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Prospect Cemetery

The Cemetery on St. Clair

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Prospect Cemetery opened in 1890. Often called “The Cemetery on St. Clair,” it serves the western portion of the City of Toronto. Over the years, the property’s natural features have been incorporated into the landscaping, making Prospect an open, green space. Prospect features exquisite works by Canadian artists, and special memorial features include the unique Lights of the Madonna.

Services and Features

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Prospect Cemetery’s services and features include:

  • A full range of interment choices providing for ground burial, cremation and mausoleum entombment;
  • Veterans’ section;
  • Lights of the Madonna memorial.

Ground Burial

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There is still limited burial space available at Prospect, including urn spaces and single grave lots, which can accommodate two caskets plus cremated remains. Please check with our office for availability.


Increasingly chosen as an option in the commemorative process, cremation is simply one method of preparing remains for final disposition. Many who choose cremation will also want a lasting memorial, and a place for family and friends to go to pay tribute and remember. Often, the choice for a final resting place is in a columbarium, which is an arrangement of niches containing cremation urns.

Cremation Options

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  • Glass-fronted and marble-fronted niches are available in the Hall of Niches. Inscribed bronze plaques may be placed on the marble niche fronts;
  • Both Prospect Court Mausoleum and the older Garden Mausoleum have granite-fronted niches in their columbariums;
  • Urn spaces are also available for ground burial.

Veterans’ Section

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The veterans’ section is dedicated to Canadian and Allied veterans and their spouses. Distinguished British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens designed the cruciform “Cross of Sacrifice” in this section, which was officially sanctioned by the Imperial War Graves Commission. A similar memorial can be found in cemeteries of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission around the world.

Lights of the Madonna Memorial

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The Lights of the Madonna memorial is a granite feature located at the entrance to Prospect Court Mausoleum. A beautiful statue of the Madonna and child sits on top of the memorial, which features decorative lights. Memorial inscriptions may be engraved on the plaques below, and photoceramic portraits are also an option.

Mausoleum Entombment

This choice, which provides for above-ground burial indoors, involves placing a casket inside a crypt, which is then sealed.

Responding to the continuing needs of the community, Prospect constructed the Mausoleum of the Sacred Souls. The state-of-the-art mausoleum is located several hundred yards inside the St. Clair entrance and offers single, companion and tandem crypts.

Mausoleum of the Sacred Souls

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The Mausoleum of the Sacred Souls is a grand building
four stories in height and features:

  • Single and companion crypts;
  • Potential for family crypt areas;
  • A large family gathering area for Rosary and
    committal services;
  • Numerous premium areas featuring religious statuary brought from Italy;
  • A magnificent mosaic of The Last Supper;
  • Italian white Carrara marble crypt fronts;
  • A choice of bronze vases, lamps and photo frames;
  • Elevator access to upper floors;
  • An air conditioned and climate controlled environment;
  • No yearly hydro, maintenance or hidden fees.

One of our representatives would be pleased to take you on a tour of this magnificent building. To set up an appointment, please call 416-651-4040, e-mail us at or visit the cemetery office.

Contact Information
Prospect Cemetery

1450 St. Clair Avenue West
Toronto, ON M6E 1C6

Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Saturday.
Sunday and evening appointments available upon request.

Gate hours:
Daylight Saving to September 30th: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
October 1st to Eastern Standard Time: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time to Daylight Saving: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Tel 416-651-4040
Fax 416-651-4061
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