Monday, April 26, 2010

Fort York Military Burying Ground

On our walk back from Coronation Park, KC and I cut through the Military Burying Ground at Fort York.

This was Toronto's third military cemetery. Buried there are soldiers, veterans, their wives and children who died between 1862 and 1911. A majority died from natural causes like asthma, consumption and aneurisms but many had drowned. Most burials took place before 1870, when the British army turned Fort York over to the Canadian military and returned home.

In 1970, the Toronto Historical Board mounted surviving markers in a brick wall.

It's interesting to see the remnants of old Toronto against the more modern Toronto.

5 comments:

Swordsman said...
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Swordsman said...

I see KC was dressed appropriately for the fort in her camouflage hoody!

Lord of the Wings said...

I didn't even know there was a military grave yard in Toronto! Thanks

Greener Bangalore said...

Old Toronto looks more greener....love these snaps!

Sue St Clair said...

Great pics! I love visiting the Fort, such a rich history. Years ago I found a musket ball very near where these pics were taken. I think it must have washed up from some heavy rain we had been having, and at first I thought it was just a weird looking rock.