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Mount Pleasant Cemetery

Mount Pleasant Cemetery
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Type of Attraction
City Parks & Gardens, Religious
Interests That Apply
History, Architecture, Religion, Local Culture, Outdoors
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Price: Free
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Partial
Mobility Obstacles: Dirt/off-road walking
Water/Drinks: NOT available at this attraction or nearby.
Eating: This is NOT a good place to get a meal or snack.
Restrooms: Available
Notes: There are restrooms in the office.
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Mount Pleasant Cemetery

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Address: Phone:
375 Mount Pleasant Rd
(at Merton)
Toronto, ON M4T 2V8
+1 416 485 9129
Fax: +1 416 485 1672


Bound by Yonge Street, Bayview Avenue, Moore Avenue and Merton Street, this cemetery holds the graves of insulin inventors Frederick Banting and Charles Best, pianist Glenn Gould, and William Lyon Mackenzie King, Canada's longest-serving Prime Minister. Created in 1876, the cemetery was established to help deal with the overflow of the Necropolis, Toronto's first non-sectarian cemetery. It is beautifully landscaped and houses an arboretum with native and non-native species as well as some fine architecture. Its paths are used by many joggers and cyclists as well as those looking for peace and quiet in verdant surroundings.

Times & Dates

Open Hours: Open 8am, daily. Closing times vary seasonally.
Notes: Hours listed are for the office. Closing hours vary seasonally; see website for details.
Visit Time: 1hr-2hr
Average Wait Time: None
Price: Free


Outdoor with little or no covering.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Nearest Train or Bus: Davisville or St Clair
Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car Bicycle Subway Walking
Parking Availability: Yes
Average Price per Hour: Free

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