St. James Cemetery
& Crematorium

635 Parliament Street
Toronto, Ontario
M4X 1R1, Canada
Email: cemetery@


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Gates open:
Daylight saving hours
seven days a week
Standard time
seven days a week


Welcome to St. James Cemetery and Crematorium, Toronto's oldest operating cemetery.

Opened in July of 1844, it is blessed with a rich history, beautiful grounds and the lovely and historic Chapel of St.-James-the-Less. We invite you to browse our site and to explore for yourself St. James' unique beauty and the extensive range of services offered.


William “Bill” Britnell
May 6, 1944 - February 7, 2018

Bill BritnellIt is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our friend and colleague Bill Britnell. Bill will be remembered for his kindness and dedication to St. James’ Cemetery & Crematorium. As our resident volunteer genealogist Bill assisted many families locating their families’ final resting place whether it was here at St. James’ or another cemetery across the province. Bill was often able to assist those requesting family information by providing valuable family history not previously known to them. Bill will also be sadly missed by his many friends and colleagues from the Ontario Genealogical Society. Bill was an intricate part of our historic cemetery and we will miss not only his companionship but his knowledge and expertise. May Peace be with you.

A memorial service and tree dedication to celebrate the life of William “Bill” Britnell will be held at St. James Cemetery on Sunday July 22, 2018 at 3:00pm. All are welcome.

Chapel in winter