Opened in 1850, the Necropolis cemetery is a beautiful example of a Victorian-era park-like burial ground. Containing the earthly remains of many historically significant Canadians, including George Brown and Thornton and Lucie Blackburn, it’s a picturesque setting for a quiet stroll. Located in Toronto’s Cabbagetown, across the street from Riverdale Farm.
The Necropolis cemetery is a beautiful example of a Victorian-era park-like burial ground. Opening in 1850, it’s one of Toronto’s oldest and most historic cemeteries.
Within it’s beautifully maintained grounds, you’ll find the earthly remains of many historically significant Canadians. NDP leader Jack Layton, the first Canada-born Black surgeon Anderson Ruffin Abbot and the city’s first mayor William Lyon Mackenize are just a few of the people who have been laid to rest here.
Be sure to pay your respects as you enjoy a quiet stroll within this picturesque setting in Toronto.