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Sights & Landmarks
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- During the pandemic we came here often, as did many other people. Mt Pleasant Cemetery is more peaceful now that the number of people walking through it has returned to pre-pandemic levels. On a sunny fall afternoon it is as beautiful as ever, Highly recommended.Written November 12, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The chapel is a fine example of Neo-Gothic architecture. The cemetery itself is a peaceful place, so long as you don't get too close to the eastern end, whether noise from the DVP can be intrusive. I liked the monument raised to the memory of Samuel Lount and Peter Matthews, executed after the 1837 uprising, and Jack Layton's grave stone.Written January 22, 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Covid-19 has had one effect: people are walking around cemeteries in increased numbers. St James Cemetery is one we were unfamiliar with, though we were once in the church for a funeral service. Having explored several other cemeteries in recent weeks, we were happy to walk around this one. This, more than in any other place, is where 19th and 20th century Anglicans are interred. Well-known names abound: Gooderham, Jarvis, Mulock ... This place is well worth 45 minutes to an hour of your time.Written January 27, 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- I cannot believe I'm the first review of this fabulous cemetery!
I live close by, and always enjoy taking a walk through here, from the front entrance at Beecroft, past Senlac Rd., all the way to the back ravine.
What inspired me to get this review up was the amazing tour held today, Sept. 24, 2023. Apparently this is only the 4rth time they've run a tour, which currently only takes place once per year towards the end of September.
The tour included a look inside their buildings, including the newest additions. Incredibly, they offered tea, coffee and water inside. They also gave out some freebies, including a pad with pen to take notes during the tour, and a nylon pouch, which I believe unfolds into a jacket.
They also gave out a very useful map that locates notable graves not included in the tour (e.g., Barbara Frum, journalist; John William Billes, co-founder of Canadian Tire).
A really memorable and thoughtful touch was having a table set up with Tim Hortons Timbits waiting to surprise us as we approached the Tim Horton grave. Awesome! I've been to Tim's grave a few times before, an you can find anything from hockey pucks to TH mugs/cups left on the tombstone as a tribute.
This place is beautiful anytime of year. I'm looking forward to the Fall colours there. We also appreciate that their maintenance crew clears the snow from their roads very quickly. So we can bank on walking there on beautiful winter's day, before City crew have had a chance to clear the snow on public sidewalks elsewhere in the neighbourhood.Written September 24, 2023
- Mount Hope Cemetery is not as large as Mt Pleasant Cemetery, nor is it as well-treed, but its terrain is more varied, and in these days of Covid-19 it provides a pleasant place to walk. If you're walking you can enter it from Bayview Avenue not far north of Broadway or from the eastern end of Erskine Avenue. If you're driving, Erskine Avenue is your best entry point, since parking is not permitted on Bayview.Written January 25, 2021