“A pleasure to see HïMY SYeD at work on his Labyrinth today at St. Andrew’s Playground. HïMY has added some much needed ❤️ to the park; saw many children enjoying his Labyrinth. “Urban acupuncture” as he calls it!” – Norm Di Pasquale

“A pleasure to see HïMY SYeD at work on his Labyrinth today at St. Andrew’s Playground.

HïMY has added some much needed ❤️ to the park;

Saw many children enjoying his Labyrinth.

“Urban Acupuncture” as he calls it!”

Norm Di Pasquale


I had previously outlined a Temporary-Permanent Labyrinth in Red paint and this is still pretty much what it looked like when I arrived Today, the last Sunday Afternoon in July, to properly repaint over the outline using yellow.

The above two photographs, also taken by Norm, were captured on Sunday May 8 2022.

My earlier Labyrinth outline painted in red was okay, it did the job.

By re-painting the Labyrinth using Yellow, and this time properly painting it, not just as an outline, it’s a much better fit with the yellow colours found around the different parts of the playground.

It’s now looks like it was always supposed to be there.

And for first time visitors to St. Andrew’s Playground,

It’s likely they’d feel this Labyrinth was always a part of the Park.

That’s how Norm felt.

He said the park was incomplete until my Labyrinth was added to it.

All the while I was repainting the Labyrinth in Yellow,

Children were hovering around asking their parents if they could walk, which really means running, around the freshly painted and rapidly drying Yellow Labyrinth.

After I answered the first few parents who asked that, “Yes, it’s dry,”, kids quickly began walking and running around and playing in their new Labyrinth.

I was so caught up in conversation with Norm, I forgot to snap photographs of any of the kids playing in it.

But they and their parents were having fun, and that’s what’s in my mind’s eye and memory on this Labyrinth Making afternoon.

Norm confirmed he’s seen people walking the Labyrinth all the time, and that was when it was only outlined in red.

Arrow beside the Heart at The Start points to where you begin your journey into the freshly (Re)Painted St. Andrew’s Playground Labyrinth.

The “Heart” ❤️ of the Labyrinth inside St. Andrew’s Playground in Downtown Toronto.

 

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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)

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    the Kwantlen,

    the Katzie,

    the Semiahmoo

    and Tsawwassen First Nations.