A review of the Toronto Public Labyrinth


Easily in my list of top five labyrinths. It’s definitely more of a late-afternoon or mid-evening labyrinth; I wouldn’t bother heading there too early in the day. It’s similar to an after-work labyrinth to help you unwind and decompress. For those seeking the jazzy “OMG I’m in a multicursal puzzle with options for path and direction and I’m stuck” feeling, you may want to look elsewhere for your labyrinth needs. This ain’t no Pan’s Labyrinth. This is some zen shit.

The Toronto Public Labyrinth is a koan in interlocking brick: you simply follow the path on a long and snaking route to the centre of the circle. When you reach the cente of the labyrinth, feel free to hang out for as long as you wish. You might be tempted to dash out of the labyrinth, but I chose to leave the same way I came—’cause that’s what a labyrinth is all about. Labyrinth. The labyrinth is free and open 24 hours a day.

Obligatory Title Pun: It’s a-MAZE-ing.
Menu Readability: No menu, but there is a sign explaining the power of the Labyrinth.
Need to mention: This.
What this place teaches me about myself: You can’t overuse the word “labyrinth.”