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The best alfresco parties with enticing music, queery performances, delicious food and drinks, and a whole lot of love – we present to you Green Space Festival, 11th edition. With five signature events and an exceptional lineup of world-class DJs, legendary performers, international and local drag queen royalty and more, this festival is a prominent and dominant feature of pride month festivities in Toronto. What makes it even more special is that all funds raised through the festival support the year-round programs at The 519, the largest LGBTQ2S community centre in Canada serving underserved LGBTQ2S communities.

Our signature events – Starry Night, Disco Disco, One World, and Lipstick Jungle will be the buzz of the Church-Wellesley Village, and our Treehouse Party will be hotter and bolder than ever at the iconic Bandshell Park at Exhibition Place.

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EVENTS

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STARRY NIGHT DEETS

Al Ages.

Free admission.

Donations are welcome and appreciated.

STARRY NIGHT

Get ready for an evening of charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent — it’s Starry Night, featuring more drag talent than you can handle. From the mainstage of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11, catch the dolls live at Barbara Hall Park: Iconic in ten minutes flat, Vanessa Vanjie Mateo. Reading books and turning looks, the Reverend Doctor Silky Nutmeg Ganache. And A'keria Chanel Davenport brings the pageantry and glamour to the stage.

Plus, you won’t want to miss this stellar lineup of local drag talent: Tynomi Banks, Sofonda Cox, Jada Hudson, Farra N. Hyte, Matty Scarlett BoBo, Ivory Towers, Allysin Chaynes, Fay Slift, Priyanka Love, Baby Bel Bel, the Spice Queens, and coming all the way from Montreal, Rita Baga. Dance under the stars and party for a cause, squirrel friends — all proceeds go directly to The 519.

  

  

  

  

Date/Time: Thursday June 20, 2019 | 5pm-12AM

Location: Barbara Hall Park 519 Church Street

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ONE WORLD DEETS

5 PM: Deko-Ze

7 PM: Floyd Lavine

9 PM: Hyenah

All Ages. Free admission. Donations are welcome and appreciated.

One World - Afro House Edition

Take it back to the birthplace of humankind on the dancefloor — it’s One World: Afro House edition. You won't want to miss this lineup. Featuring special guest DJs from Berlin, the masterminds behind the Afro House sensation RISE: Hyenah keeps their identity secret and tours the world wearing a mask, stating that it doesn't matter what you look like, but what you can offer the world. And after being named Afro House artist of the year in 2016 by Traxsource, this prolific music producer proved they're offering the world the hottest beats. Floyd Lavine: With one foot in Berlin and the other in Cape Town, Floyd has had the pleasure of presenting his unique talents at some of the biggest events around the world, like Glastonbury Festival UK, Berghain and Watergate in Berlin, Djoon in Paris, and shows in Nigeria, Angola and Mozambique.

Plus, Toronto legend Deko-ze will be on the decks. Co-owner of Jungle Funk Recordings, Deko-ze is a staple in the local house music scene with releases on international labels such as Milk & Sugar, Kult and Pacha. And there's one more extra special guest star: from RuPaul's Drag Race, Naomi Smalls is hitting the stage with two house-music performances at 7pm and 9pm. Ready to feel the rhythm? Get ready to party for a cause — all proceeds go toward The 519.

Date/Time: Friday June 21, 2019 | 5pm-12AM

Location: Barbara Hall Park 519 Church Street

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LIPSTICK JUNGLE DEETS

All Ages.

Free admission.

Donations are welcome and appreciated.

Lipstick Jungle

Take it to the dancefloor and get carried away: Lipstick Jungle is turning Barbara Hall Park into a lush party oasis. 

Swing into action with the wildest DJs on the decks: 

Miss Monique is spinning world-class techno and trance; 

Things get rowdy when Brazilian powerhouse DJ Ana Flor hits the decks; 

Morabito brings legendary NYC to the dancefloor; 

And Sandy Duperval takes control of the decks and the mic. 

It’s a jungle out there, so party for a cause — all proceeds go directly to The 519.

  

  

  

Date/Time: Saturday June 22, 2019 | 1PM-12AM

Location: The Masonic Temple Concert Hall, 888 Yonge St

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DISCO DISCO DEETS

1 - 4 PM: DJ Phillippe + Kris Steeves + Diego Armand

4 - 6 PM: The Illustrious Blacks

6 - 9 PM: The Carry Nation

9PM - Midnight: Horse Meat Disco

All Ages. Free Admission. Donations are welcome and appreciated.

Disco Disco

Remember Me? It’s Disco Disco, and it’s time to cure your Love Hangover this Pride season. Kick things off with the local disco boys: Kris Steeves (fit), Phillippe (Tapette), and Diego Armand (New Ho Queen) are back with the Lovin’, Livin’ and Givin’ vibes. Feel like The Boss when NYC’s neo-Afro psychedelic kings The Illustrious Blacks (Manchildblack and Monstah Black) make their Disco Disco debut on the decks.

Need more? Get Upside Down freaky with another Disco Disco newcomer — NYC DJ duo The Carry Nation (Nita Aviance and Will Automagic) will take you to church when they spin. And there Ain’t No Mountain High Enough to keep them away: returning for a sixth year, Horse Meat Disco closes out Disco Disco with a bang. It’s enough to get you screaming “I’m Coming Out!” Catch you under the disco ball.

Date/Time: Sunday June 23, 2019 | 1PM-12AM

Location: Barbara Hall Park 519 Church Street

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TREEHOUSE PARTY DEETS

Shuttle buses available from The Village during the whole event.

Learn more about how to get to The Bandshell. https://www.explace.on.ca/visiting/getting-here/public-transit

COVER: $35, $40, $45, $50, $55, $60, $65, $70 and $75 at the door. VIP available

Treehouse Party

Come on down to the hottest party of your queer summer — TreeHouse is back and bolder than ever. Celebrate Pride at a massive new location: the iconic CNE Bandshell amphitheater, Toronto’s Art Deco jewel, surrounded by greenery on the grounds of the Exhibition Place

World-class lineup of talent: Kick things off with hard and soul, the legendary Danny Tenaglia DJ .The Black Madonna spins heavenly beats and top-notch techno, disco and house tracks. Back for another round, Dj Isaac Escalante returns with his house beats and sexy tech vibes. Hometown hero Dj Addy is ready to spin some classic underground Toronto flavour. Get ready to party for a cause — all proceeds go directly to The 519.

Date/Time: Sunday June 23, 2019 | 1PM-11PM

Location: Bandshell Park at Exhibition Place

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TREEHOUSE AFTER PARTY DEETS

19+

Ptice- $45 – $65
 

Treehouse After Party

Are you ready for the Afterparty of all afterparties this Pride? The party isn't over when legendary DJ Danny Tenaglia drops the last beat at TreeHouse Party XI — the master of the decks, famous for his marathon sessions, will keep you dancing at One Loft. And Toronto's favourite, DJ GSP from Athens, will bring his best techno and house beats. Music really is the answer. So come out and be yourselfs!

  

  

  

Date/Time: Sunday June 23, 2019 | 11PM-6AM

Location: OneLoft, 292 College Street

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GALLERY

CONTEST

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WIN two (2) VIP tickets to TreeHouse Party on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at Bandshell Park Amphitheater (Exhibition Place) from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. Featuring: Danny Tenaglia, The Black Madonna, Isaac Escalante and Addy.

• Free all-day shuttle service from The Village to Bandshell Park

• Expedited entry to Bandshell Park, June 23, through a separate VIP entrance

• Dedicated restrooms and bars in the VIP Lounge!

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