Innisfil marks grand opening of Tree of Life Labyrinth beside Cookstown Library

Locally-designed space perfect for reflection

There’s a new space nestled up next to Cookstown’s library that is offering a peaceful retreat and a tranquil spot for reflection, courtesy of the Innisfil IdeaLAB & Library and a local artist.

In the field adjacent to the library, the town of Innisfil presents the Tree of Life Labyrinth, an outdoor living art installation created by renowned artist Denis Bolohan. The Chatham-born, Cookstown-based artist created the work for Innisfil’s bicentennial celebrations that were delayed due to COVID-19. The installation opened to the public on Tuesday and hopes to uplift the spirits of residents and visitors, and offer more options to get outside and focus on positivity.

“In our community, and around the globe, levels of anxiety and stress are at an all-time high,” says Mayor Lynn Dollin, “and meditation and physical exercise are known to improve our mental health and overall well-being. Whether you visit to simply walk the twists and turns, to enjoy nature or to seek a calm space for reflection the Tree of Life Labyrinth is an experience that provides a much-needed respite from these trying times.”

Those who visit the Labyrinth are encouraged to share photos on social media using #Innisfil2000 #CultureInnisfil.

The Labyrinth was funded through the Community Anniversaries – Building Communities through Arts and Heritage grant from the Government of Canada. It will be open to the public until September 22, 2021. For details visit: www.innisfilidealab.ca/tree-of-life-labyrinth

Images courtesy Town of Innisfil