Toronto Vegetarian Association

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Toronto Vegetarian Association
Founded 1945
Toronto, Ontario
Headquarters 17 Baldwin St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Area served
Greater Toronto Area
Slogan Inspiring people to choose a healthier, greener, more peaceful lifestyle
Website Official Site

The Toronto Vegetarian Association (TVA) is a volunteer-driven, charitable organization based in Toronto, Ontario. Founded in 1945, its mission is to inspire people to choose a healthier, greener, more compassionate lifestyle.[1]

Held every September at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, the organization's Annual Vegetarian Food Festival attracts over 40,000 visitors annually and is the largest event of its kind in the world.[2] The event provides opportunities for visitors to learn about vegetarian issues and to sample vegetarian foods from diverse cuisines.

The Toronto Vegetarian Association operates a number of other projects, providing information and support through its website [1], a drop-in resource centre, and a directory of vegetarian-friendly businesses in the Toronto area. The organization also conducts campaigns such as the Veggie Challenge, which challenges non-vegetarians to adopt a vegetarian/vegan diet for one week.

In 2010, the Toronto Vegetarian Association joined with Earthsave Canada and Lundi Sans Viande in launching a Canadian Meatless Mondays campaign.[3]

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  1. ^ Toronto Vegetarian Association
  2. ^ Van de Ven, Lisa (2010-03-23). "It's a (no) meat-and-potatoes initiative". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2010-08-20. 
  3. ^ Ogilvie, Megan (2008-01-13). "Quitting Meat". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2010-08-20.