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No One Is Illegal (Toronto) is a group of immigrants, refugees, and allies who fight for the rights of all migrants to live with dignity and respect.

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April & May: Art and Tomatoes Exhibit

Opening Reception & Festival Party: Monday May 1, 2017, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m., Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil St, Toronto


  • April 8 - May 30, The Public Window Gallery, 58 Lansdowne Ave
  • April 24 – May 19, Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil St
  • May 1 - 28, Whippersnapper Gallery, 594b Dundas St W

This exhibit was organized to mark the 50th year in which migrant farmworkers have come to Canada to feed our families, yet have no access to citizenship.

April 21, 2017

January 29: Film Screening of 'Migrants: Know Your Rights' & Workshop

When: Thursday, January 29, 2015, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Where: St. JamesTown Community Corner, 200 Wellesley Street East, Toronto, ON M4X 1G3

MIGRANTS: KNOW YOUR RIGHTS is a 24 minute public education film made by No One Is Illegal-Toronto, in collaboration with the Immigration Legal Committee of the Law Union of Ontario.

January 22, 2015

May 15: Launch of film 'Migrants: Know Your Rights'

When: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Where: Friends House, 60 Lowther Ave., Toronto, Ontario  M5R 1C7

No One Is Illegal hosts the launch of their latest film, Migrants: Know Your Rights, a compilation of strategies that migrants can use to defend themselves against detention and deportations.

May 15, 2014

March 26: Public Forum on Ending Immigration Detention

When: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Room 2-212, 252 Bloor Street West, OISE, Toronto

This forum features Martin Sisay, released after 32 months in detention; Tarek Loubani, jailed for 7 weeks in Cairo; and Maru Mora, on the hunger strike by 1200 migrants in detention in Tacoma, Washington.

March 24, 2014

March 18: Crimmigration: Criminalization and Detention of Non-Citizens in Canada

When: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Where: VIC 215 (Old Victoria College), 91 Charles St. W.

For more information: Sofia Ijaz ( or Nabila Qureshi (

This is a discussion with legal practitioners, researchers, and community members on this disturbing trend in Canadian immigration law.

March 13, 2014

Available municipal services, how to access them and what to do if you are denied.

Solidarity City Network Community Alert: Services now available for immigrants without full status in Toronto, how they can be accessed, and what to do if someone is being denied.

June 04, 2013

May 8: Community Forum: Whose rights? Which rights? A community forum on school safety

Date Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Time 7 p.m.
Where Main auditorium, 252 Bloor St. W.


The District 12 OSSTF Human Rights Committee presents a community forum on school safety, with input by students and parent advocates; teachers; employer and union reps; police, academic and legal experts.

May 08, 2012

February 16: Emergency public meeting on new CBSA policy

Date February 16, 2011
Time 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Where 519 Community Centre, 519 Church Street, north of Wellesley

This meeting is about the Canadian Border Services Agency's change of policy, which now requires officers to enter or wait outside anti-violence against women spaces to detain and deport women survivors of violence.

February 15, 2011

January 11: Forum on human smuggling

Date January 11, 2011
Time 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Where Lillian H. Smith Library, 239 College Street, Toronto

The South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario and No One Is Illegal - Toronto invite you to join in a public conversation with Barbara Jackman (Lawyer), Kamala Kempadoo (Professor), Graciela Flores Mendez (No One Is Illegal - Toronto) and Macdonald Scott (Immigration Consultant and No One Is Illegal - Toronto).

January 05, 2011

March 19: Forum on services for immigrants without full status

Date March 19, 2010 to March 19, 2010
Time 12:30 p.m. Registration; 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Panel and Discussion
Where 155 College Street, Health Sciences Building, University of Toronto, Toronto

This is a professional development and networking forum for service providers working with newcomer communities to help immigrants without full status gain access to essential services.

March 10, 2010