Colonel Samuel Smith Park, a new place of contemplation was recently opened.
Labyrinth Nawayee lies just to the south of the Healing Garden that sits by The Gatehouse. The Healing Garden is meant as a place of healing for victims of childhood trauma and sexual abuse.
At the time of the garden's opening in 2014, Brad Hutchinson, The Gatehouse's manager, said of the circular design:
“The circle has no beginning and no end. Healing comes through quiet, keeping still, meditation. We reach the eternal part of ourselves that has no beginning and no end.The labyrinth was added this past summer. Nawayee means "the centre" in Ojibwe. At the entrance is a small sign that tells us:
“There is beauty and wisdom here. You can feel it if you come here, slow down and let go, whether for five, 15 or 30 minutes. It is a community garden for people to bring their positive energy and give it to people who need it.”
WELCOME TO THE LABYRINTH
PAUSE IN THE CENTRE.
RETURN IN PEACE.
The Healing Garden
Labyrinth Nawayee and the Healing Garden are found at the north end of Colonel Samuel Smith Park. They are just to the south of Lake Shore Blvd at Fourteenth St. The park is on the 501 Queen streetcar line.