Number 2 of Fredrick Peters Column. At Holiday time, ideally with soft icing-sugar snow, a pretty walk is through the archway of the Necropolis; a balm to any holiday-frazzle, through the twilight of these short days, away from the bustle and slush of later December. Our neighbour Henry Langley, Architect, buried there too in 1906, gave us the entry pavilion and Gothic Revival chapel (1872). Go in to get warm once you have spun around the grounds and admire the curved dark wooden ceiling.
Necropolis internee, Toronto’s first mayor, Wm. Lyon Mackenzie, spoke up for a non-Sectarian burial ground in Toronto. The Necropolis is open to all, from all faiths and beliefs, from its intent in 1850. From now until February 2019 it stays open until 5:30 PM. Happy Holidays. Necropolis Chapel: photo credit A. Pearce