Nov
2
to Nov 3

boombox at TIFF Bell Lightbox

 Exploring the building, guests will immerse themselves in multi-sensory experiences inspired by the 1980s film Fame. 

From the press release:

All the proceeds from this year's event will support Share Her Journey, a campaign to boost participation, skills, and opportunities for women behind and in front of the camera.

The entire building will be transformed into a creative arts school, with each event space taking the form of a classroom, studio or common area. DJ Beat Sampras will kick off the celebration in the Atrium-turned-Auditorium. Next up will be DJ Cool V  with performances by Indigenous dancers Marie MorrisonLeslie McCueAngel Recollet and Jonathan McDonald. To close out the night they have powerhouse DJs Nino Brown & Dre Ngozi from our fave Yes Yes Y'all.   

Director and producer Raha Euphoria will create an enveloping experience in an active film set in the Gallery space. This up-close look at a music video production will incorporate live dance performance with 3D image-mapping and other projection technologies. The Loading Docks is a very different scene, an open creative space where “students” hang out and impromptu dance cyphers turn into breakdance and rap battles against the backdrop of the musical stylings of DJ Xavier Pierre. Luma Restaurant will be transformed into the school’s Dance Studio for the evening, where guests will be treated to a rare view of the auditions, dress rehearsal and final presentation of a special dance performance and fashion show, directed and choreographed by Fly Lady Di. Finally, you don’t want to miss celebrated artist OLUSEYE’s live art experience in the Bell Blue Room, where he will bring a painting of a vogue dancer to life throughout the night.

Guests can also experience 2167, the collection of virtual reality projects commissioned by TIFF, imagineNATIVE, Pinnguaq and the Initiative for Indigenous Futures as part of the Canada on Screen programme that asks Indigenous filmmakers and artists to envision Canada 150 years into the future. The works by Jeff Barnaby and Kent Monkman are also on display at TIFF Bell Lightbox during the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival (which we've included in our Events page).

Tickets to this event aren't cheap. They're pretty dear in price but if you can afford it - it's well worth the money as it includes food and drink and not to mention all that entertainment alllllllll night.

Tickets to boombox are $160 for the public, $150 for TIFF Members and $1600 for a Party Ticket Package that includes 12 tickets for the price of 10. Doors open at 9pm. Guests are encouraged to dress with the event theme in mind or in cocktail attire. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit tiff.net/boombox or call 416-599-TIFF (8433) or 1-888-599-8433.

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Oct
21
8:00 AM08:00

2017 FEMM Live

Mentors, teachers, and thought leaders alike will be coming together in celebration of female entrepreneurs, youth empowerment, Indigenous Rights and global diversity at the 2017 FEMM LIVE Event to be held at the historic Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.

FEMM International will be hosting the first of a series of Live Events on Saturday October 21, 2017 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto. This inaugural event will feature keynote speakers: Margaret Trudeau, Michele Romanow (Dragons’ Den), Vicki Saunders (SheEO), and a special Guest of Honour to be announced soon. An esteemed panel of diverse business, tech and motivational leaders will include Amber Mac, Stephania Varalli, Paulette Senior, Maria Locker, Kelly Lovell, Susan Howson, Sandra Laronde, Heidi Allen and more. Impact Statement by Pan Am Olympian Jessica Phoenix, with live performance by Elyse Saunders of her inspiring single, RISE. Entertainment will also be provided by Red Sky Performance, Miss Emily featuring Rob Baker and Gord Sinclair of The Tragically Hip, and headliner, The Abrams Brothers. Guests will also mingle along the health, wealth and happiness vendors.
The complete agenda for the event can be found here: www.femmliveevents.com

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Oct
18
to Oct 22

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

A stellar selection of 13 film and digital works by Indigenous creators, including both opening and closing night films.

