Cemetery

Memorial Park Visitation Hours

(effective as of July 15, 2021)

We are resuming regular visitation hours at Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Please continue to practice safe physical distancing while on the grounds. Summer visitation hours are now:

Sundays through Fridays
8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays
Closed

If you have questions or concerns about Beth Tzedec Memorial Park, please contact Tom Laufer at 416-665-3036.

All gatherings taking place on the cemetery grounds are limited to 25 people or less. Face masks and social distancing are required at all times. 

Unveiling services must be scheduled.


Re-Opening Protocol

(effective as of July 15, 2021)

The past months have been most trying for our community. Our priority has and continues to be to perform the sacred duties of burial with the utmost dignity and respect. We recognize how difficult the closure has been for those who have lost loved ones.

Our responsibility to our staff and the public is to ensure your safety and guard against the compounding of a tragic situation. We have asked families to work with us to ensure physical distancing while on the grounds and we thank the members of our BT family for their compliance with provincial laws.

Beth Tzedec is part of a group of Jewish cemeteries in Toronto. We meet regularly and consult with those who manage non-Jewish cemeteries for matters of public safety and operations management. With input from local government, physicians and public health authorities, working with funeral homes.


A Guide to Death Care in Ontario

The BAO’s Consumer Information Guide: A Guide to Death Care in Ontario is a free consumer-protection information booklet. The guide is written for families and the public to 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 are required to provide consumers with a copy of this guide.

The 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 a lot of questions prior to entering into a contract with a provider.

If you have questions related to the information contained within A Guide to Death Care in Ontario, please feel free to contact the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, or a licensed service provider.

Free copies of A Guide to Death Care in Ontario are available at licensed establishments of the BAO: cemeteries; crematoriums; hydrolysis facilities; funeral establishments; and transfer services in Ontario. Click here to read and download it.

For licensed establishments of the BAO:  

  • Printed copies are available in quantities of 25 and 175.  Use the automated form to order.
  • Automated form

About the BAO

If you are considering entering into a contract with us for any of our services, please review our Price List (price-list-2021-website.pdf) and the Bereavement Authority of Ontario's Consumer Information Guide. We are a licensed Cemetery Operator with the Bereavement Authority of Ontario. Beth Tzedec Memorial Park Cemetery, Licence Number CM-04217


For our mutual protection, please note the following:

  • Cemetery staff will not be available to meet with the public.
  • For inquires prior to or following your visit, please call 416-665-3036.
  • Our office, chapel and washrooms will not be open to the public.
  • No hand washing stations will be available.
  • During these limited visiting hours, there may be security personnel to help manage our visitors, keep order and monitor the cemetery grounds. 

To help ensure that we can remain open, prior to visiting the cemetery, please carefully review these important questions:

  1. Do you exhibit at least two of any of these symptoms of COVID-19, such as having a sore throat, a hoarse voice, difficulty swallowing, decrease or loss of taste or smell, chills, headaches, unexplained fatigue or malaise, diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting, runny nose or sneezing with an unknown cause, or nasal congestion with an unknown cause?
  2. Over the last 14 days, have you been in close contact with someone who was confirmed to have COVID-19 or is suspected to have died from COVID-19?
  3. Are you over 65 years of age and experiencing any of the following: delirium, falls, acute functional decline or worsening of chronic conditions?
  4. Based on public health recommendations, should you be in quarantine or self-isolating?
  5. Have you tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 21 days, even if you do not have any symptoms?

If you answered ‘YES’ to ANY of the above questions, please DO NOT visit the cemetery.

If you answered ‘NO’ to ALL of the above questions, you may enter the grounds during the limited visitation hours.

At all times, the please observe the following:

  1. Maintain physical distancing of at least six feet between people at all times;
  2. Wear a face mask or face shield (strongly recommended) at all times;
  3. Do not gather in a group which exceeds the current legal maximum of 25 people;
  4. Provincial laws must be followed at all times while on the cemetery grounds;
  5. If there are violations of these laws by any visitors, you may asked to immediately leave the grounds.

Call the Beth Tzedec Memorial Park office for further updates about our limited visiting hours and operations. You may call the cemetery office at 416-665-3036 for regular updates on our operations.

We thank you for your co-operation and understanding during these very difficult times.