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“George Romero: They're coming to get you, Barbara”
Review of Necropolis

Necropolis
Ranked #228 of 555 things to do in Toronto
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Owner description: This old cemetery contains the remains of many historical figures and a gothic revival chapel.
Reviewed 6 November 2017

As a horror movie fan, I somehow managed to miss George Romero's public memorial service held in Toronto at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in July 2017, which was only a 20+ minute walk away from where I work.

So instead, I paid my respects at his final resting place, Toronto Necropolis, on October 31st, 2017.

Strong winds were blowing the fall leaves, there was a nip in the air, and it was Halloween. There was no one around, except for a grass cutter, and a burial service taking place in the distance. And then there was a chill down my spine. It felt like a George Romero movie!

Thank you, George.

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Reviewed 14 July 2016

This was my second visit since visiting it a few years ago. The cemetery is filled with mature trees and shrubs offering a quiet, shaded, cool respite from a hot sunny day. Well maintained, it is very welcoming and filled with history. Strolling through the park-like setting, you stop to read inscriptions of many years gone by with words of love and loss. If you find yourself in the Cabbage Town area of Toronto (a quiet neighborhood of beautiful old homes), take a few minutes to enjoy the solitude offered by the Necropolis.

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Reviewed 22 May 2016

This cemetery is in the middle of the city and offers a quiet place of reflection. We visited just before dark. Not sure I could stay past sunset. A great place of history and reverence.

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Reviewed 18 May 2015

A necropolis is a large ancient cemetery with elaborate tomb stones. Toronto Necropolis is not that large and the tomb stones are not anything crazy. Mount pleasant cemetery is definitely larger with all kinds of tomb stones, monuments and mausoleums and a better choice if you want to see elaborate grave sites. On the other hand, the unique thing about this cemetery is the old tomb stones and the well known political figures, such as Jack Layton, buried there. The engraving on a good number of stones was worn down and you could not read what was written on them. The oldest burial site that I spotted was from 1854. A nice small church/funeral chamber is also located at the entrance of the cemetery.

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Reviewed 4 December 2014

This is a beautiful old cemetery with tombstones recording Toronto's history in intricately wrought masonry. The executed , the victims of plagues and the mighty lie together overlooking the city both to the east and south. Right beside the city's Farm Zoo it can provide an afternoon for the history buff or a great romp for the family dog (on a leash).

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