5 events to celebrate International Women’s Day in Toronto

International Women's Day is on Sunday, March 8th

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

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

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

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.