The 519 Annual Gala, our largest fundraising night, is back! Presented by our honorary patron, Salah Bachir, the gala is a night of celebration that helps raise critical funds to further The 519’s essential year-round work in service of 2SLGBTQ+ communities.

Look forward to performances by six-time Tony & two-time Grammy award winner, Audra McDonald and a special tribute to literary icon John Irving.

Honourary Chairs: Margaret Atwood • David Furnish • Nancy Lockhart • Sylvia Mantella • Rick Mercer • Kent Monkman • Al Ramsay

The 519 Annual Gala, The Ritz Carlton Hotel, 181 Wellington St. W.

Sunday, April 30, 2023 Cocktails: 6:30pm, dinner: 7:30pm TICKETS

For individual tickets please see the link below. For more information regarding tables, VIP tables, and Patron tables, please contact Curran Stikuts at

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