Celebrate The Summer Solstice in The Junction
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Noon - Midnight
Celebrate the longest day of the year in the Junction at the Junction Summer Solstice Festival! Each year The Junction neighbourhood holds a Solstice Festival to welcome summer with fun, food, music, and entertainment. The fun starts at noon with family friendly events throughout the festival, all along Dundas Street West from Indian Grove to Quebec Avenue.
Brought to you by The Junction BIA
Some Event Highlights: Junction Summer Solstice Festival on June 24
TUNS, the Canadian 'supergroup', will be headlining this year’s Junction Summer Solstice Festival.
TUNS, comprised of Chris Murphy from Sloan, Matt Murphy of The Super Friendz, and The Inbreds’ Mike O'Neill, TUNS will end out the evening on Saturday June 24th with their 10:30pm set on the main stage. This is an exciting new band of equals, of collaborators, of experienced veterans who sound as exuberant as ever. It’s like a music geek’s version of fantasy baseball. The band’s self-titled debut album was released at the end of last summer.
More Info: junctioneer: JUNCTION SUMMER SOLSTICE FESTIVAL, SATURDAY JUNE 24TH lineup
Visit the Kid’s Zone at the Summer Solstice, sponsored by Snug As A Bug in the Junction.
Heintzman Street will be turned into the new Snug as a Bug Kids Zone! Bring your kids for a fun afternoon (12pm to 5:30pm) of hula hooping, face painting, a magic show, and to bounce around in a pirate ship! Snug As A Bug will also be supplying a FREE craft kit for the little ones to take home. Don’t forget to stop by the store to get some crafting ideas and join in on the fun in the front window!
Can’t make it that day? Don’t worry, stop by the store Snug As A Bug anytime and you can pick up a FREE craft kit for your children. Each kit includes doodads and fabric swatches that your children can use to endlessly explore their creativity.
Walking Tours, Community Groups, and Local Exhibitors at High Park Plaza
2pm Junction Tree Tour
3pm Junction History Tour
4pm Junction Tree Tour
5pm Junction History Tour
Community groups will be on hand to share their knowledge and engage guests with interactive activities at High Park Plaza.
Local residents will also have a chance to join The Junction Adopt-A-Street-Tree initiative, an exciting pilot project being launched by LEAF at the Junction Solstice Festival this year. First opportunity to the public to adopt their own tree!
More Info: yourleaf.org: Junction Tree Tour and Tree Care Tips
"Last Call Before the Junction Goes Dry" The Night They Closed the Bars and Other Spectacular Events in West Toronto. Neil Ross will lead two walks at 3pm and 5pm, departing from the WTJHS and Junction Heritage Conservation table.
ArtTour Artists Market at BMO Parking Lot
from 11 am to 9 pm
Over 20 artists at an outdoor market brought to you by ArtTour and Above Ground Art Supplies.
More Info: arttourcollective.com: The Junction Summer Solstice Festival
Please find a schedule at TheJunctionSummerSolstice.com: Schedule
The Junction’s Summer Solstice Festival has been a long-standing tradition on the west-side of Toronto, offering crowds of all ages a full day of music, art, outdoor patios, leisurely shopping, and entertaining programs. See you there!
One more reason to come to the Junction:
The Junction Farmers Market runs from 9am to 1 pm at the Train Platform.
Spent yesterday at home in #JunctionTO for Summer solstice festival. Music, beer, great food and happy people everywhere. I ❤️ my hood.— Steve Patterson (@patterballs) June 25, 2017