General FAQs

About Mount Pleasant Group

How old is Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries?
Established in 1826, Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries is nearly 190 years old. Our cemeteries were established as follows:
  • Potter’s Field: 1826 (closed in 1875)
  • Toronto Necropolis: 1850
  • Mount Pleasant Cemetery: 1876
  • Prospect Cemetery: 1890
  • Pine Hills Cemetery: 1928
  • York Cemetery: 1948
  • Beechwood Cemetery: 1965
  • Elgin Mills Cemetery: 1979
  • Meadowvale Cemetery: 1981
  • Thornton Cemetery: 1984
  • Duffin Meadows Cemetery: 1993

How many cemeteries and funeral homes do you manage?
We have ten cemeteries and nine funeral centres in the Greater Toronto Area.

What is Toronto’s largest cemetery?
Mount Pleasant Cemetery is the largest, spanning 205 acres. It runs from Yonge Street to Bayview Avenue, just north of St. Clair Avenue.

Who owns Mount Pleasant Group?
We are a not-for-profit corporation. This means we are not owned or subsidized by any level of government. All revenues generated over-and-above expenses are retained within the organization for the operation of our properties. This allows us to invest in innovations that our customers see value in such as environmentally advanced Cremation Centres, indoor mausoleums, Natural Burial areas, modern and spacious multi-functional Funeral Centres and geo-thermal/solar niche buildings to name a few.

Do all of your cemeteries have space or graves available?
Although space for traditional ground burial is somewhat limited, we do have inventory in our older Toronto cemeteries. However, we have plenty of space to last for decades to come in 905 region. If you are considering cremation, we have considerable space and a wide variety of options available.

What are your office hours?
All cemetery offices are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday, except for The Toronto Necropolis, which is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, only.

Our funeral office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The facilities are open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. for services and visitation.  Our phone lines are monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Corporate head office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.

What are the cemetery visitation times?
Cemetery gates open promptly at 8 a.m. and close according to the following seasonal schedule:

  • Daylight Saving to September 30th: 8:00 p.m.
  • October 1st to Eastern Standard Time: 6:00 p.m.
  • Eastern Standard Time to February 28th: 5:30 p.m.

Are all your cemeteries non-denominational?
Yes, our cemeteries cater to all faiths and beliefs.