Past Programs

These programs - some staff-led and some led by our communities and partners- have been run in the past to build connection, joy, and support within our communities. These programs aren't running currently, but have been mentioned here to build legacy and honour their historic context and impact.

African Diaspora and Indigenous Storytelling

The program aimed to foster Black, Indigenous cultural practices, and share Indigenous teachings along with participants. For children (0-6 years).  African Diaspora and Indigenous Storytelling was being offered as part...

Classes for Confidence, Bold Beauty

  Classes for Confidence, Bold Beauty Welcome to Sephora’s signature Classes for Confidence Program. In partnership with the The 519, the Bold Beauty series is for 2-Spirited, Transgender and Non-Binary…

Rhythm ‘n’ Rhyme – Movement and Music for Kids 0-6 Years

Rhythm ‘n’ Rhyme has gone virtual! The Rhythm ‘n’ Rhyme music program encourages children aged 0-6 and their adult(s) to bond over the joy of music. In class, children will have the…

Bolder Together

Thank you to everyone who participated in our bOlder Together series of intergenerational skill-building workshops and community social events for 2SLGBTQ+ folks. You’ve helped us create so many wonderful memories. If…

Body Love with Dainty Smith & Ravyn Wingz

The phenomenal Dainty Smith & Ravyn Wingz returned to The 519 the fall of 2019 with Body Love. Designed to empower Queer and Trans exercise, performance development and increase performance…

Fay & Fluffy’s Storytime: Reading is FUNdamental

Drag performance artists Fay Slift + Fluffy Soufflé invite you and the kids in your life to special events with books and fun! Readings will include their favourite books, and Fay + Fluffy will…

Find Ur Sexy! Heels, Health & Individuality

Spring is here, and Find Ur Sexy! is back for its spring chapter. Though we can’t meet in person yet, FREE classes will be offered virtually through Zoom. Mondays, May…

Rainbow Glee’ques Coalition

The Rainbow Glee’ques Coalition (RGC) is a performing arts group of amateur and aspiring performers in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-sexual, transgender, 2-spirited, queer, intersex and allies (LGBTTSQIA) communities with…

More Moss Park

After extensive analysis, the partnership leading the Moss Park Revitalization Project (More Moss Park), which includes the City of Toronto, The 519, and a philanthropic partner, has come to the…

Life Drawing

Artists of any skill level are welcome, and you can drop in as frequently or infrequently as you like.  There are no teachers or lessons. You bring your own materials and…