Throughout its history, the Mounted Unit has used many sites within Toronto to house its horses. Included in these sites were stables at the Metro Zoo in Scarborough, Casa Loma, police stations in Etobicoke, Scarborough and several others. At this time, all of the horses and officers are located at the Horse Palace on the grounds of Exhibition Place.
This building was originally built in 1932 to temporarily house horses during the Canadian National Exhibition, Royal Winter Fair and various other events. The Mounted Unit began using the building in 1968.
The unit is one of the oldest in North America and its officers and horses have acted as ambassadors to the community, connecting through the natual magnetism of the extraordinary horses.
Mounted officers are responsible for patrolling city streets in a crime prevention and enforcement role as well as responding for crowd management. The officers and horses are engaged in constant training to ensure they are ready to provide a calm and steady presence in the city where and when needed.
Meet the Mounted Horses
Meet the Barn Cat
Adoption Date: July 1, 2017
Harold is a valuable member of the Mounted Unit. Harold patrols the stables daily and is comfortable around the horses. He is very curious and friendly with newcomers to the stables.