Winter Solstice at Kensington Market is an annual celebration to celebrate the beginning of Winter.
Scientifically speaking, Winter Solstice is the the time when the sun is farthest from our planet Earth. Simply put, it is the darkest and longest night of the year!
This celebration is now on its 20th year! It used to be known as, "The Festival of Lights." This is spearheaded by the Red Pepper Spectacle Arts supported by the Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council.
Details of the Festival
WHAT: Kensington Market Winter Solstice
WHEN: December 21st, 2010
TIME: 6:30 PM
WHERE: Kensington Market / Meet at the intersection of Oxford and Augusta Streets
Directions / How to get there: There are 3 ways to get to Kensington Market by streetcars.
* From the Bloor Subway: take the Spadina or Bathurst streetcar south. Get off at College or one or two stops further south.
* From Yonge/University Subway: take the College or Dundas streetcar west, getting off at Spadina or the next stop.
* From Union Station: take the Queen’s Quay/Spadina streetcar. Enjoy the ride along the lake, where it turns north on Spadina. Get off at Dundas or the next couple of stops.
The lantern-making workshop is open for everyone who wants to learn--both children and adults. Participants will make their own unique, hand-made bamboo and paper lantern, candle-lit lantern to carry during the Solstice procession on the 21st.
Children must be accompanied by adults.
WHAT: Lantern-making Workshop
WHEN: Sunday Dec. 12th, 2010
TIME: 11:00 AM - 5 PM
WHERE: 25 Cecil Street at Steelworkers Hall (just 2 blocks east of Spadina)
FEES: $10 suggested donation which includes instruction, materials and candle!
Participating Artists to date:
Phil Cote and Rebecca Baird of the Tecumseh Collective Samba Squad Shadowland TheatreElizabeth Cinello and the Hags Rich Underhill and the Kensington Horns Michelle Perpaul Kehewin Native Dance Theatre Larissa Pelletario Gregory Odjig Michaela Washburn Raymo Weasel-Moccasin Pat Bisset Scott Shibley and the Racoons Marie Gaudet and Gaa Dibatjimaat Ngashi Lena Recollet and Jasmine Manning with Shaman.com The New Model Circus Army Shannon Olivier Meghan Simao the SolSticks Clay and Paper Theatre Circlesing