The 519 provides community members with access to clothing on an as-needed basis as well as through reoccurring Free Clothing Markets that take place in collaboration with 519 programs (i.e. Sunday Drop-In, Meal Trans, Older LGBTQ Drop-In, Among Friends Refugee Support Group, EarlyON Child and Family Centre, ESL Classes, Fuel: Physical Activity Program) as well as one-off events that are open to the broader community (Trans Community Clothing Exchange, Winter Clothing Drive for LGBTQ Newcomers and Refugees).

We accept clothing donation on an ongoing basis. Please ensure that all donations are clean, gently used or new, are in good condition, and are delivered in plastic or reusable bags. For sanitary reasons, we will not accept loose clothing.

For donations occupying the space of 2 garbage bags or less:

  • bring to the Front Desk at The 519 from 10am-7pm on weekdays
  • no need to call or email in advance
  • if you are unable to make it during these times, please contact Julie at to arrange alternate drop off times

For donations occupying the space of 2 garbage bags or more:

  • contact Julie at to arrange a suitable time
  • ideally, for larger donations, please bring donations within a week of listed Free Clothing Markets

Items in high demand:

  • socks
  • chest binders
  • bras
  • reusable bags
  • larger shoe sizes
  • belts
  • wigs
  • athletic wear
  • winter jackets
  • tights/leggings
  • sweatpants
  • toiletries (unused)
  • make-up (unused)
  • underwear (unused)

Upcoming Free Clothing Markets:

  • Wednesday, September 4, 2019; 5 - 9 pm 
    In benefit of Among Friends Refugee Support Group program participants
  • Saturday, October 5, 2019
    Trans Community Clothing Exchange
  • Sunday, October 6, 2019
    In benefit of  Sunday Drop-In program participants
  • Sunday, December 22, 2019
    In benefit of  Sunday Drop-In program participants

If you are in need of clothes and are unable to attend our free clothing markets, contact Julie at