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Toronto (Prospect) Cemetery

  • Country Canada
  • Total identified casualties 650 Find these casualties
  • Region Ontario
  • Identified casualties from First & Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 43.67616, Longitude: -79.45169

Location information

From Highway 401, exit at Yonge Street South, and go west on St. Clair Avenue West. The cemetery entrance is six blocks west past Dufferin Street.

Visiting information

The cemetery grounds are open for visitation every day from 8:00 a.m. until dusk. The on-site cemetery office is open Monday to Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

History information

During the First World War, Toronto was the headquarters of Military District No 2 and the city contained 15 military hospitals with almost 3,500 beds. During the Second World War, No 2 Vocational Training School was posted to Toronto and the Royal Norwegian Air Force had a training camp there.

Toronto (Prospect) Cemetery contains 394 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, many of them in the veterans plot in Section 7, where there is also a Cross of Sacrifice dedicated to all war casualties buried in the cemetery. Of the 248 Second World War burials, some are in the naval and military plot in Section 1, the rest are scattered.