The world premiere of Jay Cardinal Villeneuve’s short documentary Holy Angels will be featured as part of the festival’s Opening Night Gala, with Marie Clements The Road Forward showcased on Closing Night. Legendary filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin will be on hand with Our People Will Be Healed, her 50th film in her 50th year of a distinguished career, along with Tasha Hubbard’s feature doc Birth of a Family.

There’s a strong slate of Indigenous animation, including the world premiere of Echo Henoche’s Shaman, the Ontario premieres of Christopher Auchter’s The Mountain of SGaana and Asinnajaq’s Three Thousand, as well as a screening of Diane Obomsawin’s multi-award-winning I Like Girls.

Indigenous leadership in digital, interactive and VR creation will be explored through Katherena Vermette and Alicia Smith’s Instagram project What Brings Us Here; the interactive essays Xinona by Walter Kaheró:ton Scott, The Cache by Michelline Ammaaq and Bonnie Ammaaq, and Natasha Kanapé Fontaine’s Tetepiskat; as well as a prototype of the upcoming virtual reality work West Wind (Tegs’g) by director Jeff Barnaby.

Check out the full lineup and buy tickets now here.

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Oct
15
1:00 PM13:00

Consent Event Symposium

Nightwood is thrilled to expand the conversation beyond the walls of the theatre to discuss issues of consent, desire and sexuality in a gathering of experts and community in the Consent Event Symposium on October 15 from 1:00-4:00pm at Streetcar Crowsnest.

In a world where children and youth are exposed to sexual content via media and cellphones – and incidents of sexual assault and rape in social situations and on campus are all too prevalent, we need to have discussions around what constitutes consent and healthy sexual relationships. How do we speak to women and girls, men and boys about these issues?

Facilitated by Catherine Hernandez, and featuring a diverse group of experts and activists, the Symposium will engage participants with two panels – Get Consent and Sex Talk – along with a candid conversation with Consent Event playwrights Ellie Moon of Asking for It and Rose Napoli of Lo (or Dear Mr. Wells).

Covering a multitude of perspectives, panelists for Get Consent include Deepa Mattoo, Director of Legal Services at Barbra Schlifer Clinic; Wendy De Souza, ReAct Youth Program Coordinator at METRAC; Carly Boyce, MSW, a freelance facilitator working in the areas of body autonomy, queer sexual health, trauma and consent; and Alexander Waddling, grassroots organizer engaging young men and boys on gender equality issues, and founder of Ride For A Dream. Matched with this, our Sex Talk panel explores human relationships from a sex-positive perspective. Panelists include: award-winning speaker Dr. Jessica O’Reilly (Dr. Jess), sexologist; Carlyle Jansen, Founder of Good for Her; and Andrew Gurza, host of Disability After Dark, shining light on Sex and Disability.

These potent conversations will be captured visually by artist and illustrator, Izzy Treyvaud, while therapist Alexia Dyerwill be on hand to offer support to attendees during the event.

Presented in conjunction with our Consent Event Series: Asking for It, by Ellie Moon, and Lo (or Dear Mr. Wells), by Rose Napoli.

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Bechdel Tested- Women In Music: Carmen Jones (1954)
Apr
23
7:00 PM19:00

Bechdel Tested- Women In Music: Carmen Jones (1954)

From their website:

Join the Revue Cinema for the sixth installment of our feminist film and panel series, Bechdel Tested. This event will focus on Women in Music and feature the ground breaking '50s musical Carmen Jones. Accompanying the film will be a panel discussion focusing on women in the music world, moderator and panelists TBA. We'll also have prizes to be won, special cocktails by Swan Dive, and mingling with other cinephiles, musicians, and feminists!

