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SUMMER SHORTS 016: Buried among highways

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If you live in and around Toronto, or have ever visited the city, you’ve most likely passed by Etobicoke’s Richview Cemetery. Most likely in a car and traveling at a high velocity. Awkwardly situated amidst the onramps at the intersection of Highways 401 and 427, the Richview Cemetery is not your average resting place for the dead. Reporter Andrew Walsh explores this historic geographic oddity.

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photo by Sean Galbraith


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  1. The topic seemed to hold promise, but I was left waiting for the information on just how this cemetery got so isolated, how it has resisted encroachment, and how it still operates for those awaiting burial there.