Community update from The 519

In light of the direction of the City of Toronto and Toronto Public Health that no large-scale public gatherings will be permitted during the month of June 2020, The 519 will not be hosting Green Space Festival 2020 during the originally planned dates of June 24 to 28, 2020.

While this is disappointing news to share, we are committed to being responsible to our collective efforts to promote public health and safety. As a community centre, we remain on the frontlines every day during the COVID-19 public health crisis responding to our community and neighbourhood’s needs. You can find out more about our work during this time on our website.

We are continuing to work with the City, and our funders and partners, to examine alternate dates and options for what is our largest annual fundraising event that raises critical funds for programs and services that support vulnerable communities. We will be sharing updates on Festival planning in the near future.

Stay safe, and be well.

About Green Space Festival

The best alfresco parties with enticing music, queery performances, delicious food and drinks, and a whole lot of love – we present to you Green Space Festival. With five signature events and an exceptional lineup of world-class DJs, legendary performers, international and local drag queen royalty and more, this festival is a prominent and dominant feature of pride month festivities in Toronto. What makes it even more special is that all funds raised through the festival support the year-round programs at The 519, the largest LGBTQ2S community centre in Canada serving underserved LGBTQ2S communities.


About The 519

The 519 is committed to the health, happiness and full participation of the LGBTQ community. A City of Toronto agency and a registered charity with an innovative model of Service, Space and Leadership, we strive to make a real difference in people’s lives, while working to promote inclusion, understanding and respect.