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.
The Province has lifted the stay-at-home order for many areas in Ontario.
York Region is now in the Red / Control category of the COVID-19 response framework. In this category, the government advises that trips outside the home should still only be for essential reasons (healthcare, work, school, groceries, etc.) and that everyone should avoid social gatherings.
Residents of Toronto and Peel remain subject to the stay-at-home order and must remain at home except for essential errands and outings.
Please do not visit our cemeteries at this time unless:
-you plan on attending a graveside funeral; and
-your name appears on the family’s list of attendees which was provided to the funeral chapel.
Please see below for updates.
COVID-19 Notice – Week of February 21, 2021
The Province requests that the majority of Ontarians continue to limit trips outside of the home to essential purposes so that we can try to stop the spread of COVID-19. The new variants of concern are able to spread quickly and so we are trying to minimize any forms of gatherings.
We ask that if where you live remains subject to the stay-at-home Provincial order, that you please do not visit our cemeteries at this time. If you nonetheless come to the cemetery for a visit, you may be subject to tickets and fines from by-law officers and police.
If you must come to our cemeteries, please take every precaution including wearing a facemask/covering. Please ensure that you maintain physical distancing, as required, and only gather as permitted by law.
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.
We will continue to post updates on our website, but if you have a specific question, please email us at email@example.com or call us at 416.635.5595 and we will do our best to be in touch with you as soon as possible.
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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