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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.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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  • This is the first cemetery built not at Church. It is surprisingly not extends beyond, and deep. And quite Interestingly, with population growth, the cemetery was founded in the late 18th century, with the margin turned out to be in the center of the city.
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  • While I do have family here I still find this an amazing place to visit and explore. There is a lot of Canadian history here and over the last 140 years it has developed into a world class collection ...  more »
  • This cemetary has so many: trees of various kinds, birds of many description, different pathways, where you can only run into monuments or masoleums representing Canada's past. The walk through the ce...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Large beautiful cemetery in the heart of the city. A great place for a quiet walk, run or bike ride.
  • Peaceful place, wonderful for walks. Doesn't feel like you're in the city.
  • The welcome center was open and kind to our family, and the services were nicely done.
  • 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.