St John's Norway Cemetery and Crematorium

Welcome to an historic site

For more than a century and a half - 160 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 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 ».

Price List

For the current price list, see here »


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 »

Rules & Regulations

Cemeteries in Ontario are regulated by the Ontario Ministry of Consumer Services, which administers the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act. Our By-laws outlining the rules and regulations are publicly available and must be provided to all who engage our services.

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

  • And we now offer "green" living trees and shrubs as gifts and memorials. For more information, see here »


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 (416-691-296) or email.


  Grief Group

Grief Group - Bereavement Support

Are you saddened by the recent death of a loved one? Come and participate in a program of bereavement care at St. John’s. In a safe and confidential environment, our group will provide an opportunity to freely discuss the process of grief in a safe and confidential environment.

Each session will be facilitated by The Rev. Dr. Deborah Hart, United Church Minister and experienced bereavement counsellor for over 20 years.

Our events are offered at no charge and no obligation. All are welcome. See details here »

Movie NiteP.S. I LOVE YOU
Hilary Swank & Gerard Butler
Movie Nite - Bereavement Support

Holly Kennedy is beautiful, smart and married to the love of her life – a passionate, funny, and impetuous Irishman named Gerry. So when Gerry’s life is taken by an illness, it takes the life out of Holly. The only one who can help her is the person who is no longer there. So it’s a good thing he planned ahead. ....

Movie & Discussion following, with refreshments - Our events are offered at no charge and no obligation. All are welcome. See details here »