Arts and Culture
Actors' Jam is an acting and learning experience for anyone age 18 or over. Explore monologues, scenes, improvs, rants, audition pieces, poems, and stories for two hours each week.
Animation Movie Camp for LGTBQ2S Teens and Youth
Body Love is a series of movement workshops that begin with self-love meditation exercise then move into movement and choreographic mentorship.
bOlder Together is a free, year-long, intergenerational series of monthly skill-building workshops and community social events for LGBTQ2S folks.
Formed in 1984, it was the first lesbian/gay/gay positive orchestra in Canada and in the world. Counterpoint is a full symphony orchestra, and the programming is drawn from Baroque through contemporary orchestral repertoire.
Doing It For Ourselves is a free, intergenerational skill-building workshop series for LGBTQ community members of all ages. Connect, share and learn new skills in a supportive environment.
Drag performance artists Fay Slift + Fluffy Soufflé invite you and the kids in your life to special events with books and fun!
Find Ur Sexy! Is a series of heels classes that focus on fun, health and well-being.
Learn how to use barbering tools to groom, shave, cut, and style hair in this free 5-week workshop.
Presented by Pride Toronto in partnership with the University of Toronto’s Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity and The 519, a range of rights issues will be examined and illuminated through moderated panel discussions and a lecture.
Drumming has long been a key element of Indigenous ceremony and community. Join us for this 5-week session to make your drum, learn songs, and know more about the significance of drumming.
The 519’s Kids and Youth Action and Arts Space offers fun, friends and cool opportunities for a couple of hours on the first and third Saturday of each month.
Artists of any skill level are welcome, and you can drop in as frequently or infrequently as you like. There are no teachers or lessons. You bring your own materials and we provide a model for two hours, in a quiet location. We generally start with short warm-up poses, then move to 15, 20, or 30 minute poses.
Community Arts, Crafts and Ideas
The Mature Men’s Book Club is a group for gay, bisexual, and trans men who are 50+.
We're connecting crochet to mindfulness in a warm and welcoming space, free and open to all LGBTQ community members.
Mindfulness Meditation is an open community of meditation practitioners and a welcoming space for all individuals who are interested in the practice of meditation.
The Older Women’s Book Club is a group for Lesbian, Bisexual, and Trans women who are 50+.
Looking for a fun and welcoming lesbian or gay social club in Toronto? Welcome to Out & Out – North America’s largest LGBT activities club! If you’re interested in learning more about our club before joining, or want to see what your new membership has to offer, come join us for a Club Info Night.
OutWRITES! Writing Collective meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 8pm - 10pm at The 519. They welcome all levels and facilitate writing exercises and critique of members' literary work.
The Rainbow Gleeques Coalition (RGC) strives to broaden the scope of opportunities for live entertainment within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans-sexual, Trans-gender, 2-Spirited, Queer, Inter-sex and Allies (LGBTTSQIA) Communities by encouraging, developing and presenting elements of our varied artistic talents in the performing arts, exploring various expression of each discipline.
The Rhythm 'n' Rhyme music program encourages children aged 0-4 and their adult(s) to bond over the joy of music.
Sew What? is our 8-week course where you will learn how to use a sewing machine, gain basic sewing skills, and sew cool stuff from scratch.
Singing Out is Toronto’s LGBTQ Community Chorus. The choir promotes pride in musical excellence, and fosters a positive image of common goals of belonging, unity, and empowerment.
Tell It Like It Is: Lived Experiences of LGBTQ Elders - an intergenerational community speaker series
In an exciting new partnership between Buddies, The 519, and the Senior Pride Network, The Youth / Elders Project brings together young and old to create a living document of our personal queer histories.
The game of Go was created around 2000 B.C. in China. It is played with black and white "stones" on a 19x19 grid board. Go is the national game of Japan and is widely popular in both China and Korea.
Triangle Squares does modern square dancing with an upbeat style, a wide range of music, and a dash of flamboyance.
Free 8-week creative writing program for LGBTQ2S people facing mental health challenges. Run in partnership with InkWell Workshops, and is facilitated by one of InkWell’s founders, Kathy Friedman.
The 519’s Kids and Youth Action and Arts Space offers fun, friends and cool opportunities for a couple of hours every first and third Saturday of each month.
Youth Engagement is a weekly program for newcomer youth aged 14-19 who are Permanent Residents or Convention Refugees, residing in Canada for less than five years.