Murdoch films in Cobourg again

By Cecilia Nasmith

As it has several times before, the CBC Murdoch Mysteries series will return to Cobourg Sept. 17 and 18 for some filming.

Set in a Toronto police station in 1907, the series focuses on dashing Detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) – a methodical man who keeps abreast of the latest developments in the forensics field to pioneer innovative techniques that solve the city's most gruesome murders.

More than 80 cast and crew members with the Shaftesbury Murdoch XIII Inc. production company will come to Cobourg for filming residential scenes set at the turn of the century – largely on Bagot and Ontario streets - as well as the south side of Victoria Hall downtown.

Film-production vehicles will arrive on Sept. 16 and park in assigned areas at the Market Building parking lot and at the Cobourg Marina-West Beach grass area.

Accordingly, the Town of Cobourg announces certain closures to be made to accommodate the filming.

  • Bagot Street between Albert and Sydenham streets will be closed on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

  • Sydenham Street will be closed from Bagot to Durham streets during that same period.

  • Third Street will be blocked to accommodate horse-and-wagon traffic Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Parking meters will be put out of use foe the filming, for which Shaftesbury Murdoch XIII Inc. will pay the charges.

This project is supported by the town, and Cobourg Police Services will be working directly with the production company to ensure safety and traffic control.

Shaftesbury Murdoch XIII Inc. extends its thanks to everyone for their co-operation and consideration during this filming.