International Women’s Day is coming up this Sunday, March 8th!
From marches to concerts to networking events, there are many ways to honour International Women’s Day this weekend. If you’re looking to celebrate women on this special day, we’ve compiled a list of events you can check out in the city.
International Women’s Day Rally, March and Fair
March 8th, 11 a.m. at OISE Auditorium | 252 Bloor St W
Under the theme of “The World is on Fire – We Are Rising,” Toronto’s International Women’s Day Rally/March will take place Sunday, March 8, 2020. Organizers have invited ON's education workers and teacher to lead the march as a sign of #solidarity. #IWDhttps://t.co/uU8tqmfdDR
— OSSTF Communications (@osstf) March 5, 2020
International Women’s Day Toronto is hosting their annual International Women’s Day March on Sunday. The rally starts at 11 a.m. at the University of Toronto’s OISE Auditorium, the march is at 1 p.m. and the post-march fair will take place at Ryerson at 2 p.m. With a packed itinerary, this is an event you don’t want to miss!
International Women’s Day Solidarity Concert for Wet’suwet’en
March 7th, 1 p.m. at Paradise on Bloor | 1006 Bloor St W
Come see some powerful women perform on March 7th to celebrate #IWD2020 & raise money for #WetsuwetenSolidarity & @CJusticeTO. We will also be showcasing @musicdeclares. Lineup includes @tangeband @carobeelove @lavenderbabiez @skyewallace @mimiobonsawin -US- Stones & more. pic.twitter.com/MTaXDxqFsc
— Moscow Apartment🌈 (@moscowapt) February 24, 2020
The Toronto feminist indie folk-rock duo Moscow Apartment is hosting an International Women’s Day event fundraiser for Wet’suwet’en. Taking place at Paradise on Bloor this Saturday, the event will feature a number of musicians and bands to raise money for Wet’suwet’en and climate justice. All ticket sale proceeds go directly towards Unist’to’en Camp, an indigenous re-occupation of Wet’suwet’en land in northern B.C.
International Women’s Day with Jully Black
March 8th, 6:30 p.m. at Hugh’s Room Live | 2261 Dundas St W
In celebration of women everywhere, Hugh’s Room Live has invited Jully Black to perform. On Sunday evening, you can check out Black’s International Women’s Day concert. Black has been named one of “The 25 Greatest Canadian Singers Ever” and was dubbed “Canada’s Queen of R&B Soul,” so this is an event you should definitely consider. Tickets for the event are $61 and can be purchased here.
International Women’s Day at The Drake Hotel
March 8th, 5 p.m. at The Drake Hotel | 1150 Queen St W
Good To Be Good Foundation has partnered with The Drake Hotel to host a panel and Q&A discussion focusing on equality and women empowerment. DJ Cozmic Cat will be spinning in the Lounge from 5 p.m. and there will be a R&B/Neo-soul showcase in the Underground by Gxrls Need Love to end the evening. The event is PWYC or a box of feminine hygiene products—both will be donated to Good To Be Good Foundation mission to support local programs and shelters.
International Women’s Day Celebration by Immigrant Women in Business
March 8th, 1 p.m. at Toronto City Hall | 100 Queen St W
Join us on Sunday, March 8th to celebrate International Women's Day. Enjoy inspiring stories of courage and determination by women, fashion show, cultural dances, singing together for empowerment. This event is open to both genders and all communities, races, ethnicities. pic.twitter.com/WAlUMDiY3D
— IWB Canada (@IWB85305686) March 6, 2020
For the third year in a row, Immigrant Women in Business is hosting their International Women’s Day Celebration. For $30, attendees get to participate in a networking event, hear speeches from keynote speakers, sing songs, watch a fashion show and more. If you’re interested, you can purchase tickets here.