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March 7th 2020


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

Congratulating Salah Bachir

The 519 congratulates our Honorary Patron, Salah Bachir, on being named to the Order of Ontario, the province's highest honour.

Salah is a tireless advocate of LGBTQ2S rights, and a passionate supporter of The 519. He has been hosting The 519 Annual Gala over the last 15 years to raise funds for our programs and services. The Annual Gala by Salah Bachir raises critical funds for The 519’s year-round programs and services that largely remain unfunded – including our LGBTQ Refugee Support, and Trauma-informed Counselling programs. Salah also spearheaded the successful capital campaign to expand and renovate The 519 in 2004. To recognize his efforts and his personal pledge in the capital renovations, the expansion was named the Salah J. Bachir Wing.  

Salah is one of the most passionate champions of The 519 and of the LGBTQ2S communities.

-Stacy Kelly, Director Philanthropy at The 519

Salah’s ongoing support for The 519 is part of his legacy. We are so thrilled that his achievements are being honoured.

– Maura Lawless, Executive Director, The 519

A prominent philanthropist, a successful entrepreneur, patron of the arts, the current President of Cineplex Media, and the fourth Chancellor of OCAD University, Salah Bachir is one of 21 new appointments to the Order of Ontario.


Photo credit: George Pimentel

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