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10 fiery photos of the Winter Solstice in Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / December 24, 2013

Kensington Market Winter SolsticeThe 24th annual Kensington Market Winter Solstice filled Augusta Avenue with night-defying antics and entertainment, complete with a healthy dose of pyrotechnics. Giant puppets on stilts featuring performers from Shadowland Theatre and Clay & Paper Theatre got things started, followed by short musical performances by Spirit Wind & Eagle Women Singerz (Traditional First Nations Women's hand drummers) and Samba Squad led by Rick Lazar. Next, Richard Underhill from the Shuffle Demons climbed a tall ladder placed in the middle of the street while playing a Lukeman horn, until one of the other performers lit it on fire. The parade eventually made its way to Alexandra Park, where the fire jugglers stole the scene.

Check out how it played out in this photo gallery of the Kensington Market Winter Solstice.



Jeff / December 24, 2013 at 01:02 pm
Looks like a fun event.. Too bad the weather was so horrible that night otherwise it was something I wanted to do!
gucco the clown / December 24, 2013 at 07:52 pm
Can they melt my ice?
Fyrirrek / December 27, 2013 at 11:49 am
Thanks for the pictures they look great. The one standing in front of the flaming lotus is exactly how I remember it. The ice did melt:) Thanks everyone for coming out it was a firey wet blast
Gary / January 1, 2014 at 05:05 pm
Why is this event never advertised or promoted anywhere? I wanted to go but forgot all about it. I read all the local newspapers and check many Toronto web sites and never saw a single ad or article about it. So few people in this city know about it, so why not promote it, so more people can take part in this great event? I just wish I would have seen something about it on a Toronto web site or newspaper.

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