“Arrived at the outskirts…” – Labyrinth – Mouth of the Humber River – Humber Bay Arch Bridge – Toronto

A Labyrinth is as good a place as any for a turn-around when out for a bike ride . . .

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680News – Wading Pool Labyrinth – Sir Casimir Gzowski Park Playground – Sunnyside Beach – Toronto

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“Audrey/Isaiah” – Drone Video – Wading Pool Labyrinth – Sir Casimir Gzowski Park Playground – Sunnyside Beach – Toronto

” Audrey / Isaiah ”

Many, many, many, many thanks to Jordan Paul

For sharing his drone video of his children Audrey & Isaiah

Playing in my Labyrinth painted on the surface of the wading pool inside Sir Casimir Gzowski Park Playground in-between Sunnyside Boardwalk and The Martin-Goodman Trail.

 

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“Unidentified Flying Object” – Labyrinth – Mouth of the Humber River – Humber Bay Arch Bridge – Toronto

Labyrinth as “Unidentified Flying Object” . . . ?

Sure, why not !

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“The Land of Indigenous People.” – Dish With One Spoon / Man In The Maze / Medicine Wheel Labyrinth – Wells Hill Park – Toronto / Tkaronto

Early Morning at The Labyrinth in Wells Hill Park, Midtown Toronto . . .

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Inti Norbert atop the Water Pump – Labyrinth – Wading Pool – Randy Padmore Park – Downtown Toronto

Inti Norbert atop the Water Pump inside The Wading Pool Labyrinth . . .

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First Dose – Mobile Vaccination Clinic – MAC ICCO – Muslim Association of Canada – Islamic Community Centre of Ontario – 2550 Dunwin Drive, Mississauga

This Thursday Morning was the Big Day !

Your favourite local Labyrinth Maker, wore his Red Labyrinth TEE, to the Mobile Vaccination Clinic !

I signed up at 10:03 p.m. last night on a Stand By List for First Doses at MAC ICCO, Islamic Community Centre of Ontario operated by Muslim Association of Canada.

There was no guarantee of getting a first shot today, the email confirmation warned us.

We may have to wait all day from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.

But that’s not what happened at all.

The company that was outsourced by the Region of Peel to handle the online booking system for Vaccine Doses at this location pretty much were overwhelmed, almost from the first day registration opened on April 30 2021.

Confirmation emails or phone calls were not being sent or made.

Many people had MISSED their confirmed Vaccine Appointments at this Mobile Vaccination Clinic.

MAC created an easier parallel online booking system for “Standby Appointments” to ensure all available doses were used.

Almost all the people ahead of me in line that you can see in the above photograph, were Standby.

And all of us received our first dose of Moderna before Noon !

There was a somewhat Labyrinthy Experience to everything.

Before you enter you start with Questions,

Like any worthwhile Labyrinth walk.

Having satisfied the Security Guard that we were Vaccine Dose eligible,

we enter the Vaccine Clinic Labyrinth . . .

Followed a winding path marked by duct tape on the carpet and arrows stickered on the floor 6 feet apart.

Sometimes the Centre of a Labyrinth has spaces that resemble rose petals or alcoves.

People sometimes sit down in those places inside the Centre.

Today’s Centre has Vaccine Stations.

And this where I sat down . . .

My Vaccine Dose was administered by Andrei, a registered nurse.

I asked him if there was any difference between getting jabbed in the right arm or the left arm.

It was something I had been wondering about.

Did the Heart being closer to one’s left arm have anything to do with it?

Nope.

There was no difference in efficacy, either arm can be chosen to receive the jab.

Because some people might feel a little soreness for a day or so in their arm,

People are recommended to get jabbed in their less dominant arm.

I am mostly right-handed, so I got jabbed in my left arm.

IF any soreness pops up today or tomorrow, my right-handedness won’t suffer.

Oh okay.

Minor Mystery solved.

Here we go . . .

Time of Dose : 11:37 a.m.

I know I felt something,

but I almost can’t describe what getting the needle in the arm felt like.

