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St. John’s Norway Cemetery and Crematorium

St. John’s Norway is a non-denominational cemetery has been serving the communities of Toronto since 1853. As one of the oldest cemeteries in Toronto, St. John’s ensured its ability to continue to serve Toronto in 1998 by adding a chapel and crematorium.

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Forest Lawn Cemetery and Crematorium

Forest Lawn is conveniently located at Yonge and the 401 and is nicely secluded in a beautiful cemetery. This newly renovated chapel has an on-site crematorium and is perfect for smaller, more intimate funerals and memorials.

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Riverside Cemetery and Crematorium

Riverside Cemetery is home to a beautiful small chapel that is perfect for funerals, memorials and gatherings and seats 30 people. There is also an on-site crematorium. Located at the corner of Lawrence and Royal York.

Chapel is not air conditioned. Features glass-fronted niche walls with urns.

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St. James’ Cemetery and Crematorium

St. James Cemetery and Crematorium is part of The Cathedral Church of St. James and is the oldest operating cemetery in Toronto having opened in 1844. The cemetery is home to a beautiful church-like chapel that is a perfect location for funerals and memorial services. The chapel provides seating for 200 people but isn’t so big that a smaller service can’t be held very comfortably.

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Estates of Sunnybrook

The Estates of Sunnybrook are early century estate homes that have more recently been converted to social venues. These Elizabethan style country manors have been modernized but not to the point that you can’t feel their traditional beauty. The different rooms available allow for private family services or gatherings, Large memorials of up to 200 people and everything in between. The Estates of Sunnybrook is a venue that will not disappoint.

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First Unitarian Congregation

This is a beautiful chapel in a non-secular setting that is conveniently located to serve all of Toronto. This chapel can hold approximately 200 people and due to its flexibility it can be set up in multiple configurations depending on what a family’s wishes are. There are also reception facilities for external catering which any of our funeral directors can help arrange for you.

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Oakview Terrace

Oakview Terrace is a peaceful facility located at the 401 and 404 on Leslie road. The outdoor chapel seats 200 people and is surrounded by award-winning gardens that overlook the private lake. This is the perfect facility for funerals, memorials, tailored services and receptions.

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George Brown House

Drawing and Coulson Room $575 Delight in the details of George Brown House ‘ an architectural labour of love. Crystal chandeliers, marble and ebony fireplaces, intricate flooring and mahogany panelling distinguish this carefully restored mansion. Built in 1876 for Senator George Brown ‘ a Father of Confederation and founder of The Globe newspaper ‘ this house has four private rooms available to rent, all decorated in period style and complemented by modern amenities. Book them individually or in combination for added value. This gracious and intimate setting ‘ located steps from the cultural attractions of downtown Toronto ‘ offers an unparalleled venue.

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North York Memorial

Dedicated to the glorious memory of those men and women of North York who enlisted in the armed forces and gave their lives in World War I and World War II. This superbly equipped facility, located in the centre of North York, offers you a full array of services for receptions and gatherings.

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Memorials on the Lake

Memorials on the Lake provides a private yacht on the beautiful waterfront of Toronto for the scattering of your loved ones ashes. This tranquil and beautiful setting provides a unique and spectacular setting while integrating your beliefs, traditions and values. Flowers are permitted and parking is available close to the vessel.

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Heintzman House

The Heintzman House is truly one of the most beautiful and palatial settings offered for services by Basic Funerals. It is the perfect combination of elegance and privacy set in a beautiful unique setting. As a historic heritage estate, it brings a true level of respect and dignity to any funeral service while also being flexible in creating something that is meaningful to the family. The Heintzman house is available for full casket funeral services or any type of memorial service. In addition, full reception services are offered and there are in-house catering services and external catering services are also allowed. Outdoor services are available during the summer months.

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The Coach House

1620 Cawthra Court, Mississauga ON

An intimate garden setting for groups of up to 40 people. Ample free parking available. In case of inclement weather, an indoor studio may be used for the ceremony instead. The rental of this space includes 3 hours of time on location, a ceremony officiant, coffee, tea and cookies, and use of the included sound system for music or microphone use.

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20:04 06 Sep 18
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20:40 20 Aug 18
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12:49 09 Apr 18
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17:09 28 Mar 18
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20:34 07 Feb 18
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14:15 05 Feb 18
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01:51 12 Jan 18
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19:47 12 Nov 17
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18:13 12 Nov 17
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13:59 12 Oct 17
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02:02 11 Oct 17
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15:20 09 Oct 17
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16:13 05 Oct 17
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