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Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto

Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
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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.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 Fall 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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  • I relate to those travelers who visit various cemeteries, burial sites and places of worship. Priâtnejšee a quiet cemetery, cute časoven′ka, in which you can safely go.
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  • The cemetery is quite peaceful and what caught my attention where the histories raleted to it, worth to hear about it and see. 
  • This place is fascinating - there are tours available about the history and the flora and a lot to learn. My last visit was during the beautiful fall colours. The park-like setting is serene. 
  • Peaceful place, wonderful for walks. Doesn't feel like you're in the city.
  • A giant cemetery with a lot of intricate art work. While there are a lot of open areas, there are enough little hidden refuges just off the side of the main roads where you can take solace and sit for a while.
  • Beautiful . Gardens and ponds are so nice and they even supply bucket and hoses so you can water your flowers
  • Very quiet and scenic, great place for cycling.
  • A beautiful cemetery to go for a stroll or a bike ride through on a nice day. It is a space that has a lot of history and one of Canada's most influential Prime Ministers, Mackenzie King, I'd buried here. Worth a visit for any history buff.
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