Notice: Amendments to Cemeteries By-law

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Sault Ste. Marie City Council passed amendments to Cemeteries By-law 2012-129 on November 15, 2021. The by-law amendments will become effective once approved by the Registrar, Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002 (Bereavement Authority of Ontario).
Copies of the by-law are available from the office of the City Clerk, Level 4, Civic Centre, 99 Foster Drive, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, P6A 5X6 and on the municipal website at
By-law amendments include:
Specific wording to the effect that the City does not buy back interment rights
Number of cremated remains permitted in a niche
No disinterments from a mausoleum crypt will be permitted
A new section regarding Muslim burials
Miscellaneous wording regarding wooden crosses, adornments on a mausoleum crypt and the prohibition of aggregates in flowers beds
Removal of restrictions regarding depth of markers in the ground and to specify dimensions for concrete pads for markers

Submissions relating to the by-law amendments may be made to:
City Clerk
Corporation of the City of Sault Ste. Marie
Level 4, Civic Centre
99 Foster Drive
Sault Ste. Marie, ON  P6A 5X6

Cemetery Registrar
Ministry of Consumer Services
Consumer Protection Branch
5775 Yonge Street, Suite 1500
Toronto, ON  M7A 2E5
Dated at Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario this 15th day of November 2021.
For more information please contact:
Rachel Tyczinski, City Clerk
City of Sault Ste. Marie
Phone: 705-759-5391   Email:
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