Private Mausoleum, Mount Pleasant, Toronto, Canada

Garbers & James (GJ) are honoured to have been commissioned by the Temerty family of Toronto, Canada, to design and realise their family mausoleum at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

Our concept of a contemporary dome refers to the beauty and form of a pine cone; the sarcophagi will be placed rather as pine seeds lying within.

  • these are the seeds of future generations
  • especially in Canada, from small seeds, truly great trees of life grow…
  • the pine cone holds great spiritual significance; many believe that the pineal gland, within our human heads and that looks like a very small pine cone, is where the soul resides…