Author Archives: HiMY SYeD

CBC The Current – “Fun and games: Why we should take time to play”

In a world of juggling emails, texts and social media, the rise of stress and anxiety seems to be by-products of our non-stop, connected world. How to combat the effects? Enter the world of games and play. Ian Bogost, Georgia Institute of Technology professor and author of Play Anything: The Pleasure of Limits, the Uses […]

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“Public Art – Colour Their World – Wading Pool Murals Aim To Inspire Wee Ones” – By Tatum Dooley – Spacing Magazine, Summer 2017, Page 17

‘…The idea that murals add a colourful element that enhances parks was echoed by artist HiMY SYeD: “Wading pools are only used for their intentional purpose a few hours out of the year.”‘ ‘The Labyrinths that HiMY has painted on wading pools scattered throughout Toronto add an element of play for children whether there is […]

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My Giant Canada150+ Chalk Labyrinth in shape of a Maple Leaf… – Jack Poole Plaza – Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territory

On this Canada Day 2017, I found my way to Jack Poole Plaza in Downtown Vancouver and the big empty space of interlocking bricks immediately north of the Olympic Cauldron which was lit up to mark Canada150. I chalked out a Giant Maple Leaf which contained a Labyrinth. It was enjoyed almost immediately by many. […]

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“Rainy day brings good luck right?” — Leigh Mitchell, Christie Pits Park Labyrinth

Rainy day brings good luck right? Today's weekly #netwalking at @shecosystem was totally inspiring. Discussions centred on getting out of our comfort zones with the question of "what leap would you take if nothing was holding you back?" Let us know in the comments below. #participation150 #activeforlife #shecosisters #womeninbiz . . . . #bloorcourt #koreatowntoronto […]

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“We found the Labyrinth at Christie Pits Park. We’ve walked it twice now and it really is meditative.” — Kristi Fuoco

We found the labyrinth at Christie Pits Park. We've walked it twice now and it really is meditative. #labyrinths #torontolife #toronto #christiepitspark #bloor #parks #meditation A post shared by Kristi Fuoco (@kristifuoco) on Apr 11, 2017 at 8:47am PDT

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“This is a Labyrinth… See if I can make it in the Middle” — Keith Lumapas

#labyrinth A post shared by Keith Lumapas (@keithlumapas) on Apr 8, 2017 at 2:41pm PDT

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“Playing on the splash pool!” — Sohail Bastani

This is the Wading Pool Labyrinth I painted choosing blue for the circuits. You can enjoy in Riverdale Park East, just steps away from the animals in front of the Riverdale Farm / Zoo. Playing on the splash pool! #maze #Toronto #family #sunshine #happiness https://t.co/HO6avzQPui — sohail bastani (@SohailBe) March 20, 2017

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“Labyrinth, Spring” — Mary Bennett, Unitarian Church, Vancouver

#labyrinth #spring A post shared by Mary Bennett (@marybennettvancouver) on Mar 16, 2017 at 8:10pm PDT

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“Traversing the Eglinton Park Labyrinth makes me Theseus for a day, right?” — Bob Georgiou

“Traversing the Eglinton Park labyrinth makes me Theseus for a day, right?” — Bob Georgiou (@ScenesFromACity)

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‘In “The Honest Minotaur” we meet the lonely guardian of Honest Ed’s Labyrinth. Where will he go now?’ — Toronto Comics Anthology

The Toronto Comics Anthology this year includes the story “The Honest Minotaur” by Steven Andrews (@cardboardshark) and Ally Rom Colthoff (@varethane). They are currently raising funds via Kickstarter, and it’s also where you can order your own copy. Books will be available at TCAF – Toronto Comics Arts Festival – in May.

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“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.” — Dr. Seuss

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“It’s not a Labyrinth. This is the 407 highway in Toronto, supporting one of North America’s most congested highways” — Ferrovial

“It’s not a labyrinth. This is the 407 highway in Toronto, supporting one of North America’s most congested highways.” — Ferovial

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“Apparently there’s a Toronto Labyrinth Society… their clubhouse is a pain in the ass to find, though, and it involves avoiding a Minotaur.” — Thomas Calnan

Apparently there's a Toronto Labyrinth Society… their clubhouse is a pain in the ass to find, though, and it involves avoiding a Minotaur. — Thomas Calnan (@ThomasJCalnan) December 30, 2016 The Toronto Labyrinth Society IS hard to find… because they are known as the Labyrinth Community Network!

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“Labyrinth of Light” – Secret Lantern Society – 23rd Annual Winter Solstice Lantern Festival – Vancouver

Merrie Yule to all. We've passed the Longest Night; time to let go and welcome the Light! Vancouver Labyrinth from @SecretLantern pic.twitter.com/OoMfGPG35F — Alice Dubiel (@odaraia) December 23, 2016 Merrie Yule to all. We've passed the Longest Night; time to let go and welcome the Light! Vancouver Labyrinth from @SecretLantern pic.twitter.com/OoMfGPG35F — Alice Dubiel (@odaraia) […]

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A Cartoon in The New Yorker…

Found this Cartoon in The New Yorker.

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