The Toronto Necropolis (Greek for City of the Dead) was established in 1850. It was built to replace the overcrowded Potter’s Field (known at various times as the York - and then Toronto - General Burying Ground or Strangers’ Burying Ground), a non-denominational cemetery, in Yorkville.
The Necropolis Chapel (and porte-cochère and residence, now the office) was built by the architect Henry Langley in 1872 in the Gothic Revival style.
Remains of York/Toronto's Early Settlers Moved to the Necropolis
Canadian Architect, Builder, and Businessman
Ridgeway Nine - Heroes of the Battle of Ridgeway
Samuel Lount and Peter Matthews
Joseph Burr Tyrrell,
Surveyor and Geologist, Explorer of the Canadian North, and Discoverer of Dinosaur Bones in Alberta