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#781 Old 02-17-2010, 09:20 PM
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I like it. Oshawa isn't as bad as its reputation, and with the expanding schools and remodelling of downtown, it's getting big pretty fast. There are a lot of advantages to sharing a campus with a university!
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#782 Old 03-08-2010, 08:00 AM
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Anywhere vegan-friendly to eat in Ottawa International Airport? I'm looking for something more exciting than a crappy Subway. Thanks!
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Anywhere vegan-friendly to eat in Ottawa International Airport? I'm looking for something more exciting than a crappy Subway. Thanks!



That's a tough one! Can you get away from the airport at all? It's very close to T&T Asian supermarket (corner of Riverside and Hunt Club), which sells containers of vegetarian sushi. As far as the actual airport, I think the closest thing to vegan would be a Harvey's veggie burger. Their patties are vegan, but I think the bun has some dairy products in it. That or Tim Horton's vegetable soup with a country bun. Their buns are vegan.
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#784 Old 03-15-2010, 02:19 PM
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Hehe, thanks hooded.

Sir sandford Fleming College right now, and (hopefully) St. Lawrence in September.



How is Peterborough for a vegan? I used to go to Trent...but I was an omni then...and it was centuries ago ;P

Sometimes I miss it, and then I come to my senses...I think I just miss my time as a uni student
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How is Peterborough for a vegan?



Night Kitchen pizzeria has vegan pizzas. I order from there alllll the time Black Honey cafe also sells vegan choc cake and vegan cookies
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Does anyone know anything about Beking's Farm near Ottawa? I read about their farm here: http://ottawafoodies.com/forum/2061?...285#post_20285 and I'm wondering if anyone has more information on the operation and whether it's substantially different from a regular commercial chicken laying farm?



On the same topic, does anyone have any leads on where to get eggs in Ottawa that are a little more cruelty-free?
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#787 Old 04-14-2010, 08:24 PM
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Does anyone know anything about Beking's Farm near Ottawa? I read about their farm here: http://ottawafoodies.com/forum/2061?...285#post_20285 and I'm wondering if anyone has more information on the operation and whether it's substantially different from a regular commercial chicken laying farm?



On the same topic, does anyone have any leads on where to get eggs in Ottawa that are a little more cruelty-free?



google threw up this (which i bet you saw already): http://www.bekingseggs.com/web/media...r-farming.html



i'm not a chicken farm expert, but a barn just seems like a big cage. which is definately nicer than a teeny tiny wire cage... if you get along with the other chickens you're gonna bump into... but its still a cage.



if i wanted eggs that were as humane as possible, i'd look for very small scale producers with a few chickens running about in their backyards, sleeping in a comfy chickencoop at night, and getting to do all the natural behaviours chickens do- which isn't legal in urban ottawa... so it'd be something a bit more rural. if they were rescued battery hens, that'd be even better.



you could try looking for chicken fanciers groups... or maybe contacting some of the companies listed here: http://www.cog.ca/index.php?page=ott...eat_n_egg_prod



..... asking what sort of scale they produce on, whether chickens get access to outside areas, if you can come by and visit... etc. bear in mind that many of these people will be raising animals for slaughter as well, so you'd have to consider how you feel about that on an ethical level as well. complicated stuff. good luck.
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FYI for Ottawa vegans: that new Indian restaurant at Billings Bridge, Tandori, has several vegan options! They have the ingredient booklet handy so you can check the ingredients. The channa masala (chickpea curry) is vegan, no milk or ghee! So is the saag paneer (spinach curry), if you ask them to leave out the paneer (cheese), which they keep separate. And the side of spicy potatoes that comes with the curry dishes is also vegan! And they have balsamic vinaigrette for the green salad! The food is very good there (I can't get enough of those potatoes), so I highly recommend this place! It's the first Indian food court restaurant I've ever seen, so I hope they do good business there!
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mmmm indian food. North Bay is finally (!!!) getting an indian restaurant, on main street. it's not open yet so i dunno about vegan options yet. we also now have a lebanese place called Cedar Tree, also on main i think, which i've heard is really good and there's tons of vegetarian and vegan options, and a Vietnamese place on Marshall which i haven't scoped out yet. i'm curious about that one but i've never had Vietnamese so i don't know how vegan friendly it is, and i don't know if the owners and staff are Vietnamese or not so not sure if it's authentic or how well they speak english, i will pop in one of these days to get a takeout menu and see what i can find out.

