How To Celebrate International Women’s Day in Toronto

On March 8th the world will celebrate International Women's Day.

International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate the accomplishments of women, reflect on the progress made towards gender equality, and take action to create a more inclusive world. In Toronto, there are many ways to mark this important day; whether you want to attend a rally, participate in a workshop or activity, or simply spend time with the women in your life.

From spa days to networking events, there are plenty of opportunities to honour the achievements of women and contribute to the ongoing fight for gender justice.

We’ve rounded up just some of the things to do in and around Toronto this year for International Women’s Day this March.

Northumberland Heights Wellness Retreat & Spa

If you’re looking to escape the city and recenter yourself this Women’s Day, then drive out to Coburg, Ontario to visit Northumberland Heights Wellness Retreat & Spa. They’re offering 15% off of a spa day and 10% off additional services (valid until March 8th, 2023). This is the perfect way to treat the women in your life and experience a relaxing day or even stay overnight for more wellness!

Location: 795 Northumberland Heights Rd

If you’re in Toronto for the month of March check out this exhibition for International Women’s day featuring works all month long! Tacit is a gallery and art consultancy dedicated to female artists and for the month they’ll be popping up at Cry Baby Gallery on Dundas West.

The exhibition features five Toronto-based artists Marcia Bianci, Alyssa Goodman, Emily Pope, Maxine McCrann, and Daniela Williams.

Location: Cry Baby Gallery at 1468 Dundas Street West, Toronto

Date: March 2ns to March 18th, 2023

Women from Space Festival

Celebrate Women’s Day with a cast of celebrated groups and solo artists from Canada, the USA and Europe. You’ll hear new music, improvisers, and ensembles sharing their talent with you. You’ll experience a blend of extreme textures including noise, drone, and operatic sound walls.

Location: 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media and Education 918 Bathurst Street 

Date: March 8th to 11th 2023

Tickets: Early Bird passes: $30, Full-price passes: $50, Tickets: $15 per night.

Yuk-Yuks Comedy Show for International Women’s Day

Ready to laugh it up at Yuk-Yuks? On March 8th, come celebrate International Women’s Day at the King Heritage Cultural Centre. Enjoy the hilarious sets of two multi award-winning female comics: Martha Chavez and Laurie Elliott!

In honour of International Women’s Day, the show is paired with their current exhibit called “Stereotype Smash”: which is a dynamic display of over three dozen diverse pieces that take a stand against stereotypes. “Stereotype Smash” will be open from 6:00pm to 7:30pm in the Gallery and admission is included with your ticket.

Location: King Heritage and Cultural Centre , 2920 King Road

Date: Wednesday March 8, 2023 at 7:30 – 8:30pm

Tickets: $40.00 per person

FabCollab Presents: Women in Song A Concert in Support of Syria and Turkey

If you’re looking to have a good time for a great cause, do we have the event for you! FabCollab presents their hit concert series, Women in Song, live at Lula Lounge in support of the victims of the earthquake in Syria and Turkey. You’ll get to experience a powerful international line-up of women singers, dancers and musicians representing cultural traditions from around the world.

Location: Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W.

Date: Wednesday March 8, 2023. 6:30pm – doors, 7:15pm – opening act, 8:00pm – show.

Tickets: $32 + tax and fees

Pitch with a Twist

Pitch with a Twist showcases innovators and entrepreneurs from University of Toronto and the greater community. Innovators can come and pitch their businesses for cash prizes and in-kind support. This free event stands in support of women entrepreneurs and rewards great ideas from diverse voices.

Location: UTM (IMI Rotunda), 3359 Mississauga Rd Innovation Complex

Date: Wednesday, March 08, 2023 : 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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Written by – Jenna Kaplan

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