Positive Space

Positive Space

Creating and identifying safer and more inclusive spaces for 2Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and other sexual and gender diverse students, staff, faculty, librarians, and allies at the University of Toronto. 

The Positive Space Campaign has raised 2SLGBTQ+ visibility at the University and focused on connecting 2SLGBTQ+ students, faculty, librarians, and staff at the University of Toronto since 1995. The Campaign continues to support our vibrant 2SLGBTQ+ communities through the work of volunteers across the three campuses who strive to make the University a place of inclusion and belonging every day.  

The Campaign is largely advanced by Positive Space Committees on each of the University of Toronto’s three campuses, which welcome 2SLGBTQ+ students, staff, faculty, librarians, and their allies to organize and participate in social events and educational programming. 

Whether engaging in allyship by supporting fellow 2SLGBTQ+ classmates or colleagues, putting up a Positive Space poster or sticker in your community space, or getting involved with your campus’ Positive Space Committee, everyone can be part of creating Positive Space at the University of Toronto. If you are interested in learning more about and getting involved in our efforts across the University, browse through our campus pages or contact us today. To receive regular news updates, event invites, and more, join the Positive Space listserv! 

Display Your Pride 2024

To celebrate this year’s Display Your Pride event, we introduced a new friendly photo contest! U of T community members from all three campuses shared creative photos to our esteemed panel of judges for the chance to win amazing team prizes. Check out the contest entries!

Learn about the history of Positive Space at U of T, the mission, vision, and values guiding the Positive Space Campaign, the materials available to display Positive Space, and how to get involved with your campus Positive Space Committee to raise visibility and support for the 2SLGBTQ+ community. 

We offer a variety of materials to help you display your support for the Positive Space Campaign, including stickers, posters, and digital images. Browse through our catalogue to download assets and/or place an order for printed materials. 

After nearly three decades, we’ve redesigned the logo for the Positive Space campaign. New materials are now available.

What does “Positive Space” mean to you?

To mark the 20th Anniversary of Positive Space in 2015, the U of T Positive Space Committee created a project to engage students, staff, faculty, and librarians with the question “What does Positive Space mean to you?” at several events, including the St. George 5-Buck Lunch and the 20th Anniversary Brunch at Hart House. The U of T community got creative and shared their ideas for and visions of a more inclusive and 2SLGBTQ+ friendly campus. Check them out below!