About the film: In 1943, Oscar Hammerstein Jr. took Georges Bizet's opera Carmen, rewrote the lyrics, changed the characters from 19th century Spaniards to World War II-era African-Americans, switched the locale to a Southern military base, and the result was Carmen Jones. Dorothy Dandridge stars as Carmen Jones, tempestuous employee of a parachute factory. Harry Belafonte plays Joe (originally José), a young military officer engaged to marry virginal Cindy Lou (Olga James). When Carmen gets into a fight with another girl, she is placed under arrest and put in Joe's charge. Succumbing to her attractiveness, Joe accompanies Carmen to her old neighborhood, where, after killing a sergeant sent to retrieve him, he deserts the army. Carmen tries to be faithful, but fortune-telling Frankie (Pearl Bailey) warns her that she and her soldier are doomed. Enter Joe Adams in the role of boxer Husky Miller (a play on Carmen's bullfighter Escamillo), who sweeps Carmen off her feet, ultimately with tragic consequences. Dandridge was the first African American woman to be nominated for an Oscar for her brilliant performance in the film.

1954 ‧ Drama film/Drama ‧ 1h 45m

Advanced Tickets Available HERE

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Feminist Live Read: Mean Girls at The Revue
Apr
13
9:00 PM21:00

Feminist Live Read: Mean Girls at The Revue

That's so fetch! Join an all-star cast of Toronto performers for a live staged reading of Tina Fey's Mean Girls screenplay, directed by Feminist Live Reads creator Chandler Levack. Proceeds go towards the Trans Lifeline, a suicide prevention hotline for transgender folks in Canada and the United States. 

Doors 6:15 | Show @ 6:45PM to 9 PM
Tickets: $15/$12 Members and Students
Available in the box office or at bit.ly/meangirlsrevue
Licensed Event
All Ages

Casting:
Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) — Vivek Shraya

Regina George (Rachel McAdams) — TO BE ANNOUNCED

Gretchen Wieners (Lacey Chabert) — Naomi Skwarna

Karen Smith (Amanda Seyfried) — Vanessa Matsui

Ms. Norbury (Tina Fey) — TO BE ANNOUNCED

Principal Duvall (Tim Meadows) — Ennis Esmer

Janis Ian (Lizzy Caplan) — Grace Glowicki

Damian (Daniel Frazese) — Jesse Todd

Aaron Samuels (Jonathan Bennett) — Jay McCarrol

Regina George's Mom (Amy Poehler) — Raina Douris

Kevin Gnapoor (Rajiv Surendra) — TO BE ANNOUNCED

Glen Coco — David Reale, The Original Glen Coco!

Directed by Feminist Live Reads creator Chandler Levack

About the Series:
Feminist Live Reads is a regular staged live reading series created by writer/director Chandler Levack in Toronto in 2015. It aims to raise awareness of the disparity of roles available for women in film and television and to promote diversity in the entertainment industry. The series casts a strong ensemble of female actresses in amazing, complex roles from iconic film and television scripts, regardless of gender, to be performed live in front of an audience. All proceeds go to a charity to benefit women in our community. Past performers have included Mia Kirshner, Sook-Yin Lee, Diana Bang, Heather O'Neill, Jen Agg, Katharine Isabelle, Julia-Sarah Stone, Deragh Campbell, Lauren Collins, Nadia Litz and Katie Boland.

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Feminist Cross Stitch Workshop
Apr
6
5:00 PM17:00

Feminist Cross Stitch Workshop

From Eventbrite:

Learn how to create your own feminist-themed piece using simple cross-stitch techniques. This workshop is perfect for beginners but experienced stitchers are welcome too!

In this workshop, you will learn the basic “cross” stitch. You will learn how to use a counted cross-stitch pattern to complete a finished piece in a bamboo hoop. We will also discuss the different materials available, add-ons, and where to buy your own supplies for future projects.

All supplies will be provided for you- the cost of this ticket goes towards the purchase of the materials that will be available to you.

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Reading / Feelings: An Event
Mar
29
7:00 PM19:00

Reading / Feelings: An Event

From the With/out Pretend's Facebook event:

We’re hosting our first ever reading event, featuring new work from the contributors of You Care Too Much, a collection of writing and art on the question of self care. We’re thrilled to be hosting Inuit writer and designer Adina Tarralik Duffy (Coral Harbour, Nunavut) and long-time community organizer Jessika Hepburn (Lunenburg, NS), as well as locals Brooke Manning (owner of Likely General) and Sofia Mostaghimi (Past curator of the Emerging Writer Reading Series). Just like YCTM, the readings will be as diverse as their authors, ranging from creative non-fiction to poetry to short fiction.

