Author Archives: HiMY SYeD

“A wading pool has got to be the last place I’d expect to find a Labyrinth!” – Annabelle Jessop – Christie Pits Park – Toronto

A wading pool has got to be the last place I'd expect to find a labyrinth! #labyrinth #torontolife #wadingpool #christiepits A post shared by Annabelle (@abjessop) on Jul 18, 2017 at 5:41pm PDT

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“Just a couple of dudes trying to escape the Labyrinth at our park.” – Earlscourt Park Wading Pool – Toronto

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“The polar baby gets the splash pad all to himself.” – Wading Pool Labyrinth – Sir Casimir Gzowski Park Playground – Sunnyside Beach – Toronto

The polar baby gets the splash pad all to himself. A post shared by Chelsea Novak (@herhighnessness) on Jul 9, 2017 at 9:39am PDT

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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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Splashing, Smiling – Wading Pool Labyrinth – Ed McCleverty Equal Access Playground – Toronto

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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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“Beautiful day to head to our beloved Earlscourt Park for Kitefest 2017” – Wading Pool Labyrinth – Toronto

Beautiful day to head to our beloved #earlscourtpark for #kitefest2017. H had a blast learning to fly a kite with Dad. I think Dad may have loved it even more. Thank you to @friendsofearlscourtpark for organizing such a great event today! @slaitwafflehead #henrydanger #thisisfour #thatplaygroundlife #fatherandson #myboys #mybeard A post shared by Keer yah (@keeryah) […]

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“Coasting on my bike” – Wading Pool Labyrinth – Ed McCleverty Equal Access Playground – Toronto

Wading Pools in Toronto’s Public Parks are much more than simply small scale swimming pools for little ones. They can double as Labyrinths after I paint them. When a little older, kids on skateboards may go round and round and round my wading pool Labyrinths. One boarder told me how my Labyrinth lines help in […]

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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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“Playing on the splash pool!” – Sohail Bastani

This is the Wading Pool Labyrinth I painted, choosing blue for the circuits. You can enjoy walking in Riverdale Park West, 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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