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Cemetery Identification
Cemetery ID: CAN-01543
Cemetery Name: Jones Avenue Cemetery
Section: Chevra Kadisha Chesed Shel Emes
Cemetery Location
Country: Canada
State:Ontario
City: Toronto
Street: 480 Jones Avenue (south of Danforth Avenue)
Cemetery Details
Number of Burials: 637
Number of Photographs: 519
Cemetery Description: The land for the Chevra Kadisha Chesed Shel Emes cemetery was purchased in 1883 and the cemetery was consecrated in September 1896, making it the second oldest Jewish cemetery in Toronto. Burials date back to about 1885.

This section is located at the south side of the cemetery. The lines are separately numbered sequentially from 1 (adjacent to the wall fronting Jones Avenue) through 24 (at the back of the cemetery) along both sides of the central walkway [note that the lines are spaced differently on the south and north sides of the walkway, such that the row identified as line 6 on the south side of the walkway is line 7 on the north side]. Graves are numbered sequentially separately on each of the south and north sides; on the south side, the graves are numbered southward (grave 1 is adjacent to the walkway) and on the north side, the graves are numbered northward (grave 1 is adjacent to the walkway). A chart depicting the layout of the section may be found at www.jcminc.ca/cemetery-maps/CHEVRA%20KADISHA-CHESAD%20SHEL%20EMES%20(JONES%20AVE.).pdf

Headstone photographs are available for most burials through 2012/2013 (and are in the process of being added to JOWBR); please note, however, that many older graves are no longer marked by a headstone. Please contact cemetery@JGSToronto.ca to request a headstone photograph; please provide the decedent's name, cemetery section (and sub-section, if applicable), and line and grave numbers. Headstone photographs for more recent burials can also be requested at this address and are anticipated to be fulfilled during the summer months.

The Jones Avenue Cemetery is now managed by The Dawes Road Cemeteries; telephone: 416-755-3411; e-mail: info@dawesroadcemetery.com. The cemetery is locked; contact the cemetery office in advance to request that the caretaker open the gates for a visit. Exterior photos of the cemetery and a brief history of the cemetery may be found at nowtoronto.com/news/leslievilles-secret-jewish-history. This section is located at the south side of the cemetery. The lines are separately numbered sequentially from 1 (adjacent to the wall fronting Jones Avenue) through 24 (at the back of the cemetery) along both sides of the central walkway [note that the lines are spaced differently on the south and north sides of the walkway, such that the row identified as line 6 on the south side of the walkway is line 7 on the north side]. Graves are numbered sequentially separately on each of the south and north sides; on the south side, the graves are numbered southward (grave 1 is adjacent to the walkway) and on the north side, the graves are numbered northward (grave 1 is adjacent to the walkway). Headstone photographs are available for most burials through 2012/2013 (and are in the process of being added to JOWBR); please note, however, that many older graves are no longer marked by a headstone. Please contact cemetery@JGSToronto.ca to request a headstone photograph; please provide the decedent's name, cemetery section (and sub-section, if applicable), and line and grave numbers. Headstone photographs for more recent burials can also be requested at this address and are anticipated to be fulfilled during the summer months. The Jones Avenue Cemetery is now managed by The Dawes Road Cemeteries; telephone: 416-755-3411; e-mail: info@dawesroadcemetery.com. The cemetery is locked; contact the cemetery office in advance to request that the caretaker open the gates for a visit. Exterior photos of the cemetery and a brief history of the cemetery may be found at nowtoronto.com/news/leslievilles-secret-jewish-history
Data last updated: 08/03/2021

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