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March 2023

International Women's Day 2023: Women, Life, Freedom

February 2023

Re: Sentencing of Colin Harnack in murder of Julie Berman

December 2022

The Trial of Julie Berman

In Solidarity with Ontario's Drag Performers

November 2022

City of Toronto, The 519, and Homes First Society announce Toronto’s first dedicated shelter for 2SLGBTQ+ adults

In Solidarity; A Community Vigil Honouring Colorado Victims and Survivors 

In Solidarity with Club Q

Public Statement on Trans Day of Remembrance (TDoR) 2022

September 2022

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Status For All: Letter to PM Justin Trudeau and Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Sean Fraser

The 519 Board of Management Candidates 2022/23

August 2022

Notice of The 519 Annual General Meeting 2022-23

[Press Release] 2SLGBTQ+ communities release Media Reference Guide as a tool for more inclusive journalism

June 2022

Call for Nominations – The 519 Annual General Meeting 2022-23

World Refugee Day: Support LGBTQ+ Refugees Every Day

Green Space Festival 2022: Neighbourhood Information

Green Space Festival announces 2022 lineup: a Pride-weekend party in support of 2SLGBTQ+ communities

Pride 2022 at The 519: Upcoming Programs and Events

April 2022

Lifting the Blood Ban: A Step in the Right Direction

March 2022

Trans Day of Visibility: Affirmations and Calls to Action

Online Dating Safety 101

International Women's Day: Our History, Our Reality, Out Future

February 2022

The 519 Black Collective – Black History Month 2022: ‘Black Health & Wellness’

November 2021

Public Statement on Trans Day of Remembrance (TDoR) 2021

October 2021

PRESS RELEASE: The 519 Annual Gala 2021

The 519 Annual Gala 2021 – Meet the Artists

We Need Your Help – An Urgent Appeal to our Communities

Donate Now

The 519 is appealing to friends, members, donors and people who care about the work we do, for help following a financial short-fall as a result of this year's rained-out Green Space Festival, the organization's biggest fundraising event of the year.

"Thanks to the amazing support of our communities over seven successive Green Space Festival, The 519 has been fortunate to have raised significant revenues," says Maura Lawless, Executive Director. "We were not so fortunate this year."

Proceeds from the Festival are undesignated which has allowed The 519 to develop and expand programs in response to community needs that we wouldn’t have been able to fund otherwise. 

Between now and December 31, The 519 must raise an additional $125,000 to ensure that the programs and services that are so vital to our LGBTQ communities are protected. 

Community members are invited to show their support for The 519 by:

  • Making or renewing a personal financial gift to The 519 (gifts of all sizes are appreciated and celebrated!)
  • Organizing a third-party fundraising event in support of The 519
  • Encouraging friends to give

Questions on how our communities can help can be directed to


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