Neighbourhood Information – Green Space Festival 2018

Each year during the final weekend of Pride, The 519 hosts the Green Space Festival (GSF) featuring a series of signature events held at the Barbara Hall Park, in addition to other Pride month events. The 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. The Festival and other activities held during this month have many positive impacts for our local neighbourhood and businesses, and we are excited to host the 10th anniversary edition this year. . 

Thanks to the support, feedback, and advice from our neighbours, Councillor Wong-Tam, the Church-Wellesley Neighbourhood Association, and the Church-Wellesley BIA, we implemented many initiatives in 2017 to make our operations conducive to the neighbourhood, including sound mitigation, traffic flow management, pedestrian safety, park maintenance, and communication. We are fully committed to once again utilize and further strengthen our operations this year. 

Please see the following information about access to the Park and other facilities during the Festival.

Important Event Dates - Barbara Hall Park (BHP)

 

Monday, June 18, 2018 - Set-up

  • North section of BHP will be closed at 5:00pm for set-up requirements for AIDS Vigil.
  • Access to Splash Pad and Dog Park via South section of BHP (please read further below for more information about Splash Pad and Dog Park access schedule).
  • Access to AIDS Memorial available via The 519 Front Desk.
  • 9:00am: 8-foot fencing installed around BHP – to be completed by end of day.
  • 5:00 pm – Overnight security shift begins to oversee equipment safety. 
  • The 519 will be open as usual until 10:00pm.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - Toronto Candlelight AIDS Vigil (8:30 - 10:00pm)

  • 9:00am draping will be installed over fencing to prepare for AIDS Vigil.
  • 10:00am: Audio equipment installation continuing in preparation for AIDS Vigil. 
  • North section of BHP will be closed at 5:00pm to complete set-up for AIDS Vigil.
  • Access to Splash Pad via South section of BHP (please read further below for more information about Splash Pad and Dog Park access schedule).
  • Access to Dog Park via the East entrance, off Cawthra Square, remains open at all times. 
  • Morning and early pm – various deliveries to The 519 in preparation for Green Space Festival. 
  • The 519 will be open - regular hours until 10:00pm.
  • BHP will be closed at 11:30pm.  

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - Green Space Festival - Starry Night (5:00pm-10:30pm)

  • 8:00am: Lane closure on Church Street (through to Friday, June 22) for fencing for Starry Night and Disco Disco line management.
  • BHP closed for set-up.
  • Splash Pad is always open for children and families - with mixed use during set-up and event. Access to Splash Pad via BHP exits, includes bag and stroller check once event starts (please read further below for more information about Splash Pad and Dog Park access schedule).
  • Dog Park access according to schedule below. The East entrance, via Cawthra Square, remains open at all times.
  • The 519 will be open until 5:00pm - with no access to upper floors.

Thursday, June 21, 2018 – Green Space Festival - Disco Disco (5:00pm to 11:59pm)

  • BHP closed for set-up.
  • Splash Pad is always open for children and families  - with mixed use during set-up and event. Access to Splash Pad via BHP exits, includes bag and stroller check once event starts (please read further below for more information about Splash Pad and Dog Park access schedule).
  • Dog Park access according to schedule below. The East entrance, via Cawthra Square, remains open at all times
  • The 519 will be open until 5:00pm - with no access to upper floors. 

Friday, June 22, 2018 – Green Space Festival - One World (5:00pm to 11:59pm)

  • BPH closed for set-up.
  • Splash Pad is always open for children and families  - with mixed use during set-up and event. Access to Splash Pad via BHP exits, includes bag and stroller check once event starts (please read further below for more information about Splash Pad and Dog Park access schedule).
  • Dog Park access according to schedule below. The East entrance, via Cawthra Square, remains open at all times
  • The 519 will be open for regular hours until 10:00pm with no access to upper floors. 

Saturday, June 23, 2018 – Green Space Festival - Lipstick Jungle (1:00pm to 11:59pm)

  • BHP closed for set-up.
  • Splash Pad is always open for children and families  - with mixed use during set-up and event. Access to Splash Pad via BHP exits, includes bag and stroller check once event starts (please read further below for more information about Splash Pad and Dog Park access schedule).
  • Dog Park access according to schedule below. The East entrance, via Cawthra Square, remains open at all times.
  • The 519 will be open for regular hours until 5:00pm, with no access to upper floors. 

Sunday, June 24, 2018 – Green Space Festival - TreeHouse Party (1:00pm to 11:59pm)

  • BHP closed for set-up.
  • Splash Pad is always open for children and families  - with mixed use during set-up and event. Access to Splash Pad via BHP exits, includes bag and stroller check once event starts (please read further below for more information about Splash Pad and Dog Park access schedule).
  • Dog Park access according to schedule below. The East entrance, via Cawthra Square, remains open at all times. 
  • The 519 will be open for regular hours until 5:00pm, with no access to upper floors. 

