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March 24th 2017


November 2023

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

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The 519 Board of Management Candidates 2023/24

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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

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Notice of The 519 Annual General Meeting 2022-23

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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

Local Couple Host Wedding Crasher Queens to support The 519

Toronto – When Pip Hamilton and Alex Josselyn got engaged in July 2016, they knew they didn’t want to hold a traditional wedding reception. They were looking to make a difference – and they saw The 519 as the perfect organization to do it with.

“We are passionate about queer issues and it was actually mutual drag queen friends who brought us together,” says Alex, who works in the film and television industry. “So we thought, why not bring two things important to us together and give back to our community by supporting The 519.”

Pip and Alex conceived a wholly original way to celebrate their wedding on April 22 – hosting a glittery drag-studded show as their official wedding reception and as a fundraiser for The 519. Wedding Crasher Queens will take place at The 519 on April 22 beginning at 8pm.

“We were amazed when they came to talk to us about their idea,” says John R. Farrell, Director of Philanthropy at The 519. “Their enthusiasm was infectious and their passion for community came shining through. We were so honoured that they thought of The 519 for their big day.”

Featuring 19 of Toronto's hottest Drag Queens, Wedding Crasher Queens is open to the public.

Purchase advance tickets online ($15)

"100% proceeds from ticket and bar sales at the event will go to support the 519,” says Pip, an Anglican Minister in the diocese of Toronto.

For more information

John R. Farrell
Director of Philanthropy
416-355-6790 |


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