Stained glass windows of Mount Pleasant cemetery mausoleums

Images and history of the stained glass windows in some of the private mausoleums of the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto. While the Eaton’s Crypt is the most famous, with two lions watching from the front steps, there are other mausoleums worth enjoying. While none of the glass has specific artists, I also found details on the most likely source – the McCausland’s company Canada Stained Glass Works which is still in business today.

Mount Pleasant Cemetery Visitation Centre

Back at the end of September 2009 the new Mount Pleasant Visitation Centre was pretty much complete. The visitation centre ( now called a funeral centre ) has a long, protracted history reaching back to initial plans in 2004. It looks like they’ve done a nice job of the building and landscaping, and the running/walking/biking … Read more

Primrose Hiking loop in Boyne Valley

An excellent forest hike, with views over the Boyne Valley Provincial park. Slightly marred by the sounds of cars and trucks along County Road 19 for a portion of the hike – to be fair, we drove all the way from Toronto for the day, leaving our own sound and air pollution behind. Location of … Read more