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June 10th 2024

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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

Neighbourhood Information: Green Space Festival 2024

Each year during the final weekend of Pride, The 519 hosts the Green Space Festival (GSF) featuring a series of signature events held at the Barbara Hall Park. The Festival, and other activities held during this important Pride month, have many positive impacts for our local neighbourhood and businesses.

  • Green Space Festival is The 519’s biggest annual fundraising event that takes place during the month of Pride
  • Proceeds generated from Green Space Festival go to support The 519’s unique programs and services, and enable us to provide free space for community-led organizations.
  • The 519 is a Canada’s most prominent 2SLGBTQ+ community centre and service provider, serving underserved local residents and 2SLGBTQ+ communities across Toronto and beyond.
  • Green Space Festival has been able to directly invest millions of dollars into the programs and services for our marginalized 2SLGBTQ+ communities as a direct result of our fundraising over the last 10+ years.

We are committed to building on the improvements we have made to how we manage sound mitigation, traffic flow, pedestrian safety, maintenance, and communications in our previous festivals. We are grateful for the ongoing support, feedback, and advice from our neighbours, the Councillor’s office, the Church-Wellesley Neighbourhood Association, the Church-Wellesley BIA, and City staff. Please see the following information about our commitment to access to the park and other facilities during the Festival.

Sound Mitigation

  • We are again incorporating sound-proofing features in our site plan to direct sound away from our neighbours as much as possible. We have incorporated new sound-dampening banners into our site design.
  • We will not exceed 80 db during the events, and will be monitoring this diligently during the Festival
  • Amplified sound will end promptly at 11:59pm on June 26, 27, 28, 29, and 30.

Thank you for your continued support and care for The 519. we can’t wait to see at the festival

AS OF JUNE 4, 2024

Monday, June 24

Event/Green Space Festival (GSF) Activity within Barbara Hall Park

  • 9:00 am onward – fencing installed on north and south sides of Park for Green Space Festival
  • 11:00 am onward – Set-up/installation for festival
  • Delivery of portable toilets for GSF
  • Delivery of GSF product to interior of The 519
  • The 519 will be open until 9:00pm
  • Park will be closed overnight

Access Through Barbara Hall Park from Church to Jarvis

  • Some areas will have limited access for festival setup

Access to AIDS Memorial

  • Some areas will have limited access for festival setup

Access to Splash Pad

  • Regular access
  • Festival setup will be underway

Access to Off-Leash Dog Park

  • Regular access

Access to Monteith

  • Regular access

Church Street Lane Closure Information

  • Lane closure on Church Street east curb and sidewalk extends from Monteith Ave. to Anvil Alley.
  • Through-way will be maintained for community members using sidewalk lane barriers

Accessibility Information

  • Ramp into The 519 will be accessible at all times during building hours

Tuesday, June 25

Event/Green Space Festival (GSF) Activity within Barbara Hall Park

  • Event: Candlelight AIDS Vigil – 9:00 p.m. after 10:30 p.m.
  • Festival setup continues
  • The 519 will be open until 9:00 p.m.
  • Set-up and installation continues with some limited access
  • Park will be closed overnight

Access Through Barbara Hall Park from Church to Jarvis

  • Regular access
  • Some areas will have limited access for AIDS Vigil set-up after 5:00 pm

Access to AIDS Memorial

  • Regular access until 5:00pm

Access to Splash Pad

  • Regular access
  • Festival setup will be underway

Access to Off-Leash Dog Park

  • Regular access

Access to Monteith

  • Regular access

Church Street Lane Closure Information

  • Lane closure on Church Street east curb and sidewalk extends from Monteith Ave. to Anvil Alley.
  • Through-way will be maintained for community members using sidewalk lane barriers

Accessibility Information

  • Ramp into The 519 will be accessible at all times during building hours

Wednesday, June 26

Event/Green Space Festival (GSF) Activity within Barbara Hall Park

  • Event: “Starry Night” – 5:00pm to 11:59 pm
  • Continued installation and deliveries for GSF
  • The 519 will be open with limited access until 4:00 p.m.
  • Park will be closed overnight

Access Through Barbara Hall Park from Church to Jarvis

  • No Through Access

Access to AIDS Memorial

  • Access available through Front Desk available from 9:30 a.m to 3 p.m.

