City Records
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Type Public Government Office
Location Toronto

City Records is the municipal archives for the city of Toronto, holding records created by the government and non-government, records created by private groups and individuals with photographs of Toronto as well as maps, plans and architectural drawings. It is known today as the City of Toronto Archives.

From the very beginning, it is Constable Crabtree who is the frequent visitor and user, often referencing it with his research and findings to the Inspector and Detective.

It is not until Season 9 that the City Records becomes an actual location and workplace on Murdoch Mysteries when a demoted Brackenreid reports to Mr. Dilton Dilbert who heads the City Records with a strict hand and a swear jar.

Appearances & Mentions

Manual for Murder (Mention)

The Accident (Mention)

Merlot Mysteries (Mention)

Up From Ashes (Mention)

Hell to Pay

Bloody Hell

  • A jailed Inspector Brackenreid, falsely accused of racketeering, takes Chief Constable Davis' offer of keeping his pension and staying out of jail by taking a clerk position at City Records, thus preventing further harassment of Station House No.5 and "wasting police manpower on fruitless investigations". Ironically, Brackenreid finds the proof of corruption while in the process of converting to a new filing system at City Records.
  • Chief Constable Davis gets his comeuppance: he is demoted and assigned to City Records under Dilton Dilbert.

House of Industry (Mention)

Murdoch of the Living Dead (Mention)

The Ghost of Queen's Park (Mention)

Lovers in a Murderous Time (Mention)

Bloodlust (Mention)

Dead End Street (Mention)

Love and Human Remains (Mention)

Me, Myself and Murdoch (Mention)


The City Records room was filmed in the same set as the opulent opium den in Pipe Dreamzzz : The magic of Murdoch Mysteries' Art & Sets Departments.


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