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Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death Part 2 

Michael Greger, M.D., has scoured the world's scholarly literature on clinical nutrition and developed this brand-new presentation on the latest in cutting-edge research presented in a special one-hour seminar.
12-1pm | Studio Theatre

Lisa Pitman and Nicole Axworthy
Whether you are new to plant-based eating, or simply looking for more ways to stretch your time and money, you will walk away with some new insights and sensational samples!
12-1pm | Lakeside Terrace

Meditation Toronto
Meditation Toronto will be hosting a Hatha Yoga Class and enlivening group meditation.
12-1pm | Redpath Stage

From Excuse-itarian to Vegan
Addressing the blocks and excuses that keep us from making changes with Colleen Patrick-Goudreau.
1:30-2:30pm | Studio Theatre

Helping Animals Through Photography with Jo-Anne McArthur
A picture can speak a thousand words. Learn key skills in taking great photos of animals, be it at sanctuaries or during investigations.
1:30-2:30pm | Studio Lab 3

Vegan Meal Time
Explosive cooking with two cups of comedy!
1:30-2:30pm | Redpath Stage

Caribbean Vegan with Taymer Mason
Learn Caribbean cooking techniques and sample the flavourful dishes from the Caribbean islands with Caribbean Vegan author Taymer Mason.
2-3pm | Lakeside Terrace


The Power of a Plant-Based Diet 
John Pierre discusses why plant foods are optimal for health, fitness and well-being, how to make the plant-based diet work and how to address unique challenges and concerns that people encounter with switching to a plant-based diet.
3-4pm, Studio Theatre

Vegetarian Parenting Workshop with Toronto Veg Families  
Join Vegetarian Families who share stories of being Veg parents and how they raise Veg kids. Then hear it straight from the kids explaining, “Why they are Veg”. Question and answer session after the presentation.
3-4pm | Studio Lab 3

Isa Moskowitz
The queen of the vegan world finally joins us at the Vegetarian Food Festival! Come find out tips and tricks from her books and upcoming title Isa Does It.
4-5pm | Lakeside Terrace

Larra Skye
Skye is a singer/songwriter from Toronto. Her album of original music, The World Disappears, was the #1 bestselling independent jazz album of 2006 for national retailer HMV. She is currently working on her next album.
4-5pm | Redpath Stage

How to Start a Vegan Business 
With Ashley Wittig of Bunner's and Doug McNish of Eat Raw, Eat Well. Learn their personal success stories of making it big in Vegan Toronto.
4:30-5:30pm | Studio Lab 3

Caroline Dupont
Join Caroline, an expert on fitness, nutrition, yoga and meditation and the best-selling author of The New Enlightened Eating for a vegetarian and raw food preparation presentation. 
4:30-5:30pm | Studio Theatre

Low-fi, bittersweet, melancholy music.
5:30-6:30pm | Redpath Stage

Rich Roll
Roll once found himself 50 pounds overweight, depressed and staring at a certain heart disease. Adopting a 100% plant-based diet, Rich resumed a fitness regimen and just two years later competed in the Ultraman World Championships.
6-7pm | Studio Theatre

Opa! Homemade Seitan Gyros & Cashew Tzatziki
Terry Hope Romero shows you how to turn easy homemade olive-flecked seitan into a luscious handheld meal in a pita topped with tangy dairy-free tzatziki cucumber dill sauce.
6-7pm | Lakeside Terrace

Peaceable Kingdom Screening
Harold Brown will be in attendance for this special screening.
7:30-9pm | Studio Theatre


How to be a Vegan Athlete hosted by Lisa Pitman with Rich Roll and John PierreJoin Rich Roll of Finding Ultra and John Pierre, a personal trainer from LA for a discussion on being super fit and staying vegan. It’s time to kick that whey protein to the curb!
8-9pm | Lakeside Terrace

Forks Over Knives
The feature film Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods.
8:30-10pm | WestJet Stage

28th Annual Vegetarian Food Festival



The largest of its kind in North America, the annual Vegetarian Food Festival gives you an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy a diverse cross-section of vegetarian cuisine. Discover new products and ideas from more than 100 exhibitors and enjoy a wide variety of presentations, cooking demos and music.

Whether you're looking for new ideas to add colour and variety to your meals or you're a "seasoned" vegetarian interested in expanding your knowledge of nutritious and ethical foods, this is the place for you.

For further information on the festival visit

Click HERE for Friday's events.

Click HERE for Sunday's events.

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