Kensington Market Winter Solstice

10 fiery photos of the Winter Solstice in Toronto

The 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.


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