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. 

Ontario is in a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and the province has declared a state of emergency and stay-at-home order.

As of April 8, 2021, the entire province will be subject to a stay-at-home order for at least four weeks.

Please see below for updates. 







Week of April 11, 2021 

Our cemetery hours changed as of April 1st. Please see below for our hours of operation.

Cases of COVID-19 and its highly contagious variants of concern have been increasing at an alarming rate as have the number of serious hospitalizations.  Sadly, we are again seeing deaths in our community due to COVID-19.

The government has issued a province-wide, stay-at-home order which came into effect on April 8, 2021 and will last until at least May 6, 2021. The government has also declared a provincial emergency.

The government requires that all Ontarians remain at home except for essential, permitted purposes such as going to the grocery store or to the pharmacy, accessing health care services, or work which cannot be done remotely. Ontarians have also been ordered to avoid travel outside of their home regions. 

Our cemeteries remain open however, we ask that you please not visit our cemeteries at this time unless you have the unfortunate need to attend a funeral.  If you nonetheless visit, please take every precaution including wearing a facemask/covering and maintain physical distancing of at least six feet. Please also ensure that you only gather as permitted by law. There is now a five-person maximum if you visit a grave, unless you are gathering with members of the same household (the people you live with) or the group is made up of members of one household and one other person from another household who lives alone. 

FUNERAL SERVICES – Ontario law restricts gatherings for funerals. Please discuss this limit with the relevant funeral chapel (Benjamin’s Park Memorial Chapel,  Hebrew Basic Burial, and Steeles Memorial Chapel).  

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

FLOWERS – Order forms have been mailed and e-mailed. If you have not received your order form, please call 416.635.5595, and select extensions 5314 or 5603. You may complete your order on our secure floral website.  To login, use your last name and personalized web code. The code is displayed on the top left-hand corner of the order form, below your name, and it is not case sensitive. 

We will continue to post updates on our website, but if you have a specific question, please email us at  or call us at 416.635.5595 and we will do our best to be in touch with you as soon as possible.

If you are considering entering into a contract with us for any of our services, please review our Price List, the Bereavement Authority of Ontario’s Consumer Information Guide and our Rules.

Thank you very much for your understanding and cooperation.

Please keep safe.

Cemetery Hours  – April to October

Sunday – Thursday –  8:00 A.M. and gates close at 4:45 P.M. 

Friday  – 8:00 A.M. and gates close at 4:15 P.M. 

Cemetery Hours – November to March

Sunday – Thursday –  8:00 A.M. and gates close at 3:45 P.M. 

Friday – 8:00 A.M. and gates close at 3:15 P.M.

For cemetery closures in 2021, please visit our News & Information tab.

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