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Mississauga VegFest

Mississauga VegFest is back for another exciting day, celebrating all things vegan, plant based, and animal friendly. Veganism has exploded in popularity and we are dedicated to educating and supporting vegans and the veg curious about this ethical lifestyle in a welcoming, family friendly environment. Come find out why MVF… Read More

Summer Job Posting: 2018 Veg Food Fest Assistant

POSITION OVERVIEW – The Veg Food Fest Assistant will assist with the planning, production and delivery of Toronto Vegetarian Association’s 34th Annual 2018 Veg Food Fest. This festival is the largest of its kind in North America with over 40,000 attendees over a three day period supported by hundreds of volunteers, over 150 vendors and several local and international presenters.  The mission of the TVA is to “inspire people to choose a greener, healthier and more compassionate diet through plant-based eating” and this event is an important part of the furtherance of the mission. S/he will be the front line person for all festival inquiries, and will carry out follow-up communications with festival vendors and other stakeholders to support the Veg Food Fest. S/he will work closely with the Toronto Vegetarian Association team to achieve the goals of the 2018 Veg Food Fest. Opportunities to participate creatively in programming or marketing the festival will be explored with the Festival & Events Coordinator. An enthusiastic, proactive self-starter will thrive in this position. This role calls for excellent organizational skills and the ability to multitask, strong communication skills, and proficiency working with computers. QUALIFICATIONS… Read More


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Another Great Year at the Veg Food Fest!

Care of Katie Keir, Editorial Director of Lifelines The 33rd Veg Food Fest included more vendors, a ton of new faces and new treats, and more hours of programming to enjoy – plus, the sun was shining all weekend for the 40,000 attendees. Here’s what exhibitors and attendees had to say during the Veg Food Fest. Bringing Friends and Family Together Ingrid, a vegetarian since 2000 and vegan since 2012, was no stranger to the Veg Food Fest. “This is vegan Christmas,” she exclaimed, adding what she loves most is meeting up with fellow vegans. For Ingrid, a close second is the food: “I love not having to ask questions about what’s in the food.” Ingrid wants to see more non-vegans attending the festival and asking questions, and the best way to attract non-veg foodies is to invite your family and friends. Just ask Stephanie, a vegan for two months, who attended with her parents – it was the first time for all three. Said Stephanie: “I wanted show [my parents] that the things I eat aren’t just salad.” Smoothie in hand, mom Sue said her favourite treats were the cashew cheeses from Mama… Read More


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Our Favourite Photos from Veg Food Fest 2017: Savoury Edition!

Care of Katie Elliott After a successful Veg Food Fest, there’s nothing better than looking back on all the food we sampled, devoured, or didn’t get a chance to try (the FOMO is real). Keep reading to see pictures of the food offerings that make Veg Food Fest our favourite culinary event of the year, taken by festival-goers that make every year’s fest better than the last! These unique hot dogs that contribute to an amazing cause. View this post on Instagram Ooooh these were so good!!! @rescuedogsvegan BBQ pulled jackfruit dog x chili cheeze dog ???????? : : : #vegfest #fwis #torontovegan #bbq #jackfruit #chilidog #vegancheese #vegansofig #vegfoodfest #streetfood #veganhotdog #streetmeat #vegansofinstagram #whatveganseat #vegetalien #vegansk #vegana #plantbased #veganeats #vegannoms #veganfoodshare #veganshare #bestofvegan #tastethe6ix #torontoeats #torontofood #igerstoronto #harbourfront… Read More


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Our Favourite Photos from Veg Food Fest 2017: Sweet Edition!

The TVA’s annual Veg Food Fest gets bigger and better every year. The weekend goes by in a blur for our hardworking staff and volunteers, so there’s nothing better than reliving the festival via the beautiful and mouthwatering photography shared by our visitors. Keep scrolling for the photos that prove why Veg Food Fest is hands-down the most wonderful time of the year for any vegan, vegetarian, or food-loving Ontarian! This generous assortment of treats, including the much-hyped “Pop Heart”. View this post on Instagram Thank you @bunner for making all my food dreams come truuuuue????. The "Pop Heart" was definitely a high point for me while at the @vegfoodfest ???????? #bunner #veganfood #vegfest #veganjunkfood #vegandesserts #foodisfuel #treatyoself #vegfoodfest… Read More


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Veg Food Fest

Presented by the Toronto Vegetarian Association, the Veg Food Fest is North America’s largest celebration of all things veg. Veg Food Fest Hours The Veg Food Fest is attended by over 35,000 visitors each fall at Harboufront Centre. The hours are as follows: Friday, September 8th from 4-9pm… Read More

Veg Food Fest

Presented by the Toronto Vegetarian Association, the Veg Food Fest is North America’s largest celebration of all things veg. Veg Food Fest Hours The Veg Food Fest is attended by over 35,000 visitors each fall at Harboufront Centre. The hours are as follows: Friday, September 8th from 4-9pm… Read More

Veg Food Fest

Presented by the Toronto Vegetarian Association, the Veg Food Fest is North America’s largest celebration of all things veg. Veg Food Fest Hours The Veg Food Fest is attended by over 35,000 visitors each fall at Harboufront Centre. The hours are as follows: Friday, September 8th from 4-9pm… Read More

2017 Veg Food Fest Bookstore Preview

We know you’ll be really busy eating all the delicious things at Veg Food Fest (just take a look at this year’s vendors!), but when you’re ready for a break make sure to check out the festival bookstore. It will be packed with a selection of veg books, including bestselling cookbooks and the latest non-fiction releases. Here are some titles to look out for at Veg Food Fest this year. Captive by Jo-Anne McArthur We are thrilled to have award-winning photojournalist, educator and animal activist Jo-Anne McArthur with us at the festival this year. She is the author of 2014’s We Animals, and her new book, Captive, is receiving attention and accolades from around the world. Whether you’ve seen her thought-provoking photography already, through her website or her Instagram, or whether you’re completely new to her work, you won’t want to miss Jo-Anne McArthur’s photo exhibit happening all weekend long at this year’s Veg Food Fest. You’ll also be able to purchase copies of Jo-Anne’s books at the festival. The Sexual Politics of Meat by Carol J.Adams Join us at this year’s Veg Food Fest as we welcome Carol J.Adams for a… Read More


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Summer Job Posting: Festival Assistant (Promotions)

Position Overview: The Festival Assistant (Promotions), will assist with promotions for the 2017 Veg Food Fest and associated events. The successful applicant will work closely with the Toronto Vegetarian Association team to promote the festival within the GTA and to vegetarians across the continent. S/he/they will craft communications and design materials to generate interest in North America’s largest annual vegetarian festival and achieve the mission of the Toronto Vegetarian Association. An enthusiastic, proactive vegetarian self-starter will thrive in this position. This role calls for good organizational skills, strong written communication skills, and experience using social media platforms to engage audiences. Layout and graphic design skills, and proficiency working with Adobe creative programs, would be an asset. This position is funded by Service Canada through the Canada Summer Jobs program; only eligible returning students may apply. CANADA SUMMER JOBS ELIGIBILITY – In order to qualify for this program, eligible student participants must: Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment; Have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year; Be Canadian citizens,… Read More


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