Proudly opened in October 2005
Toronto Hebrew Memorial Parks opened its Memorial Garden over 17 years ago. It is a place where families can memorialize and mourn loved ones who are buried elsewhere or have no known burial site.
Creating the garden
The idea to create a memorial garden came after THMP was approached by a Jewish family that had lost a son in a tragic accident in the Himalayas, where his body went unrecovered. Without a grave, memorial, or marker, they sought a concrete place to mourn and reflect on his life. Over the next several years, it became clear that many people in Toronto’s Jewish community would also benefit from a reflective space to memorialize the graveless as well as those buried outside of the GTA, including in South Africa, the United States, post-Soviet states, and Canada at large. From there, THMP planned its memorial design and brought it to life as a place for deep reflection and connection with the deceased.
The Memorial Garden is located in a tranquil wooded area. Its natural beauty promotes reflection, contemplation, and remembrance, providing continuity of Jewish tradition. We offer individuals, families, and community groups a wide range of memorial opportunities, such as the install of memorial plaques on memorial walls, benches, trees, and boulders. Since Toronto already has a designated Holocaust memorial site, our focus is on memorializing more widely and supporting persons grieving from afar. For more information, call us at (416) 635-5595 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
William C. Draimin, President