Saturday, February 23, 2013
Mt Pleasant Cemetery Gates
This is the Yonge St entrance to Mt Pleasant Cemetery which opened in 1876 on the outskirts of Toronto but is now is located in the centre of the city as the city grew around it. It is the largest (over 200 acres) and most beautiful cemetery in the city with its wandering paths and trails which lead you through the park-like arboretum that is one of the finest in N America. The cemetery was named a "National Historic Site of Canada" in 2000 based on its beauty, its variety of wonderful sculptures, and the many important people who have their final resting places there. It's a great place to wander on a sunny cold winter day as it offers a bit of protection from the wind. Tomorrow I will show you probably the most unusual headstone to be found there.