Victoria Memorial Square is the City of Toronto’s first European cemetery. It was created in 1793/94 by Lieutenant Governor John Graves Simcoe shortly after the establishment of the Garrison at York and the founding of the town. Simcoe’s infant daughter, Katherine, was one of the first to be buried at the cemetery which was closed in 1863 when it was deemed to be full.
ERA worked with a multi-disciplinary team of consultants, City staff, and the Wellington Place Neighbourhood Association to revitalize and interpret this two-acre National Historic Site. The project includes new footpaths, benches, lighting, interpretive panels and a granite monument wall that showcases the remaining grave markers.