The 519's Counselling Services are trauma-informed. Our service providers and front-line staff understand the impacts of trauma and work with clients to promote safety. Trauma-informed services are different from trauma-specific services, which usually involve longer-term therapy. If you are looking for trauma-specific services, we can provide you with appropriate referral information. Our online registration form is open between 1st and 10th day of each month: https://the519.formstack.com/forms/tics_program_registration_form
Meal Trans is a drop-in program serving meals to lower-income, street-active, homeless and sex-working trans women, trans men, genderqueer, and questioning people in a trans-only space.
Among Friends is a weekly opportunity for LGBTQ refugee claimants to socialize, build community networks, and access information to help with settlement in Canada.
Emerge is designed specifically for LGBTQ Convention Refugees and Permanent Residents residing in Canada for less than 5 years.
The Mature Men’s Book Club is a group for gay, bisexual, and trans men who are 50+.
Youth Mentorship is a monthly program designed specifically for newcomer youth aged 14-19 who are Permanent Residents and Convention Refugees, residing in Canada for less than five years.
The Older Women’s Book Club is a group for Lesbian, Bisexual, and Trans women who are 50+.
Senior Pride Network (SPN) is an association of individuals, organizations and community groups with a focus on health and social services.
Mindfulness Meditation is an open community of meditation practitioners and a welcoming space for all individuals who are interested in the practice of meditation.
Bisexual Women of Toronto offers a community where bisexual women and women questioning their sexuality can share diverse perspectives on bisexual issues and experiences.
The Toronto Gratitude Roundup is an Alcoholics Anonymous Conference with Al-Anon participation. It is hosted by gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered members and our friends. Everybody is welcome at the Gratitude Roundup!
LEGIT Toronto is a group of volunteers that helps same sex, bisexual and trans couples with immigration to Canada.
Looking for a fun and welcoming lesbian or gay social club in Toronto? Welcome to Out & Out – North America’s largest LGBT activities club! If you’re interested in learning more about our club before joining, or want to see what your new membership has to offer, come join us for a Club Info Night.
Queer and Trans Family Events are designed for LGBTQ2S families and children and are open to all families who are committed to creating safe, affirming and equitable spaces for everyone.
Queer Muslim Community of Canada. Salaam is an organization dedicated to Muslims who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans and or intersex, as well as those questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity/ expression, their families and friends.
Trans meeting group designed to provide assistance and support for people in the process of transitioning.
Trans Men FTM Support Group meets the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month from 7:30pm-9:30pm at The 519.
The Rainbow Gleeques Coalition (RGC) strives to broaden the scope of opportunities for live entertainment within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans-sexual, Trans-gender, 2-Spirited, Queer, Inter-sex and Allies (LGBTTSQIA) Communities by encouraging, developing and presenting elements of our varied artistic talents in the performing arts, exploring various expression of each discipline.
The 519 is proud to serve as the trustees for The Will Munro Fund for Queer and Trans People Living with Cancer, a legacy fund created through donations from Will’s family and friends.
The Trans Youth Mentorship Program supports trans-identified youth age 16-29 with their education, training and employment goals.
The 519 is committed to providing housing support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, 2-spirit (LGBTQ2S) youth age 16-29.
The 519’s Kids and Youth Action and Arts Space offers fun, friends and cool opportunities for a couple of hours on the first and third Saturday of each month.
The Women’s Coming Out Group is a peer support group for all queer and questioning women to discuss and share the experience of coming out.
The Trans Sex Worker Empowerment Project supports trans and gender-diverse identified people who have experience with sex work to receive training and facilitation skills.
Presented by Pride Toronto in partnership with the University of Toronto’s Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity and The 519, a range of rights issues will be examined and illuminated through moderated panel discussions and a lecture.
Animation Movie Camp for LGTBQ2S Teens and Youth
Explore healing yoga practices for mind, body and spirit in a small group setting for LGBTQ2S women, Two-spirit, trans feminine and non-binary people.
Coming Out Being Out is a volunteer-run discussion group for people (generally 18 and over) who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or any of the other identities found within the larger queer community.
T.E.A.C.H. delivers high-quality peer education activities in high schools and community settings across the city through our award-winning and groundbreaking Teens Educating and Confronting Homophobia (T.E.A.C.H.) program. T.E.A.C.H. trains youth peer facilitators, aged 16-25, to lead anti-homophobia workshops that encourage participants to think critically about homophobia and heterosexism in their communities and the issues faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer youth.
The 519’s Kids and Youth Action and Arts Space offers fun, friends and cool opportunities for a couple of hours every first and third Saturday of each month.
This phase of the 3 year project, provides peer leaders with 16 weeks of free training opportunities for diverse skill development on various personal and professional development topics – including: cooking, anti-oppression, self-care, team building, harm reduction, HIV, and relevant legislation.
Body Love is a series of movement workshops that begin with self-love meditation exercise then move into movement and choreographic mentorship.
The Kyle Scanlon Memorial Fund was established to memorialize the sudden passing of Kyle Scanlon, a long-time staff member of The 519, who worked closely with trans communities to support and advance trans inclusion.
The Transformative Justice Project series was initiated to engage in collaborative, therapeutic art-making with community members to weigh in on what access to justice and police accountability looks like.
Free single-session drop-in counselling sessions are open to any individual over the age of 16 on a first-come, first-served basis during drop-in hours. Sessions are up to one hour in length.
Get immediate support: Gerstein Crisis Centre at 416-929-5200 Trans Life Line (for trans and gender non-conforming folks) 1-877-330-6366 or visit your nearest Emergency Department
We accept clothing donation on an ongoing basis. Please ensure that all donations are clean, gently used or new, and are in good condition.