Starting at The 519 is a great way to tackle a school project about 2SLGBTQ+ communities in Toronto or about the Church Wellesley Village. We recommend that you surf The 519’s website and the sites below.

Topic: 2SLGBTQ+ (2 Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer) Issues

The ArQuives works to preserve and make accessible Canadian LGBTQ2+ histories.

Xtra Magazine is published by Pink Triangle Press, Canada’s leading LGBTQ2S+ media organization founded in 1971 to advance the struggle for sexual liberation.

The Body Politic was Canada’s leading gay liberation periodical of the 1970s and 80s. The site is dedicated to chronicling the life of the Body Politic.

Egale is Canada’s leading organization for 2SLGBTQI people and issues. They improve and save lives through research, education, and awareness, and by advocating for human rights and equality in Canada and around the world.

The Enchanté Network connects and supports 2SLGBTQI+ community organizations across Canada.

Maggie’s is an organization run for and by sex workers. We are founded on the belief that in order to improve our circumstances, sex workers must control our own lives and destinies.

ACT works to reduce new HIV infections in Toronto and promotes the independence, dignity, health and well-being of people living with HIV and AIDS and those at increased risk of HIV.

Since 1989, the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) has worked to respond to the threat of HIV and AIDS in Toronto’s African, Caribbean and Black communities.

2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations supports 2-Spirit peoples and First Nations, Métis, and Inuit community members who are at risk of or living with HIV, hepatitis C, and related co-infections; and we will continue to support community members who are facing the effects of historic and ongoing colonial violence so that we may thrive within our communities and nations.

Topic:The Village, Church and Wellesley Neighbourhood; the Gay Neighbourhood

Church Wellesley Village Business Improvement Association

Proud FM is Canada’s popular LGBTQ+ station

Workshops on 2SLGBTQ+ Issues

The 519 offers a number of workshops through our diverse programs.  Possible workshop topics include Trans 101, Safe and Inclusive spaces at work and home, consultations, and more. Visit our Education and Training page to learn more.

Community Tours

Once you have a better understanding of our community and the Church and Wellesley Village, we welcome you to book a tour of one of Toronto’s most diverse urban neighbourhoods. Tours may include The 519 Community Centre and the AIDS Memorial.

If you would like more information about tours, please contact:

The 519 Front Desk