Just a handy list of vegan and vegan-friendly events including fundraisers, panel discussions, demonstrations, food justice focused conversations, race and food, amongst others. I endeavor to only add events from groups and organizations that I know have reasonable community accountability and offer safe spaces.

Events are primarily in Toronto, but also include events around Ontario, Northwestern New York State, Northern Michigan, and other places that are a short(ish) drive away.

I try and include venue accessibility information with every post. Not all events are accessible, but I will include that information wherever possible.

For local farmers market information please visit The Toronto Farmers Market Network for listings. Several Farmers Markets have specialized vegan vendors, in addition to offering all the beautiful local produce grown right here in Ontario.

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Talk on the History of Vegetarianism in Toronto

April 28, 2015 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Come learn about the history of vegetarianism in Toronto!

Toronto is a thriving veggietropolis today, but what was the city’s veg scene like 100 years ago? Who were the community leaders and culinary innovators who propelled vegetarian food and ideas into the city’s consciousness? Find out as we explore the roots of Toronto’s veg community and learn how Toronto became home to almost 100 innovative vegetarian and vegan businesses and North America’s largest Veg Food Fest.

The Culinary Historians of Toronto are proud to present a talk by David Alexander, Executive Director of the Toronto Vegetarian Association, on the history of vegetarianism in Toronto.

  • WHEN: Next Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 7 p.m.
  • WHERE: Yamchops Vegetarian Butcher (705 College Street at Montrose Avenue—MAP HERE)
  • ADMISSION: $18 (general). $15 (CHC & Toronto Vegetarian Association members). $5 (students with ID)

Click here to order tickets now!

About our Speaker
David Alexander has appeared on CBC Radio, CTV, and Global TV promoting the health and environmental benefits of vegetarian eating. His essay “The Tofu Revolution: Toronto’s Vegetarians from 1945 to 2009 and Beyond” appears in The Edible City, published by Coach House Books.

Since joining the TVA in 2006, David has worked with volunteers and staff to introduce new projects such as the Tofu Haiku poetry contest, Veggielicious, and Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake-off. David’s work enabled the association to meet the goals of a three-year Trillium Foundation grant for volunteer program development and has led the organization to be recognized as a finalist for a Green Toronto Award for Environmental Awareness in 2011.

In 2014, he worked with Leo Burnett Toronto to rebrand the Veg Food Fest and a team of volunteers to present the VegTOpia exhibit, which celebrated TVA’s history at the 30th Veg Food Fest.


April 28, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Category:


Culinary Historians of Canada


YamChops TO
705 College St
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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