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“Wonderful, peaceful strolls”

Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Ranked #85 of 536 things to do in Toronto
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Owner description: Beautiful and peaceful cemetery containing the graves of several notable Canadians.
Reviewed October 21, 2013

This is a great place to walk by yourself or with friends. The roads circle round and it can get a bit confusing at times. Follow the road with lines down the middle to get to the exit on Yonge Street.

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Reviewed August 29, 2013

A place of solace and comfort! Mt. Pleasant Cemetery is a peaceful spot to walk through or just to sit and meditate. This cemetery is well maintained nestled in the heart of Toronto. It is full of history.

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Reviewed August 4, 2013

The cemetery is lovely to walk through any time of year, but to fully appreciate its tranquility and history, get away from the roads next to busy Yonge Street, Mount Pleasant and Bayview. In other words, stay in the middle parts of both sections of the cemetery. There is plenty of Toronto history there with modest stones mixed in with the exotic and fanciful memorials to famous and not-so-famous people. Glenn Gould is buried there somewhere (I have yet to find his grave), and I always marvel every time I go past the simple, understated, but very appropriate memorial of our longest serving Prime Minister, William Lyon McKenzie King. I have often wondered whether there is anything except coffins behind the locked doors of those family mausoleums scattered around the cemetery, and also why some family members chose to be buried outside next to the mausoleum, instead of inside it. The cemetery is also home to a fabulous collection of trees from all over the world, some of them not normally hardy in our climate but able to survive in the cemetery's micro-climate. There is plenty of wildlife, from the usual birds and squirrels to the unexpected, such as the coyote I saw one time which another walker mistook for a wolf.

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

I can't recommend the walks that emanate from this oasis of peace in inner suburban Toronto more highly. Having just arrived from an intercontinental flight I needed somewhere to stretch my legs in the spring sunshine and downloaded a map from the Toronto tourism site. So glad I did. Commencing at the Mount Pleasant Rd entrance to the cemetery you can do this great loop walk down through the Don Valley ravines, (watch out for path improvement closures on week days - I had to take a bit of detour), back through the cemetery and on up the Beltway - a closed railway line that takes you another 3-4 kms through lush suburbs to Eglinton West TTC station. Fantastic walk all up - but the Mount Pleasant Cemetery is the highlight. Beautifully kept and full of birds and squirrels it was especially lovely in the early spring.. Look out for the grave of McKenzie King, Canada's prime minister in WW2 - it's very close to the signposted path. The cemetery has some outstanding examples of memorial masonry and it's a genuinely restful place to be in the heart of a great city.

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Reviewed June 5, 2013

That cemetery is amazing, it's extremely peaceful and there is even a classic orchestra during the Summer months. It's really nice if you are looking for something quiet and beautiful.

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