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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

Promoting Black LGBTQ2S-owned/run Businesses

In celebration of our Black LGBTQ2S communities, The 519 Black Collective is promoting Black-owned/operated businesses on our social media. A huge thanks to everyone who responded to our community call for businesses to spotlight. 

Defined Locs & Beauty


  • Locs maintenance,
  • Locs installment,
  • Locs repair,
  • Wash,
  • Treatment,
  • Detox,
  • Colouring,
  • Styling, etc.

Makeup services for all occasions. Locs care/natural haircare products are available to purchase on their Instagram page. 

Find out More: Instagram: defined_locs_beauty | Facebook: Defined Locs Beauty

Jayde DaLocDoc Hair Services

Jayde's business is BIack owned, LGBTQ2S-positive, and home-based. Jayde is a master loctician and beautician who specializes in dreadlock care for all hair types and ethnicities. They also offer natural haircare and natural hair care products.

Dreadlocks services:

  • Loc starting (all three methods)
  • Maintenance and repairs (interlocking, palm roll, and crochet)
  • Synthetic locs (installation)
  • Restoration
  • Loc extensions
  • Detox/treatment
  • Styling/cutting/colouring

Services for natural hair care:

  • Braids/cornrows (extensions)
  • Recovery styles
  • Treatments/detox
  • Trims/cuts (adults and children)
  • Colouring
  • Basic barbering services
  • IJayde also offers basic haircare educational classes for at-home styling and/or maintenance.

Find out More: Instagram: jaydedalocdoc

Rasking da Barber

Sharika C.

Services Provided:

  • Barber(cuts, lineups, etc.),
  • Hair braiding,
  • Locs maintenance,
  • Skincare: facials, waxing

Find out More: Instagram: mystery_cutz | Facebook: Rasking Barber |

Phoenix Counselling Services

Patricia Bailey-Brown is a Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist supporting young adults, seniors, families, and couples living with PTSD, anxiety disorders, bipolar, and OCD. She specializes in Black, LGBTQ, and new immigrant clients. For a decade, Patricia has worked to develop tools and strategies that help at-risk persons cope with trauma, abuse, and mental illness in one-on-one counselling, caregiver support, and/or group counselling. Through Phoenix Counselling Services she works with private clients and organizations aligned with her mission to support vulnerable populations. Patricia is committed to protecting the LGBTQI community and is pleased to support that goal through counselling services.

Find out More: Instagram: @phoenixcounsel | Facebook: @Phoenix Counselling Services | |

Kevin Help A Trans Initiative

I am Kevin Davis Transgender FTM: pronouns he, him and his. Registered Social Service Worker, CEO of Kevin Help A Trans Initiative. The aim of KHATI is to provide the following services: Public Speaking on: HIV & AIDS, Relationship and LGBTQ2+ Gender, Identity Diversity and Sexual Orientation among and the Spectrum. I also do Peer Educating, Advocating, Activism and Motivational Speaking for the LGBTQ2+ and HIV & Aids community. I facilitate FTM Transition Motivational 1-1 Counseling/Talks.

Contact him at: 416-277-4081 |

Mikey Worksout


  • I work out with clients online or private 1 on 1 virtual.
  • Provide monthly meal plans
  • 30 min fitness consultations

Find out More: Instagram: @mikey_worksout

PoP Style Closet

PoP Style Closet Is an online fashion Retail store, our main focus right now is socks. However selling socks is our foot in the fashion industry, we also provide a Personal Stylist service. We usually prioritize selecting/feature outfits from various local black queer designers before we explore options from other brands. PoP Style Closet was official established in 2020, however I’ve been personally styling folks for approximately 9 years. PoP Style Closet as given me an outlet/Platform to nurture my passion for fashion and grow a Financially flourishing business. Fashion was my first expressive art form that allowed me to tell the world who I am and how I identify. I’m inviting you to be apart of our growth as we aim to go from a Micro business to becoming a giant in the industry.

Find out More: | Facebook: @POP Style Closet | Instagram: @pop_style_closet

George Crescent Threads

George Crescent Threads, an E-commerce apparel graphic tee business, Challenging the narrative that queerness is not black, is not African and that black folks are not quirky.

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Khati Apparel

I am Kevin Konsious Davis Transman pronouns he him and his. I have a clothing line that goes handy with my YouTube’s channel. Aimed at promoting LGBTQ2I+ awareness and inclusiveness. The thought behind the logos came from lived experiences. Where one logo speaks volume LALL meaning Live And Let Live. Another one displaying the rainbow design and one showing faith. REAL: Realize Everyone Ain't Loyal.

