Media Advisory: The 519 Starry Night/Green Space Festival: WorldPride Edition

TORONTO, June 26, 2014 /CNW/ - The 519 Church Street Community Centre will kick off its Green Space Festival: WorldPride Edition on June 26 at 6:00 p.m. with Starry Night, which is expected to attract over 5,000 attendees at Cawthra Square Park in the Church-Wellesley Village.

What:  Starry Night, The 519's premiere fundraising event

Who:

Confirmed entertainment:

  • Bianca Del Rio, Courtney Act, Adore Delano and Darienne Lake, the top four drag queens from OUTtv's RuPaul's Drag Race season six
  • Queen of Montreal queens, DJ Mado Lamotte
  • More than 20 local drag queens

Confirmed guests:

  • The Hon. Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario
  • Olivia Chow, Toronto mayoral candidate
  • David Soknacki, Toronto mayoral candidate
  • Karen Stintz, Toronto mayoral candidate
  • John Tory, Toronto mayoral candidate
  • Michel Laprise, Artistic Director for Madonna, including her 2012 Super Bowl Halftime Show
  • Arthur Mendonca, Canadian fashion designer
  • David Dixon, Toronto-based designer
  • Gavin Crawford, Canadian comedian and actor

When:  Thursday, June 26 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to midnight

Where: Cawthra Square Park, 519 Church Street, Toronto

Follow the excitement on Twitter using the hashtags #My519 and #GreenSpaceTO

About Green Space Toronto
Green Space Festival is The 519's biggest fundraising event of the year that attracts over 40,000 guests to a series of landmark events during Toronto's pride weekend. Since its introduction in 2008, Green Space Toronto quickly became a must-attend festival that caters to LGBTQ communities and allies. Green Space Toronto's dynamic four-day celebration is programmed with specific themes that appeal to many diverse communities with entertainment ranging from DJs, live music and dance performances that span electro, house, folk, hip hop and international music genres. The high caliber productions that span the festival feature national and international artists, providing amazing outdoor shows in gorgeous tree-lined venues at Cawthra Square Park and the Quad at Ryerson University. Starry Night, the festival's kick-off event welcomes more than 5,000 revelers to the park each year, including community leaders, politicians from all levels of government, and artists, as well as local and national media.

About The 519
A registered charity, The 519 Church Street Community Centre is an agency of the City of Toronto with a mandate for building healthier, more welcoming communities for Toronto's downtown and LGBTQ residents. As a charitable public-private partnership of the City, The 519 receives core funding to maintain public access to its building while attracting individual, corporate and government investment in its programs. In 2013, The 519 received $2.87 in community investment for every dollar provided in core funding. Through innovative and engaging community programs and partnerships, The 519 enables over 200,000 people to meet, participate and celebrate together every year.

SOURCE The 519 Church Street Community Centre

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Media Contact:
Meaghan Moroz
NATIONAL Public Relations
416-848-1450
mmoroz@national.ca