Access to Splash Pad

  • No access

Access to Off-Leash Dog Park

  • Access via Cawthra Square only

Access to Monteith

  • Access for residents only

Church Street Lane Closure Information

  • Lane closure on Church Street east curb and sidewalk extends from Monteith Ave. to Anvil Alley.
  • Through-way will be maintained for community members using sidewalk lane barriers

Accessibility Information

  • Access ramps will be available on both sides of sidewalk closure to ensure accessible through-way passage
  • Ramp into The 519 will be accessible until 2 p.m.
  • Entrance to Park for those with mobility needs, strollers, available at Church & Monteith exit

Thursday, June 27

Event/Green Space Festival (GSF) Activity within Barbara Hall Park

  • Event: “Disco Disco” – 5:00pm to 11:59 pm
  • The 519 will be open with limited access until 7:30pm
  • Park will be closed overnight

Access Through Barbara Hall Park from Church to Jarvis

  • No Through Access

Access to AIDS Memorial

  • Access available through Front Desk available from 9:30 a.m to 4 p.m.

Access to Splash Pad

  • Access via park entrance to the south of The 519 for families only until 4:00pm*
  • After 5:00 pm access continues via festival entrance immediately north of The 519 (subject to bag check and stroller check)
  • Playground equipment tied-down at 5:00 p.m.

Access to Off-Leash Dog Park

  • Access via Cawthra Square all day/evening

Access to Monteith

  • Access for residents only

Church Street Lane Closure Information

  • Lane closure on Church Street east curb and sidewalk extends from Monteith Ave. to Anvil Alley.
  • Through-way will be maintained for community members using sidewalk lane barriers
  • TBA: Pride Closure Time

Accessibility Information

  • Access ramps will be available on both sides of sidewalk closure to ensure accessible through-way passage
  • Ramp into The 519 will be accessible until 3 p.m.
  • Entrance to Park for those with mobility needs, strollers, available at festival entrance immediately north of The 519.

Friday, June 28

Event/Green Space Festival (GSF) Activity within Barbara Hall Park

  • Event: “One World” – 5:00pm to 11:59 pm
  • The 519 will be open until 7:30pm with no access to upper floors

Access Through Barbara Hall Park from Church to Jarvis

  • No Through Access

Access to AIDS Memorial

  • Access available through Front Desk available from 9:30 a.m to 4 p.m.

Access to Splash Pad

  • Access via park entrance to the south of The 519 for families only until 4:00pm*
  • After 5:00 pm access continues via festival entrance immediately north of The 519 (subject to bag check and stroller check)
  • Playground equipment tied-down at 5:00 p.m.

Access to Off-Leash Dog Park

  • Access via Cawthra Square

Access to Monteith

  • Access for residents only

Church Street Lane Closure Information

  • Full street closure by Pride Toronto commences 6:00am

Accessibility Information

  • Access ramps will be available on both sides of sidewalk closure to ensure accessible through-way passage
  • Ramp into The 519 will be accessible until 3 p.m.
  • Entrance to Park for those with mobility needs, strollers, available at festival entrance immediately north of The 519.

Saturday, June 29

Event/Green Space Festival (GSF) Activity within Barbara Hall Park

  • Event – Pride and Remembrance Run from 9:00-12:00pm
  • Load in and set up for Pride and Remembrance run from approx. 5:30am – 8:00am
  • Event: “Lipstick Jungle” – 1:00pm to 11:59 pm
  • The 519 will be open with limited access from 9:00 – 7:30pm

Access Through Barbara Hall Park from Church to Jarvis

  • No Through Access

Access to AIDS Memorial

  • Access available through Front Desk available from 9:30 a.m to 1 p.m.

Access to Splash Pad

  • Access via park entrance to the south of The 519 from 9:00am until 12:00pm*
  • Access for families only after 12:00 pm via entrance immediately north of The 519 (subject to bag check & stroller check)
  • Playground equipment tied down at 5:00 pm

Access to Off-Leash Dog Park

  • Access via Cawthra Square

Access to Monteith

  • Access for residents only

Church Street Lane Closure Information

  • Full street closure by Pride Toronto continues

Accessibility Information

  • Access ramps will be available on both sides of sidewalk closure to ensure accessible through-way passage
  • Ramp into The 519 will be accessible at all times during building hours
  • Entrance to Park for those with mobility needs, strollers, available at festival entrance immediately north of The 519.

