Neighbourhood Information – Green Space Festival 2017

Each year during the final weekend of Pride, The 519 hosts the Green Space Festival featuring a series of signature events. Some of these events are held at the Barbara Hall Park. An international line-up of music producers and multimedia performances transform the space into a gorgeous festival venue.

The Festival is a major fundraising activity for The 519 and all funds raised through these events support our year-round community programs, services and free accessible space at The 519.  The Festival and other activities held during this month have many positive impacts for our local neighbourhood and businesses, but also affect access to the Barbara Hall Park. Please see the following information about access to the Park and other facilities affected during the Festival.

Important Event Dates - Barbara Hall Park

June 20, 2017

8:00am: Minor load-in for events

June 21, 2017

7:00am: Major load-in for events

After 6:00pm: Park closed for set-up with limited access to Splash Pad and Dog Park (please read further for details)

June 22, 2017, 2017

Park closed for set-up with limited access to Splash Pad and Dog Park (please read further for details)

10:00am to 6:00pm: Temporary lane closure on Church Street

5:00pm to 11:59pm: Event –Starry Night. The 519 will be closed after 5:00pm. 

June 23, 2017

5:00pm to 11:59pm: Event – One World

Park closed for set-up with limited access to Splash Pad and Dog Park (please read further for details). The 519 will be open for regular hours, no access to upper floors. 

June 24, 2017

1:00pm to 12:00am: Event – Lipstick Jungle

Park closed for set-up with limited access to Splash Pad and Dog Park (please read further for details). The 519 will be open for regular hours, no access to upper floors. 

June 25, 2017

1:00pm to 12:00am: Event – Disco Disco

Park closed for set-up with limited access to Splash Pad and Dog Park (please read further for details). The 519 will be open for regular hours, no access to upper floors. 

June 26, 2017

Tear down and park clean-up. Park closed until 7:00pm. 

The 519 will be closed for the day.

Splash Pad

Only families with children can access the Splash Pad from June 20 to June 25 during the given timings.  Please note that the Splash Pad will be open during the events with mixed use. Caution is advised when set-up or events are underway: 

June 20-21, 2017: 9:00am–6:00pm daily

June 22 -23, 2017: 9:00am–3:30pm. Closed between 3:30-5:00pm for set-up. 

June 24-25, 2017: 10:00am–1:00pm. 

Dogs Off-Leash Area

June 21, 2017: Access through the west entrance from 9:00am to 10:00pm. The east entrance remains open for use.

June 22-23, 2017: Access through the west entrance from 9:00am to 3:30pm. The east entrance remains open for use.

June 24-25, 2017:  West entrance closed. Access through the east entrance only.

AIDS Memorial

Visitors to the AIDS Memorial will be provided accompanied access through The 519 Front Desk during scheduled hours: 

June 21, 2017: 9:00am to 6:00pm.

June 22-23, 2017: 9:00am to 3:30pm.

June 24-25, 2017: 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Jarvis/Church Street Access

June 21, 2017: Access through Dog Park only from 9:00am to 10:00pm.

June 22-23, 2017: Access through Dog Park only from 9:00am to 3:30pm. Closed for access through the park after 3:30pm.

June 24-25, 2017: Not accessible through the Park. 

Monteith Street Access

June 21-26, 2017: Only residents permitted. No access to Park or Jarvis through the street.


Please note that the Park will be closed for clean-up on June 26, 2017 until 7:00pm.


Other Important Information

There are some other community events hosted by The 519 at the Barbara Hall Park during Pride month. These include: 

For more information about other events taking place at The 519 during June, please review our calendar

We appreciate your patience, support and participation

Please watch this space for more updates. 


For more information

Will Webb
Philanthropy Assistant
 

 



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