8 Toronto events to celebrate International Women's Day

Mar 8 2018, 1:43 pm

Happy International Women’s Day, Toronto!

Since the early 1900s, brave women have been standing up for the rights of future female generations.

And now, more than ever, we need to continue moving forward towards gender equality, and there’s no better time to demonstrate this than on International Women’s Day.

Today, we celebrate women’s economic, political, social, and cultural achievements globally.

And Toronto is no exception. Take the time to check out these Women’s Day events happening in the city today.

HBO x TIFF Transforms: International Women’s Day

What: In honour of International Women’s Day, TIFF and HBO have teamed up to offer Torontonians with a full day and night of amazing FREE programming. Screenings include Olive Kitteridge, Love Crimes Of Kabul and Suited on the big screen. There will also be a free Insecure panel discussion happening at 8 pm.

When: March 8, screenings throughout the day
Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West

International Women’s Day Event – Discover Your Potential

What: Come and discover your potential and feel empowered, as you chat with wellness experts about lifestyle, nutrition, and wellness goals. Women can also enjoy lifestyle coaching, headshots, and Thai massages. Admission is free!

When: March 8, 12 pm to 2 pm
Where: 128 Peter Street

Fierce Fitness Fundraiser

What: Tonight, you can break a sweat for a good cause. Find Your Fierce is hosting two dance classes this evening with all proceeds going to support the Covenant House. On the agenda tonight is a heels optional dance class and a high-energy cardio dance class. No dance experience is necessary.

When: March 8, 5:30 pm to 8 pm
Where: BDX – Byfield Dance Experience, 819 Yonge Street (lower level)

IWD @ DX: Doin’ It For Themselves

What: The Design Exchange is hosting an evening of discussion with badass women, who are all entrepreneurial game-changers. Speakers include Odessa Paloma Parker, head of content at Van der Pop, Camille Mitchell, executive director at BEAT and Kristal Lewis, founder of Senior Care Connect. This event is free to attend, but registration is required.

When: March 8, 6 pm to 9 pm
Where: Design Exchange, 234 Bay Street

Women Brewers Beer Dinner

What: Come celebrate women everywhere over a few craft beers at this brewers dinner hosted by the Society of Beer Drinking Ladies. All genders are welcome to taste a variety of beers brewed by women followed by a buffet-style dinner with beer pairings guided by women brewers. Dinner costs $85, and a portion of proceeds will be donated to the Canadian Women’s Foundation.

When: March 8, 6:30 pm to 9 pm
Where: The Craft Brasserie & Grille, 107 Atlantic Avenue

Women’s Day With Bad Girl Collective

What: Today, as the world recognizes the brilliance and endless achievements of women globally, the Drake Hotel and Bad girl Collective wants to recognize the fierce women here in Toronto. Rally your women-loving gang and join the Bad Girls for a very special evening in The Drake Hotel Sky Yard. Enjoy Rose Aura photography, a specialty Women’s Day-themed cocktail list with proceeds going towards Sistering: A Woman’s Place.

When: March 8, 7 pm to 12 am
Where: The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West

International Women’s Day at Her Majesty’s Pleasure

What: Celebrate International Women’s Day with Bumble and your favourite women at Her Majesty’s Pleasure Beauty Bar for a night of prosecco and nail art. Come together to celebrate women, empower meaningful connections and enjoy life with a sparkle.

When: March 8, 7 pm to 9 pm
Where: Her Majesty’s Pleasure, 556 King Street West

IWD Concert

What: If you’re in the mood for live music, you’re going to want to check out this empowering concert tonight. Toronto Womxn In Music and herHABITAT are joining forces to host an evening of music featuring Skye Wallace, Winona Wilde, Lydia Persaud and Merival. There will also be a silent auction and pop-up vendors to check out. Admission is $10 and all proceeds from the event and silent auction will benefit Sistering: A Woman’s Place.

When: March 8, 8 pm
Where: Array Space, 155 Walnut

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