If you have a fascination with historic cemeteries, definitely make a stop here. Located in Downtown North East, this is one of the city's oldest cemeteries, dating to 1850. Some of the remains were originally buried in Potter's Field, where Yorkville stands today.
Buried here is William Lyon Mackenzie, leader of the 1837 rebellion, as well as those of his followers Samuel Lount and Peter Matthews, who were hanged for their parts in the rebellion. (Mackenzie himself went on to become a member of Parliament. Go figure.) Other notables buried in the 7.2-hectare (18-acre) cemetery include George Brown, one of the fathers of Confederation; Anderson Ruffin Abbott, the first Canadian-born black surgeon; Joseph Tyrrell, who unearthed dinosaurs in Alberta; and world-champion oarsman Ned Hanlan. Henry Langley, who designed the Necropolis’s porte-cochere and the Gothic Revival chapel—as well as the St. James and St. Michael cathedrals—is also buried here.