Monday, June 25, 2018

  • BHP Closed for tear down, clean-up, and maintenance.  
  • Access to Dog park via East entrance, off Cawthra Square, remains open at all times. 
  • The 519 will be closed for clean-up and maintenance.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

  • BHP open to the community
  • The 519 opens - regular hours

* Overnight security at BHP for equipment safety from June 19-June 24. 


Sound Mitigation

  • We are again incorporating sound-proofing features in our site plan to direct sound away from our neighbours as much as possible.
  • We will not exceed 85 db during the events, and will be monitoring this diligently during the Festival.
  • Amplified sound will end promptly at 10:30pm on June 20.
  • Amplified sound will end promptly at 11:59pm on June 21, 22, 23 and 24.

Splash Pad Access

Only families with children can access the Splash Pad from June 19 to June 24 during the given timings.  Please note that the Splash Pad will be open during the Festival’s events with mixed use. Caution is advised when set-up or events are underway: 

  • June 19-21, 2018: 9:00am–5:00pm daily
  • June 22 -23, 2018: 9:00am–3:30pm. Closed between 3:30-5:00pm for set-up. Re-opening at 5:00pm, with controlled access via Park exits, including bag and stroller check.
  • June 24 - 25, 2018: 10:00am–1:00pm. Access via Park exits, includes bag and stroller check during events.

Dog Off-Leash Park Access

  • June 19-20, 2018: Access through the West entrance from 9:00am to 4:00pm. The East entrance, off Cawthra Square, remains open for use.
  • June 21-22, 2018: Access through the West entrance from 9:00am to 3:30pm. The East entrance, off Cawthra Square, remains open for use.
  • June 23-24, 2018:  West entrance closed. Access through the East entrance, of Cawthra Square, only.

AIDS Memorial Access

Visitors to the AIDS Memorial will be provided accompanied access through The 519 Front Desk during scheduled hours: 

  • June 19-20, 2018: 9:00am to 6:00pm.
  • June 21-22, 2018: 9:00am to 3:30pm.
  • June 23-24, 2018: 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Jarvis/Church Street Access

  • June 19-20, 2018: Access through Dog Park only from 9:00am to 4:00pm.
  • June 21-22, 2018: Access through Dog Park only from 9:00am to 3:30pm. Closed for access through Barbara Hall Park after 3:30pm.
  • June 23-24, 2018: Not accessible through Barbara Hall Park. 

Monteith Street Access

  • June 19-24, 2018: Only residents permitted. No access to Barbara Hall Park or Jarvis through the street, starting June 19. Barriers will be erected on Monteith on June 18.

Other Pride Events Hosted in the Park by The 519

There are other Pride events hosted by The 519 at the Barbara Hall Park in June. These include: 

  • Queer and Trans Family Event: Family Pride will be held on June 9, 10:00am-1:00pm. For event information, click here
  • Sunday-Drop In Pride BBQ will run June 17 from 10:00am-3:00pm.
  • 50+ LGBTQ Drop-In Pride BBQ will run June 18 from 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • The Candlelight AIDS Vigil will be hosted on June 19 at 8:30pm. For event information, click here
  • Yoga in the Park will run on June 21 from 10:00am-11:00am. Contact: Members@The519.org
  • Pride & Remembrance Run will be held on June 23, from 10:00am-12:00pm. Contact: info@priderun.org

For more information about all The 519 Pride events click here: June 2018 Newsletter 


 

Key Contacts

General Inquiries & Park Access
Front Desk: 416-392-6874
 
Festival Information:
Will Webb (He/Him)
WWebb@The519.org | 416-392-6874 x 4046

Concerns:
Stacy G. Kelly (He/Him),
Director, Philanthropy
SKelly@The519.org416-355-6778 
  

Pride Events Within/Park Adjacent Hosted by Other Organizations

Please be advised that numerous other organizations will be hosting Pride events, with amplified sound, inside or adjacent to Barbara Hall Park.

  • Nuit Rose Queer Art Festival runs June 13-16, with events in the BHP on June 16. Contact: hello@nuitrose.ca
  • Pride in Business Pride Reception runs June 21 at Bicycle Club (Jarvis at Cawthra Square )from 6:30pm-9:30pm Contact: http://prideinbusiness.lgbt/#contact
  • Pride Toronto’s Street Fair runs June 22-24 (various hours). We understand the Fair will be operating under an AGCO open-carry alcohol permit on Church St. from Wood St to Gloucester St., and a section of Wellesley between Wellesley station and the TD Stage before Jarvis. Contact: office@pridetoronto.com
  • GirlPlay Toronto T-Dance will be held at Bicycle Club (Jarvis at Cawthra Square) from 2pm to 11pm on June 24. Contact: info@girlplaytoronto.com


 



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