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To a new year of community and love

Looking back on 2020 at The 519. Click to watch video.

We hope you are keeping well, and that you found moments of rest during the holidays.

The new year is here. We are excited...

Excited about the many programs and services we have planned this year to ensure that our communities are engaged and supported. About the new partnerships we have built, and about the many possibilities that 2021 will bring.

2020 was an incredibly challenging year for our communities and our community centre. But with you by our side, we powered through. That gives us hope and our work purpose. For that, we are grateful.

There is still a lot of work to be done this year as COVID-19 continues to impact our communities. With your support, we will continue to be on the frontlines, responding to their urgent, current, and emerging needs.

On that note, we invite you to look back with us on the past year at The 519. These moments represent our tireless work, impact, strength, as well as the challenges we faced together.

Here’s to 2021. Here’s to us. Here’s to our Army of Lovers.

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Online Training by The 519

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Fostering Queer and Trans-Inclusive Environments at Work and Home

  • Wednesday, January 20 • 5 to 7pm
Gain a deeper understanding of LGBTQ2S communities and what it means to create authentic spaces at work and at home. 2-hour, single-session online course delivered via Zoom.

Cost: 84.75 CAD per person (all-inclusive)
Register Here

Upcoming Clothing Donation Drive

Winter clothing, toque, and shoes.

Winter Clothing Donation Drive

  • When: Saturday, January 9, and Sunday, January 10, 2021
  • Time: 10am to 3pm
  • Where: The 519 [519 Church St., south entrance, near FABARNAK Café]
Inviting donations of gently-used winter clothing for our community members in need.
For more details, contact the Front Desk at or call 416-392-6874.

Virtual Program and Event Highlights

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Older LGBTQ2S Adults Program

  • Mondays • 2 to 4pm
  • Fridays • 2 to 3:30pm
Join us for conversations, workshops, film screenings, and more. Please note the change in dates for this program.

Registration required.
For more details, contact Moji:
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Trans Conversation Café

  • Mondays • 4:30 to 6:30pm
A drop-in space for 2 Spirit, trans, and non-binary folks of all ages to come together, find support, and have fun along the way. Join in for conversations, workshops, film screenings, and more.

Registration required.
For more details, contact Dani:
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Trans Youth Mentorship Program (TYMP)

  • Wednesdays • 4:30 to 6:30pm
A drop-in space for 2 Spirit, trans, and non-binary youth (16-29) to come together, find support, build their skills, get individual support, and have fun along the way.

Registration required.
For more details, contact Dani:
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Peers and coordinator of TPOC.

Trans People of Colour Project (TPOC)

  • Thursdays• 3 to 5pm
An affirming space for trans folks of colour. Meet and gain access to training, skills development, and sexual health promotion information.

Registration required.
Contact Yasmeen:
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Team EarlyON is back with loads of new virtual programs and workshops

From programming for infants, pre-schoolers, and families, to special sessions like Black Indigenous Storytelling and Japanese Storytelling, our EarlyON Child and Family Centre will continue to keep you engaged virtually in the new year.

You can also stay connected for the latest updates by:

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You are invited to The 519 AGM 2020/21

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The 519 Board of Management invites you to join us for our AGM of members via Zoom. Save the date:

  • Wednesday, January 27, 2021 • 6:30 to 8pm ET
Members, friends, and supporters of The 519 are welcome to attend. To view the meeting agenda, financial statements, annual report, and other meeting materials, click here.

Pre-registration is required to attend.

To pre-register, email your name to, no later than Wednesday, Jaunary 20, 2021, 5pm ET.
Pre-register for AGM 2020/21
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