“New Labyrinth in the Grange Park.” – Downtown Toronto

It appears the outline of a Heart I placed at the entrance to my latest Labyrinth painted in Grange Park has been chalked into a smiling face with horns . . .

Minotaur Outside The Labyrinth ?

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New labyrinth in the Grange Park.

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“💙💙💙” – Labyrinth – Grange Park – Downtown Toronto

Saturday evening,

I re-painted yet Another Labyrinth in Grange Park . . .

And Toronto Kids are already exploring it !

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💙💙💙

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“😏Those curves❤️” – Labyrinths – Kensington Avenue – Kensington Market – Downtown Toronto

Two of the three Street Labyrinths I painted today on Kensington Avenue in Kensington Market in Downtown Toronto . . .

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“Think of the source.” – Roxton Road Labyrinth – Wading Pool – Fred Hamilton Playground – Toronto

Even with the Fountain rippling the Wading Pool,

My Roxton Road Labyrinth remains visible and walkable . . .

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“No distractions this morning, just slow quiet steps” – High Park Labyrinth – Toronto

“High Park haiku number 88.

Do you know the difference between a Labyrinth and a maze?

A Labyrinth has no tricks or dead ends.

There’s just one path,

And the purpose is simply to walk it.

It takes me about 11 minutes to amble through this Labyrinth.

I like to walk in silence, or listen to soft music, or pray…

Honestly this must be the only place in the park I can walk for 11 minutes without distractions.”

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“Os playgrounds foram abertos há umas duas semanas e começamos a curtir mais a cidade.” – Wading Pool Labyrinth – Eglinton Park – Toronto

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E a vida aos pouquinhos vai voltando a ser fora de casa. As atividades físicas aumentam, o estresse diminui, a mãe aqui tem tempo para autocuidado e como consequência o sono da Alice fica melhor! . Sempre digo que criança que dorme 12 hrs de sono noturno é raridade, mas quando a Alice faz muita atividade ela chega a dormir esse tanto 😱. Não é sempre, mas acontece. . Ela não é uma criança que mostra sinais muito claros de sono, então ficamos bem de olho para perceber se ela está cansada mais cedo quando temos dias mais intensos. . Aqui em Toronto temos muitos parques, os playgrounds foram abertos há umas duas semanas e começamos a curtir mais a cidade. . Isso que vocês estão vendo aí se chama Wading Pool e essa do lado da Alice é uma amiguinha da escola, depois de 5 meses sem se verem ❤️. Foi uma alegria que só! . Seus pequenos dormem melhor depois de passar o dia brincando? . #sonoinfantil #soneca #atividade #desenvolvimento #wadingpool #toronto #brasileirosemtoronto #happynaps #rotina #maternidade #autocuidado

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“E a vida aos pouquinhos vai voltando a ser fora de casa.

As atividades físicas aumentam, o estresse diminui, a mãe aqui tem tempo para autocuidado e como consequência o sono da Alice fica melhor!

Sempre digo que criança que dorme 12 hrs de sono noturno é raridade, mas quando a Alice faz muita atividade ela chega a dormir esse tanto 😱.

Não é sempre, mas acontece.

Ela não é uma criança que mostra sinais muito claros de sono, então ficamos bem de olho para perceber se ela está cansada mais cedo quando temos dias mais intensos.

Aqui em Toronto temos muitos parques, os playgrounds foram abertos há umas duas semanas e começamos a curtir mais a cidade.

Isso que vocês estão vendo aí se chama Wading Pool e essa do lado da Alice é uma amiguinha da escola, depois de 5 meses sem se verem ❤️.

Foi uma alegria que só!

Seus pequenos dormem melhor depois de passar o dia brincando?”

