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The 5 Best Funeral Homes in Toronto

During times of loss, we understand how difficult it is to even think of finding a funeral home. So, in this set of reviews, we did the research and evaluation to find the best funeral homes in Toronto on your behalf.

Let’s start with a rundown of the costs first before moving onto the reviews for each company.

The Cost of Funeral Homes in Toronto

A funeral in Toronto can easily go from $1,500 up to $12,000 for bigger ceremonies. But there are also instances where the total cost of service can exceed $15,000 due to additional features and services.

One of the biggest factors that affect the cost is visitation hours. Each additional hour can start at $200, while each additional day starts at $700.

Below is a table that shows the standard costs of a funeral based on visitation hours:

DurationEstimated Cost
2 Days

(4 Hours of Visitation)

$6,360
1 Day

(2 Hours of Visitation)

$5,575
1 Hour of Visitation$5,345
Memorial Service

(1 Hour of Visitation Prior to a Ceremony)

$5,250

Top Funeral Homes in Toronto

We evaluated the funeral homes based on the following:

Services including packages and personalization, grief resources, and religious and cultural accommodation. We looked for greater room in terms of flexibility.
Location including amenities, options, size and accessibility. We prefer having various options for reception lounges and suites based on size and service inclusions.
Staff including staff management throughout the ceremony as well as the care and compassion they provide. To assess the latter factor, we spoke to a few past clients and looked through hundreds of reviews.
Pricing must be within the average including basic planning packages and other additional services.

1. Brampton Crematorium & Visitation Centre

Brampton Crematorium Homepage
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SERVICES Burial, cremation, personalized funerals, funerals, cultural funerals
WEBSITEhttps://www.bcvc.info/
ADDRESS30 Bramwin Ct, Brampton, ON L6T 5G2
CONTACT DETAILS+1 905-458-2222
OPERATING HOURSOpen 24 hours
Services★★★★★ (5/5)
    Plans and personalization    ★★★★★ (5/5)
    Grief resources    ★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Religious and cultural accommodation    ★★★★★ (5/5)
Location★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Amenities    ★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Size and accessibility    ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Staff★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Pricing★★★★☆ (4/5)

Brampton Crematorium & Visitation Centre is a family-owned funeral home that started in 2012. One of their business missions was to open a funeral home that accepts all religions and cultures, so it’s no surprise that they cover a wide range of rituals.

The funeral home offers standard services from direct burial and graveyard service to memorials and traditional funerals. And of course, they offer the ability to personalize the funeral, which is a famous approach today.

This personalization is actually where they specialize. They’ll even put together ideas for clients for custom touches to the service.

Some of their recommendations include creating a memory table filled with the loved one’s hobbies. They also encourage more interactive personalizations such as book giveaways and tree planting.

They also have a respectable grief resource that offers two modes of frequency: 365 Days of Healing and 52 Weeks of Support. The former is a daily email support program while the latter is a weekly newsletter with insights, quotes, and the like.

Beyond this, we like its supportive after-care program where they do all the paperwork while the clients grieve. In this program, clients sit with an aftercare specialist to fill out all necessary government documents to gain the benefits.

They can also assist in the cancellation of credit cards as well as other pre-planning needs. We recommend going through this program if you want to take most responsibilities off your hands so you can focus on the service.

In terms of its location, it’s a sprawling 28,000 square feet with 3 suites and 2 reception lounges. In our opinion, it’s a bit limited, but it’s also sufficient for most… as long as you’re able to book early.

Each suite is ideal to seat a large number of guests so you may want to look somewhere else for a more intimate suite. As per the facilities, everything is standard and nothing too fancy, although the chairs are really nice and extremely comfortable.

The only problem we’ve had is related to the staff and the performance of the actual funeral. In most cases, they’re very empathetic and compassionate to the grieving families.

But we also found instances of people saying management was done poorly, which can be stressful to the guests. And we didn’t appreciate the ads on the online viewing at all, as it’s just downright annoying and can be quite disrespectful.

