Helping to build and strengthen Toronto's vegan community was one of the reasons why this blog was created. I am a proud supporter of local health events and animal rights initiatives. Most recently Love Wild Live Free was the title sponsor of the Ryerson University Veg Fest which brought together over 30 local vendors and animal rights organizations, with over 3,500 attendees in the heart of Toronto.
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Gluten Free Garage
On Sunday May 28, 2017, Toronto’s original pop-up gluten-free marketplace, Gluten Free Garage is back with it's 6th annual event. The event will feature Toronto’s best gluten-free finds, including a lot of vegan and vegan-friendly food and products. Inspired by her daughter Lily, now 11, who was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2009, GFG founder RonniLyn Pustil created the event in 2012 to showcase the many gluten free options available in Toronto. RonniLyn aims to promote and provide better access to top-quality local gluten-free food, create awareness about celiac disease, and prove that gluten-free food can be super tasty!
Time: 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street
ADMISSION: $10, free for kids 12 years and under
TICKETS: Available at the door (cash only) or online
MORE ABOUT GLUTEN FREE GARAGE: glutenfreegarage.ca
Toronto March to Close All Slaughterhouses
The March to Close all Slaughterhouses is part of a movement advocating for a society that cares for the needs of all sentient beings and that opposes any trends that promote any kind of discrimination or hatred toward anyone. In addition to Toronto, many other cities are hosting a #mtcas to End Speciesism Now in 2017! The Toronto March will be taking place on Saturday, June 10, 2017. The route is 5.5 km long and is expected to take up to 2 hours depending on the turnout and walking speed of all participants. Bring plenty of water and wear comfortable shoes!
Meeting at Severn Creek Park (behind Rosedale subway station).
Gathering Time: from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
March Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
For map, details and instructions click here.
Past Featured Events
The Toronto Yoga Conference & Show
March 31 to April 2, 2017
Spend time shopping amongst 300+ conscious minded organizations and companies offering products and services inline with your mindful attitudes. Participate in over 60 hours of Yoga, Cultural Arts and Lectures.
UNIVERSE OF ÁLI presents CHEZ HITCHCOCK, a second annual halloween charity event benefiting Animal Justice, Canada's only animal law advocacy organization that works to pass animal protection legislation, push for the prosecution of animal abusers, and fight for animals in court. The evening will include fabulous vegan food, a silent auction, live music, performers reminiscent of the mind of Hitchcock, prizes, gift bags, a cash bar and more. Keep reading for details on how you can win a pair of tickets!
This weekend, yoga and wellness enthusiasts from across the Greater Toronto Area will gather to learn, teach, shop, discuss and enjoy all things associated with a healthy lifestyle at the Yoga & Wellness Show. If you're looking to find more balance and to start this season off on a healthy foot, then this show is for you. I've teamed up with the the Yoga & Wellness Show to bring you a fantastic giveaway in celebration of this event - so keep reading to learn to how to win!
The 32nd Annual Toronto Veg Food Fest, presented by the Toronto Vegetarian Association, is on this weekend from September 9th to 11th. I recommend arriving hungry as there are over 130 vendors, local restaurants, and bakeries showcasing their 100% vegan eats. There will also be a lot of animal-free products too. The event schedule will feature free workshops, live music programmed by Toronto Downtown Jazz, cooking demonstrations, and plenty of veg-friendly products. Keep reading for event details, and my recommendations for vendors and scheduled events to check out!
Looking for something meaningful to do this weekend? Why not Rise for a Cause with Yogathon, The World's Largest Charity Event, this Saturday, August 20th! Join thousands of yoga enthusiasts around the world for the 5th annual event. Eleven cities across Canada and over 50 cities worldwide will rise together for a cause – through yoga – to benefit Care for Children, a program providing free education to disadvantaged children in India.
The biggest vegan event of Summer 2016 is on this Saturday, August 13, 2016 at the Garrision Commons at Fort York! Toronto's Second Annual Vegan Food & Drink Festival will feature vegan comfort food, craft brews, wine and live entertainment. Keep reading to learn how you can enter to win a pair of tickets to the festival!
This Saturday, June 11th, join the March to Close All Slaughterhouses in Toronto, to demonstrate against the merciless exploitation of non-human animals, who are tortured and killed for the consumption of their milk, eggs and flesh, as well as for their skin, and for experiments and entertainment purposes. This worldwide event, will bring together compassionate citizens in solidarity for a peaceful march to demand the closure of all slaughterhouses and to end the violence that we inflict on non-human animals.
The Fair Trade Show, Canada's only consumer show dedicated to fair trade, social business and ethical sourcing, is on this weekend in Toronto. This show is sure to inspire you to take action for a better world, and shop consciously. This is the perfect event to find that great jewelry statement piece you were looking for, bath product to pamper yourself with and a healthy treat to enjoy too. Keep reading to learn how you can WIN Tickets to this exciting event!
The Toronto Vegetarian Association's annual Veggielicious event is back this month for its fifth year with a gastronomic celebration of Toronto's best vegan eats. This article has all of the details about this exciting vegan-foodie event and I've also shared some of my highlights from the Veggielicious Preview, where I sampled menu items from participating restaurants!
On Sunday May 1, 2016, Toronto’s original pop-up gluten-free marketplace, Gluten Free Garage, kicks off Celiac Awareness Month with its 5th annual event. With over 65 local and artisanal vendors, the event will feature Toronto’s best gluten-free finds. Check out this article for everything you need to know about this exciting event, as well as celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. I have also done the leg work for you and have included a list of my favourite vegan/vegan-friendly vendors who will be exhibiting!
On April 17, 2016, celebrate Earth Day by embracing the sharing economy and encouraging people to recycle & re-use at Evergreen Brick Works’ first Drop, Swap & Shop Event! Drop unwanted electronics, Swap for new treasures and Shop at the Etsy Maker’s Market full of items you can’t find anywhere else. Swapping items is a fantastic way to help reduce our impact as consumers on the environment and it is totally wallet-friendly too!