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“I should embrace the unknown a little bit…” – Vancouver Public Labyrinth – False Creek Seawall

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@i.amavocado Sunday, we came across this cool little labyrinth stone circle by False Creek. Intrigued by one of my friend’s friend explanation of how it is meant as a reflective meditative journey/walk to contemplate and to feel, we of course had to try this fun little exercise out. The 3 of us tried it. I was surprise – it worked. The 3 of us came to the exit with very different thoughts and emotions invoked: a sense of peace with decisions made, an openness to what the world is offering followed by noticing three simple words ‘Love is Everywhere’ etched on a log ahead, and oddly the rush of anxiousness wondering when am I going to get the heck out of this circle. Perhaps it is the slowing down to realize how far we’ve come along. Perhaps it highlighted the present moment. Perhaps it is the unknown of how many more turns before I get there; I should embrace the unknown a little bit, lol. Fast forward. Today I did the grouse grind after work. My mind was only focused on the goal at top. There was no musing, only pushing myself harder, faster, stronger – feeling my legs and my lungs. The circle, the grind, and the musing! Try it, if not for the musing, for the curiosity. It’s good to slow down once in a while 🙂 #musings #labyrinth #falsecreek #grousegrind #meditationtime

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“Sunday,

We came across this cool little Labyrinth stone circle by False Creek.

Intrigued by one of my friend’s friend explanation of how it is meant as a reflective meditative journey/walk to contemplate and to feel,

We of course had to try this fun little exercise out.

The 3 of us tried it.

I was surprise – it worked.

The 3 of us came to the exit with very different thoughts and emotions invoked:

  • a sense of peace with decisions made,
  • an openness to what the world is offering followed by noticing three simple words ‘Love is Everywhere’ etched on a log ahead,
  • and oddly the rush of anxiousness wondering when am I going to get the heck out of this circle.

Perhaps it is the slowing down to realize how far we’ve come along.

Perhaps it highlighted the present moment.

Perhaps it is the unknown of how many more turns before I get there;

I should embrace the unknown a little bit, lol.

Fast forward.

Today I did the grouse grind after work.

My mind was only focused on the goal at top.

There was no musing, only pushing myself harder, faster, stronger – feeling my legs and my lungs.

The circle, the grind, and the musing!

Try it, if not for the musing, for the curiosity.

It’s good to slow down once in a while 🙂 “

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Early Monday Morning – Wading Pool Labyrinth – Withrow Park – Toronto

Arrive early enough and the Wading Pool, and Wading Pool Labyrinth, is all yours . . .

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“Ford Thunderbird” – Labyrinth – Kensington Avenue – Kensington Market – Downtown Toronto

There are no Pedestrian Sundays Kensington Market this Pandemic Year,

Yet there is still one of my Painted Street Labyrinths from last year.

And for a second time in one week,

A Classic Car has parked upon it . . .

Ford Thunderbird.

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“So good to have an outdoor get together with friends after a long time!” – Labyrinth – Wading Pool – Sir Casimir Gzowski Park Playground – Sunnyside – Toronto

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“Yaaaaaaayyyyy!!!!!” – Labyrinth – Wading Pool – Lakeshore Boardwalk – Toronto

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“1973 Dodge Charger SE” – Labyrinth – Kensington Avenue – Kensington Market – Downtown Toronto

1973 Dodge Charger SE atop my still visible year-old Street Labyrinth painted on Kensington Avenue during a previous Pedestrian Sunday in Kensington Market . . .

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Black and White – Labyrinth Pier – False Creek – Vancouver

This Black and White photograph visually reveals three of my four colour painted Labyrinths that make up Labyrinth Pier, Vancouver . . .

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“Dolphin teeth out, ready for a shark attack” – Labyrinth – Wading Pool – Christie Pits Park – Toronto

I visited the Wading Pool in Christie Pits Park in Toronto the other night.

Unlike the kid in this photograph, I wasn’t wearing a Shark T-Shirt.

Had brought paint supplies with me to repaint the fading lines like the ones you can ( or cannot! ) see here.

Even after sunset, the surface was too wet to re-paint the lines.

I repainted in green wherever the recently added white caulking had interrupted the painted Labyrinth Lines and left at that for now.

Hopefully I can refresh the design in September . . .

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“Summertime” – Labyrinth – Wading Pool – Geary Avenue Parkette – Toronto

Summertime Smiles beside the Geary Avenue Parkette Labyrinth . . .

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Summertime

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