FURNAL SOLSTICE

Warm up the holidays with food, furries, and friends.

When and where will Furnal Solstice 2017 take place?

We’ll be hosting our annual winter event on December 16th, 2017 from 12 PM to 8 PM for an afternoon and evening of fun. We will be moving the event to McGregor Park Community Centre for this year, located on the southwest corner of Lawrence Avenue and Kennedy Road in Scarborough.

What will the admission be for Furnal Solstice?

Admission for Furnal Solstice will be $20 per person.

How do I get there?

The community centre is easily accessible by driving or transit.

  • The address for McGregor Park Community Centre is 2231 Lawrence Ave E, Scarborough, ON M1P 2P5.
  • Parking on-site is free for those travelling by vehicle or carpool.
  • TTC Bus Routes 54 and 17 make stops close to the centre.
  • For those taking transit, you can travel by subway to the community centre by getting off at Warden or Lawrence East station and hopping onto one of the bus routes mentioned above. The centre is a few minutes’ walk away from there.
  • Is there a holiday pot-luck served like last year?

    You bet! We’ll have a variety of light snacks and drink refreshments available throughout the event, as well as a holiday pot-luck dinner towards the evening where everyone brings something to share! We are continuing the pot-luck style of buffet that we’ve had in the past, and welcome everyone to bring a dish to contribute to this annual furry feast. Please note that we’d like to keep our pot-luck free of allergy-inducing foods – if you have any doubts, don’t hesitate to ask us!

    Click here to indicate what you’re bringing for our potluck – the more, the merrier!

    What’s there to do?

    Last year, we had many things going on from musical performances to video games, and fursuit shenanigans happening all around. This year, we want to open up our Programming and Events to our community and see what you have to bring to the party!

    Want to host an event or program at Furnal Solstice? Sign up here!

    Volunteering

    A holiday party like this takes lots of willing paws to put it together, and we’re looking for all the help we can get! If you like being charitable during the holiday season while enjoying the fun atmosphere of Furnal Solstice, we’d love to have you apply as a volunteer – and your hours will count towards Furnal Equinox 2018 volunteer hours!
    If you’d like to volunteer for Furnal Solstice, send an e-mail to leah@furnalequinox.com and we’ll follow up with you on what we need.

    Secret Santa

    We are bringing back our Secret Santa from last year’s Secret Santa as part of the fun! What will your gift be this year? What creative muscles can you flex for your own gift?
    A few guidelines for our Secret Santa:

  • Under $20 for gifts – it’s the thought that counts! Or, get creative and make something!
  • You may only receive the gift you are assigned to!
  • Make sure you show up before our Secret Santa draw (at 6 PM) so you can have a chance to participate!
  • We’ll have more details coming soon for Secret Santa – look out for our next announcement(s)!

    Artists Tables

    We will be offering limited table space on a first-signup-first-serve basis, free of charge. These tables are standard 6-foot long tables, and will be able to sit a maximum of two people per table. If you’re interested in offering your wares at Furnal Solstice, sign up with the form link below!

    Sign up for a table space at Furnal Solstice!

    Why is Furnal Solstice moving to a new location?

    We’ve decided to move to McGregor Park’s facilities as Earl Bales is undergoing renovations for 2017. We hope to return to their new-and-improved facility for Furnal Solstice 2018.