Location: 635 Parliament Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4X 1R1
St. James Cemetery and Crematorium is the oldest active cemetery in Toronto, established in 1844. The chapel was built in 1860 and is recognized with an historic plaque. The cemetery is affiliated with St. James Cathedral downtown.
See St. James Cemetery and Crematorium category page to view wikitree profiles for people buried in this cemetery and other details.
Resources for Further Research
Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) The OGS has transcribed most cemeteries in Toronto and this data is available for purchase through their website at OGS – Toronto Branch
- OGS Toronto Cemetery Map (Map ID: TRN-007)
- OGS cemetery ID: 4855 (See St. James Cemetery and Crematorium for more information)
The Ontario Name Index (TONI) Another resource provided by the Ontario Genealogical Society is The Ontario Name Index (TONI) which provides a searchable index of names. These names are linked to a number of different sources of data including cemetery transcriptions. It does not provide this source information but only where to find it. Most sources are available for purchase via the OGS (Note: this database includes all of Ontario and it is massive. Nevertheless, it may prove helpful place to start).
Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid (OCFA) Another excellent tool for searching cemetery records in Ontario is the Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid (OCFA). This is a comprehensive searchable database of cemeteries and family names. The site does not have links to transcriptions or provide details about the individual you may be searching for, but it is very helpful for quickly locating the burial location of someone in Ontario to guide your next steps for research.
Contact List for Major Cemeteries in Toronto. The City of Toronto maintains a number of cemeteries once the original owner/operator was no longer able to carry out this responsibility. A list of these cemeteries – closed but maintained by the City of Toronto – is available on the Toronto City website.