Painless.

Over in seconds, if that.

As almost everybody knows by now,

After getting your first dose,

You need to hang around on site for 15 minutes.

If this were a trip,

This is the part where we ask, “Are we there yet?”

Because we are stationary,

We instead ask, “Are we then yet?”

Like the Jab that was painless,

This passing of 15 minutes of time went by almost unnoticed.

Because I was a Standby Vaccine Appointment, while checking out at the exit desk, they could not confirm date and time for my second dose.

That would be in an email to be sent later.

No matter.

I was giddy and feeling euphoric while this portrait of me standing beside the retractable Vaccination banner stand while pointing to my jabbed arm was being taken by a MAC ICCO volunteer.

Many times, one needs to walk a Labyrinth more than once to get the most out of it.

I’ve gotten my first Vaccine Dose at the Mobile Vaccination Clinic today.

To ensure COVID-19 immunity, I need to repeat the steps above a second time, but that’s for another day.


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“El caminito” – Labyrinth – Wading Pool – Earlscourt Park – Toronto

“The little way”

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“Thanks for the fresh tracks” – Steve Purificati – Wading Pool Labyrinth – Christie Pits Park – Toronto

Today is World Labyrinth Day 2021.

My Friend and City of Labyrinths Volunteer Labyrinth Maker,

Steve Purificati,

Sent me this photograph of my newly re-painted Labyrinth on the Wading Pool surface in Christie Pits Park in Toronto . . .

Thank you Steve !

Happy World Labyrinth Day everyone !

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World Labyrinth Day 2021: “A break from all the rain!” – Octagon Labyrinth – Wading Pool – Budapest Park – Sunnyside Boardwalk – Toronto

Often you need many minutes to complete the entire Labyrinth Path.

Other times, like on World Labyrinth Day, you only need 6 seconds !

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“Happy World Labyrinth Day! To celebrate World Labyrinth Day 2021, we visit one of our favourite spots for a virtual Walk For CF adventure.” – Wading Pool Labyrinth – Sir Casimir Gzowski Park Playground – Sunnyside Beach – Toronto

“To celebrate World Labyrinth Day 2021,
we visit one of our favourite spots for a virtual Walk For CF adventure.”

Happy World Labyrinth Day 2021 !

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“Not childish, but child like. – Keep your heart, people. 💙” – Wading Pool Labyrinth – Christie Pits Park – Toronto

Many thanks Steve for showing me this !

I repainted the entire Christie Pits Park Wading Pool Labyrinth on the day before the current Stay-at-Home Order went into effect.

I painted one additional lane right around the water pump in the centre of the wading pool,

Expanding this into a 12 Lane Labyrinth.

Concentric Circle Arcs looking good in Deep Dark Blue !

Because I finished (re)painting it after dark,

This is the first time seeing anyone walk into the final 12th Labyrinth Lane before reaching and entering the centre !

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“I made you my temple, my mural, my sky” – Labyrinth – David Crombie Park – St. Lawrence Neighbourhood – Old Town Toronto

This Labyrinth in David Crombie Park was originally blue and green.

I repainted it in Gold.

That makes it hard to notice from afar,

Yet gold contrasts with the concrete grey and glows when up close . . .

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“Mouse sized maze!” – Labyrinth – Mouth of the Humber River – Humber Bay Arch Bridge – Toronto

An IKEA Mouse named Graham found my Labyrinth at the Mouth of the Humber River . . .

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“Life comes full circle ⭕️” – Labyrinth – Mouth of the Humber River – Humber Bay Arch Bridge – Toronto

Sitting in the centre of the Labyrinth . . .

The Labyrinth is already fading.

I will have to repaint it after this Stay-at-Home Order ends . . .

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    Labyrinths are made on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples –

    Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish),

    Stó:lō and

    Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)

    and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.

    Labyrinths are made in traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of

    the Kwantlen,

    the Katzie,

    the Semiahmoo

    and Tsawwassen First Nations.