Welcome to St. Philip’s Churchyard and Cemetery

We’re one of Toronto’s oldest operating cemeteries. God blessed our cemetery with a picturesque central location, beautifully maintained grounds, and rich history.

Browse our site and visit the cemetery. Enjoy its natural year-round beauty and be comforted!

COVID-19 Update – Lockdown as of November 23, 2020

THE GOVERNMENT OF ONTARIO declared a provincial emergency on March 17, 2020, which is still in effect.  Under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act St. Philip’s Cemetery must follow strict public health measures and establish and enforce procedures allowing safe operation during the COVID-19 outbreak.  Please ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Do you have any of the following new or worsening symptoms or signs? Fever or chills, cough, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, sore throat, trouble swallowing, runny or stuffy nose, decreased or loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or abdominal pain, not feeling well, extreme tiredness or sore muscles?
  2. Have you had close contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 without wearing appropriate PPE (personal protection equipment)?
  3. Have you travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 days?

DO NOT VISIT St. Philip’s Anglican Church or the cemetery if you anwered ‘YES’ to any of these questions (Ontario Regulation 364/20). Stay home or go home immediately and call your health care provider or Telehealth at 1 866 797 000.

WHEN VISITING St. Philip’s Churchyard and Cemetery, please ensure that no more than ten (10) visitors gather at a grave at any one time, observing social distancing (min. 6 ft) between individuals.  Also, please allow other visitors in the immediate vicinity to pay respect to their loved one(s).  If social distancing rules cannot be observed between all visitors, wearing PPE (personal protection equipment) like a face mask covering mouth and nose is mandatory.

WHEN ATTENDING AN INTERMENT at St. Philip’s Churchyard and Cemetery you will be asked to provide contact information for tracing purposes.  Please note that the current maximum number of people allowed to gather grave-side is ten (10).  That includes pallbearers, if any, the funeral director, and minister or priest, if present.  Social distancing (min. 6 ft) must be observed between all attendees at all times and wearing PPE (personal protection equipment) like a face mask covering mouth and nose is mandatory.

FOR APPOINTMENTS, please note that no more than two (2) visitors, who must pass a workplace screening questionnaire (see above), will be admitted into the office at any one time.  Wearing PPE (personal protection equipment) like a face mask covering mouth and nose is mandatory.

FOR MORE INFORMATION or if you have any questions about Reopening the Diocese of Toronto, please visit toronto.anglican.ca, or call 416 363 6021 or toll-free 1 800 668 8932.  Similarly, you will find information on the provincial emergency order and reopening the province by visiting toronto.ca/covid19, covid-19.ontario.ca or calling Ontario’s toll-free line at 1 888 444 3659.

Acknowledgement of
Traditional Indigenous Territories

We recognize that our work, and the work of our grantees, takes place on the traditional Indigenous territory of the Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee, and most recently, the territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit. This territory is part of the Dish with One Spoon Treaty, an agreement between the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. This territory is also covered by the Upper Canada Treaties.

We wish to express gratitude to Mother Earth and for the resources we are using, and honour all the First Nation, Métis and Inuit people who have been living on this land since time immemorial.

We recognize the enduring presence of Indigenous peoples connected to and on this land. We are grateful for the opportunity to gather on this territory and work in this community, and we commit ourselves to the work of reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples.