2016 Ontario Take Back The Night Events

Take Back the Night (TBTN) is an annual rally and protest against sexual and gender-based violence. TBTN 2016 communities celebrate, support and empower survivors, while creating safer communities and healthier relationships through awareness, activism and advocacy.

Take Back the Night events are geared toward empowering women to confront fears about rape and assault by reclaiming the evening streets en masse. The events call for safety and equality for women in all places, at all times. It is also a chance to publicly celebrate women’s solidarity: the march is women-only to symbolically underline that women will not be passive and accept the violence against them but will instead speak out and take action together for change.

Communities invite male allies to join the gatherings/rallies. Most communities ask male allies not to march but show their support for marchers by support from the side.

Since 1975, Take Back the Night has grown into an international movement, joining communities, grass-roots groups, organizations and others together to eradicate sexual violence.

If your community is not listed please check Facebook and twitter hashtag #TBTN2016. 

Thursday September 15, 2016

Cornwall, 6 PM at Équipe Psycho-Sociale, 610 McConnell Avenue
Oshawa, 6 PM – 9 PM at 1 McGrigor Street
Barrie, 6 PM – 9 PM at City Hall, 70 Collier Street
Brampton, 6 PM – 8 PM at Gage Park, 2411 W. 55th Street
Brantford, 6:30 PM at Brantford & District Labour Centre, 1100 Clarence Street
St Catharines, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM at Central Library Courtyard, 54 Church Street
London, 5:30 PM – 9 PM at Victoria Park (Richmond and Central)
Owen Sound 6:30 PM - 8 PM, Farmers’ Market, 114 8th St., East

Friday, September 16, 2016

Toronto 6 PM – 9 PM at Ryerson Student Centre 55 Gould Street

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Guelph, 6:00 PM – 9 PM at Marianne’s Park, 176 Gordon Street
Kenora, 6 PM – 8 PM in UTC-05, at Whitecap Pavilion, Kenora Harbourfront.
Kingston, 6:30 PM at Confederation Basin Marina, 6 Clarence Street, Kingston, ON
Kitchener, 5:30 PM – 9 PM at City Hall, 200 King Street, West
Peterborough, 7 PM - 8:30 PM at Residence Circle, Fleming College, Sutherland Campus, 599 Brealey Drive
Ottawa, 6:15 PM – 9 PM, at Minto Park (Elgin & Gilmour) 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Brockville, 5:30 PM – 9 PM at Centennial Park Brockville (Hardy Park)

Thursday September 29, 2016

Halton, 6:30 PM – 9 PM at Geraldo’s at La Salle Park, 50 North Shore Blvd West Burlington 

Thursday, October 31, 2016

Hamilton, 6 PM – 8 PM at City Hall, 71 Main Street West

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