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The Toronto Police Marine Unit is strategically located at 259 Queen’s Quay West and consists of a state of the art boat house a police station and a garage or work shop combination. In addition it also includes 3 sub-stations located at Bluffers Park, Center Island and Humber River which are used for various police and lifeguard functions.
It has a unique policing responsibility; it is the largest command, encompassing some 460 square miles of open water on Lake Ontario. In addition to normal enforcement duties, including policing and medical transport to the Island Community they are responsible for all Ice Rescues, River Rescues, Search and Recoveries and other water related rescues within its jurisdictions.
It is also responsible for all the waterways and internal bodies of water within the boundaries of the City of Toronto. The unit is one of the oldest branches of the Service dating back to the 1800’s.when it was primarily “life saving and police patrol”. The Toronto Harbour Police amalgamated in 1982 and now forms the TPS Marine Unit.