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Toronto’s Veg Food Fest With A (Virtual) Twist

Toronto’s Veg Food Fest With A (Virtual) Twist

September 11th – 13th, 2020

Our lives in 2020 are now more digitally based than ever before. In order to stay safe and minimize the spread of Covid-19, we are increasingly working, studying, and even attending events online.

Veg Food Fest; a largely-popular food festival which usually runs for three full days at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, is taking itself online for the first time in a bid to continue as we navigate our “new normal”.

The vegan-based event will take place from September 11 to September 13 via the Veg Food Fest online platform. This unique foodie experience will be free to join and there will be plenty of exciting activities to immerse yourself in.

A number of experts in their field will be discussing topics such as “the health impact of our current food systems” and vegan executive chef, Doug McNish, will be there to promote his new cookbook, “The Classics Veganized.”

Also as part of the festival, exciting Canadian singer and Juno nominee, Peter Katz will be hosting a live virtual concert on Saturday, September 12th at 7:30 p.m to get us all dancing in our living rooms!

The festival usually attracts over 40,000 people at the physical event. Going virtual does not appear to be hindering these numbers since over 80,000 people have already been reached on social media leading up to the festival weekend. With a couple of weeks still to go, Veg Food Fest organizers are expecting even more people to join in the fun.

The new online platform will allow users from across Canada (and even globally) to connect with more people in the veg community than ever before. With the festival going digital this year, Veg Food Fest will continue its 36-year legacy of living life on the veg, so attendees need not worry about missing out on any of their festival favorites from past years!

Along with curating Veg Food Fest, The Toronto Vegetarian Association offers resources and activities year-round to its members and the Toronto veg community. To learn more about how you can support their efforts or become a member, visit

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