519 Church St. Community Centre

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The 519 Community Centre is located at 519 Church St. in downtown Toronto. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, two-spirit and queer (LGBTTQ) communities are all welcome at the 519.


Commonly known as “the 519,” this community centre strives to offer service and support to the LGBT community of greater Toronto. The 519 offers countless resources aimed at promoting community improvement, civic activism, volunteer events, and network opportunities within the local LGBT culture. The community centre has been in operation since 1975, and is certainly one of Toronto’s most visible beacons for the LGBT community.

Key program areas

  • Research, education and planning
  • Family violence
  • Options, passport, learn save
  • Social reform
  • Changing lives
  • Community and Neighbourhood development
  • Employee assistance program



  • Government - $1.4M
  • Donations - $0.1M
  • United Way - $0.2M
  • Other



  • Salaries - $0.9
  • Other


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