“Bad Breath” – Wading Pool Labyrinth – Bellevue Square Park – Kensington Market – Toronto

Fire-Breathing Labyrinth Walking . . .

Do NOT try this at home !

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“We got to see a lot of VERY fantastic fire performers freestlying in the park. It was amazing!” – Wading Pool Labyrinth – Bellevue Square Park – Kensington Market – Toronto

Fire Dancing in The Labyrinth !

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“CN Tower from Kensington Market” – Wading Pool Labyrinth – Bellevue Square Park – Toronto

The surface of this wading pool in Bellevue Square Park has reached its end of life.

No matter how many times I repaint my Labyrinth, no combination of colours can overcome the shortcomings of the canvas.

Labyrinth remains walkable, yet doing so isn’t as much fun as when I first painted it . . .

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“The Labyrinth of Qur’an…” — By Mohamed Mehdi Aourir

“This project emphasizes once again on the power of calligraphy and its crucial role in Islamic art. I though the first project (ALLAH calligraphy) was not enough to explore the rich universe Islamic calligraphy has to offer.

“For this project, I mixed calligraphy with the lecture about Qur’an (by using Surat Al-Fatiha) and that about interpretations…

“In fact, for this project, I created a labyrinth out of the first Surah in the Qur’an (Surat Al-Fatiha) by using a very unique type of calligraphy.”

“The reason why I mention interpretation is that the way the Surah was represented is full of meanings. I believe the Qur’an is a very powerful work of art where the readers get lost, just like Alice did in the wonderland…

“In fact, this sheds the light on the importance of interpretations and ijtihad in Islam since once ayah in the Qur’an can have many meanings. Getting lost in the Labyrinth and finally seeing the light and finding the way out with a rational interpretation is what makes the Qur’an experience very unique for Muslims and non-Muslims.

“As a side note, I wanted the calligraphy style to be one where there is no obvious end in the words to represent some situations we can face nowadays, where some debates are endless and where you can see neither the end of the arguments nor that of the debate…

“I hope you enjoyed the labyrinth of Qur’an. Please read it. You might get lost. But hopefully, you will find yourself fast enough. That is all that matters.”

Mohamed Mehdi Aourir, Harvard

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Outdoor Learning PlaySpace Labyrinth officially opens at Havergal College

burke brook labyrinth

The Junior School of Havergal College officially opened their Outdoor Learning PlaySpace today.

And… they have a Labyrinth!

Often we find connections between water and labyrinth locations, The Burke Brook Stewardship Project is no different.

A three lane circle design was placed beside Burke Brook.

It’s the second Labyrinth for this private all-girls school.

Their first one is indoors, located in Old Girls Legacy Theatre building.

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“Cool new (a-“maze”-ing) street art in Kensington Market” – Ben Pelchat – Kensington Avenue – Toronto


Cool new (a-"maze"-ing) street art in the market

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“Heavyweights Brass Band at PSKensington Halloween / Honouring our Ancestors edition earlier today…” – Pedestrian Sunday – Kensington Market – Toronto

The Heavyweights Brass Band performing atop the Labyrinth I painted on Kensington Avenue just south of Fitzroy Terrace during the Hallowe’en edition of Pedestrian Sunday in Kensington Market, Toronto. . .

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“The kids painting a maze outside the store on Kensington Avenue with artist.” – Pedestrian Sunday – Kensington Market – Toronto

When curious young people hover around my Labyrinths-in-Progress, I often invite them to participate.

Was fun painting this Pedestrian Sunday Labyrinth with these two Future Artists.

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“My students do the Toronto Public Labyrinth – thinking thinking thinking” – Shawn Micallef

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“Construction on our Junior School Outdoor Learning PlaySpace continues! Here’s the new labyrinth” – Havergal College

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Grange Park: “Toronto Labyrinth being repainted by a lovely person” – The Blue Brick

#TorontoLabyrinth being repainted by a lovely person

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“This guy put a lot of Kerosene in his mouth. #Hot😘🔥💨” – Wading Pool Labyrinth – Bellevue Square Park – Kensington Market – Toronto

Fire Breathing !

Literally in The Labyrinth !

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“Gal gracefully falling off her skateboard.” – Wading Pool Labyrinth – Bellevue Square Park – Kensington Market – Toronto

Whoops !

Skateboarders have told me the Labyrinth’s lines I paint help them with situation awareness when boarding round and round the Wading Pool . . .

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“Love the city worker in the weird hazmat suit at the Wading Pool. Is that chlorine she’s pouring from that bucket?” – Labyrinth – Christie Pits Park – Toronto

Do Minotaurs wear Weird Hazmat Suits . . .

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“Cooool” – Wading Pool Labyrinth – Bellevue Square Park – Kensington Market – Toronto

Fire!

Poi!

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