it's exciting though, our little city is suddenly becoming much more multicultural

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FYI for Ottawa vegans: that new Indian restaurant at Billings Bridge, Tandori, has several vegan options! They have the ingredient booklet handy so you can check the ingredients. The channa masala (chickpea curry) is vegan, no milk or ghee! So is the saag paneer (spinach curry), if you ask them to leave out the paneer (cheese), which they keep separate. And the side of spicy potatoes that comes with the curry dishes is also vegan! And they have balsamic vinaigrette for the green salad! The food is very good there (I can't get enough of those potatoes), so I highly recommend this place! It's the first Indian food court restaurant I've ever seen, so I hope they do good business there!



cool! do you know if thats part of a chain? cos we just got a place with the same name in the mall near me. i was a bit excited but the girl was very vague about dairy. if there is a booklet thats brilliant!



ETA: oh! OH! it is it is! woooooh!



*dances around with glee at the possibility of being able to eat something other than fries at the mall for the first time ever*
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Is anyone from Ottawa planning on going to VegFest?
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Hey, i'm new to VB! I live in Toronto, so any suggestions of places to eat or shop are welcome
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Hey, i'm new to VB! I live in Toronto, so any suggestions of places to eat or shop are welcome



have you see the list of restaurants on the veg.ca site? you're so spoiled for choice in TO!



alas, the only place i've really shopped is wholefoods (do not start spooning those cardboard boxes full with the weighed salads unless you have a bunch of money!) and the big carrot (which has quite possibly the worlds best pakoras).
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have you see the list of restaurants on the veg.ca site? you're so spoiled for choice in TO!



alas, the only place i've really shopped is wholefoods (do not start spooning those cardboard boxes full with the weighed salads unless you have a bunch of money!) and the big carrot (which has quite possibly the worlds best pakoras).



No I haven't seen it, i'll check it out. I've only been here 3 years but I live really West so it's hard to get downtown to stuff a lot with school and things. Once I find a job this summer I want to check out some places and explore downtown more!
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Hey, i'm new to VB! I live in Toronto, so any suggestions of places to eat or shop are welcome





Chipotle. this place will end your life. so good.
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Is anyone from Ottawa planning on going to VegFest?



I'm pretty sure I will! I joined the NCVA, but I'm not volunteering at VegFest; I want to just go and look at all the awesome stuff!
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Hey, i'm new to VB! I live in Toronto, so any suggestions of places to eat or shop are welcome



Urban Herbivore in Kensington Market is probably my favourite vegan restaurant in the city. They have amazing sandwiches. http://www.fressenrestaurant.com/ (They're owned by Fressen, which is also amazing but a lot fancier.)
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No I haven't seen it, i'll check it out. I've only been here 3 years but I live really West so it's hard to get downtown to stuff a lot with school and things. Once I find a job this summer I want to check out some places and explore downtown more!



how far west, like mississauga? i lived there for 4 years and i had no trouble finding places to eat, the key is to avoid all the big chains and look for small ethnic places. there's tons of options in indian, thai, japanese, chinese etc. the trick is just finding places where the staff know enough english to be able to explain your needs and make substitutions etc. and any place where the owners are muslim or buddhist is usually more likely to understand what vegetarian and vegan mean.

the only totally vegan restuarant i ate at my whole 4 years there was in oakville, a little place called i think Ruby's, the place is so rundown, it was practically empty, the menu was small, the prices too high, but the owner herself serves you and is a super nice lady. because it was our first visit (i have a feeling she remembers all of her customers) we got free soup which was quite possibly the best carrot soup i have ever had, ever. i forget what i ordered, it wasn't bad but not spectacular, and carrot cake for dessert was disappointing, it was a very small piece and seemed a little stale, and was sorta bland. i think it's worth going there at least once just for the service and the soup though lol. if it's still there

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Etobicoke! I'm right at the edge of it.

I possibly just got a job In the East end, near Davisville station. So I'll hopefully be downtown more and able to try new places! I'm making a list ahah thanks for your help guys!
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it should be as a sub forum....

