Black and white image of men and women surrounding a grave approximately 12 feet tall topped with a Celtic cross. The people are wearing black and white clothing and some are carrying black umbrellas. Other graves are visible around them.

Tales of the Necropolis Community Event


August 27 @ 3:00 pm 7:00 pm

About the Community Event

Join us at the Heritage Toronto tent to explore one of the oldest cemeteries in the city and learn about some of Toronto’s heroes, champions, rebels, and leaders. We will be stationed at the Cabbagetown Farmer’s Market under the Heritage Toronto tent with historical interpretation about the legacies that made a mark on this city and rest in the Necropolis cemetery.

Guided tours will be offered at 4:00pm and 5:30pm. Tours are approximately one hour and will start and end at the Heritage Toronto tent.

Tours will be led by volunteer tour leader Gilles Huot.

These events are free and no pre-registration is required. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the tour start time.

Alternate dates

This community event will also take place on October 1 with tours at 4:00pm and 5:30pm.

Further Information

This event runs rain or shine! Tours last for approximately one hour and take place inside the Necropolis cemetery on unpaved portions with uneven ground. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and consider bringing sunscreen and water to make your tour as enjoyable as possible.

If you have any questions prior to the community event, please contact us at [email protected]

Donations Encouraged

If you share our passion for accessible and inclusive heritage programming, we invite you to make a donation while on the tour to help fund one of our next walks. Staff can accept donations via credit or debit card onsite, and gifts of $20+ will receive a charitable tax receipt. Cash donations will not be accepted.


Cabbagetown Farmers Market in Riverdale Park (191 Winchester Street)


Free, $10 donation suggested


Registration is not required

Event Location

Cabbagetown Farmers Market in Riverdale Park

191 Winchester Street
Toronto, M4X 1B8
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