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What’s On Calendar
September 8–10, 2017

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017
12:00pm – 8:00pm

Our summer exhibitions include Legacies 150, co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada, a collection of stories from Canadians of all walks of life reflecting on legacy and inheritance through photography.

Jo-Anne McArthur: Captive Animals and the Future of Zoos

Friday, September 8, 2017
4:00pm – 9:00pm

Jo-Anne McArthur is an award-winning photographer, author, and educator based in Toronto. She has been documenting our complex relationship with animals around the globe for fifteen years.

Veg Food Fest Vendors

Friday, September 8, 2017
4:00pm – 9:00pm

Taste Toronto’s best veg cooking with over 140 vendors. Whether you have a sweet tooth or you’re on a health kick, there’s something for everyone!

The Future of Food

Friday, September 8, 2017
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Join international and local experts Bruce Friedrich, Dr. Sailesh Rao, Dr. Tushar Mehta, Stephen Scharper, and the Humane Society’s Riana Topan and Julie MacInnes in this controversial panel on The Future of Food.

Bryonie Wise: The Practice of Kindness

Friday, September 8, 2017
6:00pm – 7:00pm

In this hour-long workshop, using a mix of conversation, meditation and writing exercises, we'll explore ahimsa, the principal of non-violence towards all beings, ourselves included.

Anita Krajnc: Bearing Witness with Toronto Pig Save

Friday, September 8, 2017
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Anita Krajnc, co-founder and an organizer with TorontoPigSave.org and TheSaveMovement.org, works to expand the movement worldwide and and organize vegan outreach, climate vegan and ad campaigns.

Candice Hutchings – How to Make a Vegan Philly Cheesesteak

Friday, September 8, 2017
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Join the Edgy Veg chef, Candice Hutchings, as she re-purposes a familiar favourite, the Philly Cheesesteak, for an audience with sophisticated palettes & food-nerd obsessions.

How a Plant-Based Diet Will Make You Sexier

Friday, September 8, 2017
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Marco Pagliarulo will discuss how to improve your sex appeal on several fronts – your skin, your mood, and your smell – with a plant-based diet.

Film: Unlocking the Cage

Friday, September 8, 2017
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Unlocking the Cage follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise in his unprecedented challenge to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans.

Gourmet Vegan Cooking with Chef Doug McNish

Saturday, September 9, 2017
12:00pm – 1:00pm

Explore vegan cooking with Doug McNish of Doug’s Public Kitchen and sample delicious recipes from the author of Vegan Everyday, Eat Raw, Eat Well, and Raw, Quick and Delicious.

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

Saturday, September 9, 2017
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Our summer exhibitions include Legacies 150, co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada, a collection of stories from Canadians of all walks of life reflecting on legacy and inheritance through photography.

Jonathan Balcombe, What a Fish Knows

Saturday, September 9, 2017
12:00pm – 1:00pm

Jonathan Balcombe combines science with storytelling to explore the colorful lives of the least understood (and most maligned) vertebrates on Earth.

Veg Food Fest Vendors

Saturday, September 9, 2017
12:00pm – 9:00pm

Taste Toronto’s best veg cooking with over 140 vendors. Whether you have a sweet tooth or you’re on a health kick, there’s something for everyone!

Jo-Anne McArthur: Captive Animals and the Future of Zoos

Saturday, September 9, 2017
12:00pm – 9:00pm

Jo-Anne McArthur is an award-winning photographer, author, and educator based in Toronto. She has been documenting our complex relationship with animals around the globe for fifteen years.

Bruce Friedrich – Seeds of Disruption: How Food Technology Will Save the Planet

Saturday, September 9, 2017
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Bruce Friedrich will discuss why animal protein alternatives are gaining popularity; how slaughter-free meat grown in a brewery will change how the world eats; and why the future of protein is directly linked to the future of the planet itself.

