The 519 commemorates the 24th anniversary of the Trans Day of Remembrance (TDoR). Join us to honour the lives of the 2 Spirit, trans, and non-binary siblings we have lost to transphobia, hate crimes, illness, substance use, suicide, or murder.


  • Opening Ceremony
  • Performances
  • Candlelight Vigil
  • Takeout Meal
  • and more…

Monday, November 20, 2023

Doors open 6pm. Event starts at 6:30pm.


Attendance Options:

In-person at Barbara Hall Park [519 Church St.]. Drop-in. You don’t need to register to attend in person.

Virtually, via Zoom. RSVP via Eventbrite is required to receive the Zoom link.

Face masks are strongly recommended. Mask-mandatory live streaming room will be available.

Questions? Contact

TDoR is a reminder to work together to make this world safer and affirming for 2 Spirit, trans, and non-binary communities. This year’s theme for The 519’s gathering and community vigil is “In Power and Unity”.  It represents the crucial importance to embody solidarity and love in our communities. Together, we are powerful and united, person to person, community to community. And we want to remind you that until everyone is free, no one is truly free.

Trans lives matter every day. 2SLGBTQ+ youth matter every day. Join us.

Q&A Accessibility:

Q: Where is the event happening?

The main event will be held in a heated tent at Barbara Hall Park, general, ASL-designated, and an accessible seating area will be available.

There will be a designated accessible seating space with live-streaming in The 519 Ballroom for folks who may desire/require more space.

We will also have a mask-mandatory room with live-streaming for folks who wish to attend in a fully masked environment as we continue to navigate the realities of COVID-19.

Q: Is the event accessible for folks with mobility needs?

A: Yes, the event venue is wheelchair accessible, there will be a ramp for the stage, there is a ramp to enter The 519 and an elevator to the Ballroom. We will also have a designated seating space at the front of the stage within the venue tent.

Q: Will the event be heated?

A: Yes, there will be heating in the tent, we updated the heating this year.

Q: Are there quiet areas for individuals who may need a break from the crowd or noise?

A: Yes, we have designated a grounding room where a grief counsellor will be present to support folks who need it.

Q: Will sign language interpretation be provided for the event?

A: Yes, we will have professional ASL interpreters present throughout the event to ensure effective communication for deaf and hard of hearing attendees.

Q: What COVID-19 safety measures are being taken?

A: Masks are strongly recommended. We will have extra masks and hand sanitizer available. We will also have a mask-mandatory room indoors for folks who wish to attend in a fully masked environment.

Q. Can I bring little ones?

A. Most certainly.  TDoR is an intergenerational community gathering and children are welcome to attend with their adults. 

Q. Will there be childminding?

A. Yes. Childminding will be available and led by our incredible EarlyON team from 5:30 to 8:30pm in room 100.

Q: What are community safety measures being taken?

A: We work with a Black 2SLGBTQ+ security company who has been building relationships with folks in the neighbourhood over the past couple of months who will be on-site. 

Call for Name Submissions

The 519 is in the process of gathering names of 2 Spirit, trans, and non-binary individuals whom we have lost.

If there is someone in your life you would like to honour, you can submit their name and we will include it within the vigil component to honour them at our TDoR Memorial [at 519 Church St.].

Please submit names no later than Friday, November 17, 2023, 11pm.

Questions? Contact Julie: or Rebecca: