WOODLAWN MEMORIAL PARK IS A CITY TREASURE.

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Did you know?

  • Woodlawn Memorial Park was operating before Darwin published the Origin of the Species (1859), before Lincoln was President of the United States, the Suez Canal did not exist and Guelph was only 25 years old.
  • There are more than 30,000 people buried in Woodlawn Memorial Park.
  • Many city streets are named after people buried in Woodlawn Memorial Park.
  • The founders of Sleeman’s Brewery, the Cutten Club and Reid’s Heritage Homes are buried in Woodlawn.
  • The memorial of F. Metcalf, the man who brought Cable TV to North America can be found in Woodlawn Memorial Park.
  • There is a 300 crypt Mausoleum in Woodlawn Memorial Park.
  • The largest Canadian flag that flies in the city of Guelph flies over the Veterans’ area in Woodlawn Memorial Park.
  • One of the tallest single piece granite spires in Canada, standing 38’ tall, is in Woodlawn Memorial Park.
  • The famous Opera singer, Eduardo Giovanni (Edward Johnson), and Manager of the Metropolitan Opera is buried in Woodlawn Memorial Park.
  • A 7’ high granite Peace Pole, one of more than 100,000 in the world, is in the Peace Garden in Woodlawn Memorial Park. The words May Peace Prevail on Earth is carved on the pole in 18 different languages.
  • Former Premier of Ontario, George Drew, lies beside a magnificent monument in Woodlawn Memorial Park.
  • The Children’s Memorial honours the more than 950 children buried in unmarked graves in Woodlawn Memorial Park.
  • Many of the oldest trees in the city, some more than 150 years old, stand in Woodlawn Memorial Park.
  • The man who revealed the Chicago Black Sox scandal is buried in Woodlawn Memorial Park.
  • Woodlawn is the only cemetery in Canada to have the Trans Canada Trail running through it.
  • Laura Secord’s daughters are buried in Woodlawn Memorial Park.
  • Woodlawn Memorial Park has two fountains and a waterfall.
  • In Woodlawn Memorial Park there is a memorial honouring people who donate their bodies to Science.
  • More than 10,000 cremations have taken place at the Woodlawn Crematorium.
  • Woodlawn has more than 10 kilometers of roadways and pathways that wind under century old trees, past magnificent gardens, fountains and monuments making it a truly beautiful Memorial Park.
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