The Beaches, Ralph and others to play pro-choice party at the Great Hall

Body Party, which also includes Prince Innocence, Tush and Dae the Poet, will benefit Women’s College Hospital’s Bay Centre for Birth Control and the National Network of Abortion Funds


Next week, Canadian musicians will come together at the Great Hall to play a pro choice concert and fundraiser. 

Toronto rock quartet The Beaches will headline the Body Party alongside fellow local indie pop acts Ralph (playing an acoustic set) and Prince InnocenceTush and Dae the Poet will also keep the party going, which will transition from concert to dancing. There will also be a raffle with prizes from the Drake Hotel, VSP, Feist, Province Apothecary and more.

The event is a fundraiser for abortion providers across North America. Proceeds from ticket sales will be split between Women’s College Hospital’s Bay Centre for Birth Control in Toronto and the National Network of Abortion Funds in the U.S. 

“Recent anti-choice wins in the southern United States have been a catalyst for increased rage, pain, nightmares and hopelessness,” say event organizers Jaime EisenMadeleine Taurins and Raffa Weyman in a press release. “But it’s not just America. Only recently did abortion become accessible in Canada, and only then for certain groups of people. It’s imperative to remember that ongoing fights for reproductive rights – and the tendency to relegate conversations surrounding abortion to the shadows – are far from over.”

Here’s hoping events like this can help keep that point at the front of policy-makers’ minds. 

August 21 at the Great Hall (1087 Queen West), doors 7 pm. $2-$30. eventbrite.ca

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Body Party: The Beaches, Ralph, Tush, Prince Innocence, Dae The Poet at The Great Hall A pro-choice fundraiser. All proceeds split between the National Network of Abortion Funds and the Bay Centre for Birth Control at Women’s College Hospital. Doors 7 pm. $2-$30. eventbrite.ca. August 21.

Material Girls, Jean Daddy, Motorists at The Baby G doors 8 pm. $10. showclix.com. August 28.

Our Latin Thing Punk Fest: Muro, Victimas, Olor A Muerte, Ces Cadaveres and others at The Garrison Moved from the Baby G. Doors 6:30 pm. $TBA. August 31.

Luge, Real World, Slurry at The Baby G doors 8:30 pm. $10. September 4.

Red Sea, Whimm, Komodo at The Baby G doors 8 pm. $10. showclix.com. September 5.

Indie 88’s 6th birthday Party: July Talk, Weaves, Taylor Knox at Danforth Music Hall $8.81. On sale August 9. indie88.com. September 6.

The Drew Thomson Foundation at The Baby G doors 9 pm. $12. showclix.com. September 6.

Sugar Candy Mountain at The Garrison doors 8 pm. $12. showclix.com. September 8.

KEN Mode, Hammerhands, Pale Mare, IRN at Grand Gerrard Theatre 8 pm, all ages. $12. September 8.

Of Monsters And Men, Lower Dens at Budweiser Stage Lower Dens added. Doors 7 pm, all ages. $40.25-$65.75. ticketmaster.ca. September 11.

Boyd Tinsley (Dave Matthews Band) at Horseshoe doors 8:30 pm. $20. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. September 16.

Yoo Doo Right, Sahara, Sunglaciers, Pacer at Monarch Tavern doors 8:30 pm. $9.50. eventbrite.ca. September 20.

The Midnight Hour (Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge) at The Garrison doors 7 pm. $TBA. On sale Thursday (August 8). ticketweb.ca. September 30.

Juan Waters at Lula Lounge doors 8:30 pm. $10.50. eventbrite.ca. October 2.

Rick Ross at Phoenix Concert Theatre doors 8 pm. $45. On sale August 9. ticketmaster.ca. October 11.

ChameleonsVox, Theatre Of Hate, Jay Aston at Lee’s Palace doors 8 pm. $22.50. On sale August 9. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. October 11.

Operator Music Band, Fresh Snow at Monarch Tavern doors 9 pm. $12. showclix.com. October 12.

Jamila Woods at Adelaide Hall doors 7 pm. $15. ticketweb.ca. October 22.

Kate Toupin at The Baby G doors 8 pm. $15. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. November 2.

Blue Hawaii, Stacey Sexton, Maggie at Bambi’s doors 9 pm. $15. showclix.com. November 7.

The Maine at Phoenix Concert Theatre doors 7 pm, all ages. $27.50-$47.50. On sale Friday (August 9). ticketmaster.ca. November 9.

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Corridor, Absolutely Free at The Garrison doors 8 pm. $15. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. November 20.

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