What is the Veg Food Fest, exactly?
The Veg Food Fest is presented and organized by the Toronto Vegetarian Association. We strive to bring innovative thinkers, fresh ideas, and delicious new dishes to highlight all that a plant-based life has to offer. Our exhibitors range from vegan bakeries to nutrition experts to clothing companies to cookware distributors. Oh yeah, and lots of food!
And it’s free?
Yes! It’s absolutely free to attend the festival and all of the events, and there are even free samples from cooking demonstrations and some vendors. You only pay for things you’d like to purchase from any of our over 100 exhibitors.
How do I get to the Veg Food Fest?
The festival is located at Harbourfront Centre in downtown Toronto. You can view TTC, driving, walking, or biking directions here
Who hosts the Veg Food Fest?
The Veg Food Fest is hosted by the Toronto Vegetarian Association
– a non-profit from Toronto – in partnership with Harbourfront Centre. Founded in 1945, the Toronto Vegetarian Association (TVA) aims to inspire people to choose a healthier, greener, more compassionate lifestyle. We promote the benefits of vegetarian diets and support those who choose to reduce or eliminate their consumption of animal products by providing resources and a friendly community. You can join TVA, here
When is the Veg Food Fest?
It’s September 5th to 7th, 2014.
Friday – 4pm to 9pm
Saturday – 12pm to 9pm
Sunday – 12pm to 7pm
How long has this festival been happening?
This is our 30th year. We’re one of the oldest vegetarian festivals in the world!
Is your festival really the largest vegetarian festival in the world?
We’ve been growing steadily for 30 years! In 2012 Harbourfront Centre estimated that a whopping 40,000 people came out to enjoy some vegetarian goodness. Wow!
Is the festival family-friendly? Can I bring my dog?
Heck yes it’s family friendly! Bring the kids, the grandparents – whoever you want. We’ve got music, food, and activities that are fun for the whole family! As for companion animals, pets are permitted on Harbourfront Centre’s outdoor spaces only.
Can I bring my meat eating spouse?
Absolutely. The Veg Food Fest is about food first. As long as you enjoy eating, you’ll enjoy the festival.
What about the construction on Queen’s Quay?
Don’t worry, it’s still easy to get to Harbourfront Centre and it won’t affect the event. Just visit the Getting Here
section of the Harbourfront Centre’s website.
Where can I park?
I want to join TVA and enjoy Toronto Veg Card discounts – how do I sign-up?
I’m from the media. Who should I speak to?
I have a question that’s not answered here. How do I get in touch?
To reach us before the Veg Food Fest, you can email email@example.com or call our office at 416-544-9800. For inquiries during the Veg Food Fest weekend, please contact Harbourfront Centre at 416-973-4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org