This past weekend was a beautiful one in the city: glorious sunshine, comfortable temperatures, and lots to do! While I took some downtime to relax, I spent the day on Saturday downtown by the Harbourfront to check out the 33rd annual Veg Food Fest.
I'd been looking forward to this for awhile! There were a ton of vendors and lots of yummy vegetarian and vegan foods to try out. Since the line-up for vegan ice cream was much too long (though I would have loved to try it!), Brian and I splurged for some yummy samosas and potatoes for an afternoon snack.
I ended up meeting Hannah, a young local activist who runs Sympathy at Slaughter. I was so excited to finally meet her personally! I've been following her journey for the past year through Instagram and she's become such an inspiration. It's always a little surreal meeting someone in person after you've been following them online for some time. Hannah was incredibly sweet and thankfully, seemed to appreciate my enthusiasm for her cause, even asking if I was ever interested in helping her out one day.
The festival really was busy, so it was hard to take a lotta photos throughout the day. The place was filled with vegetarians, vegans and some activists alike. I was excited to see some of my other favourite vendors such as Mercy For Animals, the Save Moment, Sweets from the Earth, and Animal Liberation Front. A couple of people even recognized the sweater I was wearing that day (purchased from the Tree Kisser). I really did feel in the presence of "my people!" As a treat to myself, I ended up buying this in a t-shirt from a place called the Vegan Jetsetter:
After the festival, we walked around downtown for a bit and decided to check out some of the Toronto Film Festival on King street. We weren't lucky enough to see any famous people, but it was still neat to walk through all the mayhem and even see a red carpet!
I love that there's always something going on in the city!
What do you enjoy doing in your hometown?