HISTORIC CEMETERY WALK: Mount Pleasant Cemetery
In the heart of central Toronto lies Mount Pleasant Cemetery, one of the city’s oldest resting places and final home to a number of the nation’s leading citizens and families. Mount Pleasant Cemetery dates back over 130 years to 1876, and on this tour we explore the stories of some of the most historic names in Canadian and Toronto history.
On this tour, we will visit the grave sites of many important luminaries. Some of them went on to achieve wealth and fame, whilst other names may be unknown to almost everyone today. But dotted through out the cemetery are a number of incredible life stories, that offer an eclectic and fascinating collection of history.
Those laying at rest in Mount Pleasant cemetery include Timothy Eaton and his family, the Massey family, William Lyon Mackenzie King, Canada’s longest serving prime minister, the McMaster family, the Simpson family, and the father of “America’s Sweetheart” Mary Pickford, the world’s first movie star.
Many local residents stroll through the cemetery, and it is home to one of the largest variety of tree species in the city of Toronto. We will be visiting only the oldest and most historic parts of the cemetery.
Things You will Need to Know about this Tour
- It begins at the main gates to the cemetery, on the east side of Yonge Street, located just a few blocks north of St Clair Avenue.
- It concludes back at the main gates.
- It takes about two hours and is conducted entirely outdoors.
- It is circular, it finishes right back where it starts. The closest subway station is “St Clair”, a walk of just a few minutes from the main gates.
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If you have any more questions, just ask!
Dates & Times
Sundays at 2.00 p.m.
Mondays at 10.00 a.m.
This tour is available throughout the entire calendar year. REMEMBER, if it is not scheduled for when you want to do it, just let us know, and we’ll change our schedule just for you!
$25.00 for one or two people
$20.00 each for three or four people
$15.00 each for five or more
Students and Youth – $10 for Elementary & High School Students
We offer GIFT CERTIFICATES and special discount passes for visitors who plan to attend more than one tour. Contact us to find out more information.