The City Morgue is the workplace of Dr. Julia Ogden. It is the facility where postmortems are conducted for the Toronto Constabulary. It is located nearby Station House No. 4 on Wilton Street in Toronto.
It is also the workplace of Violet Hart, who is a medical student working as Dr. Ogden's assistant, following in the footsteps of Ogden's previous protégé, Rebecca James who had started off as the morgue's cleaner in Season 9, whom Dr. Ogden takes under her wings. After graduating from Ontario Medical College for Women, Dr. James leaves the Morgue and Toronto to start her own practice in Season 11.
The morgue skeleton 'Shelley' was acquired and named by Dr. Emily Grace.
In Up From Ashes, Det Watts brings badly wounded George to the morgue, telling Miss James they need her help. A first time: George on the slab being operated upon. Miss James removes the bullet and saves his life with the help of Watts. Later, when Julia returns to the morgue, she embraces and acknowledges Rebecca for saving George.
When the good doctor states, "Just a slow day at the morgue", the Detective adds, "Good news for the living." (ep.1106). Ironically, a closet in the City Morgue is used to bring a new life into William and Julia's world (ep.1110).
- The original establishing shot 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 in Hamilton.
- Created by Production Designer Sandra Kybartas, original plans of Police Station No. 4 and the Morgue are in Investigating Murdoch Mysteries: The Official Companion Book.
- While there are four dead bodies in Dr. Osler Regrets, there were “five bodies in the City Morgue” in Artful Detective and the most bodies in morgue at any one time was during the summer heat wave in Loch Ness Murdoch.
- Series Body Count: >250 (and counting)