Toronto Hebrew Memorial Parks is unique in its origins as a community-owned organization. It exists to serve the Jewish Community of Greater Toronto by fulfilling obligations of establishing and maintaining cemeteries through the provision of professional administration and ongoing supervision, while showing respect for the Community’s beliefs and practices. 

Our cemetery visiting hours changed as of November 1, 2020.

York Region is under the RED/CONTROL zone which has broader-scale restrictions. As of November 23, 2020, Toronto is under the  GREY/LOCKDOWN zone. It is the most severe zone with widescale organizational closures and lockdown. Health authorities have urged that people remain at home except for essential errands and outings.

Please see below for updates on cemetery visits, funerals, and monument unveilings.

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COVID-19 Notice – Week of November 29, 2020

VISITS – Ontario is in the midst of a second wave of COVID-19 and the number of new cases continues to grow in York Region and the City of Toronto. The province has asked Ontarians to limit trips outside of the home to essential purposes so that we can try to stop the spread of COVID-19. 

We want all of our visitors to stay safe. Cemetery staff members who feel sick will not come to the cemetery.  We ask the same of you, even if you have mild symptoms.  

Please take every precaution including wearing a facemask/covering during your visit. Visitors are to ensure that they maintain physical distancing, as required, and we ask that no more than 10 people gather at a grave for a visit.

Our visiting hours are Sundays through Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Please note that entry into the cemeteries will not be permitted 15 minutes before our closing time. 

We are closed on all Saturdays for Shabbat and on all religious holy days.

If you need help finding a grave, please e-mail your request to info@thmp.ca and we will do our best to get back to you as quickly as possible with the grave information. 

FUNERAL SERVICES – Ontario law restricts gatherings for funerals (please click on the link BAO Directive). The funeral chapels have sought to further limit the number of people that may attend the funeral.  If necessary, please discuss this limit with the funeral chapel (Benjamin’s Park Memorial Chapel,  Hebrew Basic Burial, and Steeles Memorial Chapel). 

MONUMENT UNVEILING SERVICES – Please consider delaying the holding of the service to a time when York Region is not in the Red/Control Zone. In any event, we ask that these services be kept as small as possible and well-below even 25 people. Physical distancing and masks are urged for everyone’s safety. Please call 416.635.5595 after you have read this notice. We also request that unveiling services be completed within 30 minutes as we are scheduling services based on 30-minute intervals.

For everyone’s safety, our cemetery offices remain closed to all visitors and there will be no access to hand-washing stations.

For more information, please email us at info@thmp.ca 

Thank you very much for your understanding and cooperation. Please stay safe.

Cemetery Hours  – April to October

Sunday – Thursday –  8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. 

Friday  – 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. 

Cemetery Hours – November to March

Sunday – Thursday –  8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. 

Friday – 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Entry to cemeteries not permitted 15 minutes before closing. For cemetery closures in 2020, visit our News & Information tab.

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