All the TBTN Info!


Take Back the Night is SO CLOSE!!!

We know you’re excited! We know you have questions! Here’s all the info that you could ever want to prepare!

Quick info:


Take Back the Night, an annual event organized by SACHA — Sexual Assault Centre (Hamilton & Area) — is a powerful opportunity for survivors and their supporters to actively build connections, assertively reclaim our right to safety, and courageously stand up against violence.

What to Bring?

  • sign with your message about ending violence — There will be a sign making table at the gathering with crafts supplies if you’d like to make a sign at the event.
  • Comfy shoes — The march is an hour long!
  • A water bottle or mug — There’s hot coffee at the snack table during the gathering and a fountain in City Hall.
  • Noise makers — Let’s get loud!
  • A raincoat (perhaps…) — TBTN happens rain or shine!


Thursday, September 28th

6pm – We Gather
7pm – We Rally
7:30pm – We March


Hamilton City Hall – 71 Main Street, Hamilton ON


TBTN centers the experiences of women and gender non-conforming folks. We invite men to cheer the march on from Gore Park.

TBTN Male Allies 2017

The March

The march will be leaving City Hall at 7:30pm and following this route:


I Can’t Walk the Entire March

If you are not able to march the entire route there is a short cut back to City Hall at Summers Lane near the Hamilton Convention Centre.  There will be a TBTN marshal waiting there to walk with folks back to City Hall.

Also, this year we will have an HSR city bus and a DARTS bus following the march for folks who are not able to walk the entire way.

Barry Gray Spec 1

Photo by Bary Gray from the Hamilton Spectator



  • Walk behind the soundtruck.
  • Be patient – folks with strollers or folks using wheelchairs or walkers may need to move more slowly.
  • Follow the marshals instructions. Marshals are wearing reflective vests.
  • Talk to a marshal if you need assistance.
  • Use the shortcut back to City Hall at Summers Lane or the bus that is following the march if you are not able to walk the entire route.
  • Visit the SACHA table or call SACHA’s 24 Hour Support Line – 905.525.4162 – if you need supportive listening. Take Back the Night can bring up a lot of emotions – joy, anger, sadness, excitement, fear, love.

We will march on the street in one lane of traffic.

March Guidelines 2017

Supportive Listening

Take Back the Night can bring up many emotions – joy, sadness, excitement, fear, love. If you need to talk with someone please visit the SACHA table where there are folks ready to listen or call SACHA’s 24 Hour Support Line – 905.525.4162.




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