Animal Liberation Toronto Conference
Stokes Cheese is so proud to sponsor the first Liberation TO Animal Liberation Conference in Toronto where hundreds of activists will learn, be inspired, and take bold action for animals. The conference features four days full of workshops on social change and strategies for success, training to prepare for taking action, networking and social events, and BOLD, MASS ACTIONS to demand change. Liberation TO is a coalition of grassroots animal rights organizations in Toronto, striving to empower and inspire our community through education, resources, and support.
Vegan Expo York
We are so excited to have sponsored the first Vegan Expo in York Region! This Vegan Fest features a vegan buffet, food and eco friendly lifestyle vendors and engaging speakers! We are thrilled to participate in first Vegan Festival in this region and we look forward to many more!
Sustainable Block Party + Pop-Up Market
We were super stoked to sponsor the stage again for the second year in a row for the all vegan festival of the summer, The Sustainable Block Party and Pop-Up Market by Vegan Social Events. This event showcased several notable speakers throughout the day on the Stokes Cheese stage and 100+ eco friendly and vegan vendors, including Stokes Cheese. Notable speakers included our good friends The Sustainable Duo, as well as That Vegan Couple, Jonny Juicer, Dr. Tushar Metha and so many more!
“Dominion” documentary Screening
Stokes Cheese was served to guests at the screening of this powerful documentary, Dominion that exposes truth by exploring six primary facets of our exploitation of animals - Companion Animals, Wildlife, Scientific Research, Entertainment, Clothing and Food - the film questions the morality and validity of our dominion over the animal kingdom.
Canadian Plant-Based Nutrition Conference
The 1st CANADIAN PLANT-BASED NUTRITON CONFERENCE provided such an incredible powerhouse of valuable evidence-based information in the field of plant-based nutrition for prevention, treatment and reversal of chronic disease; educating medical professionals and the public alike. We were so to offer our vegan Stokes cheese to attendees.
With immense gratitude to Dr. Zahra Kassam and Dr. Shireen Kassam for organizing this amazing conference, and all the wonderful speakers that shared their knowledge and dedicate their practice to prescribing a whole-food, plant-based diet! Thanks to Dr. David Jenkins, Gift of Health – Dr. Arjun Rayapudi & Dr. Shobha Rayapudi, Dr. Subhas Ganguli, Dr. Shane Williams - Williams Cardiology & Wellness Medical Centre, Dr. Larry Schmidt - Canadian Academy of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Tushar Mehta and Michelle Fedele
Mississauga Veg Fest
The Mississauga Veg Fest was the place to be with over 100 vendors showcasing the finest veg-based food, drink, clothing & accessories, products, advocate groups and children’s activities. VegFest is an event for everyone from foodies, animal and earth lovers, to the health-conscious. Whether you just want to eat mouth-watering food or want to save the world, all are welcome to explore the life of animal-free alternatives to benefit humans, animals and the environment!
We were in great company with thousands of vegan and veg-curious visitors at Port Credit Memorial Arena!
Toronto Veg Association Veg Spring Market
We launched our new Stokes Proudly Vegan brand as well as our brand new Truffle & Porcini Cheese at the bustling Veg Spring Market 2019, hosted by the Toronto Vegetarian Association. The market was buzzing with local vendors and vegan food drink and so much more, all held at the beautiful Artscape Wychwood Barns.
Western University Vegan Society
The shining example of youth embracing and promoting a vegan lifestyle! Western University Vegan Society is an inclusive university community working towards a peaceful world, free from discrimination and violence towards all animals - human and non. Stokes Cheese was a proud sponsor of the Wester U Vegan Society Vegan Challenge through a week long program encouraging a vegan diet through education, engaging speakers and exposure to delicious vegan food.
Anonymous for the Voiceless
The Annual Fundraiser in Toronto is something we are honoured to support. Anonymous for the Voiceless is a street activist organization dedicated to total animal liberation through exposing to the public, the animal exploitation that is intentionally hidden from them through the Cube of Truth, which has spread world wide - exposing to people, where their “food” comes from. Opening eyes and hearts.
Plant Based Revolution
We were in great company at the launch of the Plant Based (R)evolution. A non-profit health organization with a mission to increase Awareness, Availability and Acceptance of Plant-based living. This group brings community together to enjoy great food, great talks and great company with informative and engaging presentations from animal rights advocacy to wellness and politics.
Animal Justice Holiday Party 2018
We were so proud to support the Animal Justice legal dream team at their incredible Holiday Part. This magical evening featured delicious hors d’ oeuvres including Vegan Stokes Cheese, cocktails, holiday treats a rocking’ DJ and a silent auction with fabulous prizes.
We learned all about the incredible victories we won together this year and Animal Justice’s big plans for 2019.
toronto vEG association holiday market
The annual Toronto Veg Association Holiday Market kicked off the season with over 40 favourite local, plant based, ethical offerings.
