Medicine Wheel / Circle of Life Labyrinth Now in Progress… On Traditional First Nations Territory


Labyrinth Maker Steve Purificati is working on finishing this four colour Labyrinth in Wells Hills Park, on St. Clair Ave West in Midtown Toronto.


The four colours, white, yellow, black and red, of this particular Labyrinth are based upon the four colours which make up the Medicine Wheel found in First Nations culture.

It is sometimes interpreted as The Circle of Life.


Wells Hills Park has a personal significance for Steve as he went to school across the street. Growing up, he spent much time in this park.

Wells Hills Park hosts Drumming Circle and other First Nations observances each National Aboriginal Day, which is on The Longest Day of The Year, in a few weeks’ time.


Steve aspires to finish all four colours of Toronto’s Newest, and perhaps Most Meaningful Labyrinth, in time for Canada’s National Aboriginal Day, June 21 2016.

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    Traditional: recognizes lands traditionally used and/or occupied by the People or First Nations in parts of the country.

    Ancestral: recognizes land that is handed down from generation to generation.

    Unceded: refers to land that was not turned over to the Crown (government) by a treaty or other agreement.

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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.