Let’s build a world where we seek to ask more questions than we insist on answers, one where we're eager to listen to someone else’s story, or see the world through a poem. Together, let's search for a balance where we can take better care of ourselves and each other.

Readers will be mic’d. Doors @ 7pm / We’ll get into it @ 8pm. Event is free to attend but we'll be selling books & merch. More details to come!

Follow us on Instagram @iamwithoutpretend
Read more about us and our titles at withoutpretend.com

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Goodies X Intersessions Ft. Chippy Nonstop
Mar
24
to Mar 25

Goodies X Intersessions Ft. Chippy Nonstop

WE GOT THE GOODIES, YOU MAKE THE GROOVES

SUPA SPECIAL GOODIES, CELEBRATING INTERSESSIONS 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!!

OUR GOAL IS TO FILL YR EARS WITH POP, RNB, HOUSE AND CLUB, TO MAKE U SWEAT & TRULY EXPRESS YRSELF

NO COVER

DJs:

CHIPPY NONSTOP
B2B
SEXTON
ACE DILLINGER
LULU WEI

***THIS IS A QUEER ESTABLISHMENT AND A JUDGEMENT-FREE ZONE***

NO RACISM/SEXISM/TRANSPHOBIA/HARASSMENT/VIOLENCE

PEACE LOVE UNITY & RESPECT ALL AROUND

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Shade at the Rivoli
Mar
14
8:00 PM20:00

Shade at the Rivoli

SHADE is a comedy show that showcases comedians of colour, comedians from the LGBTQ+ community, as well as comedians who identify as women.

Tickets available online for $10.
$15 (cash only) at the door.

Hosted by Anasimone George

Plus...
Jhanelle Dennis
Ernie Vicente
Guled Abdi
Nour Hadidi
Meg MacKay
Danish Anwar (Global TV, CTV, OMNI TV, Toronto Star, SiriusXM Canada)
Robby Hoffman
Headlined by Martha E. Chaves (Just For Laughs, SheDot, Laugh Out Loud CBC)

The Rivoli is an accessible venue. Sponsored by La Petite Mort.

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2017 International Women's Day Toronto
Mar
11
11:00 AM11:00

2017 International Women's Day Toronto

  • U of T Medical Sciences Building, Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. 

IWD has been celebrated for more than 100 years. In Toronto, IWD has traditionally been a rally and march, and is organized by the IWD Organizing Committee, Women Working with Immigrant Women and social justice, labour, health and women's rights activists.

Rally: 11:00am (1 King's College Circle)
March: 1:00pm
Fair: 2:00pm (Ryerson Student Learning Centre - Yonge/Gould)

The event is wheelchair accessible and sign language interpretation at the rally. See more accessibility details. For tables at the fair, contact womenandtrans@rsuonline.ca.

See event details and RSVP on Facebook.

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Diversity Inclusion Talks Toronto (DITTO): She Went For It
Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

Diversity Inclusion Talks Toronto (DITTO): She Went For It

Come to this event you're curious about diversity, inclusion and the impact it has on our communities. In the spirit of International Women's Day, this event includes a film screening of Dream, Girl followed by a panel discussion.

Screening: Dream, Girl
"Tells the stories of amazing entrepreneurs to inspire the next generation of leaders.

We know the names of Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg. But what about the female entrepreneurs? What’s their story?

From brand new startups to million dollar industries, it’s time we stop telling girls they can be anything they want to be and show them what it means to be a leader."

Panel:
@CasieStewart
@CarolynVan
@Spokehaus
@BurgerPawty

We'll be leaving the night with actionable solutions, and we need your input! See you there.

Get tickets on Eventbrite ($5).

