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Station House Four
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Type Workplace
Location Toronto

Station House No. 4 is one of several stations operated by the Toronto Constabulary. It is located at 2 Wilton Street in Toronto. It is the Station House closest to the City Morgue.

Station House 4 is the workplace of:

History Edit

  • In 1834, the Town of York was elevated to city status and its name changed back to Toronto. Prior to that year, the dispensing of justice throughout the newly created Province of Upper Canada (Ontario after 1867) was carried out by provincially appointed magistrates.
  • It wasn’t until Toronto attained its city status that its 9,254 citizens got their first and, at the time, its only police officer. He was given the title High Constable and he called on (usually ordered) unpaid volunteers to help him fight crime, 24 hours a day.
  • In 1835, Toronto’s first paid (and uniform-less, forest-green uniforms came two years later) police officers took to the city streets. The force numbered five.
  • The old No. 4 Police Station at Parliament and Dundas streets opened on Feb. 21, 1876 and was the first police station that had officers walking the beat on foot or on horses in Regent Park and Cabbagetown.

Trivia Edit

  • Before the backlot at CBC, the 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 in Hamilton.
  • Created by Production Designer Sandra Kybartas, her original plans of Police Station No. 4 and the Morgue are in Investigating Murdoch Mysteries: The Official Companion Book.
  • In 2011, the Toronto Police Service opened a museum dubbed Historic Divisions: Policing in 51 Division from Victorian to Modern Times (created with support from the Cabbagetown Regent Park Museum), to coincided with the opening of the old No. 4 Police Station at Parliament and Dundas streets on Feb. 21, 1876. It includes articles from the Murdoch Mysteries television series, which depicts the work of Detective William Murdoch in the old No. 4 circa 1890s. It is hoped that the museum will turn 51 Division into a stop for school groups and tourists.

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