Good to be Good: International Women’s Day Event 2024

Hosted by GOOD TO BE GOOD (GTBG)—a nonprofit that aims to advance gender equity by supporting women and gender-diverse people at the intersection—the community event and market showcase is our annual gathering to mark International Women’s Day 2024.

Our #IWD2024 event will showcase diverse women and gender-diverse people-owned small businesses, creators, creatives, and entrepreneurs in Toronto, including small and startup product and service-based companies and entrepreneurs from GTBG’s Change Make-Her support programming.

We’ll come together to:

  • connect,
  • learn,
  • hope,
  • rally support for a collaborative approach to inclusive communities and futures;
  • as we build new bridges with one another and commit to empowering women for a better tomorrow.

Join us on the Sky Yard rooftop at the Drake Hotel Toronto, Sunday, March 10, at 12:00 PM. Delight in a variety of market displays and showcases available for purchase or support, savor delicious treats from Olive & Fig, enjoy refreshments from Barbet, enjoy good music by JJ Rock, and be inspired by uplifting International Women’s Day stories throughout the gathering.

This event is free with an option to donate to GOOD TO BE GOOD at the door and online. All ages are welcome to attend. The space has limited capacity, every guest must RSVP through this Eventbrite page or email Ava at


What to expect: This event is a hybrid of a “market style” and a community event. We focus less on “bodies in booths” and more on fostering meaningful conversations between guests and showcases and supporting the person or the changemaker within the journey. We encourage anyone with an interest in gender equality to attend the whole event.


  • Complimentary non-alcoholic Barbet drink*
  • Light charcuterie snacks from Olive & Fig*
  • Access to market showcase
  • Enter our door prize raffle for a chance to win prizes from Onni Pizza Ovens, bluboho, Blush & Bloom, and Health Hut
  • Good time musical vibes brought to you by the one and only JJ Rock

*While quantities last.


12:00 pm – Doors open/welcome

12:00 pm – Refreshments served and bar opens

12:45 pm – Welcome Remarks and Acknowledgements

1:00 pm – Snacks served from Olive & Fig

1:15 pm – Opening Speech

1:15 pm – 3:00 pm – Marketplace open for business

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Open floor event to mingle

2:30 pm – Raffle prize announcement

3:00 pm – Event concludes


Stay tuned for announcements!

We suggest guests to bring both cash and card.


Community Care, Joy, Belonging, Curiosity, Radical Inclusion


  • The Drake Hotel is wheelchair accessible through the hotel’s front doors (doors closest to the revolving door/hotel entrance). The venue is located on the top floor of the hotel and has wheelchair-accessible washrooms on the main floor. The Sky Yard is accessible through the Modern Wing Lobby Elevator. Guests will need to speak to the hotel front desk staff for elevator access to the second floor, where the venue is located.
  • For communication accessibility, a PDF copy with plain text of this Eventbrite page can be emailed upon request.
  • If you or your accompanying guest require accessibility or communication accommodations at the event (i.e., wheelchair seating, sign language interpretation, dietary considerations, service animal requests) or have questions about venue mobility access, email Natalia at by March 4, 2024 and we will do our best to accommodate.
  • Childminding services and ASL are available upon request. For childminding requests, please email Natalia with number of kids or children accompanying you, their age(s), medical matters or allergies, and if they are actively using a stroller.
  • Traditional medicines, first-aid, and new reusable masks will be available on-site. Please bring your own mask should you choose to wear one, or should the need arise.


GOOD TO BE GOOD is an intersectional, community-wide, grassroots humanitarian and advocacy organization with a mission to serve women and marginalized communities and help build a kind and equal world.

We combine restorative and empowering supports, programming, and advocacy for women and gender-diverse people in our communities who have felt the effects of inequity—from gender-based violence and structural poverty to unequal treatment—to realize gender equality for all. |

This event is sponsored by our partners, The Drake Hotel. Join them on social media @thedrakehotel and @thdrake for future events. Special thanks to Olive & Fig and Barbet for their sponsorship. Thanks to Onni Pizza Ovens, bluboho, Health Hut, and Blush & Bloom for their support.

This event is taking place on unceded, traditional, and ancestral territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and has been home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Particularly for this production centred around community and gathering, it is especially important to remember and recognize that we are on stolen land which we are privileged to share our work on.


Mar 10 2024


12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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The Drake Hotel
1150 Queen Street West Toronto, ON M6J 1J3


Good to be Good

The Equal Futures Network acknowledges that Indigenous people are the traditional guardians of Turtle Island, on the land also known as Canada

Read our full Territory Acknowledgment here.