Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto

4.6
Mount Pleasant Cemetery is a cemetery located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.In the early 19th century, the only authorized cemeteries within the city of Toronto (then known as York) were limited to the members of either the Roman Catholic Church or the Church of England. Deceased citizens who did not belong to either of these Christian denominations had no choice but to find burial arrangements outside of the city. In 1873, a new cemetery available to all citizens was conceived. Originally a 200acre farm, on the far outskirts of Toronto, Mount Pleasant Cemetery opened on November 4, 1876 with more than twelve miles (19 km) of carriage drives along rolling hills and ponds. Mount Pleasant Road was later constructed to pass through the centre of the cemetery and is named after this cemetery. With the growth in population, today the cemetery is located in the centre of the city. While the watercourses have since been filled in, the cemetery still has many miles of walking paths, interspersed with fountains, statues, botanical gardens, and rare and distinct trees.The cemetery also has remains from Toronto Potter's Field, an early burial grounds that closed in 1855 between 1870s to 1881.As the final resting place of more than 168,000 persons, Mount Pleasant Cemetery contains remarkable architecture amongst its many monuments. The cemetery was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 2000.Mount Pleasant Visitation CentreCompleted in the autumn of 2009, the Mount Pleasant Visitation Centre is a new building of approximately 2,200 square meters in size built on the cemetery grounds and providing visitation space and chapel services.
Plan to visit Mount Pleasant Cemetery during your Toronto vacation using our convenient Toronto trip itinerary builder app .
Source
Create an itinerary including Mount Pleasant Cemetery
map
Mount Pleasant Cemetery Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
112 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • I have a relative buried in the Mount Pleasant Cemetary Toronto, it is a very well maintained but tranquil park like setting.  more »
  • Igo every time I am in Toronto and it is a peaceful oasis. There are joggers, bikers and walkers enjoying the trees, plants and ambience. Well worth your time o visit!  more »
  • Happened upon this cemetery when spotting the beautiful trees from the Yonge St. Its a beautiful cemetery that has running trails. I was a bit surprised to see some serious runners using it but it see...  more »
Places to stay near Mount Pleasant Cemetery

Plan your trip to Toronto

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Mount Pleasant Cemetery by other users

52 days in Toronto BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Toronto BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES October, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Toronto BY A USER FROM IRAN September, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Toronto BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 35 days in Toronto BY A USER FROM ITALY July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 58 days in Canada BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Toronto BY A USER FROM INDIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Toronto BY A USER FROM TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO July, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Toronto BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Toronto BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Canada BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 27 days in Toronto BY A USER FROM BULGARIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans