Our Story

Heritage Funeral Centre has been serving the Toronto area community for many years. We’re thankful to be an important part of this community and will continue our longstanding legacy of helping families honor their loved ones.



As a family owned firm, we are proud of our history in funeral services; After having served in World War I, my grandfather, Ralph C. Day, opened the Ralph Day Funeral Home at 172 Danforth Avenue in 1922, with the mission of offering the community a good service at a fair price. In addition to his civic duties as Mayor of Toronto and then Chairman of the Toronto Transit Commission, he served his community faithfully through the funeral home until his son, my father, Glen Day Sr. took over operations in 1962.

Glen Day Sr. continued my grandfather’s legacy of excellence in funeral services until his retirement in 1996.

After a career in accounting, I returned to take over operations of the original funeral home on Danforth Avenue in 2005. Endeavoring to continue my family’s legacy, we purchased Heritage Funeral Centre in May of 2007. With mixed emotions we closed the Danforth location in October of 2007 and moved all operations to Heritage Funeral Centre, to serve our community in a much larger and newer facility.

After 85 years on the Danforth, the O’Connor family decided to sell their funeral business to Heritage in February of 2009. This has allowed us to continue another great funeral family’s legacy.

Heritage Funeral Centre marks the continuing proud legacy in funeral service of the Johnston – Day and O’Connor families, serving our communities for four generations with compassion and care; embracing all faiths in Toronto. We continue Ralph Day’s pledge to the families we serve with “Good service at a fair price”, are an active supporter of our community and faith, and will remain a family owned funeral home always proud of our heritage.

I am blessed with a long standing and committed staff who have all found a family within each other; our family will take excellent care of you, and yours.

-Glen L. Day

Heritage Funeral Centre O/A 2041430 Ontario Inc.
Phone: (416) 423-1000
50 Overlea Blvd., Toronto, ON


Hours of Operation

 Monday to Friday 8am – 8pm
Saturday 8am to 5pm
Sunday 12pm to 8pm
Statutory Holidays 10am – 6pm
Closed Christmas Day

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