More than 60 bakers went head-to-head in Toronto's 10th annual Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake-off this month - an event which sold roughly 700 advance tickets.
The bake-off - which took place at The Glass Factory and Lounge on Sudbury Street - featured both amateur and professional bakers, competing to make the best plant-based treats.
Judges of the event included cookbook author Sam Turnbull, chef Doug McNish, and Candice Hutchings - known for her popular YouTube channel, The Edgy Veg.
The event's sponsors include online retailer VeganSupply.ca, grocery giant Whole Foods, vegan cheese company Daiya, and leather-free handbag creators Pixie Mood - among many others.
The competition was founded by local activist Lisa Pitman - an ethical vegan since her teens.
Pitman is also a certified raw chef, contributor to One Green Planet, and the creator of a blog called Vegan Culinary Crusade.
Emily Court is a passionate ethical vegan from Eastern Canada. She is a Challenge 22 Mentor, Digital Writer, and experienced animal advocate driven by issues of animal liberation and social justice. She studied at Dalhousie University, where her thesis highlighted intercultural and gender relations. She is an established public speaker, writer, and world traveller with a drive to provide a voice to those who might not otherwise have one. You can follow her on Instagram @emily.j.court or on Twitter @_EmilyJCourt_.
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