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Mar
8
6:15 PM18:15

Let's Talk About It at The Revue

The Redwood invites you to celebrate, reflect, and take action with us this International Women's Day. 

Please join us for a cocktail reception, a documentary film screening, followed by an engaging panel discussion. 

We will be screening Let's Talk About It, a powerful documentary by Deepa Mehta. The film focuses on children, the innocent and often forgotten victims of domestic violence, and allows the audience to bear witness as they break the silence and secrecy of family abuse for the first time.

"Children are our greatest teachers and I hope this film helps to fuel meaningful action and commitment to stop the cycle of family abuse and give voice to every child and parent living in the unspoken despair of an abusive home." - Deepa Mehta

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Crash Burn Heal - Opening Reception at Gladstone Art Hut
Mar
7
to Mar 9

Crash Burn Heal - Opening Reception at Gladstone Art Hut

From their Facebook event:

Exhibition Dates March 22nd to March 26th
Opening Reception March 24th

Please join artists Anjuli Rahaman and Humboldt Magnussen for the opening of their two-person exhibition: "Crash Burn Heal" at the Gladstone Hotel's Art Hut (across the street from the hotel!)

Relaxation practices like yoga, float sessions and spa treatments are a popular bi-product of city hustle because they compartmentalize self-care into convenient one-hour sessions. In the same way, Tinder and Grindr offer a no-strings-attached city Rolodex for those who crave intimacy without the tribulations of a relationship. This project is a visualization of struggling with taking time for self-care in a city that prioritizes productivity and output.
The installation envelops the space while reimagining and repurposing materials conventionally used for self-care. Condoms are a symbol of sexual intimacy (with or without an emotional connection); sex is both therapeutic and meditative. Anjuli's interactive floor and wall pieces lend the form of the condom to stylized self-massagers. Participants are encouraged to engage with the work by rubbing against, and stepping on, the forms.

Yoga has been marketed in North America as a way to seek inner peace while strengthening the body. Humboldt uses mats as a material to investigate his own ritual of self-care. In large metropolitan cities, there is a unifying interest in seeking comfort and balance, but only within the parameters of particular spaces.

Artist Bio:
Humboldt and Anjuli met at OCADU in the IAMD program. We are also both involved with Younger Than Beyoncé Gallery. We are drawn to materials that have a relationship to the body and that also speak to ideas of release, meditation and comfort. We both use our own experiences as fuel for our artwork, and use ornamentation, repetition, unconventional materials and/or repurposing materials extensively in our respective practices.
Find Humboldt and Anjuli on Instagram ~ @humboldtmagnussen + @anjuuuli

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Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon
Mar
4
12:00 PM12:00

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

More details on Facebook. RSVP by March 3 on Art Matters.

Tutorials at 12:30 and 2 pm
Education Commons, Art Gallery of Ontario

The Art Gallery of Ontario Library & Archives celebrates International Women's Day by hosting a satellite event of the international Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon. We will be joined by the Black Arts/History Reading Group. This event is a chance to put the AGO's thousands of artist files and books to excellent use as reference material for building up Wikipedia content on topics related to art and feminism. People of all gender identities and expressions are welcomed and encouraged to attend. No Wikipedia editing experience is necessary – there will be tutorials and one-on-one coaching available. Come and take part, or just come have some snacks and cheer us on.

Please bring a laptop and create a Wikipedia account in advance.

Childcare is available at no cost to participants – advance registration required by February 24, spaces are limited.

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AGO First Thursday: Still Nasty
Mar
2
7:00 PM19:00

AGO First Thursday: Still Nasty

The future is Feminist. This March, the AGO partners with OCAD Universityto present a special edition of First Thursday guest curated by OCAD’s graduate class in Criticism and Curatorial Practice. The night’s program aims to explore, through a feminist lens, a future that imagines possibilities for diversity of representation and experiences—a future that is more open, more free, more feminist, and non-deterministic. Headlining, with a live performance on the mainstage in Walker Court, is the celebrated queer Black feminist artist—and Toronto legend— D'bi.young Anitafrika with her band The 333. 

