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10 events for International Women's Day 2016 in Toronto

International Women's Day events in Toronto will have you celebrating the ladies in style. Whether you want to get a lesson on the city's greatest female trailblazers or have some laughs with local comediennes, there's plenty to do to honour the big day.

Here's a round-up of events taking place to celebrate International Women's Day 2016 in Toronto.

Art Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon (March 5)
As we all know from school guidelines, Wikipedia is not a credible source - but that doesn't stop people from using it. On March 5 celebrate International Women's Day by taking to your laptop to bulk up Wiki pages on art and feminism with actual facts from the AGO's artist files and books.

All Women Rise Up: Rally, March & Fair (March 5)
Organized by the Centre for Women and Trans People, this event promotes equality on all fronts (the event's mantra is no to violence and hate, no to racism and islamophobia and no to poverty). Once you've finished rallying, head to Let's Be Frank on Spadina for an after party.

2nd Annual International Women's Day Talks (March 7)
On March 7 a handful four tech-savvy women, Dominique DeGuzman, Julia Nguyen, Sylvia Ng and Helen Zeng, are heading to the Masonic Temple to give talks. The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, will also be stopping by as a special guest.

Premier Kathleen Wynne: A Special Event for International Women's Day (March 7)
Join Premier Kathleen Wynne at the Toronto Reference Library for a discussion on "women in governance, a new era at Queen's Park and inspiring young women to become future leaders". Advance tickets have sold out, but you can still get rush seats on the day of.

International Women's Day at the Mod Club (March 8)
The Mod Club is celebrating International Women's Day by bringing a handful of local and international female performers to the venue for a show. You'll get to see Little Simz, Tanika Charles, Nitty Scott and LAL take the stage.

DAYBREAKER TO // International Women's Day (March 8)
The DAYBREAKER team is taking over the Basecamp Climbing Gym for a early morning dance party on March 8. Expect yoga, dancing and enough breakfast bars and cold brew to get you through the work day.

International Women's Day: Rupi Kaur (March 8)
Toronto-based author and artist Rupi Kaur is hitting Ryerson's Student Campus Centre on the big day to showcase her writing and art. Tickets to see the poetess are not yet available, but they'll be running for $5-$10 with all proceeds going to charity.

Stand Up 4 Sistering II DARIA DANCE PARTY (March 8)
Theresa Isis Ramirez and Alaina Kelsey are hosting Comedy Bar's Women's Day bash. The event will bring comedians Dawn Whitwell, Natalie Norman, Lauren Mitchell, Chantel Marostica, Courtney Alysse Skye and Kye Fox to deliver some laughs. The event is PWYC with 100% of the proceeds going to Sistering.

Toronto the Just: Stories of Women and the Struggle for Equality (March 8)
Heritage Toronto and Women in Toronto Politics are teaming up to present Toronto the Just: Stories of Women and the Struggle for Equality. The exhibit will showcase the stories of eight local women (past and present) who've challenged inequality and discrimination. At the event you'll also get to hear speakers discuss current and historical social justice issues.

FAC, CWSE, and WIAprojects Celebrate International Women's Day (March 9)
Feminist Art Conference, The Centre for Women's Studies in Education and WIAprojects have banded together to honour the occasion with a panel discussion on historical and contemporary graphic design for the Women's Movement in Toronto. There will also be an exhibition featuring feminist organizing posters from the 1970's and on.

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