We were so excited to launch our new Limited Edition Truffle & Porcini Cheese exclusively for this event! The response was incredible and sold out fast! Stay tuned for another release soon.
Ford Canada wellness expo
Ford Canada is deeply committed to promoting healthy products, education and lifestyle choices for their employees. We were excited to take part in the annual Ford Canada Health and Wellness Expo with over 40 vendors providing healthy products and services for the employees.
sea shepherd fundraiser
We were so proud to support the Toronto fundraiser for Sea Shepherd in honour of the men and women who risk it all in their heroic fight for ocean conservation through direct action on the high seas, on the ground and in the courts. Sea Shepherd’s Captain Paul Watson and Captain Peter Hammarstedt both made appearances via Skype.
This amazing event was held at Jump Restaurant with delicious vegan cuisine including our Vegan Stokes Cheese, silent auction, live music, DJ and much more!
We loved being featured on the Liquid Lunch show which provided us with an opportunity to introduce our Vegan Stokes Cheese to a non-vegan audience, share our story and our Passion for Compassion.
Calling All Vegans
We were right at home on the show sharing our story and our Vegan Stokes Cheese with fellow compassionate hosts Sue Spahr an co-host, Alec Bosse, who strive to raise awareness of veganism and Animal Rights issues.
vegan oktoberfest market
After a sold-out event last year, we were back at it again with a fun, unique and extraordinary community event!
This year was even better with an all day Oktoberfest-themed Vegan Market featuring a fabulous selection of vegan food, Oktoberfest band and a bar to suit the occasion! We had a blast dancing to the live band and serving up samples of our Vegan Stokes Cheese to a full house of guests throughout the party.
ThanksLiving - Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary
We were honoured to contribute to Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary’s 4th Annual ThanksLiving event along with an unbelievable group of organizations who also contributed their delicious food for an Esther-approved feast! We served up our classic Greek style Spanakopitas and our signature Un-Lox Smoked Tomato canapés! All proceeds went to Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary. Of course, Esther made an appearance to greet and thank all of her guests.
Since being founded in 2014, Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary has been dedicated to rescuing abused, neglected, and abandoned farmed animals.
PETA’s Legal Eagles
PETA's lawyers were recently recognized as one of the top U.S. legal departments by the most prestigious law journal in North America, Corporate Counsel. This informative and enjoyable celebration of PETA's legal eagles, was held at the exquisite Vantage Venues overlooking the heart of Toronto's financial district. Stokes Cheese was proudly served to guests along with delicious vegan hors d'œuvres and cocktails.
Tina Stokes, Founder & President of Vegan Stokes Cheese was honoured with the PETA Compassionate Business Award at PETA’s Legal Eagles event in Toronto!
Toronto Veg food Fest - Cheese making Demo
We had such a great time at our vegan cheese making cooking demonstration at the Toronto Veg Food Fest. Guests were shown from start to finish, how to make our Stokes Pub Cheddar, how to make their own cultures and the basics of a cultured cream style cheese that can be finished as a sweet or savoury dairy free cheese.
Toronto Veg Food Fest
North Americas largest annual Veg Food Festival rocks Toronto every year with endless vegan vibes, food, speakers, panels and fun! In addition to doing a cooking demo we loved serving up samples of our cheese to guests who couldn't believe our cheese was vegan!
Toronto Vegan Social pop-up
Vegan Social Events knows how to throw an amazing party! These vegan and sustainable events bring together influencers, media makers, the community and local companies for delicious vegan eats & drinks, sustainable shopping, informative guest speakers and more! This party was held in the beautiful 918 Bathurst and completely sold out - with line-ups out the door! In addition to our cheese, we served up savoury Greek Spanakopitas made with our Herbed Feta to rave reviews from guests!
Vegandale - Toronto Food & Drink Festival
We had a blast all weekend long at the one and only Toronto Vegandale Food & Drink Festival, serving up our Greek Spanakopitas made with our Herbed Feta and our cultured Strawberry Cheesecake. Of course we also had complimentary samples of our full product line up of Stokes Cheese. The vegan vibes were endless, the line-up at our booth was constant and the love for our products was beyond measure! We have so much gratitude for a whole new fan base, that told us how much they love our cheese!
sustainable block party + pop-up market
Another fabulous event by Vegan Social Events! Stokes Cheese was so proud to sponsor the stage featuring inspiring guest speaking engagements and informative panel discussions, including keynote speaker James Aspey, one of the most prominent, inspiring animal rights activists of our time. With over 50 vendors, there was no shortage of delicious vegan food, including our full lineup of Stokes Cheese and Cheesecakes in sustainable mini-mason jars.
