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Address: 200 Winchester St., Toronto, Ontario M4X 1B7, Canada
Phone Number: +1 416-923-7911
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This old cemetery contains the remains of many historical figures and a...

This old cemetery contains the remains of many historical figures and a gothic revival chapel.

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A Peaceful Respite

This cemetery is in the middle of the city and offers a quiet place of reflection. We visited just before dark. Not sure I could stay past sunset. A great place of history and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 May 2016
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Shoreline, Washington
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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89 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

This was my second visit since visiting it a few years ago. The cemetery is filled with mature trees and shrubs offering a quiet, shaded, cool respite from a hot sunny day. Well maintained, it is very welcoming and filled with history. Strolling through the park-like setting, you stop to read inscriptions of many years gone by with words of... More 

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Shoreline, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

This cemetery is in the middle of the city and offers a quiet place of reflection. We visited just before dark. Not sure I could stay past sunset. A great place of history and reverence.

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Toronto, Canada
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106 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2015

A necropolis is a large ancient cemetery with elaborate tomb stones. Toronto Necropolis is not that large and the tomb stones are not anything crazy. Mount pleasant cemetery is definitely larger with all kinds of tomb stones, monuments and mausoleums and a better choice if you want to see elaborate grave sites. On the other hand, the unique thing about... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2014

This is a beautiful old cemetery with tombstones recording Toronto's history in intricately wrought masonry. The executed , the victims of plagues and the mighty lie together overlooking the city both to the east and south. Right beside the city's Farm Zoo it can provide an afternoon for the history buff or a great romp for the family dog (on... More 

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Centurion
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2014

A nice place for a stroll if you're into doing walks in cemeteries. It has a quiet charm and is a good place to visit if you want to learn something about those who were before us. Some interesting markers.

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Tasmania, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014

A nice old cemetery with many historical bits and pieces relating to Toronto and Cabbagetown's past. It's a pleasant, peaceful walk while imagining the lives of inhabitants here and a great place to reflect on life. Unfortunately due to snow, ice and tree debris I found myself almost walking over headstones and broken bits of memorials which I found a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014

I love this small, historic cemetary. It's located in a beautiful part of the eastern edge of Cabbagetown,next to Riverdale farm. Cemetaries are filled with unique markers and messages that hints at the lives of the "occupants'. This one isn't as impressive or elaborate as Mt Pleasant, but it has it's own quiet charm.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2013 via mobile

An uplifting place to bring a date or go for a pic-nic! The "locals" are extremely quiet and mind their own business !! Perfect place to go on a rainy afternoon after a good dose of Prozak or Cypralex ! :) Highly recommended!!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2012

After having an excellent experience at Mount Pleasant Cemetary I went to the Necropolis. It is much smaller. Because this is our oldest cemetary I had thought that it would be much more preserved and graves cleaned up. Having been to cemetaries in other Countries I was saddened that this looked so neglected. With Mt Pleasant there were people walking... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2012

St James Cemetery dates back to Toronto's early days and looks it, holding many of Toronto's early and prominent citizens. Oddly juxtaposed across the street from a soviet-style 60s housing project, it stands in stark contrast to the modern era and is linked more to Cabbagetown to the south. All of the Victorian Toronto would've been bulldozed if the modernists... More 

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