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Everything You Need To Know About The 2022 Green Space Festival!

The Green Space Festival returns to Barbara Hall Park with the very best in drag and DJ talent coming your way…

It’s almost time… Toronto will come together to fully celebrate Pride in person after two years of modified celebrations because of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Included in the most anticipated Toronto Pride events is the Green Space Festival, which will return to Barbara Hall Park (519 Church St) from Thursday, June 23 until Sunday, June 26, 2022 featuring Toronto’s top drag queens, some of your favourites from RuPaul’s Drag Race and Canada’s Drag Race as well as the hottest DJs from around the globe.

The Green Space Festival is an essential fundraising event for The 519, which has served as a valuable and vibrant hub for 2SLGBTQ+ communities in the city and beyond for 47 years.

“A true party for a cause, Green Space Festival is the essential fundraiser for The 519,” says Stacy G Kelly, The 519’s director, philanthropy. “Since inception, the Festival has directly raised $3.8 million for The 519’s programs and services for 2SLGBTQ+ communities in Toronto and beyond.”

Thinking of heading out to attend the 2022 Green Space Festival and support the 519? Here’s everything you need to know about a few of Toronto’s must-attend Pride events.

Starry Night
Thursday, June 23, 2022
5:00pm – 12:00am
Free admission and all ages welcome
Starry Night is always packed with adoring fans and is one of the most anticipated events during Toronto’s Pride Month. This year expect performances by the most fabulous and legendary icons from RuPaul’s Drag Race (Willow Pill, Angeria Paris Van Michaels and Bosco) and Canada’s Drag Race (Icesis Couture, Pythia, Tynomi Banks, Scarlett Bobo, Banks and BOA). Starry Night’s stage will also feature many of Toronto’s top drag queens including Baby Bel Bel, Ivory Towers, Farra N’ Hyte, Xtacy Love, Sofonda Cox and Jada Hudson.

One World: Afro House Edition
Friday, June 24, 2022
5:00pm – 12:00am
Free admission and all ages welcome
One World will feature world-renowned electronic music from headliners DJEFF, Floyd Lavine, Deko-ze, Kendall Gender and Kimora Amour. This year’s One World will feature an Afro House theme.

Lipstick Jungle
Saturday, June 25, 2022
1:00pm – 12:00am
Free admission and all ages welcome
Held following the Dyke March on Saturday afternoon, Lipstick Jungle features leading DJs from Canada and abroad, including Miss Monique, Misstress Barbara, Jamiie, MightyKat and Ticky Ty.

Treehouse Party
Sunday, June 26, 2022
1:00pm – 12:00am
Free admission and all ages welcome
The annual Treehouse Party has become known as the landmark gathering of Pride Sunday in Toronto, a signature event that is highly anticipated every year by thousands of aficionados of the international party circuit. This year party-goers will come together under the sun to dance to the beats of an international roster of DJ’s including David Morales, Joe Claussell, Hector Romero, Morabito and Cincity.

Enter to win
Want to try and win two (2) Club 519 VIP passes to the festival? (Club 519 VIP passes include: Priority entrance to all four events, access to the Exclusive VIP Lounge, privileged bar access and dedicated bathrooms) We’re running a quick little giveaway over on Instagram! Simply like this photo, tag a friend you’d bring with you in the comments and make sure you’re both following @inmagazineca and @greenspaceto. Good luck!

For more information on the 2022 Green Space Festival visit greenspaceto.org. Looking to get more involved or show your support? You can learn more about volunteer opportunities at The519.org/volunteer, and show financial support for The 519’s essential work at The519.org/donate.

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