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June 15th 2018


June 2024

MEDIA ADVISORY: Communities to honour Torontonians lost to AIDS at the 40th AIDS Candlelight Vigil on June 25

Green Space Festival 2024: Accessibility

Neighbourhood Information: Green Space Festival 2024

May 2024

The 519 Pride Events Calendar 2024

April 2024

MEDIA ADVISORY: The 519 joins Rainbow Week of Action to march for LGBTQ+ refugee rights

November 2023

TDoR 2023: Statement from 2Spirit, trans, and non-binary youth / Déclaration des jeunes bispirituels, trans et non-binaires

September 2023

The 519 Board of Management Candidates 2023/24

July 2023

Notice of Annual General Meeting 2023

Call for Nominations – The 519 Annual General Meeting 2023

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

Crisis, Drop-in and Peer Supports in Toronto

[Updated: February 2019]

For emergency mental health support, dial 9-1-1 or go to your nearest emergency room.

Over-the-phone crisis support

For people of all ages, genders, and sexual orientations

Gerstein Crisis Centre (24/7): 416-929-5200

Toronto Distress Centre (24/7): 416-408-4357 or text 741741 (2am-2pm daily)

For trans people

Trans Life Line (11am-5am EST): 1-877-330-6366

For survivors of gender-based or sexual violence

Toronto Rape Crisis Centre (24/7): 416-597-8808

Assaulted Women’s Helpline (24/7): 1-866-863-0511

For people under 20 years old

Kids Help Phone: (24/7) 1-800-668-6868

For people 65+ years old

Crisis Outreach Service for Seniors (9:00am-5:00pm daily): 416-217-2077

Free walk-in counselling

For people of all ages, genders, and sexual orientations

Sherbourne Health Centre Walk-In Counselling – Tuesdays at 12:00pm
333 Sherbourne St. | | 416-324-4180 |

WoodGreen Community Walk-in Counselling – Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 4:00pm
815 Danforth Avenue, Suite 100 | | (416) 572-3575

Family Service Toronto Open Door Walk-in Counselling – Wednesdays 3:00pm
355 Church Street | | 416-595-9230 |

For people living with HIV and all gay, bi, queer, MSM and trans men

AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) Drop-in Counselling
Drop by 543 Yonge Street, 4th floor | | 416-340-2437

For Two-Spirit and Indigenous trans people

Anishnawbe Health Toronto – Traditional healing, peer support and counselling services
179 Gerrard, St E, Toronto, ON | 416-920-2605 | and
Drop by Monday-Friday, 9:30-11:00am and 1:30-3:00pm

For people under 30 years old

Egale Youth Outreach (LGBTQ2S specific) 
290 Shuter Street | | 416-964-7887 ext 9 |
For drop-ins, call to inquire Mon-Fri

Skylark Walk-In Clinic (for all children and youth under the age of 25)
65 Wellesley Street E, Unit 500 | | 416-482-0081 ext 333 |
Drop-in Monday-Friday, call / see site for times

‘What’s Up’ Walk-in Clinic
See website or call for hours and locations| | 416-438-3697

Mental Health Peer Support

Mood Disorders Association of Ontario – LGBTQ Peer Support Drop-in Group
1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 7:00-9:00pm |36 Eglinton Ave, Suite 602 | 416-486-8046

LGBT Youth Line – peer support by and for people 29 and under
Call 1-800-268-9688 | Text 647-694-4275 | Chat

Progress Place Warmline – peer support hotline
Call 416-960-9276 | Text 647-557-5882 | Chat 

7 Cups of Tea – online peer and professional support

Other Crisis and Information Services

Community and Social Services Hotline (24/7): 2-1-1 or

Emergency Shelter Access (24/7): 416-338-4766 or 1-877-338-3398

Toronto Substance Withdrawal Management System (24/7): 416 864-5040 or 1 866 366-9513

Toronto Police Services Non-Emergency Line (24/7): 416-808-2222

Telehealth Ontario (24/7): 1-866-797-0000

Ontario Legal Line (24/7): 416-929-8400
Online legal information: and

Toronto Workers’ Action Centre Hotline: 416-531-0778 |
Hours online

Toronto Tenant Hotline: 416-921-9494 | | Monday-Friday, 8:30am–6:00pm

Harm Reduction Drop-in

The Works
277 Victoria St. (Yonge & Dundas) | 416-392-0520 | Monday to Friday, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Parkdale Community Health Centre
1229 Queen Street West | 416-537-2455 ext. 1271 |
Monday-Friday, 10:00am-12:00pm (visit website or call for afternoon hours)

Pieces to Pathways (for 2SLGBTQ people under 30)
21 Strickland Ave. | 647-209-2043 |
Thursdays, 5:00-8:00pm | Counselling and case management also available by appointment

Sherbourne Health Centre – STASH Program
333 Sherbourne St., 1st floor | 416-324-4100 |
Fridays, 9:30-11:30am

South Riverdale Community Health Centre – Outreach Clinic
955 Queen St E. | 416-461-2493 | | Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30pm

Regent Park Community Health Centre
465 Dundas St. E. | 416-921-8668 ext. 269 |
Drug Information Drop-in: Monday, 9:30-12:00 | Women’s Drop-in: Thursday, 9:00 – 12:00pm

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This list was compiled by The 519’s Trauma Informed Counselling Services team. If you have any questions, feedback, or suggestions for additions to this list, please contact:

Counselling & Support Referrals: Youth and Young Adults

Counselling Referrals for Adults 30+

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