Wednesday, October 4, 2017

A Palace For Horses

This is one of the entrances to the Horse Palace at Exhibition Place. This heritage Art Deco beauty opened in 1931 to support the equestrian events at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and still today houses a private riding academy and provides space for the horses of the mounted unit of the Toronto Police. There are wonderful carvings in the limestone over the doors which may be a bit hard to make out in this pic. I'll show you a close-up of some tomorrow.
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16 comments:

Michelle said...

I like the design of this building. It does make a statement.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it is a beautiful building. The mounted horses have a nice place to live. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

Taken For Granted said...

that is a very fancy building for a riding academy. It must be well supported. Look forward to a closer look at the carving over the door.

Tom said...

...mighty fancy for fancy horses!

William Kendall said...

Wonderful design!

Sharon Anck said...

They knew how to build magnificent buildings back in those days. What a beautiful place.

Lois said...

This is a magnificent building. That tower and those columns, I just love it!

Cloudia said...

Oh that is wonderful

Lowell said...

I know there's something similar to this in Versailles, France. Quite incredible that such a structure is dedicated to our equine friends. It's a good thing, though, and I would love to see more of it ... perhaps the stables?

Lesley said...

I've always loved this building

Revrunner said...

Classy stables.

bill burke said...

What an elaborate building, very nice Pat.

Jim said...

Wonderful.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Fabulous building Pat, not only because it's Art Deco 😉 those lucky horses 😀

Karen S. said...

This is really special! I'm betting the horses love it too!

Jack said...

Those horses are coddled, aren't they?