Green Space Festival

Since its inception in 2008, The 519’s Green Space Festival has become a thriving, internationally recognized cultural festival in Toronto during the Pride month.

The best alfresco parties with enticing music, queery performances, delicious food and drinks, and a whole lot of love – Green Space Festival offers five signature events and an exceptional lineup of world-class DJs, legendary performers, international and local drag queen royalty and more. What makes it even more special is that all funds raised through the festival support the year-round programs at The 519.

We are proud to be the place where community members and allies come together to “party for a cause”. We are also proud that our communities know that their support during Green Space Festival goes to help our year-round programs and services for our 2SLGBTQ+ communities.

The 519 Annual Gala

For over 17 years, our Honorary Patron, Salah J. Bachir, CM OOnt, a prominent philanthropist, a successful entrepreneur, patron of the arts, the former President of Cineplex Media, and former Chancellor of OCAD University, organizes The 519 Annual Gala and raises funds in support of The 519. The evening’s program takes the form of a reception, with dinner, and legendary talents, musicians, signers, actors and performers.