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Mount Hope was created near the end of the 19th Century when the Archdiocese of Toronto was faced with a capacity issue at St. Michael's Cemetery. Land was found further north of Toronto and Mount Hope was consecrated on July 9, 1898, by Roman Catholic Archbishop John Walsh. The first burial occurred on March 27, 1900. Within 50 years, Mount Hope was facing a capacity issue and in 1954 Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill, Ontario, opened to ease the burden on Mount Hope. With additional land added next to the property, Burke Brook Ravine was buried as storm sewer in 1960 (the ravine exists northeast of the cemetery through Sunnydene Park).
Some of the notables interred here are:
- Margaret Anglin (1876–1958), stage actress
- Timothy Warren Anglin, newspaper editor, politician
- Morley Callaghan (1903–1990), writer
- Francis "King" Clancy (1903–1986), Hall of Fame ice hockey player and coach
- Cal Gardner (1924–2001), NHL ice hockey player
- Arthur W. Holmes (1865–1944), architect
- Louis Quilico (1925–2000), opera baritone
- Reginald "Hooley" Smith (1903–1963) Hall of Fame ice hockey player
- Frederick Albert Tilston (1906–1992), Victoria Cross recipient
- Jean Wilson (1910–1933), Olympic speed-skating gold medalist
- William R. Allen (1919–1985), 2nd Chairman of Metropolitan Toronto, namesake of the Allen Expressway
- Denis T. O'Connor (1841–1911) Roman Catholic Archbishop of Toronto
- Frank Tunney (1912–1983), wrestling promoter
- Annie Thompson (1845–1913), wife of former Prime Minister John Thompson
- Lonnie Johnson (1899–1970) New Orleans born blues and jazz guitarist and singer
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese has a number of other cemeteries in the Greater Toronto Area including:
- St. Paul's Church Cemetery, Toronto – opened 1822
- St. Michael's Cemetery, Toronto – opened 1855
- Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill, Ontario, Markham/Thornhill – opened 1954
- Resurrection Cemetery, Whitby – opened 1964
- Assumption Cemetery, Mississauga – opened 1968
- Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Woodbridge – opened 1985
- Christ the King Cemetery, Markham – opened 2004
- Guardian Angeles Cemetery, Brampton – proposed
- Holy Rosary Cemetery, Markham – proposed
- Unnamed Cemetery, Bradford – proposed
There are a number of smaller Catholic cemeteries as well:
- Mount Peace Cemetery, Mississauga
- St. Joseph's Cemetery, Streetsville
- St. Mary's Cemetery, Brampton
- St. Mary's Cemetery, Port Credit
- St. Luke's Cemetery, Thornhill
- St. Michael's Cemetery, Toronto
- St. Francis De Sales Cemetery, Ajax
- St. Wilfred's Cemetery, Ajax
- St. Gregory's Cemetery, Oshawa
- St. John the Evangelist Cemetery, Whitby
- St. Joseph's Cemetery, Scarborough
- Our Lady of Victory Cemetery, Scarborough
- Queen of Clergy Cemetery, Scarborough
- St. Patrick's Cemetery, Markham
Other non-cemeteries locations that have burial sites include:
- Mount Hope Cemetery Historical Plaque. Torontohistory.org. Retrieved on 2013-09-07.
- Mount Hope Cemetery – Catholic Cemeteries – Archdiocese of Toronto Archived 2012-09-26 at the Wayback Machine. Catholic-cemeteries.com. Retrieved on 2013-09-07.
- Mount Hope Cemetery Archived 2013-05-02 at the Wayback Machine. Lostrivers.ca. Retrieved on 2013-09-07.
- Cemetery details: Toronto (Mount Hope) Cemetery. Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
- "Toronto Cemetery Sojourns: Mount Hope Cemetery". Torontoist. 30 October 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
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