In the year 2000, Toronto mayor Mel Lastman and the founder of McDonald's Canada decided to unleash about 300 moose into the city. Originally, businesses purchased a fibreglass moose and it was uniquely painted by an artist. Now over 22 years later these moose can still be found popping up in unexpected places. This is a list of the moose we have managed to track down, in no particular order. Most of them can be found in Ontario, Canada. Visit them while you can as you never know when they may be off to a new home.
1 ) World Famous Moose (1 McDonald's Place, North York)
This moose stands outside McDonald's Canada Headquarters. Its plaque says it is "World Famous Moose". We think it should be called Ronald McMoose after the character it resembles.
Lucky Moose stands on top of the Lucky Moose Food Mart. The market might even have been named after the moose. The logo on the sign however, has the horns of a cow.
3) ATS Moose (100 Vaughan Valley Blvd, Woodbridge)
This all red moose stands in front of ATS Healthcare which provides temperature controlled transportation for medical purposes.
4) Bay Street Moose (4241 Dundas St W, Etobicoke)
This moose is wearing his best suit and is ready for some wheeling and dealing on Bay Street. When the day is done he is up on the roof of Gibson's Cleaners to get his suit dry cleaned.
6) Impact Tools Moose (1170 The Queensway, Etobicoke)
7) Santa Moose (50 Bonnie Dr, Simcoe, ON)
8) Bluewinkle Moose (8200 Warden Ave., Unionville)
This moose is rumoured to be in the lobby area of the IBM Canada Software Lab. This is a private company building so we are not sure if we will ever manage a visit before this moose moves on.
9) Centreville Moose (Centreville Amusement Park, Toronto Islands)
This moose we know is no longer where we spotted it many years ago. We were busy taking pictures of the touring cars we enjoyed riding in as children when this moose snuck into the shot.
This moose out in the town of Little Britain is named after legendary Toronto Maple Leaf goalie Curtis Joseph. While you are there you can get some sweet treats at the Buttertarts 'N More store.
This moose is located outside of Integracare. Integracare provides health care services. The moose was named after Florence Nightingale who was the founder of modern nursing. Florence Moosingale could be the founder of modern moosing.
12 ) St. Clement's Moose (21 St Clements Ave, Toronto)
St. Clement's is a private school for girls and at least one moose. This moose is all dressed up in the school uniform.
This moose used to be seen hanging around the CN Tower but has since changed locations. He was all dressed up like the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. When a beloved moose mascot named Wauby was damaged at a truck stop in Waubaushene, the Mountie was sent in to save the day.
15 ) Angus Moose (231 Mill St, Angus)
Formerly known as Marty, this moose is now called Angus after the town where it resides. At some point it was placed above the drive-thru of the local McDonald's. It was repainted by local students when it moved from its original home at the Universal Studios offices in North York.
16 ) Northwest Moose (20 Wynford Drive, Toronto)
This moose is blue and white and stands outside a medical centre just across the steet from the Aga Khan Museum.
17 ) Incredible Moose (30 St. Regis Crescent N, North York)
This colourful moose is standing outside of Incredible Printing. It has different type faces on it.
This moose is not in Ontario, Canada. He can be found wearing his Bermuda shorts in the land that invented them. He moved from Canada to the Bermuda Botanical Gardens, in Bermuda of course.
19 ) Sweet Molly's Moose (352 Queen St E, Unit #1, Acton)This moose can be found hanging out inside a British bake shop surrounded by sweet treats.
21 ) Green & Ross Moose (3899 Highway 7, Woodbridge)
This green moose is outside of an Active Green + Ross Tire And Automotive Centre.
22 ) Stanley Moose (St Leonards Ave and Mount Pleasant Rd, Toronto)
This moose can be spotted looking off of the roof of a private residence along Mount Pleasant Road.
23 ) Police Moose (40 College St, Toronto)
Police Moose is ready to serve and protect at the Toronto Police Headquarters. He even has a moose calf with him helping to keep watch over the Police Museum.
This moose was found hiding down the hallway on the far east end of the Enercare Centre (Formerly Direct Energy Centre). He has scenes from years of the Canadian National Exhibition painted on his body. He also has golden antlers and wears a crown.