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May 2023

[Media Advisory] The 519 Presents 'Enough is Enough!' a panel discussion addressing anti-2SLGBTQ+ hate

Pride 2023 at The 519: Upcoming Programs and Events

Green Space Festival 2023: Neighbourhood Information

[Media Advisory] Toronto’s queer and trans communities to protest against anti-2SLGBTQ+ hate on International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBT)

March 2023

Trans Day of Visibility: How can we commit to being visible allies?

[Press Release] The 519 to Honour Esteemed Author John Irving with Ally Award

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’

The 519 COVID-19 Response Updates

Update: December 2021

In response to COVID-19 and the latest public health measures, The 519 has made changes to our programs and services.

Our communities' urgent and emerging needs continue to be our priority, and we will do our best to respond to them while prioritizing the health and safety of our staff and The 519 communities. We are working hard to develop new programs and services that meet the food security, social, and mental health needs of our communities.

For feedback or more information:

Current Programs and Services:  

The 519 is providing in-person and online programs and services. For more information about our current programs and services visit the Calendar or Programs and Services.

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Weekly COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at The 519

Access your COVID-19 vaccine at our low barrier drop-in weekly clinic. For 2SLGBTQ+ communities and allies.

Click here to learn more

Questions? Contact us at

To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines, visit City of Toronto: COVID-19 Vaccine

In partnership with Sherbourne Health and a coalition of health and social service agencies in Toronto's Downtown East

Front Desk Hours

Our Front Desk can be contacted Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm – Saturday to Sunday, 9am to 5pm (except statutory holidays). 

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The 519 is delivering essential services to marginalized and vulnerable community members as well as folks in need in the Church-Wellesley neighbourhood during COVID-19. We are still on the frontlines.

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The 519 Annual Gala 2020: Sir Elton John, Margaret Atwood, k.d. lang, Patti LuPone, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Jann Arden, Alan Cumming, Barenaked Ladies, Carole Pope, and Kim Cattrall to join star-studded Virtual Gala