Toronto Tuesday 03.10: St. James Cemetery

Toronto’s oldest burial grounds

This post is part of the weekly Toronto Tuesday series

Earlier this spring, along with the Necropolis Cemetery, I visited the St. James Cemetery. This is the oldest cemetery in Toronto that’s still in operation. Located at Bloor Street and Parliament, overlooking the Don River ravine, this burial ground was once “outside” Toronto, but now it borders the north-east corner of downtown Toronto. To the west of the cemetery is the St. James Town neighbourhood, which is largest high-rise community in Canada.

Sitting atop a knoll, the Chapel of St. James-the-Less is designated as a National Historic site of Canada.