March 8th marks International Women’s Day in Toronto and around the world. This special day celebrates the advancements and contributions that women make every day in their fight for equality and women’s rights. When women come together for a shared cause they are a strong force affecting change for this generation and the next.
In celebration of this day, we have rounded up some fun and informative events taking place in Toronto so you can celebrate and join the movement.
International Women’s Day: 5 Ways for You to Celebrate and Appreciate the Women’ you know and love in Toronto
1. International Women’s Day March & Rally
A planned march on International Women’s Day organized by Women Working with Immigrant Women & IWD Toronto Organizing Committee
When: Saturday, March 9th, Rally at 11AM and March at 1PM
Where: 252 Bloor Street West., Toronto, ON
2. Free Macarons from Nadege
Treat yourself with a sweet treat. Nadege Pis giving out free macarons at all their locations on until supplies last.
When: Friday, March 9th All Day
Where: All Nadege Locations
3. International Women’s Day at the Broadview Hotel
The Broadview Hotel is hosting a cocktail night and speaker panel event. Guests can enjoy bites catered by the hotel, wine sponsored by Medovino Imports and a cash bar before the panel. The panel, moderated by Samora Smallwood, a Toronto-based actor and co-chair of ACTRA’s Diversity Committee, will feature prominent female business owners and residents from the city’s east end, who will discuss culture, community and female-run businesses.
When: Friday March 8th, 5:30 reception and 6:30 panel
Where: The Broadview Hotel
4. International Women’s Day at Collette Café
A celebration, panel discussion and mix and mingle event celebrating International Women’s Day featuring local female entrepreneurs and executives. A portion of all ticket sales will go to Dress for Success Toronto
When: Friday, March 8th at 6:30pm
Where: Collette Grand Café at Holt Renfrew Yorkdale
5. Balance For Better – International Women’s Day Panel and Charity Mixer
The Thompson Hotel and The Ladies Community are hosting a panel discussion with over 100 other women to discuss gender balance in the workplace. Panel includes 10+ female entrepreneurs and business owners from around the city. Finish the night with a social mixer and dancing with boss babe DJ Bianca Lee. 50% of all proceeds directly support sex trafficking in Ontario.
When: Friday March 8 at 7PM
Where: Thompson Hotel Toronto (rooftop)
Either way, have a great day beautiful ladies. Although we should celebrate women, EVERY DAY. 😉