rental. Meet at picnic area #3, a covered picnic area on West Road near the entrance to the park. Please bring a vegan dish to share and bring your own plate and cutlery. RSVP to highpark@veg.ca by August 20th. Learn more about the more than a dozen social groups all across the GTA at veg.ca/groups. Read More

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December Social Group Events

  Vegetarians of High Park The Vegetarians of High Park invite you to a vegan potluck holiday dinner in the Jane/Bloor area on Tuesday, December 10th at 6:30 pm. Exact address and directions will be given only to those who RSVP. Please RSVP by Thursday, December 5th to highpark@veg.ca and let them know what kind of dish you plan to bring (appetizer, dessert, main course, salad, etc.). Vegan Baking Group The next bakeluck will take place at 3pm on Sunday, December 15 at Metro Hall. Sweet and savoury welcome! Contact tvabaking-owner@yahoogroups.com if you’re interested in attending or joining the group. TVA Reads TVA reads will meet on December 18th at 6:30 so save the date! Contact Shân at tvareads@veg.ca to RSVP or to join the group. York Region Vegetarian Families The York Region Vegetarian Families group is getting together for a veggie lunch in Markham! Great company and delicious food await for all ages of family members and for those who are vegan, vegetarian and transitioning. Where: Tenon Vegetarian Restaurant Unit 2  8362 Kennedy Rd, Markham, ON When: Saturday February 1st, 2014, 11:30am   Please RSVP with Taunya at tvayorkvegfamilies@yahoo.ca or 647 238 0519. Learn more about the more… Read More

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