Still, with a strong set of personalized and traditional plans at reasonable prices, comprehensive aftercare, and a great location, the funeral home remains among the top options. Just skip the online viewing optionor demand that they make it ad-free if you have to use it.

Pros

  • Options for traditional or personalized plans
  • Comprehensive aftercare program
  • Accommodates Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, and Christian funerals
  • Receptions come with a dedicated hostess
  • Options for additional hours or days of visitation

Cons

  • Issues with staff management
  • Ads appear on online viewing

Customer Reviews

Compassionate and helpful

I would definitely without any hesitation use the services of this facility and their staff especially Puneet and Rachel.  Very compassionate and helpful individuals.  I read some of the reviews and it certainly does not correspond in any way to the treatment we received a month ago. – Tara Balgobin

Easy and accommodating process

Thank you to the staff at Brampton Crematorium & Visitation Centre. During the pandemic they have made funeral preparation/execution simple, easy, and accommodating. The staff was extremely understanding, caring and treated my family with so much respect. During the hard times they were able to assist and provide comfort. Our coordinator Karen was very kind and took us through this process with confidence when we needed it the most. Thank you for your services, from Das and Dey family. – Sonya Dey

2. Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home & Chapel

Rosar-Morrison Homepage
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SERVICES Funeral, cremation, burial
WEBSITEhttps://www.dignitymemorial.com/en-ca/funeral-homes/toronto-on/rosar-morrison-funeral-home-chapel/3155
ADDRESS467 Sherbourne St, Toronto, ON M4X 1K5
CONTACT DETAILS+1 416-924-1408
OPERATING HOURSOpen 24 hours
Services★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Plans and personalization    ★★★★★ (5/5)
    Grief resources    ★★★☆☆ (3/5)
    Religious and cultural accommodation    ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Location★★★★★ (5/5)
    Amenities    ★★★★★ (5/5)
    Size and accessibility    ★★★★★ (5/5)
Staff★★★★★ (5/5)
Pricing★★★☆☆ (3/5)

Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home & Chapel has been in the funeral and cremation business for more than 150 years. They’re also a member of the Dignity Memorial network of over 1,600 service providers.

One of the biggest strengths is the flexible space they offer. This allows families to host small to large viewings and personalize the event to their taste.

The location boasts a chapel, a coffee lounge, plus a piano on site. Overall, it’s everything you can expect in a funeral home with that level of experience.

Another thing that they excel in is their comprehensive packages. Each one comes with complete funeral services from supervision to limousines and catered options.

What’s even better is that each one comes with options that clients can decline if they don’t find it necessary. This enables the clients to customize their plans and potentially save more for the service.

The one thing you must take note of is that these packages fall on the more expensive side. You can end up spending anywhere from $12,000 to $18,000 and even more.

But, as we said, the services are customizable and we recommend speaking to them to fully itemize the services you need.

We also have to note that the funeral home offers tribute video production as well as Livestream services. With their reliable tech and overall great response from the clients, we consider them the best in this area.

What they lack, on the other hand, is solid grief support. Yes, they have resources available online but clients still have to come to the content rather than have the content come to them.

On top of that, they also deal with multicultural funerals, but we just aren’t sure what they specialize in. But at least it seems like you’ll be treated just the same regardless of your faith and religion, clients have attested.

Pros

  • Pros
  • 150 years in business
  • Flexible space for all guest sizes
  • Complete with basic and extra amenities
  • Comprehensive and customizable funeral packages
  • Catered options available
  • Offers tribute video production service

Cons

  • Lacks in grief and aftercare support
  • Expensive packages

Customer Reviews

Highly recommended

Rosar-Morrison provided comfort and compassion from the moment we met with funeral director Melissa. To the closing day of the funeral with Katelyn. They added many personal touches at our request. All safety measures were followed with Covid. Our family highly recommends Rosar-Morrison. – Denise Bowes

Comfortable and smooth arrangement

I lost a good and close friend recently and Rosar was the place we chose for his service. Melisa was very kind and professional.  We went over everything and on the day of the funeral all went smoothly. The staff at Rosar help us set up our equipment and arrange our room comfortably. Highly recommended. – Maya Nd

