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December 19th 2022


July 2024

Call for Nominations – The 519 Annual General Meeting 2024

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

The Trial of Julie Berman

The 519 was present today as the jury returned their verdict of guilty for second degree murder in the trial of the murder of Julie Berman. Julie, beloved community member, trans-activist and former The 519 staff member, was tragically killed on December 22, 2019. We attended the trial this month to honour Julie, bear witness with our communities, and to monitor for transphobia and gender stereotyping in the court proceedings.

During the trial, we successfully advocated for the utilization of gender-neutral language in the presentation of DNA evidence and came to better understand the systems-failures evident in the circumstances leading to Julie’s death. The jury’s verdict confirms the sad facts that Julie’s life ended as a victim of a tragic murder. Our hearts are saddened by Julie’s death as we continue to mourn her loss, seek justice for Julie, as well as comfort for her family and loved ones.

The 519 will continue to monitor this case through the sentencing process. We are committed to advocating for affirming and respectful language within court proceedings and documentation, providing supports to those impacted by violence, and working with community on transforming systems that are inherently violent towards, 2 spirit, queer, and trans communities.

For those affected by Julie’s death and the trial outcome, The 519 will be offering counselling starting January 2023. Please contact: to be placed on our waitlist or for information on Drop-in Counselling supports.

For immediate support, please contact:
Gerstein Centre (24/7): (416) 929-5200, ;
Toronto Distress Centre (24/7): 416-408-4357 or text 741741 (2am-2pm daily for text) ; or
• Trans Lifeline (10am – 5am EST): (877) 330-6366, Call us if you need someone trans to talk to, even if you’re not in crisis or if you’re not sure you’re trans.

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