Over the last three months, women in Toronto, Canada have taken to the streets in support of women’s rights and gender equality. Originally spawning from the changing economic and social conditions facilitated by industrialization in the 19th century, women in Toronto have a longstanding tradition of advocating for gender equality across Canada. From Dr. Emily Stowe fighting for a space for women in education and politics with the Toronto Women’s Literary Club, to Indigenous women fighting longstanding racial and gender discrimination with the establishment of the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, this article profiles the progress and resiliency of Canadian women’s rights defenders over time. Photo credit: blogTO