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A place of beauty, reflection, and togetherness
About Toronto Hebrew Memorial Parks
We are a not-for-profit, owned and administrated by the community, to serve the community and individuals going through life’s most challenging experience. Sidney Freedman founded THMP in 1972 with the mission to set a new standard of service while fulfilling the rites and traditions surrounding the end of life.
Our mission is to professionally maintain our cemeteries for the Jewish community. Our vision is that our cemeteries continue to provide solace for the living who feel connected to members of our community who have died. Every year, we are honoured to serve the majority of Jewish burials in the Greater Toronto Area.
We make it our utmost priority that any Jewish person regardless of financial ability or synagogue affiliation receives a Jewish burial. While over 70 member organizations have allotments in our cemeteries, over 60% of our burials take place in our Community Section with no organizational affiliation. At THMP, all Jews are welcomed and treated equally.
THMP is run by our own community, with a board of directors and many wonderful and dedicated volunteers whose work is essential to all the things we do.
Pardes Shalom (“The Garden of Peace”) was established in 1977 as our inaugural cemetery. It spans 89 acres with over 30,000 burial lots.
Pardes Shalom is home to our Memorial Garden, founded in 2005. It was established after a local Jewish family expressed a need for a place to mourn their son who died in a tragic accident in the Himalayas and whose body was not recovered.
The garden is a tranquil wooded section of our grounds. It was created so those grieving from afar can memorialize and reflect on loved ones who are graveless or buried outside the Greater Toronto area.
For memorial possibilities inside our Memorial Garden, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Assembly Hall is also part of Pardes Shalom and can be rented to host gatherings such as funerals and monument unveilings.
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Our second cemetery opened in 2010. Named Pardes Chaim (“The Garden of Life”), it extends 200 acres and has more than 70,000 burial lots, including our Community Section.
Learn with THMP
For more about our services, we encourage you to browse the links below:
Making Cemetery Arrangements >
Assembly Hall >
Price List >
To learn about Jewish burial and other customs for the end of life, read more here:
Jewish Customs >
Community Resources >