The 519 is committed to the health, happiness and full participation of the LGBTQ community. A City of Toronto agency 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.
We respond to the evolving needs of the LGBTQ community, from counselling services and queer parenting resources to coming out groups, trans programming and senior’s support.
We provide free, accommodating and non-judgemental space where individuals, organizations and non-profit groups can meet, organize and work towards their goals.
We share knowledge and insight gathered on the ground through consulting and workshop services, best practice research and public engagement campaigns.
The history of The 519 is the story of Toronto’s LGBTQ experience, a tale of inspiration and community, of speaking out against injustice and coming together to celebrate progress. Today, the LGBTQ experience extends well beyond The Village, and we continue to evolve in response to community need and through the leadership and vision of our members, staff, supporters and volunteers.