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September 29th 2021

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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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Notice of Annual General Meeting 2023

Call for Nominations – The 519 Annual General Meeting 2023

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[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

September 30: The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Thursday, September 30, 2021 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

We grieve, remember, and honour the many children whose lives were taken by Canada's residential school system. We also acknowledge the continued impact of these violent systems on survivors, their families, and communities; the many missing and murdered Indigenous women and children; as well as the ongoing genocide of Indigenous people across Turtle Island.

Recognizing the significance of this day, and the opportunity it presents to engage in the important work of reconciliation, our staff will spend the day learning, reflecting upon, and engaging in the work of reconciliation. The 519 will be closed to the public on Thursday, September 30, 2021. There will be no onsite or virtual programs and services. We resume Friday, October 1, 2021, regular hours.

We invite you to join us in this work by learning and reflecting in ways that matter to you:

Events on September 30:

  • September 30th Healing Gathering: 2pm, at Allan Gardens [160 Gerrard St. E.]
  • Shawnee Kish Live Stream Event from Oakville Centre: 8pm, more details

Other resources: 


  • Read the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action  
  • Read the Calls to Justice from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Indigenous Lives Matter.


Indigenous peoples across Canada can go to The Hope for Wellness Help Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for counselling and crisis intervention. Call the toll-free Help Line at 1-855-242-3310 or connect to an online chat at: www.hopeforwellness.ca.

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