Let’s stand together in hope — not fear! List of No Space for Hate rallies across Ontario


In response to the planned protests tomorrow – Wednesday, Sept 20 – by a coalition of anti-trans and far-right groups, a united front of parents’ groups, community allies, 2SLGBTQIA+ organizations and labour organisations, including OPSEU/SEFPO, are taking part in “No Space for Hate in Ontario” rallies across Ontario.

Let’s show trans children and the 2SLGBTQIA+ community we stand with them against the rise of organised hate targeting them.

Everyone deserves to be who they are and feel safe and supported at school, work, or in their community.

So let’s stand together on Wednesday with love, solidarity and hope in our hearts — not fear.

Here is a list of known and confirmed peaceful rallies in support of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities for September 20, 2023.

Please join a rally in your area.

Important: Once there, please follow the lead and instruction of the community group and local organisers at the event. Please heed all security recommendations and stay safe.

Reminder: The safety of participants is the utmost priority.

When you’re with others, you’re safer – so stick with your group and organizers. There is strength in numbers!

  • Do not engage with counter demonstrators.
  • De-escalate when confronted.

All start times are listed in EST:


Barrie City Hall, 70 Collier St, Barrie, ON L4M 4T5

10:00 AM


Mohawk Park, Brantford, ON N3S 6S5

9:00 AM


Halton District School Board, 2050 Guelph Line

10:00 AM


Victoria Hall, 55 King St W, Cobourg, ON K9A 2M2

9:00 AM

Durham Region

DDSB Board Office, 400 Taunton Road, Whitby ON

8:20 AM


Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden St, Guelph, ON N1H 3A1

8:30 AM


Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, 20 Education Court, Hamilton, Ontario L9A 0B9

11:00 AM


Confederation Park, Kingston, ON K7L 2Z1

​​9:00AM – 12:00PM

Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge

Kitchener City Hall, 200 King St W, Kitchener, ON N2G 4G7

9:00 AM


1250 Dundas Street, London, ON N5W 5P2

8:30 AM


Living Arts Drive Between City Centre and Princess Royal

8:30 AM


Supreme Court – 301 Wellington

9:00 AM

Owen Sound

808 2nd Avenue East Owen Sound

9:00 AM


Sarnia City Hall

255 Christina St. North

8:00 AM


Tom Davies Square (Paris & Brady St.)

8:00 AM- 12:00PM


Queens Park (next to the boarded-up Statue)

8:30 AM


Barbara Hall Park

519 Church St, Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9

8:30 AM


Dieppe Gardens

78 Riverside Dr W, Windsor, ON N9A 0A3

11:00 AM

If you and other supporters of love are comfortable having photos taken, please send them to OPSEUCommunications@opseu.org so we can showcase our solidarity and love!

In solidarity,

JP Hornick and Laurie Nancekivell