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  • October 21, 2013

Popular Canadian TV Series Comes to Markham-Unionville

MPP Michael Chan visits film location of Murdoch Mysteries

Markham-Unionville MPP Michael Chan travelled back in time today to the turn of the 20th century as he visited Unionville’s Toogood Pond Park where scenes for an episode of popular Canadian TV series, Murdoch Mysteries, were being filmed.

Murdoch Mysteries is a one-hour drama series set in Toronto that features the innovative crime-solving techniques of Detective William Murdoch, played by actor Yannick Bisson, as he solves some of the City’s most notorious murders.

Other filming locations in Markham today included the Millennium Band Stand in Unionville and the Markham Museum.

“Ontario is home to world-class infrastructure, creative talent and rich diverse cultural assets that continue to earn our province an international reputation as a pre-eminent centre for film and TV production.  I am proud that our beautiful community of Markham-Unionville has helped to play an important supporting role in our province’s entertainment and creative industry – a sector that is a key economic driver and showcases Ontario on the world stage.”
— Michael Chan, M.P.P., Markham-Unionville

Murdoch Mysteries is in its seventh season on CBC as Canada’s top-rated homegrown drama and most-watched program, with total viewership of 1.6 million for the Season 7 Premiere on Sept. 30, 2013.

The series is developed and produced by Canadian production company Shaftesbury, in association with CBC, ITV STUDIOS Global Entertainment and UKTV, and with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit and the COGECO Program Development Fund.

QUICK FACTS

  • Since 2003, Murdoch Mysteries has created more than 6,500 jobs in Ontario for actors, writers, directors, producers, crew, extras, and technical and production services across the production of three made-for-television movies and seven seasons of the television series to date.
  • The series has been recognized with numerous Gemini, Directors Guild of Canada and international industry awards and nominations since 2005.
  • Ontario film and television production contributes over $2.5 billion annually to our economy and supports over 51,000 jobs.
  • Activity in Ontario’s film and television sector has nearly doubled over the past five years.

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