Pape Avenue Cemetery Tour
OJA Walking Tour on Sunday, August 26 at 11:00 am
The Pape Avenue Cemetery is Toronto’s oldest Jewish cemetery, established in 1849. Located in the east end of Toronto, the cemetery was transferred to Holy Blossom Temple when the synagogue was founded in 1856. It was used for burials until the 1930s and contains the graves of many of the founders and early notables of the Toronto Jewish community.
The Ontario Jewish Archives' 2012 public tour is being offered on Sunday, August 26 at 11:00 am.
Walking tour participants will be exposed to the rich history of this cemetery as well as stories surrounding the ordinary, as well as influential, individuals who were buried there.
The tour will also examine Jewish burial customs as well as the artistic imagery engraved on the gravestones to represent the deceased. It will provide a glimpse at early Jewish Toronto history through the lens of one cemetery.
Tours cost $15 per person; $12 for students and seniors
To register, please follow this link to our online registration page.
For more information or to book your group tour, please contact email@example.com or (416)635-2883 ext. 5170.
The Ontario Jewish Archives is a department of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto.