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City of Labyrinths

The Species of The Humber Watershed Playground Labyrinth

Recently, while exploring the photo sharing site Flickr, I stumbled upon a West Toronto labyrinth I never knew existed! Having learned it was within biking distance, I cycled over on Thanksgiving Sunday for a visit and a walk.

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“Boy and his ball at the wading pool maze” – Labyrinth – Christie Pits Park – Toronto

#boy and his #ball at the #wadingpool #maze (Taken by my daughter, M.) A post shared by Insta Graham (@gmsprof) on Oct 9, 2011 at 6:04am PDT

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GTA Eid al Fitr — Masking Tape Labyrinth

Muslims in Toronto have been marking the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan with Eid al Fitr. I attended GTA Eid at Metro Toronto Convention Centre hosted by Muslim Association of Canada. After prayers, Muslim children, namely brothers Omar and Ammar and their big sister, helped create a Labyrinth using masking tape.

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“Labyrinth at The Grange Park” — Rochelle Mazar

Labyrinth A post shared by Rochelle Mazar (@rmazar) on Jun 21, 2011 at 1:11pm PDT Labyrinth @ The Grange Park http://instagr.am/p/GI4Vr/ — Rochelle (@rmazar) June 21, 2011

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“Thanks @HiMYSYeD for the #labyrinth. A great way to spend an afternoon in #Toronto #yyz”

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Yelp Review: Christie Street Traffic Island Labyrinth

We had heard rumors. Walking outside of Christie station on the TTC, we look down… suddenly we see it… artfully laid out on the ground…  The labyrinth. No, this has absolutely nothing to do with David Bowie.

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Winter Fun Day – Snow Labyrinth

Snow Labyrinth, Toronto City of Labyrinths Project, Winter Fun Day, Christie Pits Park

It is the halfway point between the twin holidays of Christmas and Family Day in Toronto. The Friends of Christie Pits Park have organized Winter Fun Day, an afternoon of skating, storytelling, pizza, and hot chocolate.

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Labyrinths in Islam – Hidden in Plain Sight . . . Five Times a Day

Bismillah Bismillah — In the Name of God Alone — is spoken aloud and whispered upon the lips millions of Muslims — and some Arabic speaking Christians — before they began any endeavour, simple and ordinary or complex and involved. I found myself catching the Fajr — Dawn — prayers at the Dawah Centre in […]

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Pedestrian Sundays Kensington Market, 6th Anniversary of the Blackout – Pin Wheel Labyrinth Game

Pedestrian Sundays – Blackout Anniversary Car-Free edition. August 16, 2009, 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. Streets Are For People present Pedestrian Sundays marking the 6th Anniversary of the Blackout. For the sixth anniversary of the memorable day when we all realized that we consume too much, we will celebrate by turning the lights out! All […]

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Last 100 Days Photo Project: Day 48 – Lovers in a dangerous time

By Thom Hamilton, Last 100 Days Photo Project August 14th 2003 45 million people on the eastern seaboard of North America had their lives go dark. Everyone has a slightly different way to remember that day, I tend to have very fond memories. Never in my life have I seen community come together like it […]

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Ossington Avenue Blackout Party – Walk a Luminaria Candlelight Labyrinth

As part of the ongoing Toronto City of Labyrinths Project, you are invited to walk a Giant Candlelight Luminaria Labyrinth slightly hidden somewhere along Ossington Avenue. If you discover the secret location early enough, you can help light up the many many many many candles. Blackout Party – Friday August 14, 2009 28 venues from […]

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Sand drawn labyrinth washes away at Woodbine Beach

Today was our first real summer day, heat and humidity wise, yet I hadn’t created any labyrinths on the beach this season. At Woodbine Beach, using a fallen branch as my brush of choice, I drew a three lane, four circuit classic labyrinth.

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Prairie Drive Park / Warden Woods Labyrinth as glimpsed through eastbound TTC subway train window

Growing up in Toronto, one invariably will travel the subway system. For years, just east of the Victoria Park station, I would spot this wading pool in the park officially known as Prairie Drive Park but most people think of it as the south end of Warden Woods. I always thought of the many thousands […]

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Bellevue Square Park Labyrinth painting in progress in Kensington Market

Following creating the labyrinth in the wading pool in Christie Pits Park over the weekend, I found myself thinking about creating a more permanent labyrinth in the Kensington Market neighbourhood. I have been painting labyrinths for most of the Pedestrian Sundays for the past 6 years, but they are on the streets. With wear and […]

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Christie Pits Park Wading Pool Labyrinth painting almost done

The Christie Pits Park Wading Pool Splash Pad Labyrinth is now done. The circuits are painted in azure blue and royal purple with 10 undefined rectangular spots for future artwork, designs, secret messages or whatever. I doubt I will do anything more with this one, so hopefully someone will fill in the empty spots with […]

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