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Historic Cemetery Walk

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

This tour takes place at Mount Pleasant Cemetery and lasts about 2 hours.

Please email or telephone (416) 487-9017 to make reservations for this tour.  Once your tour reservation is confirmed, you will receive all the information on exactly where the tour starts, where it ends, how long it is, and other important information.

We recommend booking ahead to guarantee availability.  Our calendar can often fill up in advance.  Although it can be difficult for us to arrange last minute tours, it’s possible that we may already have a tour booked that you can join.  Please feel free to contact us by email at or by telephone at (416) 487-9017.

We usually require a minimum of four people for a tour.  However, if you have fewer people than that, feel free to contact us by email at or by telephone at (416) 487-9017, to see if there is a tour that you can join.

The tour cost is based on the number of people in your group.

A tour for four people costs $25 per person.

A tour for five, six or seven people costs $20 per person.

Tours of eight people or more cost $15 per person.

Do you have a large group of grade school or high school students, or other large numbers?  We can usually arrange a lower rate for some groups, depending on the situation.

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