International Women’s Day 2019 – Toronto Events

“Feminism isn’t about making women strong. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” —G.D. Anderson

International Women’s Day is here and it is important to celebrate everything women have accomplished. It’s a day to share inspiring stories and have discussions on existing issues.

Toronto is holding a number of events around the city in honour of International Women’s Day. Browse the list below and we hope to see you attending one of the following events:

International Women’s Day Celebration – ‘Immigrant Women in Business’

Where: Toronto Region Board of Trade

When: March 8th, 5:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Description: “Event features 24 women speakers all from Toronto Canada with a diverse array of backgrounds will each talk for couple of minutes. The topic: How they are changing the world.”

International Women’s Day Gala

Where: Hart House Great Hall

When: March 15th, 5:30 PM – 10 PM

Description: “Come to meet inspirational women and students who never cease to fight for their place in STEM! We promise you great conversations, inspirational speakers, stunning performances, and a delicious dinner!”

International Women’s Day Celebration – Women in FinTech

Where: Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill, Yonge & Front

When: March 13th, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Description: “This event is open to people in Blockchain, FinTech, Financial Services and Technology – or if you just want to come and learn more about what it means to be in those fields.”

International Women’s Day – Scarborough Guildwood Women’s Federal & Provincial Liberal Associations

Where: Centennial Recreation Centre-Scarborough

When: March 8th, 7 PM – 8:30 PM

Description: “Come celebrate International Women’s Day with special guests: Hon. John McKay MP and MPP Mitzie Hunter. An evening of vibrant and interactive multicultural performances. Light refreshments will be served, complements of The Olde Stone Cottage Pub.”

International Women’s Day – Weston Frontlines Centre

Where: Frontlines

When: March 8th, 3 PM – 6PM

Description: “Join us at Frontlines for an evening of women empowerment, light food & refreshments, inspirational speakers & entertainment.”

Celebrating International Women’s Day – Women’s Writing Circle

Where: Rm AA160 -New Council Chamber Arts and Administration Building

When: March 8th, 12 PM – 1:30 PM

Description: “The Equity & Diversity Office, The Writing Centre (CTL), the Campus Safety Office, and the Academic Advising & Career Centre invite you to attend the Women’s Writing Circle. Collaboratively presented with the UTSC Women’s and Trans Centre, we welcome UTSC staff, faculty and students who identify as women or trans people to celebrate International Women’s Day!”

International Women’s Day Bootcamp  – Habitual Events

Where: Habitual Fitness & Lifestyle

When: March 8th, 5PM – 6PM

Description: “Come along to our FREE women’s bootcamp ran by our Rising Star Trainer Nadien to celebrate International Women’s Day! A chance to work alongside some amazing like-minded ladies, share some laughs, be involved in a community and feel amazing in your skin!”

International Women’s Day Event – Yellow Door Studio

Where: Yellow Door Studio, Oakville

When: March 8th, 6:15 PM – 9:30 PM

Description: “In honour of International Women’s Day, yellowDoor is hosting an evening event to celebrate its amazing community filled with strong, successful women. The evening will spotlight the concept of limiting beliefs and how, as women, we have a choice to abide by them or, to challenge them.”

International Women’s Day at the Broadview Hotel

Where: The Broadview Hotel

When: March 8th, 5:30 PM – 8 PM

Description: “The Broadview Hotel invites guests to join them on International Women’s Day for a cocktail and speaker panel event. 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.”

IBC Tamil – International Women’s Day


When: March 8th, 7 PM – 8 PM

Description: “Celebrate the success and discuss the changes that we need to make as a community. Come spend International Women’s Day with us at IBC Tamil on Friday March 8th. Join us along with many guest speakers and take this opportunity to network with fellow like minded members of our Tamil community.”

International Women’s Day: The Melanated Experience

Where: Sandbox Studios

When: March 8th, 6 PM – 9:45 PM

Description: “Empress Mane Presents: International Women’s Day celebration with a focus on the melanated experience featuring intimate workshop with Ornella Harris (@ornellaharris), Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP following a confidence session with confidence coach Jillisa Brown (@beautifymysoul) of Beautify My Soul. Enjoy music from Santana (@santanaluv), food and beverages, and a night off to celebrate: YOU.”

OM Chanting for International Women’s Day

Where: YogaVision Centre

When: March 8th, 7 PM – 8PM

Description: “OM is the universal sound of creation, the highest and purest vibration that exists. OM chanting is group practice that uses the transformation power of OM to activate the self-healing potential of participants and to purify the local environment for 2km.”

100 Strong and Sexy – International Women’s Day Social

Where: Toronto Don Valley Hotel & Suites

When: March 10th, 6 PM – 11 PM

Description: “Women lifting Women at the intersection of fashion, fitness, fun and community. Join us on Saturday, March 9th, as we celebrate the women of the 100 Strong and Sexy challenge. Through them, we will be reminded of the value of relationship and self-commitment to a more balanced and better lifestyle.”

International Women’s Day – FACTOR Info Session

Where: Artscape Daniels Launchpad

When: March 8th, 5:30 PM – 9 PM

Description: “In honour of International Women’s Day we teamed up with Artscape Daniels Launchpad to host a FREE music funding event for women and non-binary artists. Join us on March 8, 2019 at Launchpad for an information session about FACTOR’s funding programs and opportunities.”

International Women’s Day at Colette Grand Café Yorkdale

Where: Colette Grand Café at Holt Renfrew Yorkdale

When: March 8th, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Description: “Enjoy a welcome beverage and engage in a panel discussion on female leadership.”

Tell Mama – International Women’s Day Dance Party

Where: Handlebar

When: March 8th, 7 PM – 10 PM

Description: “It’s International Women’s Day and I’m celebrating by inviting two rad DJ’s and bringing out all our favourite records! Come dance to a night of Soul, Funk & Rock n’ Roll featuring many of our all time favourite female artists.”

Check out last year’s post for IWD here!

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