The program features installations and performances by Toronto-based artists Hazel Meyer, whose work explores relationships between sport, sexuality and feminism; Mariam Magsi an interdisciplinary artist working across installation, performance, fashion and photography; and Zahra Saleki an Iranian-born emerging photographer and installation artist whose work tells stories of unique locales and the people who inhabit them. Artists Golboo Amani and Coco Guzman will also present projects of the hands-on, interactive variety, including Amani’s Unsettling Settlers of Catan, an expansion pack that acts as an intervention into the board game Settlers of Catan, unsettling the colonial narrative of the game.

Plus, don’t miss pop-up talks by artist Aylan Couchie, curator and writer Genevieve Flavelle and Robin McDonald, and a special collection of artwork on display in our monthly Out of the Vaults installation. And as always, dine on the delicious food and drinks featured in our Night Market, and pick up a artist-designed program edition on your way in.

Program design by Brie Moreno.
Addition sounds provided by DJs CL and Mary Mack.

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Crimson Wave Comedy
Feb
26
9:30 PM21:30

Crimson Wave Comedy

Crimson Wave Comedy invites you to see some of the best comedians from all across Canada.

The show is feminist friendly, LGBTQ positive, and features zero rape jokes. Tickets are $5 and can be bought in advance via the Comedy Bar website or in person on Sunday.

Lineup:
Chantel Marostica
Christophe Davidson
Tamara Junkin
Patrick Hakeem
Kim Schneider
Asaf Gerchak
Dawn Whitwell
Jess Beaulieu

Buy your tickets online now.

RSVP on Facebook.

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Goodies 003: Silk Edition ft. Lulu Wei, Sexton, Ace Dillinger
Feb
18
2:30 AM02:30

Goodies 003: Silk Edition ft. Lulu Wei, Sexton, Ace Dillinger

No cover! 
RSVP here.

♥ SILK EDITION ♥

GUESTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO COME DONNED IN YOUR LUX AND FAB SILK APPAREL. LINGERIE, ROBES, SCARVES, EVEN SILK PAJAMAS! WHATEVER MAKES YOU FEEL SEXY AS HELL

OUR GOAL IS TO FILL YR EARS WITH POP, RNB, HOUSE AND CLUB, TO MAKE U SWEAT & TRULY EXPRESS YRSELF

OUR DJS:
ACE DILLINGER
LULU WEI
SEXTON

THIS IS A QUEER ESTABLISHMENT AND A JUDGEMENT-FREE ZONE

NO RACISM/SEXISM/TRANSPHOBIA/HARASSMENT/VIOLENCE

PEACE LOVE UNITY & RESPECT ALL AROUND

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Feb
10
to Feb 11

Galentines Day Party at The Steady

Galentines is a party celebrating femme friendships (or femmeships!). Bring your best gals and pals! People of all gender identities are welcome.

Besties. Music. Dancing. Prizes. Local Artists. Photobooth. Desserts. Good Times.

8PM TIL LATE
19+ 
$5 OR PWYC
♥ NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS ♥

Advanced tickets on Evenbrite
Entry also available at the door!

10% of proceeds benefit the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape (TRCC/MWAR). The remainder supports TOFemCo and Season Two of our podcast, Underwire.

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Accessibility:
Front room is accessible. Ramp to back room. Bathrooms are gender-neutral but are downstairs. Please contact us for more info. 

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Galentines is a party that strives to be:
A celebration of femme-love, friend-love, ace-love, self-love & queer-love • Harassment-free • Trans-inclusive • Non-binary & Genderqueer-inclusive • IBPOC-centred • Perfume & scent-free • Welcoming to sober folks • Sex-positive • Body-positive • Slut-shame free • Anti-girl-hate • Anti-femme-competition • Clique-free • Wallflower-friendly

Harassment, racism, or oppressive behaviours or language will not be tolerated. If you feel uncomfortable, please don’t hesitate to let staff or any TOFemCo member know. Take care of each other, be kind and have fun. ♥

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Jul
8
to Jul 9

LatinXO

Event Description

The recent events in Orlando's Pulse Night Club was a horrific attack against the Latino, Black, POC and Queer community that has left many still shaking. It was a loss of a safe space where many people came together to dance, heal and explore who they are.

