Last night I attended 519′s Starry Night event at the Greenspace on Church. It was a great way to kick off Pride among friends. Here are a few photos I took with Instagram at the private event from 7pm to 8pm where food, bubbly and vodka was served and I even spotted some local tv personalities, politicians etc. It was great starting the weekend off with an early party seeing as some of us have to work today.

Five years ago, the Board of The 519 endeavoured to create a chic, intimate, fabulous party for Toronto’s LGBTQ community – an opportunity to kick-off Pride weekend among celebrities, politicians, artists, activists, and members and friends of The 519. Starry Night was born, and with the support of BMO Financial Group and Cineplex Media, it has grown to become the must-attend event of Toronto’s Pride calendar. Last year ‘1001 Starry Nights’ drew more than 2,800 people to Cawthra Square Park throughout the evening.

Check out some photos I took at the event on the next part of the post.

A little more on what the event was:

This year you’re invited to sip cocktails with the stars under the stars as we’re treated to the beautiful music of the Toronto All-Star Big Band. The crooning continues through the night with a late evening osé and stylish show by Sofonda and her dancers and music by DJs Alessandro and Phil V.

Attending Starry Night is a simple, elegant way to show your support for The 519. Our Green Space on Church events during Pride weekend raised more than $200,000 last year in support of our community programs and services. As a public-private partnership of the City of Toronto, we rely on community support to serve the over 40,000 people who visit The Centre every year. We couldn’t do it without friends and partners like you.

The Poodle Topiary Mascot.

The Beautifully Decorated Party Room at the 519.

At the outdoor space with DJ Alessandro serving up the beats.

This Poodle was so well behaved.