3. Kane-Jerrett Funeral Homes

Kane-Jerrett Funeral Homes Homepage
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SERVICES Funeral, cremation, burial
WEBSITEhttps://www.dignitymemorial.com/en-ca/funeral-homes/thornhill-on/kane-jerrett-funeral-homes/3152
ADDRESS8088 Yonge St, Thornhill, ON L4J 1W3
CONTACT DETAILS+1 905-889-8889
OPERATING HOURSOpen 24 hours
Services★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Plans and personalization    ★★★★★ (5/5)
    Grief resources    ★★★☆☆ (3/5)
    Religious and cultural accommodation    ★★★★★ (5/5)
Location★★★★★ (5/5)
    Amenities    ★★★★★ (5/5)
    Size and accessibility    ★★★★★ (5/5)
Staff★★★★★ (5/5)
Pricing★★★★☆ (4/5)

With over 25 years of experience, Kane-Jerrett Funeral Homes is a wonderful choice for flexibility and top-quality services.

The funeral home specializes in international shipping arrangements. This makes them the ideal provider for clients who need to repatriate their loved one. 

In addition to this, they have one of our favorite locations on our list. Their 200-seater chapel boasts an open concept that allows for either solemn or bigger gatherings. 

Apart from this, there are also adjoining rooms for the families to collect or entertain guests. In terms of styling, the layout of the room makes it versatile for all types of preferences in decor.

Another thing that caught our attention was its reception area. It’s comfortable with new furnishing, giving it a more modern look without losing its antique charm.

Since it’s also a member of the Dignity Memorial network, the packages are essentially the same as our previous entry. The only difference is that their burial and cremation services cost much less.

The best highlight of this funeral home is their staff and the care that they provide. We were happy to find out that they speak various languages including Mandarin, Tagalog, Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese, and more.

On top of that, we found that their funeral directors are experienced in various religious funeral rites. This fact earned our trust in their ability to deliver culturally-sensitive ceremonies for a diverse range of clients.

The only thing missing in the picture is readily-accessible grief support. But other than that, everything else is as good as can be.

Pros

  • Specializes in international shipping arrangements
  • 200-seater, open-concept chapel
  • Spacious reception area
  • Comprehensive funeral packages
  • Staff speaks various languages
  • Experienced in various religious and cultural funeral rites

Cons

  • Lack of accessible grief support

Customer Reviews

Professional and respectful

From the moment of first contact everyone at the Kane Jerrett Funeral Home made a rather difficult situation and time proceed smoothly and with little effort on my part. Each staff member acted professionally and were respectful, kind and empathetic. – Louise Mate

Outstanding service and management

Kane-Jerrett Funeral Homes provided outstanding support to our family during the difficult time immediately following the loss of a loved one. The staff were courteous, professional and sympathetic. The coordination and management of all funeral related services including the viewing/visitation, funeral and burial services were excellent.  I highly recommend Kane-Jerrett Funeral Homes based on my very positive experience. – Andrew Dobrei

4. Cardinal Funeral Home – Bathurst

Cardinal Funeral Homepage
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SERVICES Funeral services
WEBSITEhttps://www.cardinalfuneralhomes.com/
ADDRESS366 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M5T 2S6
CONTACT DETAILS+1 416-603-1444
OPERATING HOURSOpen 24 hours
Services★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Plans and personalization    ★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Grief resources    ★★★★★ (5/5)
    Religious and cultural accommodation    ★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Location★★★★★  (5/5)
    Amenities    ★★★★★ (5/5)
    Size and accessibility    ★★★★★ (5/5)
Staff★★★★★ (5/5)
Pricing★★★★★ (5/5)

Cardinal Funeral Home combines the experience of having a great location and compassionate care. Here are some highlights that landed them among the best in the city.

First, its Bathurst location offers six different rooms at very sizes. Clients can choose from seating capacities of 40 up to 180.