Many of the victims/survivors, undocumented folks, are currently racking up incoprehensible hospital bills or indebted with funerary services.

LATINXO is a fundraiser, celebration of queer Latinx identity and healing dancefloor for those hurting. Come dance to Latinhouse beats by Dj. Daniel Morales (more Djs to come)

A portion of the tickets will be saved for the door. Noone will be turned away for lack of funds.

STAND UP X DANCE X HEAL

***Latinx is a growing Latin American movement of trans*, gender non-conforming and queer and two-spirit Latinx people living at intersections and pushing social and political boundaries.

 

Organized by Younger than Beyoncé Art Gallery and OCAD Student Union

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Jun
18
9:00 PM21:00

No Fest

Buzz Records in partnership with Noisey are proud to announce the inaugural edition of NO FEST!

DAY 1
Chastity Belt (Hardly Art)
www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chastity_Belt_(band)

Fake Palms (Buzz)
www.buzzrecords.ca/fakepalms

Twist (Buzz)
www.twistofficial.com

DAY 2
Full line-up and festival schedule announcing on May 23rd!

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$12 adv / $15 door or $20 festival pass
D1 tickets: ticketf.ly/1VweXIE
D2 tickets: ticketf.ly/1rsWTD2
Festival Pass: ticketf.ly/1raHaYM

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Jun
15
6:00 PM18:00

Portraits: Book Launch

PORTRAITS is a collection of micro fiction by Erin Klassen inspired by the unresolved feelings of real women. The book also features visual art by five talented women: Melanie Lambrick, Erin McPhee, Kathryn Bondy, Anna Denise Floor and Alex Begin.

"My unresolved feelings live in a complicated grey space in my mind, somewhere between past and future, acting as both a guide for and barrier to my search for answers to questions that keep changing. Some of the men I've loved share the faces of these kinds of feelings. These men live in that same grey mind-space, permanent tenants of my doubts, insecurities and desires. Where do yours live? What do they look like?"
-Erin Klassen, trying to describe what PORTRAITS is about

Join us for the launch of PORTRAITS at Milk Glass Gallery where we'll enjoy tunes by DJ Mike Philper and showcased work by the artists. Books will be on sale at the event for $25 and pre-sale online at Withoutpretend.com (pick-up and shipping options available).

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Jun
1
to Jun 30

Pride Month!

Pride is back again in Toronto and this time it is here for a full month! Pride Toronto is hosting so many events around the city to celebrate the history, courage, diversity of the LGBTQQIP2SAA community. Pride was kicked off with the first ever raising of the Rainbow Flag at Toronto City Hall AND the raising of the Trans* Flag at Queen's Park. As usual, the month will culminate in the Trans March, the Dyke March, and the Pride Parade. Although, throughout the month, there will also be discussion panels, plays, concerts, dance parties, movie screenings, comedy shows, karaoke shows, community/art fairs, drag performances, and much more!

For more information about the various events during Pride, click here: http://www.pridetoronto.com/pride-month/

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Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

Shatter: Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Founded and established in Vancouver BC, Young Women in Business is expanding to Toronto!

In 2015, a group of young women saw a huge need for support that is catered to us - where we are at in our careers, lives, and the barriers all women face on top of it. Young Women in Business was already tackling those issues from the West Coast. 

Launching in Toronto means we get to focus on issues that are facing the young city dwellers that are starting their careers - the lack of women in entrepreneurship, getting more women involved in the booming tech industry, and climbing the ladder in a traditional business setting. We are a common network to provide support, connections, skills, and opportunity for young women to utilize to advance their careers, or seasoned mentors to lend some advise to the next generation. Learn more, here.

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