Tag Archives: Public Space

“Had my first encounter with the guys in yellow vests in the park. Alex and I were walking the maze that’s painted on the empty concrete wading pool. ‘The amenities are closed.'” – Christie Pits Park – Toronto

It seemed dumb and arbitrary, but probably technically correct. At least it gave the three guys something to do. They mostly stand around in the middle of an empty field in a huddle. — Marni Soupcoff (@soupcoff) April 15, 2020 Here are Toronto bylaw officers at Christie Pits having trouble maintaining social distance while ticketing […]

Posted in Labyrinth Walks | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

“Bien Feliz terminando mi combo de 2 rebanadas y refresco por $ 5” – Robson Square Labyrinth – 800 Robson Plaza – Downtown Vancouver

In the bottom left corner of this photograph, You can spot a cyclist walking her bike atop my Robson Square Labyrinth . . . Thousands, perhaps tens of thousands of Vancouverites & Vancouver visitors enjoyed & explored or eyed the Robson Square Labyrinth while it was there. It’s gone now. The temporary Public Space that […]

Posted in City of Labyrinths, Serendipity | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

So Long – Robson Square Labyrinth – Downtown Vancouver

This may be one the last photographs of my Labyrinth I painted in Robson Square, Downtown Vancouver. The temporary car-free public space experiment has been made officially permanent. Soon, the makeshift block long plaza will be redone with a final design. Thank you City of Vancouver for NOT removing the Labyrinth I painted there. It […]

Posted in City of Labyrinths | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

“Most of Canada plays Road Hockey, in Kensington Market Toronto we have Road Mazes and Road Art.”

In Vancouver, Canadians play Hockey ON Labyrinths ! View this post on Instagram Most of Canada play’s #roadhockey, in #KensingtonMarket #Toronto we have Road Mazes and Road Art. #streetart #maze #watchoutforcars #torontoart A post shared by Todd Pinnell (@toddwith2ds) on Aug 26, 2019 at 11:23am PDT

Posted in Giant Outstallation Art | Also tagged , , , , , , , | Comments closed

Dalla Dalla – Itzy KPOP Dance Cover – Robson Square Labyrinth – Downtown Vancouver

My Robson Square Labyrinth remains a Public Space stage for KPOP Dance Troupes from around Metro Vancouver to come and perform . . . View this post on Instagram 🔥 Full video in my profile . 📹:@_dot.avi 💃@mixtoffical . It's not about what you think, it's about what you do! Overthinking can only stop you […]

Posted in Serendipity | Also tagged , , , , , | Comments closed

Looking South… – Robson Square Labyrinth – Downtown Vancouver

Looking south beyond my Robson Square Labyrinth toward Overcast Skies . . . View this post on Instagram #robsonsquare #vancouverartgallery #downtown A post shared by Yasar Bayar (@yasarbayar) on Aug 18, 2019 at 5:23pm PDT

Posted in City of Labyrinths | Also tagged , , , , , , | Comments closed

“Gimme my phone😒” – Robson Square Labyrinth – Downtown Vancouver

It is challenging to both use one’s smartphone device and successfully walk a Labyrinth at the same time . . . Friends don’t let Friends Walk Labyrinths with their devices in hand ! View this post on Instagram Gimme my phone😒 A post shared by Sara (@1saraar) on Aug 11, 2019 at 10:01pm PDT

Posted in Labyrinth Walks | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

“🚶🏾‍♀️Promenade à Kensington Market” – Labyrinth – Kensington Avenue – Downtown Toronto

This was the final Labyrinth I painted on the July 2019 Pedestrian Sunday in Kensington Market. It’s located on Kensington Avenue, placed mostly in front of a laneway exiting onto the street. The asphalt is crackly and didn’t make a very good candidate for a Street Labyrinth canvas. Yet because it is in front of […]

Posted in City of Labyrinths | Also tagged , , , , , , | Comments closed

“✈️🗼🌊⚾️” – Grange Park Labyrinth – Downtown Toronto

My Blue Labyrinth is still there! Yay! My previous Labyrinth was removed in late April. I expect this too to be removed by The City at some point, yet hopeful I am wrong. Until then, it will remain a memory opportunity for visitors to Toronto . . .

Posted in Serendipity | Also tagged , , , , , , , | Comments closed

“Duckman collaborates with Hero-San” – Labyrinth – Augusta Avenue – Pedestrian Sunday – Kensington Market – Downtown Toronto

Labyrinth I painted on Augusta Avenue during the June 2019 Pedestrian Sunday in Kensington Market became a stage/venue for a collaboration between World Travelling Street Performers Duckman and Hero-san . . . In a tiny way, through the presence of my Labyrinth, I collaborated too ! Yay! View this post on Instagram #kensingtonmarket #pedestriansundays #duckman […]

Posted in Pedestrian Sunday | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

“Is every Public Space a Work in Progress?” – Grange Park Labyrinth – Downtown Toronto

Yes. — John Lorinc (@JohnLorinc) July 28, 2019 Cities aren’t just about great visions, but great transformation. Forever a work in progress, and that’s the beauty of it. — Euna (@EunaWong) July 28, 2019

Posted in City of Labyrinths, Serendipity | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

“When you find a football 🏈 in a box marked ‘Free Stuff’ in the West End…. It’s always time to play” – Robson Square Labyrinth – Downtown Vancouver

. . . And The Robson Square Labyrinth becomes an End Zone ! Bonus : Young one’s T-Shirt sports a Labyrinth Motif. View this post on Instagram When you find a football 🏈 in a box marked “Free Stuff” in the west end…. it’s always time to play #familynight #justhavingfun #ate2dinners A post shared by […]

Posted in Serendipity | Also tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

“Unfazed” – Robson Square Labyrinth – Downtown Vancouver

Standing in the Centre of my Robson Square Labyrinth, Downtown Vancouver. . . View this post on Instagram unfazed A post shared by (@_beems) on Jul 25, 2019 at 4:03pm PDT

Posted in City of Labyrinths | Also tagged , , , , , , , | Comments closed

“Today at Robson Square a Public Space in the City Centre.” – Robson Square Labyrinth – Downtown Vancouver

My Robson Square Labyrinth remains a venue for Street Performers earning their Vancouver rent . . . View this post on Instagram Today at #robsonsquare a #publicspace in the city centre. A post shared by Reflection on Walking & Cities (@pedestrian.institute) on Jun 29, 2019 at 7:50pm PDT

Posted in City of Labyrinths, Serendipity | Also tagged , , | Comments closed

“Lime Green Labyrinth with ginko leaves….painted on the street…” – Robson Square Labyrinth – Downtown Vancouver

This image was captured sometime during Ramadan 2018. I had painted a green outline of my Robson Square Labyrinth before Ramadan began, then followed up after Ramadan by painting it blue, yellow, red and green. View this post on Instagram Lime green labyrinth with ginko leaves….painted on the street…maybe in British Columbia? Thanks to @moldavitestarchild […]

Posted in City of Labyrinths | Also tagged , , , , , , | Comments closed
  • Human Calendar


  • 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.