Mount Pleasant Cemetery

This Toronto cemetery is noteworthy for many reasons. Many compelling personalities are laid to rest within its sprawling grounds, including Canada’s longest-serving Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King and celebrated researchers Dr. Frederick Banting and Dr. Charles Best, who discovered insulin in 1922. Mount Pleasant Cemetery is also known for its stunning tree collection which has become one of the top arboretums in North America. Click to book your Toronto City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.

A Historic Cemetery

Mount Pleasant Cemetery: The final Resting Place for Many Notable Canadians
Mount Pleasant Cemetery is a final resting place for many notable Canadians
For over a century, Mount Pleasant Cemetery has served as the final resting place for many great figures, including politicians, doctors, artists and musicians. Classical pianist Glenn Gould, Canada’s first female surgeon Jennie Smillie-Robinson, and Canada’s most celebrated war hero Lt. Col. William Barker, VC are just some of the prominent people laid to rest at this cemetery. Mount Pleasant Cemetery also houses the mausoleums of the well-known Massey and Eaton families; these massive structures are impressive to view with their stunning architectural details.

Nature and Artwork at Mount Pleasant

The 205 acres of Mount Pleasant Cemetery feature beautiful flower gardens and many species of rare trees. The miles of walking paths are dotted with picturesque fountains and remarkable works of art and sculpture, and there is incredible architecture in the thousands of monuments within the grounds. The park-like environment and over 14 kilometres of paved roadways makes the cemetery a peaceful and inviting place to explore, and many local residents use the routes for running and walking. Click to book your Toronto City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.

Visiting Mount Pleasant Cemetery

Vehicle and pedestrian entrances to the cemetery are on Mount Pleasant Road, as well as on Yonge St (which is located north of St. Clair, if taking the subway). Mount Pleasant Cemetery also has a pedestrian entrance on Bayview, north of Moore Avenue.

Location: Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4T 2V8

Click here to visit Mount Pleasant Cemetery official website.

Published On: 2018-10-02
Updated On: 2019-06-12

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