Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada – Toronto, Canada

How can you watch animals in captivity when you’re a vegan/vegetarian/animal-lover? This is a question people like to interrogate me with, on occasion. My response is always the same: modern zoos and aquariums have an important role in wildlife conservation and research. Australia’s Western Plains Zoo out at Dubbo is a good example of this. But […]

Lettuce Love Cafe – Burlington, Canada

  Lettuce Love Cafe Burlington Canada When I first moved to Toronto, I did some research on vegetarian and vegan-friendly restaurants in the area. To my surprise, a town 45 minutes out of Toronto called Burlington seemed to be the vegan mecca. For no discernible reason, it was home to several vegan restaurants, cafes, and […]

Evergreen Brickworks – Toronto, Canada

I don’t know if Toronto was always a densely packed urban jungle, or if that is the influence of residential construction and condo living in recent years. But when compared to cities like Sydney and San Francisco, I’ve noticed how thick the urbanisation is in Toronto. The condo skyline reminds me of New York’s, and the […]

Sadie’s Diner and Juice Bar – Toronto, Canada

    The cool thing that makes Sadie’s Diner unique is that it does American style diner food for vegetarians and vegans. Believe it or not, sometimes we do want food that isn’t health conscious and raw. Sometimes, we look with envy at those diners, or what we call “greasy spoons” in Australian and Britain. […]

Live Organic Raw Food – Toronto, Canada

Raw food can strike fear in the heart of your average person. It sounds a bit scary, doesn’t it? But raw food is very non-confrontational. If you like salads and vegetables, and you already eat a balanced and healthy diet, many of your daily meals are probably already raw and you just don’t know it. […]

Art & About in Toronto, Canada

What Identifies a City? The Nomads visited New York in 2012. It was a seriously fun trip, but I was somewhat bemused by the city itself. This was the city everyone raved up?  Sure, there’s lots of stuff do. And there’s the culture. Everyone will remind you of “the culture”. But…it’s just a city. When […]