Don Jail
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Type Prison
Location Toronto

The Don Jail is the only jail to have been officially designated the Toronto Jail, yet has rarely been referred to as such outside official circles, with the facility more commonly known as the Don Jail or The Don.


The "Don Gaol" was built between 1858 and 1864, with a new wing being built in the 1950s. Designed by architect William Thomas in 1852, it was constructed with a distinctive façade in the Italianate-style with a pedimented central pavilion and vermiculated columns flanking the main entrance portico, and it is one of the oldest pre-Confederation structures that remains intact in Toronto.

Appearances & Mentions

The Glass Ceiling

  • Walter Ayott is imprisoned at the Don Jail but escaped during a fire that killed one of his cronies.


The Tesla Effect

The Murdoch Trap

  • Julia is imprisoned in the Don Jail before her hanging for the murder of her husband Darcy Garland
  • William, George, and Emily visit her in the Don Jail on separate occasions to gather information and evidence that could exonerate her.

Murdoch of the Living Dead

A Midnight Train to Kingston

On the Waterfront Part 1

On the Waterfront Part 2 (mention)

  • George is about to take Simon Brooks to the Don Jail for being a bad boy and stealing. 
  • Simon tells Geroge what he knows about Mick and Tim O'Shea
  • George is reunited with Edna again and shares a cup of tea with her. 

Nolo Contendere

Great Balls of Fire, Part 1 (mention)

Once Upon a Murdoch Christmas (mention)

Murdoch Mysteries Season 9
"Nolo Contendere" • "Marked Twain" • "Double Life" • "Barenaked Ladies" • "24 Hours Til Doomsday" • "The Local Option" • "Summer of '75" • "Pipe Dreamzzz" • "Raised On Robbery" • "The Big Chill" • "A Case of The Yips" • "Unlucky In Love" • "Colour Blinded" • "Wild Child" • "House of Industry" • "Bloody Hell" • "From Buffalo With Love" • "Cometh the Archer"
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