Shaarei Shomayim Congregation owns four cemeteries: one at Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park, two at Mount Sinai Memorial Park and one at McCowan Road Cemetery.
All the lots at our Bathurst Lawn and Mount Sinai locations are assigned.
The McCowan Road Cemetery is different from our other cemeteries because it stands alone, surrounded by housing and a city park. There are over one thousand lots available at McCowan Road Cemetery. All member burials will be at McCowan Road Cemetery, unless the member has a reservation elsewhere.
Our McCowan Road Cemetery was upgraded a number of years ago. The roadway and parking lot are paved. There is a new main entry gate, a stone entry column with our name in bronze on it and iron fencing and gates with more stone columns. Inside the cemetery grounds are paving stone walkways and a unique hand washing basin carved into a granite boulder.
The city has begun the development of the park land immediately north of the cemetery and on the west side of McCowan Road. Called McCowan District Park, this work has enhanced the setting of our cemetery.
All members in good standing are entitled to a lot at time of need. While there is no charge for the lot itself, there are other charges* for such items as care and maintenance fund, permit, administration fee, cement foundations, etc.
Members may reserve a lot at any time. Reservations are currently only being taken at McCowan Road Cemetery. When reserving a lot, the full standard rates* will apply.
Often, a spouse will choose to reserve the lot next to a deceased spouse at the time of death. If the lot is not reserverd at that time, then that lot will be used for the next burial. In the case where a spouse wants to reserve the adjacent lot, the full standard rates* will apply.
*Download the current Cemetery Price list.
Entrance to the cemetery is on McCowan Road at Colonial Ave.
- Coming from Shaarei Shomayim and vicinity: go east on Eglinton Avenue to McCowan Road; turn right and go under the CN overpass. The cemetery entrance is a laneway on your left at the second street after the overpass, immediately before Colonial Avenue. You will see a large stone column with a plaque facing you with the words "Shaarei Shomayim" in brass. This marks the entrance to the cemetery.
- Coming from more northerly areas: Go east on Highway 401 to Brimley Road south. Turn left at Eglinton Avenue. Turn right at McCowan Road. Go under the CN overpass. The cemetery entrance is a laneway on your left at the second street after the overpass, immediately before Colonial Avenue. You will see a large stone column with a plaque facing you with the words "Shaarei Shomayim" in brass. This marks the entrance to the cemetery.
Map of Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park (10 Dewlane Drive)
Map of Mt Sinai (986 Wilson Avenue)