LYON MACKENZIE AT NECROPOLIS
The Necropolis, 200 Winchester St., at
Sumach St., Toronto
Mackenzie’s gravesite can be found by
following the path east from the dedication of the Necropolis to
Section O. His gravestone is 10 metres north of the path, and
marked by a Celtic cross. His wife Isabel Baxter is buried with him.
William Lyon Mackenzie was born 12 March 1795 and died 28 August
1861. He was Toronto’s first mayor and leader of the
1837 in Upper Canada. Other notables interred in the Necropolis are
martyrs Samuel Lount and Peter Matthews, loyal lieutenants of
Mackenzie who were sent to the gallows by a vengeful Family Compact.
The Necropolis - the City of the Dead, was the oldest of
burial grounds in the east end and was dedicated in 1850.