Mount Pleasant Cemetery
When it opened in 1876, Mount Pleasant Cemetery was a converted 200-acre farm on the outskirts of the city. Now, nearly 20 kilometres of walking paths wind among serene shaded resting places. This non-profit, non-sectarian forest contains one of the best collections of trees in North America, and if you're open to wood sprites, the 140-year-old leafy pioneers will whisper as you wander. In the western half (between Mount Pleasant and Yonge), encounter the egos of the rich in the form of the 1920s Georgian-style mausoleums and grand crypts of the Eaton and Massey families and Steve Stavros's sabre-rattling horseman.