Animal Justice 10 Year anniversary gala
Stokes Cheese was so proud to be a Presenting Sponsor at this inspiring night, celebrating 10 years of Animal Justice leading the legal fight for animal protection in Canada. The Gala featured Stokes Cheese for over 200 guests at the reception, followed by a delicious dinner, an awards ceremony, and an amazing silent auction. All proceeds from the Gala went toward helping Animal Justice lawyers change the legal landscape for animals in the decade ahead. We were honoured to present the Compassionate Brand Award to Wully Outerwear, our favourite cruelty free coats!
Evergreen brick works farmers' market
Every Saturday during the summer season we are at Evergreen Brick Works Farmers Market, Toronto's largest farmers’ market, offering the widest variety of local and seasonal food in the city. We loved introducing our dairy-free cheese to people who may never have tried dairy-free cheese otherwise. We have a whole new fan base of people loving our cheese.
Toronto Vegan Winter Market
Stokes Cheese was in great company at the Toronto Vegan Winter Market with some of the best vegan-friendly local businesse in the City, benefitting Wishing Well Sanctuary. We baked up a few hundred Greek Spanakopita phyllo pastries with our Herbed Feta Cheese and they were devoured! Thank you Toronto vegans for the incredible feedback!
animal justice holiday party
Vegan Stokes Cheese was a proud sponsor of the Animal Justice holiday party, helping to raise funds for this amazing legal team to continue leading the fight for animal protection. Animal Justice heroes enhance the legal interests of animals, expose hidden animal suffering and achieve results with meaningful policy changes.
Evergreen Brick Works Farmers' Market
Evergreen Brick Works Farmers' Market is the largest farmers’ market in Toronto, offering the widest variety of local and seasonal food in the city. Stokes Cheese was thrilled to be included in this landmark favourite during the autumn harvest season!
Halloween Charity Event
The Wizard of Oddz Halloween event at the historic and exclusive Armour Heights Officers Mess was so much fun! Delicious vegan food + live entertainment + music + prizes + silent auction including our Stokes Cheese... all benefiting Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary. We loved serving our cheese to all of the characters dressed in costumes for the occasion, all for a great cause!
Vegan Stokes Cheese was a proud sponsor of this one-of-a-kind Vegan Oktoberfest experience, all in support of Toronto Vegetarian Food Bank - feeding people in need! The event was a blast - featuring a live polka band, delicious vegan food and silent auction from local vegan businesses, including our Stokes Cheese.
Ladies Night at Copper Branch
This 100% plant based power food restaurant in Whitby hosted a unique evening of incredible live entertainment, fabulous wine and Vegan Stokes Cheese pairings and a gift basket of our full product line up of dairy-free cheese for auction! All of the proceeds went to Farmhouse Garden Animal Home a former cattle ranch that has been turned into a farm sanctuary!
The Kindness Gala
Vegan Stokes Cheese was a proud sponsor of The Kindness Gala, a celebration of our community benefitting Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary and honouring the outreach and rescue work of our local heroes. An evening of beautiful vegan food, wine, Vegan Stokes Cheese and a silent auction, including a basket of our full product line up of cheese.
Toronto Vegan Social pop-up
This exclusive vegan food + drink social event was rockin' with influencers, media makers and the local vegan community for a celebration of Toronto's thriving vegan scene! We were stoked to serve up our Stokes Cheese to guests at this incredibly sold out event by Vegan Social Events!
"What The Health" documentary screening
From the Creators of the award-winning Cowspiracy, What The Health is an eye opening investigative documentary about our nation’s health and how big business influences it. This film is changing lives! We were so honoured to be at the Toronto film screening, showing guests how delicious ditching dairy can be with our Vegan Stokes Cheese samples and veggie wraps featuring our Herbed Feta cheese!
Toronto Vegan Wine & Cheese Fest
Vegan Stokes Cheese was in great company with the best in vegan wine and cheese with a focus on regional vineyards and artisan cheese makers at Toronto's first Vegan Wine and Cheese Fest. If you thought ditching dairy was difficult, this event was a game changer! Look for this event next year. You won't want to miss it!
PETA Unstoppable - Toronto
In a riveting and thought-provoking talk, PETA President, Ingrid Newkirk enhances perspective on our relationship with other animals. Her humour, remarkable stories and spirited optimism motivate us to take action in manageable but powerful ways. Vegan Stokes Cheese was proud to offer our cheese to guests at this event.
Toronto Vegetarian Association: Vegan Rock!9
Vegan Stokes Cheese was a proud sponsor of this fundraiser for the Toronto Vegetarian Association featuring live music, comedy from local vegetarian performers, delicious vegan baked goods and door prizes from local businesses.
Leslieville Farmers' market
We had a great time serving Stokes Cheese at our pop-up at the Leslieville Farmers' Market. By fostering engagement and relationship among marketgoers and local environmentally responsible food producers, Leslieville Farmers’ Market increases access to and awareness of local and seasonal food.