Toronto Police Mounted Unit Introduces ‘Guardian’May 29th, 2010 9:09pm
EXHIBITION PLACE – Toronto Police Services Mounted Unit introduced today their newest addition to the team- a horse named Guardian.
Guardian’s introduction was part of the the 2010 Doors Open Toronto which saw the Horse Palace, located at Exhibition Place, open its doors to the public.
Demonstrations during the event included mounted arms displays by the Governor General’s Horse Guards, Classical Spanish Riding and a vaulting demonstration by the Clearview Vaulters. Free wagon rides through the Exhibition grounds were also a great treat.
The Horse Palace building was built in 1932 and was used to house horses during the Royal Winter Fair as well as the CNE. Toronto Police Mounted Unit has been using it since 1968.
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.