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Save on Vegetarian Cookbooks at Our Holiday Book & 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. Special note! We’ll also be collecting non-perishable vegetarian food items to donate to a local food bank so please bring along something to donate if you can. Door prize! Everyone who drops by will be entered into a raffle draw for a bag of Earth Balance peanut butter popcorn & a jar of Earth Balance peanut butter. Special Deals! Hot Off The Press Specials: Purchase any of these new hits and you’ll get any book of equal or lesser value at 50% off! Chloe’s Vegan Italy, Miyoko’s Homemade Vegan Pantry, The Lusty Vegans, Super Fresh, Vegan Eats World, Vegan Everyday Give a Gift of Compassion: Get 50% off Gene Baur’s Living the Farm Sanctuary Life, Rich Roll’s Plantpower Way or Plant Pure Nation Cookbook to go along with any gift membership you purchase for a friend or family member Where? TVA Resource Centre (17 Baldwin Street, 2nd floor). We… Read More


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Why I Still Think Toronto is a Veggie Wonderland

By Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator You might recall this post from last year where I compared New York and Toronto’s restaurant offerings and questioned why Toronto wasn’t known the world over as a must-visit destination for vegetarian foodies. While I still think this is one of the best cities for it’s wide variety and countless list of vegetarian and veg-friendly restaurants and bakeries (so many that while having lived here all my life, I still haven’t even been to all of them) I’m sorry to report that since writing that post, several of the places I singled out as being oh so special and unique have closed. We no longer have an Italian cafe to get vegan cheesey rice balls and there’s no longer a place I’m aware of where you can sit down and order a vegan fried egg sandwich. The final blow came this week when I heard the news that our beloved all vegan taco shop, Hot Beans, home of the mac ‘n cheese burrito I raved about, is closing at the end of February. Hearing the news that one of my all time favourite restaurants was shutting… Read More


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Walking in a Veggie Wonderland

By Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator Reuben sandwiches at Thomas Lavers Yes, I’m going to say it again. It’s really clear and obvious that vegetarianism has hit some sort of tipping point and Toronto is one the best examples of the increasing visibility and popularity of vegetarian options in the dining world. Want proof? Savour Toronto, a local company that does walking food tours of Toronto’s best restaurants, approached us last year for assistance creating the first vegetarian walking tour in the city. Savour Toronto has now run three of their popular Vegecursion tours which takes attendees to five vegetarian hot-spots (including the TVA Resource Centre!), and I was giddy as can be when they invited me along for a complimentary tour at the end of April. It was, of course, delicious. What else would you expect from Toronto which we all know has no shortage of supply of incredible vegetarian restaurants? I was expecting a little bite size sample at each of the stops and was surprised by the wide and large variety of different items we got to try! The first stop was Thomas Lavers. There was a spread of fresh baguettes to… Read More


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Annual Holiday Sale and Open House

  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 and indulge in treats at our vegan bake sale. Door prize! Every person who makes a purchase will be entered into a draw to win a copy of the brand new cookbook by Isa Chandra Moskowtiz Isa Does It! Vegetarian food drive! We’re collecting vegetarian, non-perishable food items to donate to the Daily Bread Food Bank this holiday season. Book Sale! Books on sale include the following: SWEET DEAL: Forks Over Knives Cookbook: $15 (regular $24) Books for $20: Eat Raw Eat Well (reg:$27), Sistah Vegan (reg:$26), Ani’s Raw Food Essentials (reg:$25), How it All Vegan Anniversary Edition (reg:$25), Viva Vegan (reg:$24), Colour me Vegan (reg:$22) Books for $15: Engine 2 Diet (reg:$20), Georges Laraque Memoirs (reg:$20), Finding Ultra (reg:$18), Farm Sanctuary (reg:$18) Holiday Gift Packs: $50 gets you or a friend a TVA membership, TVA button, one of five books to choose from (Chloe’s Kitchen, Caribbean Vegan, Great Gluten-Free Eats, Raw Quick and Delicious, the Lucky Ones), and a gluten-free… Read More


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Two-Week Post-Festival Book Sale

  We have an enormous, fully stocked bookstore of vegetarian cookbooks and more after the Vegetarian Food Festival and want to share it with you! We’re holding a two-week long sale on some of the best titles! Come check out our huge selection of books that will be available two for $30, two for $40, 2 for $50, offering savings of $5-$10. And, every purchase gets you a free goody bag of vegan sausages, Natura soy milk and more! Where? 17 Baldwin Street, second floor. When? Wednesday, September 25th and October 2nd 6 to 9 pm, and Saturday, September 28th and October 5th 1 to 4 pm RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/370052749793648… Read More


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Cupcakes for Critters

A common reason people wind up giving up pets to shelters is because they can no longer afford to care for them, and being able to get pet food at food banks can be a big help. That’s why the Vegetarian Resource Centre is collecting donations of pet food for food banks in exchange for cupcakes on Saturday, July 20th. That’s right: we’re offering a free cupcake for every donation of pet food you bring in! When? Saturday, July 20th from 1 to 4 pm Where? Vegetarian Resource Centre (17 Baldwin Street, second floor) We regret our location is not wheelchair accessible, however volunteers in the Resource Centre will happily meet you downstairs for the exchange. 416-544-9800 What? Get a free cupcake for each donation of pet food you bring in! While supplies last. Questions? Email admin@veg.ca. If you prefer to purchase only vegan dog food, in Toronto you can find it at Timmie Dog Outfitters or have a Global Pet Foods order some for you. Read More


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Celebrate the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale at TVA

Come out to the Toronto Vegetarian Association’s annual Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale. There will be marble cupcakes, macaroons, donuts and more, including treats from Through Being Cool Bakery! 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. When? Saturday, April 27th from 1 to 4 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. Read More


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