Doors Open 2023

Doors Open

Wow! What a fantastic weekend! We had over 5000 people through our open doors here and at the St. James Cathedral. What a wonderful sign to the city and the world that we are here!
People had tours at the Cemetery, a National Historic Site, heard (and were, as always, intrigued) by the wonders of the Cemetery on a guided or self-guided tour and enjoyed a quiet moment or two, and were warmly, enthusiastically, and graciously welcomed.

Thank you to our magnificent volunteers, guides, and friends as well as to our staff who worked tirelessly to ensure the Cemetery and the Cathedral were ready to become a hive of activity and wonder.


Doors Open 2023 is a city-wide celebration for Torontonians and others to explore some of the most iconic buildings in our city.

St. James Cemetery and Crematorium is the oldest cemetery and crematorium in Toronto. Opened in July 1844, it boasts a rich history, beautiful grounds, and the charming and historic St.-James-the-Less Chapel. We invite you to explore for yourself St. James’ unique beauty and the extensive range of services offered.

Join us with your family and friends – Doors Open 2023:
Saturday, May 27:
10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, May 28:
10:00am to 5:00pm

Those who visit the Cemetery, a National Historic Site, can take a guided or self-guided tour.

For more information click here:

Walking tour

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