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Fire, walk with me: Toronto's solstice festival

Annual celebration starts with parade, continues with costumes and music and ends with a ceremonial fire

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The annual Winter Solstice celebration started with the annual parade featuring costumes, stilt walkers, lanterns, drums and music, from the Kensington Market to Alexandria Park where a celebration took place which included fire handlers and a ceremonial lighting of a fire in Toronto December 21, 2011.

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The annual Winter Solstice celebration started with the annual parade featuring costumes, stilt walkers, lanterns, drums and music, from the Kensington Market to Alexandria Park where a celebration took place which included fire handlers and a ceremonial lighting of a fire in Toronto December 21, 2011.

Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail/Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail

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The annual Winter Solstice celebration started with the annual parade featuring costumes, stilt walkers, lanterns, drums and music, from the Kensington Market to Alexandria Park where a celebration took place which included fire handlers and a ceremonial lighting of a fire in Toronto December 21, 2011.

Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail/Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail

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The annual Winter Solstice celebration started with the annual parade featuring costumes, stilt walkers, lanterns, drums and music, from the Kensington Market to Alexandria Park where a celebration took place which included fire handlers and a ceremonial lighting of a fire in Toronto December 21, 2011.

Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail/Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail

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The annual Winter Solstice celebration started with the annual parade featuring costumes, stilt walkers, lanterns, drums and music, from the Kensington Market to Alexandria Park where a celebration took place which included fire handlers and a ceremonial lighting of a fire in Toronto December 21, 2011.

Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail/Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail

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The annual Winter Solstice celebration started with the annual parade featuring costumes, stilt walkers, lanterns, drums and music, from the Kensington Market to Alexandria Park where a celebration took place which included fire handlers and a ceremonial lighting of a fire in Toronto December 21, 2011.

Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail/Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail

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The annual Winter Solstice celebration started with the annual parade featuring costumes, stilt walkers, lanterns, drums and music, from the Kensington Market to Alexandria Park where a celebration took place which included fire handlers and a ceremonial lighting of a fire in Toronto December 21, 2011.

Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail/Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail

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The annual Winter Solstice celebration started with the annual parade featuring costumes, stilt walkers, lanterns, drums and music, from the Kensington Market to Alexandria Park where a celebration took place which included fire handlers and a ceremonial lighting of a fire in Toronto December 21, 2011.

Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail/Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail

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The annual Winter Solstice celebration started with the annual parade featuring costumes, stilt walkers, lanterns, drums and music, from the Kensington Market to Alexandria Park where a celebration took place which included fire handlers and a ceremonial lighting of a fire in Toronto December 21, 2011.

Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail/Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail

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The annual Winter Solstice celebration started with the annual parade featuring costumes, stilt walkers, lanterns, drums and music, from the Kensington Market to Alexandria Park where a celebration took place which included fire handlers and a ceremonial lighting of a fire in Toronto December 21, 2011.

Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail/Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail

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The annual Winter Solstice celebration started with the annual parade featuring costumes, stilt walkers, lanterns, drums and music, from the Kensington Market to Alexandria Park where a celebration took place which included fire handlers and a ceremonial lighting of a fire in Toronto December 21, 2011.

Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail/Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail

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