“Toronto councillors should approve new island park hedge maze” – Editorial – Toronto Star

Toronto councillors should approve new island park hedge maze

EditorialToronto Star

Thursday June 20 2013

“There’s no reason for city councillors to hedge their bets in considering a new shrubbery maze proposed for Toronto Island Park.

It won’t cost the city anything to build thanks to the intervention of William Meany,

An entrepreneur offering to cover the $200,000 cost in exchange for naming rights.

And money to maintain it is already in the 2013 budget.

The new cedar hedge Labyrinth would replace an old one that had baffled kids and adults on Centre Island for almost 50 years before being uprooted in 2012.

That earlier maze of eastern cedars fell victim to lack of sunlight after being literally overshadowed by surrounding trees.

It was deemed not worth maintaining.

In light of Meany’s amazing generosity,

The city’s parks committee on Monday should not hesitate to support a new Labyrinth.

It would be puzzling,

Indeed,

If councillors failed to find their way to that obvious solution.”

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    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.