TORONTO, June 18 /CNW/ - Mount Pleasant Cemetery, whose 205 acres in the
centre of Toronto form one of the city's most beautiful and bucolic
environments, will launch a free classical music series for Torontonians this
Designed for 'neighbours and passersby,' the concerts will take place
between 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. every Sunday from July 5th through September 6th.
The concerts will feature student performers from The Royal Conservatory,
Canada's foremost classical music training ground - with a variety of string
quartets, brass quartets, and woodwind groups. For program information, go to:
Music at Mount Pleasant will be held under a tent - rain or shine - east
off the Mount Pleasant entrance. See Map for precise location
Said Anita Mazzara, family service manager of Mount Pleasant Cemetery:
"We have always encouraged Torontonians to use the Mount Pleasant grounds for
passive recreation. With Music at Mount Pleasant, we're making the grounds and
the experience even more inviting."
One of Canada's most historic cemeteries, Mount Pleasant has served the
Toronto community since 1876. It is the final resting place of many prominent
Canadians, as varied as former prime minister William Lyon Mackenzie King,
Jennie Smillie-Robinson, Canada's first female surgeon, and pianist Glenn
Over the years, Mount Pleasant has developed into a cemetery of great
natural beauty, enhanced by a unique collection of artworks that continues to
- The cemetery is an open green space with a tree collection that
counts as one of North America's finest arboretums.
- Large flower gardens, along with birds and other wildlife, contribute
to the park-like setting.
- Art abounds throughout the cemetery in sculptures and other memorials
created by gifted artists.
For further information:
For further information: Victoria Ollers, (4l6) 822-2288,