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Happy Pride Month. The 519 has an exciting
line-up of public events for the month of June, and we hope to see you there.

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Queer and Trans Family Pride Party: Summer Disco

Saturday, June 9, 2018
10 am - 1 pm
Free event - for Queer and Trans Families and Allies

Paper with multi-coloured glitter with the words: The 519 Queer & Trans Family Event - Family Pride Summer Disco

Family Pride 2018 does Summer Disco

An annual Pride extravaganza for families including a DJ dance party, water play in the splash pad, a mini-parade around the park, making fabulous attire for all of your pride events and much, much more.

This year's theme is Summer Disco! Grab your bell bottoms, boogie shoes, and big hairstyles! It's Summer Disco with Family Pride so get your glitter out and groove with us. 

Queer and Trans Family Events are designed for queer and trans families and allies to celebrate LGBTQ2S diversity.

For more information, visit:

50+ Pride Banner Making: Community Silk Screening Workshop

Monday, June 11
12 - 4 pm
Free event -
 Intergenerational event 

Hosted by the Older LGBTQ2S Drop-In Program

An intergenerational invitation to the broader community. People of all ages are welcome to participate.

Silk screening and arts and crafts in preparation of Pride 2018. Please contact Kate Hazell, Program Coordinator for more information and/or to communicate access needs:

External Facilitator: Kingi Carpenter

Remembering Orlando

In the memory of the people who lost their lives in Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting (June 12, 2016), The 519’s front windows will display their names on June 12, 2018. 

LatinX Community Healing Space - A Space to Talk 

Tuesday, June 12 
7 - 9 pm
Free event

LatinX Community Health Space - A Space to Talk will offer folks an opportunity to come together on the anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub Shooting of 2016, and engage in various healing activities. This will be a Spanish, Portuguese, English supported language space. Snack and Refreshments to be provided.

Facilitators: Rico Rodriguez, janet romero-leiva

Trans March Banner Making: Community Silk Screening Session

Thursday, June 14
5 - 8 pm
Free event - for all folks who identify as part of the trans umbrella

Banner making for the Trans March - with Kingi Carpenter. 

Congratulations to Yasmeen Persad – Facilitator Education and Training, and coordinator for Trans People of Colour program at The 519 – for being honoured as this year’s Trans Ambassador for Pride. 

Yasmeen has been an activist for Trans Human Rights for the past 15 years. Toronto and The 519 are lucky to have her. 
Yasmeen Persad conducting training at The 519

AIDS Candlelight Vigil 2018: Strengths in Communities

AIDS Candlelight Vigil logo with AIDS memorial pillars in red and text in white

Tuesday, June 19
9 - 11 pm
Free and accessible event. ASL provided.

2018 will mark the 34th year of the AIDS Candlelight Vigil. The theme for this year's Vigil is “Strengths in Communities." 

The Toronto AIDS Candlelight Vigil is an open community event held annually at the AIDS Memorial to remember, honour, and celebrate the people who have died of AIDS and to celebrate those who live with the virus. 

This year’s Vigil will once again feature performers who reflect the diversity of people and communities affected by, or living with HIV/AIDS. 

For more info on the Vigil and Memorial:

Program-specific Events

Sunday Drop-in Pride BBQ

Sunday, June 17
10 am - 3 pm
Free event for LGBTQ2S community members experiencing homelessness, or who are under-housed

50+ Pride Picnic

Monday, June 18
1 - 4pm
Free event for 50+ LGBTQ2S Community Members

Meal Trans Pride BBQ

Monday, June 18
6 - 9pm
Event is free and is a designated space for folks who identify within the trans umbrella. 

The 519 is an accessible facility with a ramp, elevator, and all-gender washrooms. 

Green Space Festival - 10th Anniversary Edition

Green space Festival logo with diverse folks with human bodies and animal heads dancing. Text says 10th Anniversary Edition, June 20-24, Party for a Cause - A fabulous five-day celebration that supports LGBTQ2S communities throughout the year. In support of The 519. Official presenting partner: TD

Party For A Cause
June 20 - 24

Barbara Hall Park

The biggest and best parties in town during Pride month are hosted by The 519. Each year during the final weekend of Pride, The 519 hosts its fundraising Green Space Festival featuring a series of signature events with an international line-up of music producers and multimedia performances.