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Toronto Veggie Pride Parade

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*Welcome to Canada's 1st ever Veggie Pride Parade!*



A date has been set: Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 11:30 am



TVPP welcomes PARTICIPANTS of all ages and walks of life to Canadas first ever Toronto Veggie Pride Parade. This includes: Individuals, Families, Leashed Dogs, vegetarians, vegans, veg-friendly people etc..



We will also have Community Groups, Non-Profit Organizations, Businesses, and Professional Performers/Entertainers participating in the parade there with their own banners.



Come out and march with us in this FUN, Exciting, Joyful, Welcoming Parade, that is also filled with Meaningful, Diplomatic, and Positive Veg*n Advocacy!

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Our goals of this event are:



1. To be inclusive and welcoming and to show everyone that a vegetarian and vegan lifestyle is desirable

2. To set a positive example by standing proud and standing up for the vegetarian and vegan lifestyle

3. To show our true love of animals - including farmed animals

4. To celebrate our diet, which is healthier, more eco-friendly, apt to feed the poor, and fosters non-violence including between nations

5. To educate about the issues surrounding today's cruel,

unsustainable, and exploitative meat-, egg-, and dairy-production systems.

6. To encourage non-vegetariansthrough advocacy and exampleto join us in our compassionate way of living.



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What to do as a PARTICIPANT in the Toronto Veggie Pride Parade while marching?

(Please Note: There will be a prize for best costume!)



-Wear pro-veggie or pro-farm animal themed costumes

-Use Facepaint

-Wear pro-veggie logod t-shirts

-Bring or make pro-veggie related signs/posters (i.e. posters saying: Veggie Mom, Veggie Student, Veggie Doctor, Veggie Artist, Veggie Baby, Veggie Dog, etc.),

-Dance down the street,

-Bring Pom Poms,

-Hula Hoop down the street,

-Skip Rope down the street,

-Juggle (apples & oranges) down the street,

-Blow Bubbles (Bubble makers) down the street,

-Skateboard down the street,

-Rollerblade/skate down the street,

-Bring a manual Scooter to ride on down the street,

-Bike ride in the parade, etc

-BE CREATIVE and HAVE FUN!!!



http://www.veggieprideparade.ca



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Get ready for the 2011 Toronto Animal Rights & Vegan Expo where thousands of people will descend from all across Toronto to celebrate the vegan lifestyle for the first of its kind event found nowhere else of Earth.



Toronto Animal Rights & Vegan Expo is a family-friendly celebration;

Protests, demonstrations, leafleting

Film screenings

Lectures / Guest speakers

Food samples

Oveds (Outdoor video education display)

Musicians, bands and entertainers

Petitions

Free music

More!!!



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http://www.michaellanfield.tk

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#803 Old 05-22-2010, 07:55 PM
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Is anyone planning on attending University of Ottawa or Carleton University in September? I wouldn't mind making a few new friends as I won't know anyone in, or anything about, the city.
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I'm not attending these universities, but I've lived in Ottawa for 3 years, so I can help you with any questions you have about the city. Vegetarian-friendly restaurants, health food stores, etc. There are lots of options, and I've tried most of them. Some are better than others
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I live in Ottawa too, but I'm so new to Vegetarianism that i have no idea about anything food related. Also I went to uni in Toronto. So I'm useless for advice, but i love making friends!
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I live in Ottawa too, but I'm so new to Vegetarianism that i have no idea about anything food related. Also I went to uni in Toronto. So I'm useless for advice, but i love making friends!



Go to VegFest next weekend! It's the second year it's running, they're going to have tons of booths for vegetarian and vegan companies in town (Auntie Loo's vegan cupcakes, ZenKitchen vegan restaurant, all sorts of local natural product makers). Go to www.ncva.ca for more info. Entry is free!
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Go to VegFest next weekend! ... Entry is free!



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That would be really cool. I literally only know one person in the entire city!
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Hi!

I'm from Strathroy, Ontario, which is really close to London. Any Londoners around here? I noticed that we have two vegetarian restaurants in the city - Zen Vegetarian (which I have eaten at) and Veg Out (vegan). I try to get up to Toronto as much as possible, but since it's 3 hours away that isn't always doable. So, anyone from around there?
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I'm in the Niagara Region of Ontario. Anyone else?
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