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Canada’s largest and oldest labour arts festival, Mayworks, kicks off with a rally marking International Worker’s Day. May Day unites people’s struggles for self-determination and liberation. Show your solidarity with grassroots organizations working for the collective creation of a just world, for migrant workers’ rights and in support of indigenous people’s struggles. City Hall, Queen and Bay, Thursday (May 1), 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Free. mayworks.ca.
Hopefully you’re not too fried from the 420 celebrations, because it’s time to burn one down again for the Global Marijuana March. Herb, the lovable green-plush marijuana mascot, helps lead the annual march for medical and recreational cannabis access. Gather at noon behind the Queen’s Park Legislature on Saturday (May 3) at 2 pm. Free. globalmarijuanamarch.ca.
For over three decades, Homes First has been finding safe living spaces for homeless people. Its work is far from done. Help keep the org going strong by supporting the Tie One On funder Wednesday (May 7) from 6 to 9 pm. Hear live music and bid on ties donated by celebs including Chris Hatfield, Reese Witherspoon and Margaret Atwood. $50 at the Hoxton (69 Bathurst). tieoneonto.com.