The Winter Solstice

The Winter Solstice arrived yesterday. It is the time of the longest night and the shortest day of the year. In Toronto it’s cause for a bit of a celebration.

The city held an evening parade that began in Little Italy and moved along College Street to Chinatown on Spadina Avenue. It was a procession complete with lanterns to shield us from the night, I suppose.

The festivities wound up in the ethnically diverse Kensington Market where streets were closed to vehicular traffic and a pedestrian mall took over.

The hostel made a small “event” out of the solstice and took along several of our residents to watch the parade and participate in the street fair.

I suppose that the city NEEDS excuses for celebrations during our long and chilly winters. But the beauty of it is, we find them!

Winter Solstice - Canadaiana Backpackers Inn Toronto Youth Hostel

Winter Solstice - Canadiana Backpackers Inn Toronto Youth Hostel


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