Vegan Social Events Presents: The Sustainable Block Party + Pop-Up Market

Vegan Social Events is back this summer with The Sustainable Block Party + Pop-Up Market, in support of Tree Canada. This exciting event will bring together influencers, media makers, the community and local companies for delicious vegan food, drinks, eco-friendly shopping and more. This event will be held at Organic Garage in the Junction and is open to the public and free to attend from 11 am – 5 pm. Guest speakers including: James Aspey, an Australian Animal Rights Activist who is known for taking a 1-year vow of silence to raise awareness about animal cruelty, and cookbook author Sam Turnbull of It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken.

What: The Sustainable Block Party + Pop-Up Market
When: Saturday, July 7, 2018
Where: Organic Garage, 43 Junction Road, Toronto
Time: 11:00AM – 5:00PM

Vegan Social Events is proud to partner with Organic Garage, a Canadian grocery store that is dedicated to providing high quality organic products at everyday affordable prices. This event will be held outside their Junction location, overlooking the downtown Toronto skyline, with a view of the CN Tower.

More than 50 vendors will be joining the event to showcase sustainable, environmentally friendly products, including many locally-made items. There will be no shortage of delicious vegan food and drinks. Treat your taste buds to guilt-free eats and treats that will satisfy any craving, while enjoying eco-friendly shopping for cruelty-free and sustainable products. There will also be a raffle in support of Tree Canada, featuring over $1,000 worth of prizes to be won.

This event is proud to feature special guest speaking engagements and panel discussions, including keynote speaker James Aspey, an Australian Animal Rights Activist. James has overcome a battle with leukaemia, an eating disorder, and drug abuse, to become one of the most well-known animal rights activists in the current movement. He is best known for taking a 1-year vow of silence to raise awareness about animal cruelty, in addition to cycling 5,000 km across Australia and being tattooed for 25 hours straight for charity. James will have his sustainably made activism t-shirts available for sale at the event.

This event will also feature special guest Sam Turnbull, a local-Toronto cookbook author and creator of the popular blog, It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken and YouTube Channel. Sam be hosting a talk on how she went vegan coming from a family of chefs, butchers, and hunters. Her talk will be followed by a book signing of her debut cookbook Fuss-Free Vegan: 101 Everyday Comfort Food Favorites, Veganized.

In an effort to make this Toronto’s most sustainable event yet, the event organizers are working with the vendors to make this a minimal waste event. Vendors will be considering the environment by limiting the number of boxes, plastic, and other waste that may be produced from their booths. Guests are encouraged to bring their own reusable containers, cutlery, metal/glass straws, reusable bottles and bags. Every little bit counts!

“We are looking forward to showing Torontonians how easy it is to live a more sustainable life,” says Avra Epstein, Creator of Vegan Social Events. “This event will exemplify the ways in which we can vote with our dollar through our consumer choices, including the food we eat, the clothes we buy, and the lifestyle products that we use, all while supporting local business owners and a worthy charitable cause.”

A portion of the proceeds from this event and all funds raised by the raffle will go to support Tree Canada, a registered charity proudly dedicated to planting and nurturing trees. For 25 years Tree Canada has engaged with communities, governments, corporations, and individuals in the pursuit of a greener and healthier living environment for Canadians. They have proudly planted more than 80 million trees since 1992.

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