“Discovering Grange Park!” – Grange Park Labyrinth – Downtown Toronto

Smilingly sitting atop the centre of Grange Park Labyrinth,

Little One in the red coat,

Reached the red Heart !

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“This is to HïMY whom I accidentally met at Budapest Park creating his biggest ground Labyrinth in Canada (!!!)” – Octagon Labyrinth – Wading Pool – Budapest Park – Sunnyside – Toronto

Kseniya,

Grateful for your Kind & Generous Acknowledgment.

Thank you.

“This is to HïMY @labyrinthsdotca whom I accidentally met at Budapest Park creating his biggest ground Labyrinth in Canada (!!!).

I had noticed that and many other wading pool Labyrinths in parks around Toronto before that,

and I thought it was so cool cause every time I saw children and adults really enjoying them.

I was sure it was a City of Toronto’s project of some sort,

BUT it is not!

HïMY is doing it all on his own and hasn’t sought payment for his creations.

He spends time to carefully measure and calculate a very elaborated Labyrinth pattern,

and invests his own money in the art materials.

He worked on this one, for example, for about two years.

He puts so much thought into the way he designs his Labyrinths, and so so much passion!

Just look at HïMY’s t-shirt, and undershirt, and notebook – everything is Labyrinth 😍

And he did his research how to write it in different languages 🙂

Dear @start_streetartoronto and @stepspublicart , I think HïMY totally deserves to be on the artists roster and bring even more of his interactive and meaningful creations to animate the public spaces ❤️

P.S. did you know what is the different between a Maze and a Labyrinth?

I didn’t, and I learnt from HïMY that a Maze has dead ends, but a Labyrinth doesn’t, you will always find your way to the centre ✨”

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“Gr 9’s walking the Labyrinth during their retreat.” – Holy Name of Mary Catholic Secondary School – Brampton, Ontario

Fifteen Grade 9 Students at Brampton’s Only All-Girls Catholic Secondary School walking my second Proof-of-Concept Chalk Labyrinth.

The width of the Labyrinth outlines were chalked/re-chalked in 3 inch widths, the same width as my go-to size when painting permanent Labyrinths using paint rollers.

This second Labyrinth Candidate Location works.


Because there is ample space on either side of my Nine Lane circular chalk design seen here,

Final design can include additional wing-like lanes afforded by the rectangular asphalt canvas space.

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“HiMY SYeD started making Labyrinths as a child. Now they’re enjoyed by children across Toronto” – Jessica Dee Humphreys – Toronto Star

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Looking East, Looking West, over the Labyrinth – David Crombie Park – St. Lawrence Neighbourhood – Old Town Toronto

Two photos of my painted Labyrinth in David Crombie Park . . .

First perspective looking east, the second, looking west.

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“Our meditation Labyrinth encourages present moment mindfulness, peace, and joy outdoors just in time for the gorgeous weather! Go walk the chalk before it rains!” – Holy Name of Mary CSS – Brampton, Ontario

I’ve been approached by the Chaplaincy at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Secondary School in Brampton, Ontario to help them with locating and making a Labyrinth on their high school campus.

This seven lane Chalk Labyrinth was my quickly chalked Proof-of-Concept in one of our candidate spaces,

An asphalt service lane beside their athletic field . . .

Parking Lot seen in the background below is the better candidate location for a Labyrinth painted on asphalt.

Ergo,

A second Proof-of-Concept Chalk Labyrinth is needed to see if the Parking Lot works best.

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“Beautiful day for a walk by the lake 😎” – Labyrinth – Mouth of the Humber River – Humber Bay Arch Bridge – Toronto

Also a Beautiful day for a Labyrinth Walk beside Toronto’s Humber Bay Arch Bridge . . .

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“Shoutout to HiMY SYeD for the meditative joy he has brought many of us with his Labyrinths around the city.” – Octagon Labyrinth – Wading Pool – Budapest Park – Sunnyside Boardwalk – Toronto

Grateful for your Acknowledgement.

So few photographs exist of me when making my Labyrinths,

Deeply appreciate your taking of this one and sharing it.

Thank you Antonio.

Happy Walking !

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Scootering the Path – Octagon Labyrinth – Wading Pool – Budapest Park – Sunnyside Boardwalk – Toronto

Little ones Scootering their way through my Octagon Labyrinth . . .

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“Ficou tímida 🥰🥰🥰🥰” – Octagon Labyrinth – Wading Pool – Budapest Park – Sunnyside Boardwalk – Toronto

While others walk or run behind her,

Little one feeling a little shy, opts to exit the Octagon Labyrinth . . .



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“Green August 👒” – Roxton Road Labyrinth – Wading Pool – Fred Hamilton Playground – Toronto

Toy Truck in the Roxton Road Wading Pool Labyrinth . . .

Fred Hamilton Playground, Toronto

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“Soaking up every bit of this before we head all head off to school/daycare/work next week.” – Labyrinth – Wading Pool – Earlscourt Park – Toronto

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“I want to go to the park with the dinos.” – Octagon Labyrinth – Wading Pool – Budapest Park – Sunnyside – Toronto

Come for the Dinosaurs,

Stay for the Wading Pool Labyrinth . . .

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“Linda fazendo suas descobertas ❤️❤️❤️” – Octagon Labyrinth – Wading Pool – Budapest Park – Sunnyside Boardwalk – Toronto

Today at my Wading Pool Labyrinth in Budapest Park,

Baby’s first Labyrinth Walk !

And maybe Baby Yoda’s first Labyrinth Walk too ?

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“Summer Saturday stroll at the Grange Park.” – Grange Park Labyrinth – Downtown Toronto

Look closer.

You can see children walking, running, around the Labyrinth I re-painted in the middle of Grange Park in Downtown Toronto.

After the most recent removal of the Grange Park Labyrinth by The City of Toronto,

I decided to experiment to see IF they would remove a much less visible Labyrinth ?

The width of Labyrinth’s lines aree one inch wide, rather than my regular three inches wide.

I made it an almost invisible from a distance by painting a light green colour.

So far, it’s been there, unremoved, being enjoyed, explored, and played in by little ones mid-way into August.

Hopefully it stays this time.

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  • Land Acknowledgements

    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.

  • Tsí Tkaròn:to

  • Metro Vancouver

    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.