Green Space Festival’s legendary TreeHouse Party to be produced by Pride Toronto; tickets go on sale today
TORONTO, ON, APRIL 4, 2016 | The 519 and Pride Toronto announced today they will join forces to co-present TreeHouse Party, the internationally-renowned outdoor party at Ryerson University that has been the closing event of The 519’s Green Space Festival during Toronto Pride celebrations for the past eight years.
The new partnership promises to make the highly-anticipated, outdoor event even better as many world renowned DJs are set to perform for thousands of festivalgoers. TreeHouse Party is one of the most prominent Pride events in North America and its proceeds are invested back in to community programs.
The DJs performing at the TreeHouse Party on Sunday, July 3 are London real-life and musical partners Sexshooters, Tel Aviv’s mix master Yinon Yahel, Montreal’s enfant terrible Alain Jackinsky and Mexico’s most precious talent and long-time Green Space Festival supporter, Isaac Escalante.
The 519 and Pride Toronto’s TreeHouse Party collaboration is an extension of the organizations’ close partnership in 2015, when they co-hosted Starry Night for the first time. Both organizations will once again co-present Starry Night, an elegant outdoor celebration that will kick-off the last weekend of pride festivities on Thursday, June 30 at Barbara Hall Park in Toronto’s Church-Wellesley Village. Special guest headliners and artists for Starry Night will be announced soon.
All proceeds collected through TreeHouse Party, Starry Night and Green Space Festival’s other popular celebrations – One World, Lipstick Jungle and Disco Disco – will be returned to the community by funding The 519’s vital, year-round programs and services. The 519’s Green Space Festival is presented by TD Bank Group.
Tickets for TreeHouse Party go on sale today and can be purchased at pridetoronto.com/treehouse.
“It’s a natural fit for The 519 to partner with Pride Toronto to present two truly spectacular events that will entertain thousands and bolster Starry Night and TreeHouse Party as two of the best Pride events anywhere in North America,” said Jacob Porpossian, Chair of The 519 Board of Management and Chair of Green Space Festival. “What’s even more spectacular than the music, laughter and fun is the tens of thousands of dollars Starry Night, TreeHouse Party and Green Space Festival is expected to raise over the four-day period, money that will help The 519 make a difference in peoples’ lives the entire year.”
For the first time, Pride Toronto will produce Saturday and Sunday’s events at the Ryerson Quad. Saturday will offer a special screening to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the documentary, “In Bed With Madonna”.
“Pride is here to support our communities and we're able to extend our footprint in a meaningful way by partnering with The 519. That's why all the proceeds from the beverage sales will go back to our incredible community centre,” said Aaron GlynWilliams, Pride Toronto Board of Directors Co-Chair. “We're so proud to partner with such an incredible group of people, and more importantly, to raise money for The 519 and the communities it serves.”
Free admission – donations welcome at entrance
Thursday, June 30, 2016. Doors open at 5:00pm
Barbara Hall Park, 519 Church Street, Toronto
$20 Admission – ticket sales at pridetoronto.com/treehouse
Sunday, July 3, 2016. Doors open at 1:00pm
Ryerson University Quad, Toronto
All proceeds from beverage sales support The 519.
Donations are encouraged and proudly accepted.
ABOUT THE 519
Canada’s largest LGBTQ centre, The 519 is committed to the health, happiness and full participation of our communities. A City of Toronto agency with an innovative model of Service, Space and Leadership, we strive to make a real difference in people’s lives, while contributing to the advancement of LGBTQ equality and inclusion in Toronto and beyond. Aside from operating our own unique programs and services – including dedicated programs for LGBTQ newcomers and refugees, queer parents, LGBTQ seniors and trans members as well as services provided by an extensive education and training department – The 519’s 24,000 net square feet facility provides valuable meeting space to over 150 community groups. The 519 is a registered charity.
Over the past eight years, The 519’s Green Space Festival has evolved to become the not-to-miss festival during Toronto’s LGBTQ Pride celebrations. Comprised of a series of signature events – including Starry Night, One World, Lipstick Jungle, Disco Disco and TreeHouse Party – Green Space Festival offers high caliber productions that feature national and international artists providing amazing outdoor shows in gorgeous tree-lined venues packed over four days. Beyond a celebration of diversity for our communities, the Green Space Festival is an essential fundraising activity for The 519.
ABOUT PRIDE TORONTO
Pride Toronto is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to bring people together to celebrate the history, courage and diversity of our community. Uniting and empowering people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions, the annual Pride Toronto festival has become a major Canadian arts and cultural event, and the largest Pride celebration in North America. Pride showcases Toronto on the world stage with diversity, inclusion and vibrant creativity. June 2016 features Toronto’s first-ever Pride Month, culminating with the 36th annual Pride Parade on Sunday, July 3. For news and programming announcements, visit www.PrideToronto.com and follow @PrideToronto on Twitter, Pride Toronto on Facebook and @pridetoronto on Instagram. #PrideTO
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