AS SEEN IN:
'The Murdoch Mysteries'
AS PLAYED BY:
Geraint Wyn Davies
My life is gliding downwards; it speeds swifter to the day
When it shoots the last dark Canyon to the Plains of Far-away,
But while its stream is running through the years that are to be,
The mighty voice of Canada will ever call to me.
-from "The Athabasca Trail"
by Arthur Conan Doyle, 1914
Arthur Conan Doyle had a fondness for Canada that was apparent in the many positive things he had to say about our country’s natural beauty, social and economic potential, and key role in the British Commonwealth. Conan Doyle visited Canada on four occasions. The first visit in 1894 was part of a literary tour; the 1914 trip was a pleasure tour organized by the Canadian Government to promote western tourism, and the visits he made in 1922 and 1923 were chiefly part of his efforts to promote the Spiritualist cause.
(from the Toronto Public Library's celebration of the works of Conan Doyle)
Conan Doyle's involvement with a murder case in an episode of 'The Murdoch Mysteries' would thus have to place "Elementary, My Dear Murdoch" in 1894.
"If you’re in Toronto, please also visit the Arthur Conan Doyle Room on the 5th Floor of the Toronto Reference Library, where you can pull up a comfortable chair and read some of the works shown here. The room is open from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, or by appointment."