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The Junction Summer Solstice Festival

pic by Kevin Dooley

The Junction Summer Solstice Festival is fast becoming one of the Junction’s premier events and a favorite with Torontonians. The day is a celebration summer as well showcasing what the area has to offer. One of our favorite things about the festival is that it is environmentally-friendly powered by solar! What better way to celebrate the year’s longest day than to use it to fuel your fun?

The Junction’s Greenest event

From noon until midnight, the Junction in Toronto will be kicking up its heels to celebrate summer in a shindig of epic proportions. The Junction Business Improvement Area is located on Dundas Street West between Indian Grove and Quebec Avenue. Aside from being solar powered, the Summer Solstice festival also features some great DIY workshops, healthy fresh foods and healthy living activities.

Look out for the Greenmoxie sidewalk chalk stations. Draw a picture, take a photo and post it on our website. You can win a Right in the Rain journal and waterproof pen!


Great activities list

Enjoy live entertainment and late night movie screenings, delectable fresh food and healthy activities. And don’t forget the shopping! All the local stores will be pulling out all the stops to ensure that you are going to have the best time.

With over 80 local businesses participating, the Junction Summer Solstice Festival offers exclusive sales and promotions, music and art shows, craft and design workshops, open houses and featured menus. Participate in health activities, interactive performances and demos while enjoying captivating shows by roaming artists, buskers and cirque performers.

Love food? With over 30 restaurants and cafes offering exclusive Summer Solstice menus, you’ll be sure to satisfy your sweet tooth, cravings and inner foodie. In support of Toronto Bike Month we have a free bike clinic running the day of the festival and loads of bike parking.

Take part in the Junction Design Crawl, ending with the Junction Jubilee parade, enjoy live music or experience our bustling nightlife. Don’t forget to check out a movie screening of classic shorts with musical accompaniment at the famous Junction Train Platform.


Nikki is an author and writer specializing in green living ideas and tips, adventure travel, upcycling, and all things eco-friendly. She's traveled the globe, swum with sharks and been bitten by a lion (fact). She lives in a tiny town with a fat cat and a very bad dog.

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