“Urban Labyrinth.” – Christie Street Traffic Island Labyrinth – Toronto

One of my older Labyrinths, I painted this one on the Traffic Island opposite Christie Street Subway Station, north of Bloor Street West in Toronto . . .

There used to be a water fountain in the middle, and thus the weird oval shape making up the enlarged centre of the Labyrinth.

The intention was you would walk the Labyrinth and then be able to get a drink of water using the fountain.

The fountain broke.

I painted the Labyrinth to draw attention to the broken water fountain.

Urban Acupuncture !

Rather than fix the fountain, the City of Toronto removed it.

I’ve been re-painting this Labyrinth ever since . . .

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