Sunday, June 30

Event/Green Space Festival (GSF) Activity within Barbara Hall Park

  • Event: “Treehouse Party” – 1:00pm to 11:59 pm
  • The 519 will be open with limited access from 9:00 – 7:30pm

Access Through Barbara Hall Park from Church to Jarvis

  • No Through Access

Access to AIDS Memorial

  • Access available through Front Desk available from 9:30 a.m to 1 p.m.

Access to Splash Pad

  • Access via park entrance to the south of The 519 from 9:00am until 12:00pm*
  • Access for families only after 12:00 pm via entrance immediately north of The 519 (subject to bag check & stroller check)
  • Playground equipment tied down at 5:00 pm

Access to Off-Leash Dog Park

  • Access via Cawthra Square

Access to Monteith

  • Access for residents only

Church Street Lane Closure Information

  • Full street closure by Pride Toronto continues

Accessibility Information

  • Access ramps will be available on both sides of sidewalk closure to ensure accessible through-way passage
  • Ramp into The 519 will be accessible at all times during building hours
  • Entrance to Park for those with mobility needs, strollers, available at festival entrance immediately north of The 519.

Monday, July 1st (Holiday)

Event/Green Space Festival (GSF) Activity within Barbara Hall Park

  • The 519 will be closed.

Access Through Barbara Hall Park from Church to Jarvis

  • Limited access until 5:00 pm as we strike the festival and clean up the park, including power-washing.

Access to AIDS Memorial

  • Limited access until 5:00 pm as we strike the festival and clean up the park.

Access to Splash Pad

  • Regular access
  • Festival teardown will be underway

Access to Off-Leash Dog Park

  • Access via Cawthra Square All Day
  • Access via Church St. begins approximately 3:00pm

Access to Monteith

  • Regular access

Church Street Lane Closure Information

  • Regular access

Accessibility Information

  • Regular access

Tuesday, July 2

Event/Green Space Festival (GSF) Activity within Barbara Hall Park

  • The 519 will be open for regular operating hours
  • Normal access to park resumes.
  • Remaining festival teardown will be underway.

Access Through Barbara Hall Park from Church to Jarvis

  • Regular access

Access to AIDS Memorial

  • Regular access

Access to Splash Pad

  • Regular access

Access to Off-Leash Dog Park

  • Regular access

Access to Monteith

  • Regular access

Church Street Lane Closure Information

  • Regular access

Accessibility Information

  • Regular access

SPLASH PAD: Only families with children can access the splash pad from June 24 to June 30 during the times above. Please note that while the Splash Pad will be open during festival event hours, Barbara Hall Park, including the splash pad, is licensed for alcohol consumption. Caution is advised when set-up or events are underway. For safety reasons, we will be tying down playground equipment at 5:00 pm on June 26 through 30, 2024.

*Hours for access to dog park, and splash pad via park entrance south of the 519 subject to change based on public safety and operational considerations

2024 Pride Events Hosted by The 519

There are other Pride events hosted by The 519 in June. These include:

  • Wednesday, June 5 and June 12 | Celebrating National Indigenous History Month: 2 P.M. to 4 P.M.
  • Thursday, June 6 | Two Spirit Healing Drumming Circle Launch: 6 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.
  • POSTPONED TO Saturday, July 20 | 2SLGBTQ+ Family Pride: Rainbow Safari: 11 A.M. to 2:30 P.M.
  • Monday, June 10 | 2SLGBTQ+ Older Adults Pride Party: 2 P.M. to 4 P.M.
  • Sunday, June 16 | Community Pride BBQ: 1 P.M. to 4 P.M.
  • Tuesday, June 25 | Aids Vigil: 40 Years of Storytelling: 9 P.M. Onwards
  • Friday, June 28 | Trans Rally, March and Pride with The 519: Meeting 5:30 P.M. at 78 Gould Street
  • Sunday, June 30 | Cheer for LGBTQ+ Youth at Toronto’s Pride Parade: 10 A.M.

Key Contacts

General Inquiries & Park Access Front Desk: 416-392-6874

Festival Passes: www.greenspaceto.org | Giving@The519.org

Concerns: Community@The519.org | During festival: 416-392-6874

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