Toronto Electric And Light
Power Electric and Light
Type Utility Business
Location Toronto
Toronto Electric And Light Company was the utility company responsible for bringing power to the city of Toronto in Season 1 of Murdoch Mysteries.


The 1880s found John Joseph Wright, an English immigrant, experimenting with electricity in a small shop near Yonge and King, and selling light bulbs and the electricity to light them to various shops and factories. By 1883, Wright had set up the Toronto Electric Light Company. At that time, he was approached by senior staff at the Toronto Industrial Exhibition to build an electric railway for their fair, inspired by a similar attraction that had been unveiled in Chicago. [*TRC ]

Appearances and Mentions


Toronto Electric And Light is involved in a murder investigation when deciding if they should continue using direct current or switch to the new alternating current

  • Daniel Pratt is the head of Toronto Electric And Light until his murder. The company voted on a "Miss Toronto Electric And Light" each year and during this time, the incumbent is Alice Howard until she is also murdered.

Murdoch Mysteries Season 1
"Power" • "The Glass Ceiling" • "The Knockdown" • "Elementary, My Dear Murdoch" • "'Til Death Do Us Part" • "Let Loose the Dogs" • "Body Double" • "Still Waters" • "Belly Speaker" • "Child's Play" • "Bad Medicine" • "The Prince and the Rebel" • "The Annoying Red Planet"
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