Find out More: | Youtube: Journey with Kevin

Sweet Candy Kitchen

Welcome to Sweet Candy Kitchen, the best way to enjoy 100% authentic Jamaican cuisine! We specialize in catering and meal prep. Whatever the occasion, Sweet Candy Kitchen will leave your tastebuds sastfied and wanting more.

We’re located in Scarborough.

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Pet Cuisine and Accessories INC.

Pet Cuisine & Accessories carries human grade pet food in order to provide your pets with the best nutrition possible. Our large selection of all-natural treats, fun and interactive toys and top quality accessories build on our philosophy of providing you and your best friend the kind of healthy lifestyle we all strive for. Apart from our edibles and accessories, Pet Cuisine also offers professional grooming services as well as a fun and inviting daycare and boarding service for your urban pets.

Find out More: | |

Brown Consulting

Kadeem and Tenniel Brown are a Black queer couple and co-owners of two speaking, coaching, training and consulting companies called Browns Consulting and Centre for Anti-Oppressive Communication that specialize in working with Black, Racialized, Queer, Trans, Non-binary, and Allied communities by supporting the healing of racial and financial trauma and transforming organizations to foster environments that are anti-oppressive, accessible, and inclusive.

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Deborah Nurse

I'm Deborah Nurse, pronouns she/her. I am a CPA and have a small firm offering Accounting and Financial Management Services to organisations. Especially, to organisations led by immigrants or refugees like myself. I also offer Financial Planning services to individuals.

Please check out my LinkedIn profile:

Email me at

Queer Queens Travel

My name is Neicy B (she/her) and alongside my business partner Noiry(she/her) we own and run Queer Queens Travel.

Queer Queens Travel is a travel business focused on curating group travel experiences and providing travel tips for Queer Women of Colour as well as showcasing QWOC travelling. We put together trip packages including accommodations, excursions and transportation allowing QWOC to sign up and join us. Look out for our upcoming experiences Atlanta Black Pride 2021 & The Return of our Blue Mountain Cottage Getaway: Summer Escape!

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Bubbles Entertainment

Promoter, dancehall enthusiast, fashionista alike, Kevin ‘Bubbles’ Adams hails from Jamaica and has a mixed spectrum of creative influences drawn from his social experiences and cultural upbringing.

The brainchild behind Bubbles Entertainment, Kevin’s birthday parties quickly outgrew his living room and spilled into local nightclubs. Since 2010, Bubbles Entertainment has been synonymous with deeply addictive, sexy, steaming events; each one named and more hypnotically fashionable than the last.

Kevin’s stark sense of community and inclusion adds to his trademark of events that cater to a wide cross-section of ages, backgrounds and identities.

The ‘Bubble's phenomenon’ attracts 250+ people to each event, a success attributed to Kevin’s consistent promotion via social media, and good old-fashioned charm. Down to earth and congenial, Kevin moves in the world to a personal mantra ‘live in love and only love will follow’.

A very active member of his local queer community, Kevin is no stranger to the ups-and-downs of the Toronto party scene, and regular promotes and attends events hosted by competitors with the same passion as he does his own.

Bubbles Entertainment is this decade’s promoter to watch!

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Practitioner T

I offer spiritual services within the realm of energy work and the Akashic Records. My aim is to provide a healing service that allows folks to begin to embody their higher selves.

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Heal with Iz Reiki

Reiki is a form of alternative/ holistic energy healing that supports holistic well-being, it supports one's physical, emotional, mental, spiritual well-being. Reiki promotes relaxation, reduces stress, anxiety, creates balance in the mind, body, it brings about clarity, and improves one's intuition. It also clears and unblocks chakras which are our main energy centers.

Services Provided: Reiki Energy Healing, Chakra clearing

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Tuina Scarborough

We are a Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic that incorporates Eastern modalities such as Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Tui Na massage,Cupping, Qi Gong therapy; alongside Western treatments such as Osteopath, Massage Therapist, Physiotherapy and Chiropractor to treat varies imbalances and diseases in the body.

These include migraines, insomnia, sciatica, anxiety, frozen shoulder, fertility, depression, neck and shoulder injuries etc.

Our team consist of multi disciplined accredited therapists from various specialty with some practicing Chinese medicine for over 25yrs both in China and here in Canada.

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