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November 16th 2015


March 2024

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

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

Matching Gift Opportunity – Doubling the Impact of Your Gift to The 519

The 519 is thrilled to announce that a community member has stepped forward with an offer to match all donations received in support of The 519’s recent community appeal.

Gifts received on or after September 17, 2015 and up to December 31, 2015 will be matched dollar-for-dollar.

“This is an amazingly generous offer and a tremendous way for community members to effectively double their support to The 519 this year,” said Maura Lawless, The 519's Executive Director.

The Matching Gift opportunity has been extended by a long time friend and donor in response to The 519's recent community appeal, and in recognization of the importance of protecting our vital programs and services.The Matching Gift donor has asked that their contribution remain anonymous.

“We are enormously grateful that the community response to date has been so generous and so kind,” says John Farrell, Director of Development, noting that beyond making their own personal gifts, many community members have encouraged others to give as well, offered to donate time and/or services in support of The 519, or have organized third-party fundraising events with proceeds going back to The 519.

“Our goal of protecting the programs and services that are so vital to our LGBTQ communities is well in hand, but we do have a ways to go.”

Community members wishing to double the impact of their gift to The 519 this year may do so online, by mailing a cheque to The 519, or by visiting The 519 and making a donation in person.

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