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Hamilton, known as Steeltown, has been a favorite film location since Season 1 for Murdoch Mysteries (2008) because of the historical buildings, parks, train stations, churches and museums in the city and in the surrounding Hamilton area, which help recreate the visual backdrops of turn-of-the-20th-century Toronto.

The original establishing shots used for the City Morgue and Station House No. 4 buildings in Cabbagetown is actually the 1859 Victorian pump house at the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology on Woodward Avenue.

Appearances and Mentions

Season 1

Elementary, My Dear Murdoch

'Til Death Do Us Part

  • Filmed at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church on James Street.

The Annoying Red Planet

Season 2

Houdini Whodunit

  • Murdoch meets escape artist Harry Houdini and attends his show, filmed in the Cathedral (a theatre-in-the-round) at the Scottish Rite Club of Hamilton.

Season 3

The Tesla Effect

  • Filmed at Westfield Heritage Village.

Season 4

The Black Hand

Murdoch in Wonderland

  • Lewis Carroll party filmed at Ruthven Park near Cayuga

Season 5

Back and to the Left

  • Filmed at 270 Sherman, a creative arts centre and budding film studio housed in the former Imperial Cotton mill that was built in 1900.

Season 6

Lovers in a Murderous Time

  • Filmed at Whitehern.

Invention Convention

  • Filmed at 270 Sherman.

Season 7

The Filmed Adventures of Detective William Murdoch

  • Filmed in the Cathedral at the Scottish Rite Club.

Blast of Silence

  • Filmed at 270 Sherman and the Scottish Rite.

Season 8

On the Waterfront Part 1

  • Filmed at 270 Sherman.

Glory Days

  • Station House No. 4 throws a stag party for Murdoch, filmed upstairs of Slainte Irish Pub and additional filming at 270 Sherman.

Murdoch Takes Manhattan

  • Filmed on Melville St. in Dundas and the car chase was also filmed in the Dundas area.

The Keystone Constables

  • Filmed in the Cathedral at the Scottish Rite Club.

All That Glitters

The Devil Wears Whalebone

  • Filmed at Heirlooms Bridal Shoppe in downtown Dundas.

Crabtree Mania 

  • Filmed at 65 Hatt St. in Dundas, the proposed site for a new craft beer operation.

Season 9

Nolo Contendere

  • Filmed near the Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Vladimir and the old Main Plant of Dofasco, a steel company based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Marked Twain

  • Filmed at The Hamilton Club.

Barenaked Ladies

  • Filmed in Ayr, Gage Park, and Hamilton area.

Unlucky In Love

  • Filmed on location at Chedoke Estate in Hamilton, Ontario.

Season 10

Bend It Like Brackenreid

  • Filmed in McMaster University, a public research university.

A Murdog Mystery

  • Filmed in the theatre at the Scottish Rite Club.

Season 11

21 Murdoch Street

  • Filmed in McMaster University.

Brackenreid Boudoir

Season 12

Murdoch Without Borders

  • Filmed at Lawson Lumber for Copley Construction.

The Spy Who Loved Murdoch

  • Filmed at The Scottish Rite.

Drowning in Money (mentioned)

Annabella Cinderella

  • Filmed at Westfield Heritage Village.

Manual for Murder

Season 13

Bad Pennies

  • Filmed at The Cotton Factory.

Prodigal Father

  • Filmed at The Scottish Rite.

Season 14

Murdoch and the Tramp

  • Filmed at Gage Park.


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