The Species of The Humber Watershed Playground Labyrinth – Howard Junior Public School – Toronto

Recently, while exploring the photo sharing site Flickr, I stumbled upon a West Toronto labyrinth I never knew existed!

Having learned it was within biking distance, I cycled over on Thanksgiving Sunday for a visit and a walk.

It was exciting. Why?

Because here was a labyrinth I had not painted, yet had been here for years. Over time, people have shared their own sense of discovery, of stumbling upon, of surprise, experienced in their first encounters with one of my numerous labyrinths.

This thanksgiving weekend morning, it was my turn. To discover. To be surprised. To walk a labyrinth others had made. And to be appreciative.

Apparently this aqua themed labyrinth was created in May of 2008 to complement The Species of The Humber Watershed Mural which arches over the school’s playground entrance.

“The Species of The Humber Watershed

This mural was painted by students in Grade 5 with help from visiting artist Kathleen Vaughan and support from the Howard Arts Council

May 2008″

Both mural and labyrinth are wonderful additions to Howard Junior Public School’s playground in Roncesvalles Village, west end Toronto.

Time well spent and worth a future visit.

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