Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto

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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.
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  • 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 »
  • Beautiful tranquil cemetery off Yonge street that extends as far east to Bayview Avenue. You can take a stroll or run one of the circuits. We spent a few hours in here last weekend admiring the wonder...  more »
  • Mount pleasant cemetery is a beautiful, peaceful place, good to relax and run or walk. I highly recommend! Take the opportunity to go through the beltline.
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  • Beautiful and extensive grounds in the heart of the city. Mature trees and manicured landscape along with the solemnity of the burial scenes. It's a place full of history and an excellent place to walk, bike, or run. It doesn't feel disrespected. On the contrary, the are has become a neighborhood icon and a must visit.
  • Really wonderful place to walk and ride bike in. Surrounded with flowers and trees. Enjoy your summer walking here.
  • Nice walking paths, biking, benches. It's connected to the beautiful beltline, with a gorgeous bridge over Yonge Street nearby.
  • It's honorable for me to participate in Canadian Remembrance Day event. This is a beautiful area fulfilled with love and missing about their family members or national heroes. We should learn lessons from their noble sacrifice.
  • For sheer beauty of landscape and layout, I vote this the second most beautiful cemetery, after first-place Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia, and just ahead of the Protestant Cemetery in Rome.

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