CEMETERIES RUNNING OUT OF SPACE
As a city grows, so too does its need for space to bury the bodies of its deceased inhabitants. Toronto is no exception to this. In fact, it’s estimated that the city will run out of traditional casket burial space within the next 15 years. Here’s what you should know about this situation and which options you should consider when thinking about your final wishes.
Urbanization and burial space
Ever since the British agricultural and industrial revolutions, migration towards urban spaces has been constant. Coupled with the demographic explosion brought on by advances in food production and medicine, this trend resulted in much denser population centres than ever before in human history. More and more of the world’s population now lives in urban areas, meaning that the space available for burial in these places is shrinking.
Why proximity matters
Most people want to be buried where their ties are. For many, this means being interred close to where their relatives and loved ones are located. For these relatives, geographical proximity is also a concern, especially if they want to pay their respects on a regular basis. As available space depletes, people may be forced to be buried further away, or may not be able to be buried with deceased family members.
What your options are
Traditional casket burial isn’t your only option when it comes to being laid to rest.
Compassionate funeral service in the GTA
Whether you’re looking to pre-plan your funeral or a loved one has passed recently, know that you can rely on Mount Pleasant Group to provide professional and compassionate assistance. We offer a range of services as well as multicultural funerals. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.