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.

15 comments:

Sharon said...

This entrance is wonderful. It would certainly draw me in if I Passed here.

EG CameraGirl said...

It's a beautiful cemetery, I agree. My father-in-law is buried there.

Karen said...

An imprssive gate! I'll be back tomorrow to see the headstone.

Deb said...

Sounds like the vision of those who designed the cemetery has been realised. Looking forward to tomorrow.

Lowell said...

This is very nice. I don't think you'll find anything that grand in Ocala! This reminds me of cemeteries in Minnesota. I'll look forward to your headstone shot.

altadenahiker said...

I love wandering through a graveyard. Looking forward to the most unusual headstone.

William Kendall said...

Now that's an entrance!

I've been to the Necropolis in Toronto, but not this one.

Jack said...

I love this. It is much like the Soldiers and Sailors Arch in Hartford's Bushnell Park.

LĂșcia said...

It is really beautiful! ;-)

Randy said...

That's some entrance.

Hilda said...

That's a lovely cemetery entrance.

It has only been this past decade that new cemeteries in the Philippines also double as parks. I think it's a great idea.

llandudnopictures said...

It is certainly a very grand entrance to a very peaceful place.

VioletSky said...

This reminds me I need to get back into visiting cemeteries and finding interesting gravestone.

Stefan Jansson said...

An impressive entrance it is.

JM said...

That's wonderful!