Green Space Festival is a major fundraising activity for The 519 and all funds raised through these events support our year-round community programs, services, and free, accessible space at The 519.

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Free Events

The Vixen with text Green Space Festival, 10th Edition - June 20-24, 2018
Monet X Change with text Green Space Festival, 10th Edition - June 20-24, 2018
Miz Cracker with text Green Space Festival, 10th Edition - June 20-24, 2018

Wednesday, June 20 Starry Night 

5-11pm, Barbara Hall Park

The event that kicks off the Green Space Festival, and showcases la crème de la crème of Toronto’s drag performers alongside the most fabulous fresh faces from RuPaul drag race.
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10 stars: Miz Cracker, Monet X Change, The Vixen
  • Allysin Chaynes
  • Brooke Lynn Hytes
  • Fay Slift
  • Jada Hudson
  • Sofonda Cox
  • Tynomi Banks
For more info, visit:
Sasha Velour with text Green Space Festival, 10th Edition - June 20-24, 2018
Horse Meat Disco logo with text Green Space Festival, 10th Edition - June 20-24, 2018

Thursday, June 21 Disco Disco 

5pm-midnight, Barbara Hall Park

Disco’s revival to today’s beats. 

  • Philllipe, Diego Armand, & Kris Steeves
  • Eli Escobar
  • Horse Meat Disco
  • Sasha Velour

For more info, visit:

Friday, June 22 One World 

5pm-midnight, Barbara Hall Park

This event brings to Toronto the sound of the most established and renowned house music makers.


  • Deko-ze
  • Saeed Younan
  • Carl Craig

For more info, visit:

Morabito with text Green Space Festival, 10th Edition - June 20-24, 2018
Hector Romero with text Green Space Festival, 10th Edition - June 20-24, 2018

Saturday, June 23 Lipstick Jungle 

1pm-midnight, Barbara Hall Park

Lipstick Jungle is a tribute to women performers from Toronto and abroad and gives them an exclusive centre stage during pride festivities.


  • Tracy Young
  • Ana Paula
  • Morabito
  • Misstress Barbara

For more info, visit:

Sunday, June 24 TreeHouse Party

1pm-midnight, Barbara Hall Park

This is what is now known as the landmark gathering of Pride Sunday. Thousands of revelers gather under the sun to dance to the beats of an international roster of DJ’s, with unexpected and fabulous performances.


  • Ben Bakson
  • Hector Romero
  • Angel Moraes
  • Isaac Escalante

*Acrobats by Mathew Richardson
*Shows by Scott Fordham’s dancers

For more info, visit:


Free events, open to all ages. Donations are greatly appreciated. 

Ticketed Events

Wednesday, June 20 Meet & Greet with Rupaul's Queens from Season 10

Grab tickets to an exclusive meet and greet with queens from RuPaul's Drag Race season 10, Miz Cracker, Monét X Change and The Vixen. Snap a photo with the girls while enjoying complimentary snacks and wine.
Wednesday, June 20, 11pm - 12 pm
Location: The 519 Grand Ballroom
*Limited number of tickets available
* Club 519 members have access to discounted tickets for this event * 

All proceeds in support of The 519.

Click Here for Meet & Greet Tickets.

Sunday, June 24 - June 25  TreeHouse After Party

To celebrate 10 years of Green Space Festival, we're bringing you globe-trotting sensation Eliad Cohen and his international TreeHouse After Party.

DJ Jeremy Khamkeo and his throbbing tracks will keep you feeling sexy on the dance floor. Get hyped when DJ Suri hits the decks, bringing you daddy vibes and guaranteed smash hits. And Isaac Escalante brings you the beats that will keep you going until it's time to say goodbye.

All proceeds in support of The 519.

Sunday, June 24, 11:00 pm to Monday, June 25 , 6:00 am
Location: One Loft, 292 College Street Toronto, ON M5T 1R9

Click Here for TreeHouse After Party Tickets

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