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.
Toronto: Cooking Class, Intro to the Vegan Kitchen
September 30 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM$60
Many people want to shift their diets to be more plant-based, but are unfamiliar with the wide range of “hacks” that experienced vegan cooks use to create delicious flavours and satisfying textures. If you’re looking to introduce new dishes to your repertoire, have more options for dinner guests, or discover new ingredients and techniques, this class will give you a versatile toolkit for making amazing vegan meals.
The Depanneur’s resident vegan maven, Emily Zimmerman will share various techniques including manipulating texture, tricks for marinating, braising, steaming, poaching, and fermenting for the tastiest results. Emily will also talk about to shopping tips for building a versatile vegan pantry.
And what better place to start than with breakfast? Emily’s menu includes a killer homemade vegan & gluten free omelette and scramble base using Dosai mix – a blend of lentil and rice flour, turmeric, black salt, nutritional yeast, agar, and arrowroot.
Along the way you’ll meet affordable, versatile and high-protein ingredients like dried yuba (tofu skin), which with the right smoky-sweet marinade, makes a fabulous vegan bacon.
You will also learn how to make a tasty vegan sausage with kasha, sundried tomatoes and mushrooms, both as braised patties made with gluten flour, pan-fried with potato starch, and a yuba-wrapped, steamed sausage.
You’ll finished off with luxurious poached pears with ginger alongside home-made coconut yogurt.
Participants will leave with tofu-egg spice blend and coconut yogurt starter to keep you cooking once you get home.
Emily Zimmerman is the lady behind Pear and Pepper – a freelance chef cooking deluxe, delicious vegan dishes and retro comfort food. She can sometimes be found at The Depanneur hosting the occasional Supper Club or vegan Workshop. Other times she can be found working with the fine folks at ChocoSol.
Every week, The Depanneur invites TO’s best culinary talents to lead fun, hands-on workshops.
Find out more about Workshops at The Depanneur
Disclaimer: I (usually) have nothing to do with organizing these events. Incorrect information or omissions may occur but I have tried my best to be as accurate as possible. Please check the original event posting for the most up to date information.
This is partially a personal calendar of convenience, but also a calendar of events others might also be interested in. If there are any events that should appear on this (or that I might be interested in) please let me know!
Accessibility notes are added to most events – where I know or can find the information. If you have more accurate information, please let me know!