University of Toronto
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Type School
Location Toronto

The University of Toronto (U of T, UToronto, or Toronto) began as King's College in 1827.

In Season 12 of Murdoch Mysteries, it becomes the location for Dr. Ogden's studies to become a surgeon and U of T School of Medicine's affiliate hospital, the Toronto Mercy Hospital,  is where the good doctor practices her surgical residency, along with fellow student Dr. Dixon under the supervision of Dr. Forbes with Nurse Sullivan, serving as the anaesthetic nurse in the operating room.


The University of Toronto is situated on the grounds that surround Queen's Park. It was founded by royal charter in 1827 as King's College, the first institution of higher learning in the British Empire colony of Upper Canada. Originally controlled by the Church of England, the university assumed the present name in 1850 upon becoming a secular institution. In the landmark year, 1906, the University of Toronto opened its doors to permit women to study medicine, and the Ontario Medical College for Women closed, but its clinic called the Dispensary remained opened and continued to prosper in the city.

In 1887, the Faculty of Medicine was formally established; While the Faculty of Medicine opened in 1843, medical teaching was conducted by proprietary schools (like the University of Toronto)  from 1853 until 1887, when the Faculty merged with the University of Toronto School of Medicine. It is one of Canada's oldest institutions of medical studies, and is known for the discovery of insulin and stem cells. Today, The Faculty of Medicine is the only medical school in the Greater Toronto Area and operates a health network that comprises twelve teaching hospitals.

Appearances and Mentions

Operation: Murder

Murdoch Mystery Mansion

  • Julia Ogden enters The School of Medicine to master the field of surgery.

The Canadian Patient

  • Dr. Ogden promotes University of Toronto's School of Medicine enrollment for women at the Toronto Medical Exposition.

Bend It Like Brackenreid

  • Exhibition games between U of T and Galt becomes a crime scene on the soccer field.


The Glass Ceiling

  • Detective William Murdoch mentioned that he had consulted an entomologist at the University of Toronto about the June Bug larvae discovered in the body of Percival Pollack.


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