Shoshana Chaim – How to Get Children (of any Age) to Eat Plant-Based

Saturday, September 9, 2017
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Shoshana has combined the top 5 methods thats she and her nutrition clients use in order to get children to eat more plant-based without the stress and fighting.

Desiree Nielsen: You are what you(r bacteria) eat: how plants power gut health

Saturday, September 9, 2017
1:30pm – 2:30pm

Learn more about the miraculous relationship between you and your gut and how a plant-centred diet will help you restore vibrant health from the inside out.

Monique Koch: How to Make Vegan Life Practical for Families

Saturday, September 9, 2017
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Monique will showcase easy, flavourful and family-friendly cooking with tips on practical ways to transition into veganism as a family.

TVA’s Guide to Being Veg in Toronto

Saturday, September 9, 2017
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Join the Toronto Vegetarian Association for this interactive workshop! We’ll share our best tips, tricks, and tools for being vegan or vegetarian in the Greater Toronto Area.

The Bearded Vegans Live Podcast Taping: Veganism Is Not About Vegans

Saturday, September 9, 2017
3:00pm – 4:00pm

In this live podcast event , The Bearded Vegans will be discussing an important framework for how to best advocate for animals, participate in productive discussions and ultimately make more vegans.

Taymer Mason: Last Summer Beach Party

Saturday, September 9, 2017
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Say goodbye to the summer island style with vegan fish tacos made with the tropical fruit soursop, curry mayo and tantalizing mango chow, tamarind mocktails and pineapple mango ice cream.

How to Go Vegan as a Family

Saturday, September 9, 2017
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Get the best tips and tricks on navigating the plant-based world as a family in this panel discussion with Monique Koch, Pamela Fergusson, Desiree Nielsen, and Nathan Erskine-Smith.

David Hance – Sea Shepherd: Celebrating 40 Years on the Frontline of Marine Conservation

Saturday, September 9, 2017
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Join us for an exclusive Skype session with David Hance, Chief Operating Officer of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society – dedicated to research, investigation, and enforcement of laws, treaties, resolutions and regulations established to protect marine wildlife worldwide.

Adam Chaim – From Illness to Ironman

Saturday, September 9, 2017
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Join Adam as he tells his story of how a tumour found by accident and a terrifying prognosis helped him find a plant-based lifestyle, heal physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Richa Gupta – 5 Easy Ways to Add Turmeric to Your Diet

Saturday, September 9, 2017
6:00pm – 7:00pm

John Lewis (Bad Ass Vegan) – Vegans Aren’t Filling Up The Hospitals

Saturday, September 9, 2017
6:00pm – 7:00pm

John Lewis discusses his take on the vegan movement and why people should incorporate a plant-based lifestyle for themselves and for the planet.

The Intersectionality of Veganism and Feminism

Saturday, September 9, 2017
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Discover the parallels between veganism and feminism in this panel discussion with Carol J. Adams, Lisa Le, Anita Krajnc and Krista Hiddema.

Riana Topan and Julie MacInnes – Helping Canadians Eat More Compassionately and Sustainably

Saturday, September 9, 2017
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Riana Topan and Julie MacInnes from the Humane Society International/Canada will explain the most important food-related changes happening today in the Canadian context.

Film: Dr. Michael Greger – How Not to Die

Saturday, September 9, 2017
7:30pm – 8:30pm

Enjoy a virtual presentation of Dr. Greger and learn how to eat for optimal health from the author of the New York Times bestseller, How Not To Die.

Lisa Le – How to Love Your Veggies

Saturday, September 9, 2017
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Lynda Turner – Vegan Cheese Fondue Two Ways!

Sunday, September 10, 2017
12:00pm – 1:00pm

Lynda Turner presents simple recipes suitable for any occasion that will have you ready to fondue like a boss in no time!

