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December 29th 2016


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

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

Inspire and Delight

We encounter so much joy and happiness at The 519 throughout the year. We are a space for change, where many different kinds of events and gatherings take place on a daily basis.

Our Family Resource Centre is filled each week with the inspiring energy, laughter and creativity of children. Our programs celebrate throughout the year with movie nights, craft parties, fashion shows, and karaoke.

The hallways quietly echo with music when Counterpoint Community Orchestra and Singing Out meet for practice and rehearsals. The floorboards spring to life with dance and movement from community groups Rainbow Ballroom Toronto, Triangle Squares, Swingin'OUT and ILL NANA/DiverseCity Dance Company.

There are colourful birthday parties, pubs, Bar and Bat Mitvahs, weddings, volunteer fairs, craft fairs, film screenings, retirement parties and staff get-togethers throughout the year under the sparkle of the chandeliers in our Grand Ballroom.

We learned to create and make so many crafty things with you this year – crochet, sewing, silk screening, button making, animation, and quilting – and we look forward to even more engaging craft opportunities in the months ahead.

Thank you for your smiles and your support, and the many ways you inspire us and each other.

From all of us at The 519, our best wishes for a happy, healthy and hopeful New Year.

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