Yelp Review: Christie Street Traffic Island Labyrinth

We had heard rumors.

Walking outside of Christie station on the TTC, we look down… suddenly we see it… artfully laid out on the ground…  The labyrinth.

No, this has absolutely nothing to do with David Bowie.

You see… In colloquial English “labyrinth” is generally synonymous with maze, but many contemporary scholars observe a distinction between the two: maze refers to a complex branching puzzle with choices of path and direction; while a unicursal labyrinth has only a single, non-branching path, which leads to the center…. A labyrinth in this sense has an unambiguous route to the center and back and is not designed to be difficult to navigate.

A labyrinth is a path that is designed to relax the mind, not confuse the mislead.

Toronto has been called by many the ‘modern city of labyrinths’.  Nowhere is this more true than right in front of Christie station. Step outside, look down and you’ll see it.

A brilliant artistic touch to our wonderful town. One of the everyday hidden gems that you have to keep your eyes open to truly appreciate.

Review by Daniel B. on Yelp

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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.