Shaarei Shomayim Congregation owns four cemeteries, one at Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park, two at Mount Sinai Memorial Park and McCowan Road Cemetery. The McCowan Road Cemetery is different from our other cemeteries because it stands alone, surrounded by housing and a city park. All the plots at our Bathurst Lawn and Mount Sinai locations are assigned. A member in good standing is entitled to a plot, at time of need, and there are over one thousand plots available at McCowan Road Cemetery.
Our McCowan Road Cemetery has been upgraded. 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 should immensely enhance the setting of our cemetery.
A new price list was approved by the Board of Governors on November 13, 2012. Download the Cemetery Price list.
Entrance to the cemetery is on McCowan Road at Colonial Ave.
1. 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 on your left at the second street after the overpass, at 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.
2. 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 on your left at the second street after the overpass, at 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.
Bathurst Lawn, 10 Dewlane Drive
Mt Sinai, 986 Wilson Ave.