City of Labyrinths
Toronto City of Labyrinths is a Project to create public labyrinths within walking distance of every Torontonian.
Labyrinths are placed in parks, public spaces, during neighbourhood street parties or major urban festivals like Pedestrian Sunday Kensington Market.
HiMY SYeD - Labyrinth Maker & Project Co-ordinator
- “We found the Labyrinth at Christie Pits Park. We’ve walked it twice now and it really is meditative.” — Kristi Fuoco
- “This is a Labyrinth… See if I can make it in the Middle” — Keith Lumapas
- “Playing on the splash pool!” — Sohail Bastani
- “Traversing the Eglinton Park Labyrinth makes me Theseus for a day, right?” — Bob Georgiou
- ‘In “The Honest Minotaur” we meet the lonely guardian of Honest Ed’s Labyrinth. Where will he go now?’ — Toronto Comics Anthology
- “I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.” — Dr. Seuss
- “It’s not a Labyrinth. This is the 407 highway in Toronto, supporting one of North America’s most congested highways” — Ferrovial
- “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
- “Labyrinth of Light” – Secret Lantern Society – 23rd Annual Winter Solstice Lantern Festival – Vancouver
- A Cartoon in The New Yorker…
- “Walking the Labyrinth in High Park” – Megan Follows
- Vancouver Public Space Network 10th Anniversary Party – Masking Tape Labyrinth
- “Nature is a Labyrinth in which the very haste you move with will make you lose your way.” — Sir Francis Bacon
- Chalk Labyrinth – Grandview Park, East Vancouver, B.C.
- “Copyrighted Labyrinths get me down…” — Thea Verkerk
- Devonian Park Chalk Labyrinth – Vancouver, B.C.
- Timelapse: Walking Out The Labyrinth – MacLean Park, Strathcona Neighbourhood – East Vancouver, BC
- How To Create Your Own 7 Lane Concentric Circle Labyrinth…
- Re-Chalking The Labyrinth – MacLean Park, Strathcona Neighbourhood – East Vancouver, BC
- Car-Free-Day Fun City Labyrinth – North Vancouver, B.C.
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Labyrinth Earth Walk
Saturday, December 5, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Harbourfront Community Centre
627 Queen´s Quay West
Walk with your dreams, hopes, and prayers for a clean, healthy, and harmonious planet.
Walk for wise and visionary leadership during COP21.
Organized by Veriditas Certified Labyrinth Facilitators: Jo Ann Stevenson and Virginia Vianna (co-founder of the People´s Climate Movement.)
This Labyrinth Walk is Saturday, December 5th, from 10 am to 12 noon in the Harbourfront Community Centre: 627 Queen´s Quay West at Bathurst Street, south-east corner.
Paving the Way Showcase Labyrinths:
TWO Labyrinths painted on July 26 2014 by neighbourhood kids living in TCHC (Toronto Community Housing) at 2821 Birchmount Road in Scarborough.
The week-long Paving the Way Showcase was facilitated by artist Virginia Tran for Art Starts.
Both labyrinths, a seven circuit classic plus a rectangle spiral pass-through labyrinth, are painted in the pedestrian pathway in-between Finch Avenue East and Glendower Circuit, East of Birchmount Road in Agincourt.
— HiMY SYeD (@LabyrinthsDOTca) October 30, 2015
Yes In My Back Yard Toronto is an annual showcase event of community engagement and civic involvement.
I’ve been attending YIMBY since the first one almost a decade ago back when it was at The Gladstone Hotel.
YIMBYtoronto 2015 finds new digs at TRSM – Ted Rogers School of Management – 55 Dundas Street West in the Downtown Core. Happening Saturday Morning and early afternoon on October 31.
— Tides Canada (@TidesCanada) October 28, 2015
Details of my Jane’s Walk:
YIMBY Toronto Walk: Downtown Toronto – City of Labyrinths
Saturday October 31 2015: 1 p.m., Meet by the escalators at 12:55 p.m. – TRSM 55 Dundas Street West
Presented by: Jane’s Walk
Walk Leader: HiMY SYeD
Toronto may have more Labyrinths than any other city in the entire world. Join this mini-Jane’s Walk to find out why, and learn more about leading a walk of your own!
— Jane's Walk Toronto (@JanesWalkTO) October 30, 2015
My Jane’s Walk is one part of the day’s very full programming.
Hope you say YES and join YIMBYtoronto and my Jane’s Walk on Saturday!
See you then!
“Art Installation at Toronto City Hall. Labyrinth of the faces of Torontonians. Go Jays!” – Lyla Miklos
“Getting lost with the little dude at the Labyrinth near Toronto City Hall. He won’t leave! :-)” – Tim Bishop
CBC Metro Morning
Friday September 25, 2015
“Yesterday’s Big City Mayors’ Caucus focused on issues that Canadian mayors would like to see addressed in the upcoming federal election. This morning Matt Galloway spoke with Toronto’s mayor, John Tory.”
Tory says part of problem w/ TCHC safety is that way some of buildings/areas are built, there are "dark labryinths" in which ppl feel unsafe
— Ann Hui (@annhui) September 25, 2015
While exploring Montréal, my Sister-in-Law Instagrammed this wonderful example of Giant Outstallation Art.
Due to time constraints, my Brother and his Wife weren’t able to walk it.
Almost makes me want to hop onto ViaRail to visit Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal just to experience it…
I just find a street here in Toronto, make one, and save everyone the trip.
— Rahul Agarwal (@rahulaplus) September 20, 2015
— HiMY SYeD (@LabyrinthsDOTca) September 16, 2015
I chalked out “GRANGE PARK LABYRINTH”.
Tweeted the above.
Then continued with my day.
“We reside within the Labyrinthine basement of The Hospital ; Beneath the Women’s Building. The Stork upon the ceiling should lead you safely to our location. If you take a wrong turn you may run into The Minotaur that stalks the halls. But do not fret. The Beast has a weakness to fire. It may also be lulled to sleep if one were to play Safety Dance on a Pan Flute crafted from the finest oak. Good Luck, Traveler.”
— sikander.xo (@sikander) September 7, 2015