Neighbourhood Information – Green Space Festival 2019

Our Festival, Our Neighbourhood, Our Communities

Each year, during the final weekend of Pride, The 519 hosts the Green Space Festival (GSF). It features a series of signature events, held at the Barbara Hall Park. This year, the Festival will take place from June 20 to June 23, 2019.

The 519 is a prominent charity and community centre serving LGBTQ2S communities in Toronto and beyond. Green Space Festival matters to The 519 and our communities because: 

  • It is our biggest fundraising event of the year.
  • 100% of all proceeds generated from GSF go to support The 519’s year-round programs and services for LGBTQ2S communities.
  • GSF has been able to directly invest $3 million into programs and services for our underserved LGBTQ2S communities as a direct result of our fundraising over the last 10 years.

The Festival and other activities held during Pride month have many positive impacts for our local neighbourhood and businesses. We are thankful for the wonderful support, feedback and advice from our neighbours, community members, Councillor Wong-Tam, the Church Wellesley Neighbourhood Association, and the Church-Wellesley Village BIA during this time.

With the help of feedback and support, we have made many improvements over the years related to sound mitigation, traffic flow and pedestrian safety, park maintenance, and communications with our neighbours. We are fully committed to once again utilizing and enhancing those initiatives.

Please see the following information about our commitment to access to the Park and other facilities during the Festival.

Sound Mitigation

  • We are once again incorporating soundproofing features in our site plan to direct sound away from our neighbours as much as possible.
  • We will not exceed 85 decibels during events, and will be monitoring this diligently throughout the Festival.
  • Amplified sound will end promptly at 11:59pm on June 20, 21, 22 and 23.

Access to Splash Pad (From June 20-23)

  • Splash Pad will be open during Green Space Festival events with mixed use. More details under section ‘Information about access to Barbara Hall Park venue and facilities during Pride week’.
  • Only families with children can access the Splash Pad when set-up is underway. More details under section ‘Information about access to Barbara Hall Park venue and facilities during Pride week’.
  • Caution is strongly advised when set-up or events are underway.
  • For your safety, we will be tying down the playground equipment at 7pm during Green Space Festival events.
  • Day-wise access details further below.

Information about access to Barbara Hall Park venue and facilities during Pride week

TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2019

Event: Candlelight AIDS Vigil, 9 – 11pm

Activity within Barbara Hall Park:

  • 9am onwards: 8-foot fencing installed on North and South sides of Park for GSF 
  • 12pm onwards: Set-up/installation for AIDS Vigil, including draping of fencing 
  • Delivery of portable toilets for GSF 
  • Delivery of GSF materials to The 519 

Location Access:

  • AIDS Memorial: Regular access
  • Splash Pad: Regular access
  • Off-leash Dog Park: Regular access
  • Monteith Street: Regular access
  • Barbara Hall Park: Regular access, some areas will have limited access for AIDS Vigil set-up and event after 5pm
  • Church Street Lane Closures: None, regular access
  • The 519: Open until 10pm (regular timings)

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2019

Event: None

Activity within Barbara Hall Park:

  • 8 am: Audio-visual installation for GSF
  • Physical set-up for GSF, 8 am onwards
  • Continued delivery of GSF materials, 8 am onwards

Location Access:

  • AIDS Memorial: Regular access
  • Splash Pad: Regular access
  • Off-leash Dog Park: Regular access
  • Monteith Street: Regular access
  • Barbara Hall Park: Regular access, some limited access due to Festival set-up
  • Church Street Lane Closures:
    • Till 3pm: Regular access
    • 3pm onward: Sidewalk and east curb lane (from The 519 to Monteith Street) fenced off and closed for GSF load-in/set-up
    • Through-way for community members using sidewalk lane barriers
  • Accessibility:
    • Access ramps available on both sides of sidewalk closure
    • Ramp into The 519 accessible at all times during building hours
  • The 519: Open until 10pm (regular timings)

THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2019

Event: Starry Night, 5:00 – 11:59pm

Activity within Barbara Hall Park:

  • Continued installation and set-up for GSF
  • Deliveries to the Park and The 519
  • Public event after 5pm

Location Access:

  • AIDS Memorial: Access via The 519 Front Desk from 9:00am - 12:30pm. For access during other hours, contact the Front Desk
  • Splash Pad:
    • Till 4:30pm: Regular access for families only via exit at Church and Monteith Street
    • After 4:30pm: Enter Park via exit at Church and Monteith Street (subject to bag and stroller check)
    • Playground Equipment tied-down at 7pm
  • Off-leash Dog Park:
    • Access via Cawthra Square all day
    • Access via West entrance (off Church St) from 9am - 1pm
  • Monteith Street: Access to residents only
  • Barbara Hall Park: Limited access to accommodate Festival installation and set-up
  • Church Street Lane Closures:
    • Closure on Church Street east curb and sidewalk for 'Starry Night' line management
    • Through-way for community members using sidewalk lane barriers
  • Accessibility: 
    • Access ramps available on both sides of sidewalk closure
    • Ramp into The 519 accessible at all times during building hours
    • Entrance to Park for those with mobility devices at Church and Monteith Street
  • The 519: Open until 5pm, no access to upper floors

FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2019

Event: One World, 5:00 – 11:59pm

Activity within Barbara Hall Park:

  • Event set-up
  • Public event after 5pm

Location Access:

