Charles Woodward and his Egyptianised Mausoleum

The discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922 sparked a frenzied interest in all things Egyptian. This excitement would reach Canadian businessperson Charles Woodward in Vancouver and lead him to build a mausoleum for himself and his family in Egyptianising fashion in 1924. Today it marks a commanding spot in the Masonic Cemetery in Burnaby, British-Columbia….

Obelisk-hunting in St. James Cemetery

St. James Cemetery, operating since 1842, is located in eastern Toronto and boasts several Egyptian-styled columns and a mausoleum by a well-known resident from the 19th century.