Carol J. Adams – The Sexual Politics of Meat

Sunday, September 10, 2017
12:00pm – 1:00pm

The Sexual Politics of Meat Slide Show is an evolving one-hour dynamic and challenging presentation that uses images of women and animals in contemporary popular culture to discuss oppressive attitudes.

Veg Food Fest Vendors

Sunday, September 10, 2017
12:00pm – 7:00pm

Taste Toronto’s best veg cooking with over 140 vendors. Whether you have a sweet tooth or you’re on a health kick, there’s something for everyone!

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

Sunday, September 10, 2017
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Our summer exhibitions include Legacies 150, co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada, a collection of stories from Canadians of all walks of life reflecting on legacy and inheritance through photography.

Jo-Anne McArthur: Captive Animals and the Future of Zoos

Sunday, September 10, 2017
12:00pm – 7:00pm

Jo-Anne McArthur is an award-winning photographer, author, and educator based in Toronto. She has been documenting our complex relationship with animals around the globe for fifteen years.

Pamela Fergusson – Will I Lose Weight if I Go Vegan?

Sunday, September 10, 2017
1:30pm – 2:30pm

Are you thinking of going vegan for the weight loss? Health benefits? Or maybe you are already vegan, but you would like to be a healthier. Come to this session to learn how to maximize the benefits of being vegan, and why losing weight may not be the whole story.

Nathan Isberg – Inside the Kitchen of Awai Restaurant

Sunday, September 10, 2017
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Join plant-based chef, Nathan Isberg, and get a taste of Toronto’s popular Bloor West restaurant, Awai.

Just Beet It: Thriving as a Plant-Based Athlete

Sunday, September 10, 2017
3:00pm – 4:00pm

You can lift weights and run miles on a plant-based diet? Absolutely! Join John Lewis, Adam Chaim, Dominick Thompson and Anne-Marie Campbell in a panel discussion on how to thrive as a vegan athlete.

Sailesh Rao – Inspiring the Great Transition

Sunday, September 10, 2017
3:00pm – 4:00pm

In this talk, Dr. Sailesh Rao uses his personal story to show how we can re-frame commonly held stories to help each other transform our civilization into a life-affirming global culture.

Intelligence of farmed animals and the how-to’s of living a compassionate lifestyle

Sunday, September 10, 2017
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Krista Hiddema, vice president of Mercy For Animals in Canada, explores the rich and deep emotional lives of farmed animals and helps us learn what we can do to live a compassionate and cruelty-free life.

Sam Turnbull – Get-er done vegan recipes!

Sunday, September 10, 2017
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Join Sam Turnbull in her energetic kitchen while she demonstrates how to make vegan cooking quick, EASY, and totally scrumptious!

Les Idées heureuses: Love’s Lament

Sunday, September 10, 2017
4:00pm

Intricate, voluptuous love songs from late medieval France and Italy, performed by Les Idées heureuses.

Dr. Tushar Mehta – 2017 Vegan Diet, Medical Science, Rock and Roll!

Sunday, September 10, 2017
4:30pm – 5:30pm

This lecture will cover how medical and nutritional science supports plant based diets to prevent important chronic diseases.

Amanda Dell’Aquila – Mindfulness and the Meat Industry

Sunday, September 10, 2017
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Have you ever been at odds with a meat-eating family member, watched footage from a factory farm, or attended a protest, and felt negative emotions? This session will help you understand the physiological response that contribute to your reaction, and give you the tools to restore a state of calm and clarity to help you live and advocate for what you believe in.

Nathaniel Erskine-Smith – Legislation for Animals

Sunday, September 10, 2017
6:00pm – 7:00pm

How can we pass legislation to improve animal protections? Join Nathaniel Erskine-Smith as he delves into the answer behind this question.

Ishita Asher – Ayurvedic Cooking

Sunday, September 10, 2017
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Ishita will be sharing recipes incorporating the ancient knowledge of Ayurvedic science from India.

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

For details, inquire at the Info Desk or call 416 973 4000.

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