  • AIDS Memorial: Access via The 519 Front Desk from 9:00am - 12:30pm. For access during other hours, contact the Front Desk
  • Splash Pad:
    • Till 4:30pm: Regular access for families only via exit at Church and Monteith Street
    • After 4:30pm: Enter Park via exit at Church and Monteith Street (subject to bag and stroller check)
    • Playground Equipment tied-down at 7pm
  • Off-leash Dog Park:
    • Access via Cawthra Square all day
    • Access via West entrance (off Church St) from 10am - 3pm
    • West entrance closes at 3pm
  • Monteith Street: Access to residents only
  • Barbara Hall Park: Access between Church and Jarvis via Dog Park only (access Dog Park all day via Cawthra Square and via West entrance from 10am – 3pm. West entrance closes at 3pm.)
  • Church Street Lane Closures:
    • Closure on Church Street east curb and sidewalk for 'One World' line management and Festival installations
    • Through-way for community members using sidewalk lane barriers
  • Accessibility:
    • Access ramps available on both sides of sidewalk closure
    • Ramp into The 519 accessible at all times during building hours
    • Entrance to Park for those with mobility devices at Church and Monteith Street
  • The 519: Open for regular hours (8:30am - 10:00pm), no access to upper floors

SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2019

Event: Lipstick Jungle, 1:00 – 11:59pm

Activity within Barbara Hall Park:

  • Event set-up
  • Public event after 1pm

Location Access:

  • AIDS Memorial: Access via The 519 Front Desk from 9:00am - 12:30pm. For access during other hours, contact the Front Desk
  • Splash Pad:
    • Regular access for families until 12:30pm via exit on Church at Monteith Street
    • After 12:30pm, access will remain for families only, via exit on Church at Monteith Street (subject to bag and stroller check)
    • Playground Equipment tied-down at 7pm
  • Off-leash Dog Park:
    • Access via Cawthra Square all day
    • Access via West entrance (off Church St) from 9am - 12pm
    • West entrance closes at 12pm
  • Monteith Street: Access to residents only
  • Barbara Hall Park: Access between Church and Jarvis via Dog Park only (access Dog Park all day via Cawthra Square and via West entrance from 9am - 12pm. West entrance closes at 12pm.)
  • Church Street Lane Closures:
    • Closure on Church Street east curb and sidewalk for 'Lipstick Jungle' line management and Festival installations
    • Through-way for community members using sidewalk lane barriers
  • Accessibility:
    • Access ramps available on both sides of sidewalk closure
    • Ramp into The 519 accessible at all times during building hours
    • Entrance to Park for those with mobility devices at Church and Monteith Street
  • The 519: Open for regular hours (8:30am - 10:00pm), no access to upper floors

SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2019

Event: Disco Disco, 1:00 – 11:59pm

Activity within Barbara Hall Park:

  • Event set-up
  • Public event after 1pm

Location Access:

  • AIDS Memorial: Access via The 519 Front Desk from 10:00am - 12:30pm. For access during other hours, contact the Front Desk
  • Splash Pad: 
    • Regular access for families until 12:30pm via exit on Church at Monteith Street
    • After 12:30pm, access will remain for families only, via exit on Church at Monteith Street (subject to bag and stroller check)
    • Playground Equipment tied-down at 7pm
  • Off-leash Dog Park:
    • Access via Cawthra Square all day
    • Access via West entrance (off Church St) from 9am - 12pm
    • West entrance closes at 12pm
  • Monteith Street: Access to residents only
  • Barbara Hall Park: Through-access between Church and Jarvis via Dog Park only (access Dog Park all day via Cawthra Square and via West entrance from 9am – 12pm. West entrance closes at 12pm.)
  • Church Street Lane Closures:
    • Closure on Church Street east curb and sidewalk for 'Disco Disco' line management and Festival installations
    • Through-way for community members using sidewalk lane barriers
  • Accessibility:
    • Access ramps available on both sides of sidewalk closure
    • Ramp into The 519 accessible at all times during building hours
    • Entrance to Park for those with mobility devices at Church and Monteith Street
  • The 519: Open for regular hours (8:30am - 10:00pm), no access to upper floors

MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2019

Event: None

Activity within Barbara Hall Park:

  • Festival tear-down and Park clean-up including power-washing

Location Access:

  • AIDS Memorial:
    • Limited access until 5pm as we tear down the Festival and clean-up the Park
    • Park re-opens at 5pm
  • Splash Pad: Access for families, all day
  • Off-leash Dog Park: Regular access
  • Monteith Street: Regular access
  • Barbara Hall Park:
    • Limited access until 5pm as we tear down the Festival and clean up the Park, including power-washing
    • Park re-opens at 5pm
  • Church Street Lane Closures: None, regular access
  • The 519: Closed

TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2019

Event: None

Activity within Barbara Hall Park:

  • Continued Park clean-up and power-washing

Location Access:

  • AIDS Memorial: Regular access, all day
  • Splash Pad: Regular access, all day
  • Off-leash Dog Park: Regular access, all day
  • Monteith Street: Regular access, all day
  • Barbara Hall Park: Regular access, all day
  • Church Street Lane Closures: None, regular access
  • The 519: Open for regular hours (8:30am – 10:00pm)

Other Pride events at The 519

There are many other events hosted by The 519 throughout the month of June. These include:

For more information about all The 519 events, visit: http://www.the519.org/calendar

Pride Events by other organizations

Kindly note that several other organizations will also host Pride events inside or adjacent to Barbara Hall Park:

 

The 519 – Key Contacts

General Inquiries and Park Access: 
Front Desk: 416-392-6874
 
Concerns or Feedback:
Stacy G. Kelly (He/Him), Director of Philanthropy
416-355-6778 | SKelly@The519.org
 
Thank you for your continued support and care for The 519. We can't wait to see you at the Festival!


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Posted:
June 7th 2019
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