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
Outdoor with little or no covering.
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:
Parking Availability: Yes
Average Price per Hour: Free
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