St John's Norway Cemetery and Crematorium

Welcome to an historic site

For more than a century and a half - almost 170 years! - St. John's Norway Cemetery has continuously offered an open, compassionate, and professional welcome in the service of all people of all traditions. Read more about our history in the community here »

How may we help you?

When a death occurs, there will be many questions, many decisions. Our friendly professional staff are available to assist in whatever way we can. For information on contacting St John's Norway Cemetery, see alert (right) and contact page here »

Services Offered

St. John's Norway Cemetery and Crematorium provides a complete range of services: burial, cremation, chapel, interment and memorialization that meet the various cultural and financial wishes of each individual or family. Read about the services St John's Norway offers here ».

Location & Office hours

Our location is central to the GTA, at the northwest corner of Kingston Road and Woodbine Avenue. An extensive 35-acre property is just east of the Don Valley, not far from the lake, in the Beach. We are relatively easy to reach by car and transit.

  • For a zoomable Google map of the location of
    St John's Norway Cemetery in the GTA, see here »
  • For a map of the cemetery grounds, see here »
  • For contact information and office hours, check alert box (above) and contact page here »

Price Lists

For the current price lists, see here »

Natural Setting

St. John's Norway Cemetery has developed in a beautiful natural setting. The extensive varied treescape reaches deep into the earth, yet stretches tall to the sky, drawing strength from creation: the sun and the rain. Consider this: the natural, historical setting of St. John's is a powerful statement of the role we each play in the cosmic cycle of life, death and rebirth to new life.

Bereavement Care

From time to time, St. John's Norway Cemetery offers an event or a series to assist and support the natural process of grieving in a safe and confidential environment. All are welcome. Upcoming events will be detailed on this page and also here »

St John's Norway Cemetery Bylaws:
Rules & Regulations

St. John's Norway Cemetery and Crematorium operates under a comprehensive set of bylaws that have been approved by the Provincial Government.

  • View our by-laws online and/or download a copy here » Printed copies are also available from the office.


With over 50,000 gravesites and nearly 80,000 interments, we are a substantial historical record as well as an historic site.

  • St John's Cemetery is pleased to respond to genealogy enquiries by phone (416-691-2965) or email.


Friday, December 31, 2021
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Saturday, January 1, 2022


Monday to Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.

Due to Covid-19 our office and all facilities remain closed to the general public.

We are available by phone or email only.
Contact info here »
. We monitor our phones & email during regular business hours (see above).

now open to the general public
7 days a week 8 am - 8 pm.


When visiting the cemetery, you must maintain a 2 meter distance from all staff and other visitors.


View/download guidelines here »

If a death has occurred, you must contact a funeral home. Only Funeral Home Staff may pick up cremated remains.

We will be doing a limited number of the following requests (based on urgency): permissions, transfers and new memorial orders.

All non-essential requests are on hold and will not be responded to until further notice: location searches, photo requests etc.

We are doing everything within our power to keep Funeral Home staff, the general public and our staff safe and healthy, so we may continue to operate during this difficult time.

We appreciate your co-operation and understanding. Please take care of yourselves. 

Consumer Information:
A Guide to Death Care in Ontario

A free guide provided by the Bereavement Authority of Ontario (BAO) helps consumers know their rights and responsibilities before entering into contracts with organizations that are licensed under the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002. All licensees of the BAO - including St John's Cemetery - are required to provide consumers with a copy of this guide when making arrangements.

Ontario Government Consumer Information GuideThe BAO urges all consumers to access A Guide to Death Care in Ontario ahead of time and encourages them to read through the guide, plan ahead and ask lots of questions prior to entering into a contract with the Cemetery.

  • Printed copies are available from the office. View and/or download a copy here » [opens in a new browser window].