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February 10th 2016


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MEDIA ADVISORY: The 519 to march to Toronto City Hall for LGBTQ+ refugee rights on April  

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

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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

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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

The 519 launches new Firefly Pub – Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day

The 519 announced today that it is launching a new occasional pub series with the inaugural event to be hosted on St. Patrick’s Day.

“We wanted to create even more opportunities for our communities to get together, to celebrate in safe, welcoming and inclusive spaces, while also raising vital funds in support of our programs and services,” says John R. Farrell, Director of Philanthropy. “St. Patrick’s Day – the luckiest of days – is the perfect day to kick off the series.”

On March 17 from 4 to 11 pm, The 519 Grand Ballroom will transform into a decidedly queer Irish pub complete with pub-appropriate décor and food, a whiskey bar and giveaways. Live entertainment will be provided by Irish band Ugly Horse, fiddler Sammy V, and Ticky Ty

Tickets for the event are $20 in advance, and available for purchase online. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

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“We are tremendously excited about the idea of creating a fun and inclusive event for all our communities,” says Wesley Watson who, along with Tess Rehemtula, is Co-Chair of the event, and a member of The 519’s Board of Management.

Generous sponsors for the event include Delta Air Lines, Molson Canadian, Heineken, Jack Daniels, Collingwood Canadian Whiskey, and Pelee Island Wines.

Partnership support is provided by Pride At Work Canada, Out on Bay Street and Pride Toronto.


John R Farrell
Director of Philanthropy

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