May 03

Planted Expo for the First time in Toronto!  April 29 and 30, 2023  

By Sally W.

The Planted Expo which will have its 7th year in Vancouver in May 2023 made its first stop in Toronto the weekend of April 29 and 30, 2023. And what an inaugural Expo it was!  

The Planted Expo featured 200 exhibitor booths with Plant-forward Toronto-grown and international brands. Canada’s largest plant-based expo was held at the Enercare Centre Toronto.  Attendees enjoyed sampling from the many food and beverage providers booths. They got to check out beauty products, clothing, health and nutrition brands, home decor, books, restaurants, media and non-profit organizations.  Something for everyone!  

And the list of speakers was amazing! / They included Olympians, Vegan Doctors, Content Creators and Entrepreneurs.  Here they are! 

● Dr. Greger – Physician, Author (How Not to Age) and Plant-Based Diet Advocate

● John Lewis, AKA “Badass Vegan” – Filmmaker (They’re Trying to Kill Us), Fitness

Expert and Author (Badass Vegan)

● Meagan Duhamel – Olympic Figure Skater, World Champion and Holistic Nutritionist

● Jake Karls – Mid-Day Squares Co-Founder and Entrepreneur

● Carleigh Bodrug – Plant You Founder, Cookbook Author and Content Creator

● Isaias Hernandez – Founder of Queer Brown Vegan and Environmental Educator

● Afia Amoako – The Canadian African Content Creator

● Chuck Carroll – “The Weightloss Champion” podcast host

● Hannah Sunderani – Two Spoons Blog Creator and Author

● Nicholas Carter – Author and Environmental Researcher

● Margaret Coons – Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of Nuts for Cheese

● Dr. Matthew Nagra – Naturopathic Doctor and Plant-Based Nutrition Advocate 

Who was at the Planted Expo?  Attendees were those who already follow or are interested in a plant-based lifestyle. People looking for new plant-based products.

The Enercare Centre was a busy place – speakers, exhibitor booths, demos, food trucks and other food booths to eat more delicious vegan / plant-based foods. Lots of learning about plant-based products and lifestyle. It was a great first time for the Planted Expo in Toronto! And we look forward to 2024!  


“Planted Life holds deeply held values around health, well-being, and compassion, aiming to

make a difference and further the plant-based movement. As Canada’s largest plant-based

event, Planted Expo is a place to come together, celebrate, and explore plant-based living.

Wherever you are on your plant-based journey, whether you want to live a healthier lifestyle.”