Not only are the spaces ultra-comfortable, but they’re also tastefully decorated. Plus, there’s a children’s playroom in this location which we think will be a pleasant addition for families with young kids.

Second, they offer so many complimentary items in their services that other funeral homes would’ve charged for. Some of these items are a personalized legacy book and video, various sorts of food and refreshments, and personalized memorial candles.

Third, all the services that you need can be customized according to your budget. You can sit down with their specialist to arrive at a quote that works best for you and your family.

Additionally, the people that take care of you aren’t only highly experienced, but also speak in various languages. This is, of course, ideal if you have foreign friends and extended family members who are more comfortable in their mother tongue.

Fourth, in our opinion, they have the best extended family care program. Through this, their counselors do all the paperwork involved in the deceased’s circumstances.

This includes document work in personal information, insurance policies, military discharge, death certificate, stocks, property titles, deeds, pensions, and a lot more.

On top of that, they also host the  Annual Christmas Season Candlelight Services of Remembrance. And they also mail a booklet called Messages of Hope to families to help them cope with the loss.

All-in-all, the only things we want to see more of are religious and cultural funeral rites as well as more comprehensive packages. But so far, everything else wins our favor.

Pros

  • Offers 6 rooms at various sizes
  • Children’s playroom available
  • Many complimentary services and products
  • Staff speaks in various languages
  • Free extended family care program
  • Free post-funeral services and paperwork management
  • Annual remembrance events and booklet
  • Customizable funeral based on budget

Cons

  • Lacks experience in religious and cultural funerals
  • Lacks plans and packages for traditional funerals

Customer Reviews

5. Affordable Burials & Cremations

Affordable Burials & Cremations Homepage
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SERVICES Complete cremation, cremation with gathering, burials, aquamation/hydrolysis
WEBSITEhttps://www.affordableburialsandcremations.ca/
ADDRESS41 Industrial St Unit #102, Toronto, ON M4G 0C7
CONTACT DETAILS+1 416-487-9697
OPERATING HOURSOpen 24 hours
Services★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Plans and personalization    ★★★★★ (5/5)
    Grief resources    ★★★☆☆ (3/5)
    Religious and cultural accommodation    ★★★★☆
Location★★★☆☆ (3/5)
    Amenities     ★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Size and accessibility    ★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Staff★★★★★ (5/5)
Pricing★★★★★ (5/5)

Affordable Burials & Cremations is a great place to start if you’re looking for affordable funeral plans. Plus, you can make arrangements online, making it convenient for every client.

As of writing, the company already has 50 years of experience in the business. They also boast a perfect 5-star rating on Google Reviews, the only one in our list to have to have this.

What sets them apart from the competition are their affordable rates. Burial services here start at $2,200 which is the lowest among the companies on our list.

Under this plan, you already get all the essential services you need. This includes rites and coordinating activities, documentation, transportation, and more.

Do note that the cost of this service will go up as you customize your plan. You still need to add your choice of casket plus other additional services which will double the costs of the initial service.

The company specializes more in traditional and straightforward funeral services. So they’re a wonderful choice if you’re looking for a simple process and a simple burial.

As per location, the gathering service involved here is for graveside burials only. Technically, you’ll only be gathering in the cemetery of your choice.

Still, the level of care that they offer is just as good as you would expect. Plus, with a strong reputation among the community, you know you’re in good hands.

Pros

  • Comprehensive cremation plans
  • Customizable burial services
  • Build services online or in-office
  • One of the most affordable prices

Cons

  • Lacks grief support

Customer Reviews

Always available and compassionate

I have worked with Affordable Burials and Cremations when both of my parents passed away.  They were very compassionate and provided me with guidance throughout the process.  I am so grateful to the entire staff and especially to Amanda who was always available when I needed anything!  I highly recommend their services. – Melissa Gelinas

True honest service

We had a sudden death in our family, Affordable Burials took care of everything we needed done in a very personal and professional manner.  They are a family run business, which gives you true honest service.  When you need them, they will be there. – Mike Irwin

FAQs About Funeral Homes in Toronto


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