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December 8th 2015


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

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

The 519 calls for proposals from community-based arts educators

The 519 is looking for community-based arts educators to facilitate several different activities with queer, trans, and gender independent kids and the kids of queer and trans families. The goal is to offer a variety of arts-based programming for young people between the ages of 6-15 in a safe and affirming environment that is free and accessible to the community. We anticipate that most activities will take place on weekends.

If you are an artist or an arts educator who has a workshop idea (visual arts, drama, dance, music or anything else you have dreamed up), please submit a proposal (maximum 2 pages) that includes the following information:

  • A description of the proposed workshop idea (including the medium you will be working in, what you expect participants to learn and accomplish, and how your workshop will approach the principles inclusiveness and accessibility).
  • A short description of your experience as an artist/educator as well as your experience working within a queer/trans context.  (Please include a copy of your CV/resume in addition to your two page proposal).
  • The proposed age range for your workshop/activity.
  • The proposed timing for your workshop/activity including duration of each class, preferred day of the week, and the number of weeks.  (Note that we are open to proposals that are offered as one-time events or a series of events that occur once a week over the course of several weeks up to a maximum of 12 weeks).
  • A budget including a breakdown of the facilitation fees and program supplies.

Please submit your proposal, along with any supporting documents, via email to, no later than December 28, 2015

We thank everyone for their interest in this opportunity, but only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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