May
27
10:00 AM10:00

Doors Open Toronto Building (Sunday)

York Masonic Temple

1100 Millwood Rd.

Days Open

Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

(Last Admittance 4:00pm)

Architecture

Built 1960-1969

Style: Post-Modern (1945+)

Building Type: Arts & Cultural Centre

Building Description

This site is the home for 10 Masonic Lodges and other associated organizations and was completed in 1964 for the Masons who previously were located at 888 Yonge Street. Freemasonry is a voluntary organization composed of men of good character and is open to all races and creeds who wish to practice the spirit of universal brotherhood. As visitors enter the Temple they pass under a large Masonic symbol known as the Square and Compass, which has great significance to Masons. It consists of three very important elements: the letter “G” and the Square and Compass. The Square and Compass are tools of the architect's profession and are used in Masonic rituals as emblems to teach symbolic lessons. Visitors will be allowed to visit two Lodge rooms within the building which are similar in layout no matter where they are located in the world.

Visitor Experience

Visitors will learn about Masonry, (the world's oldest and largest fraternity), where meetings are held, what the group does and why. The site will share the rituals and the symbols the Masons use to communicate and carry on traditions from over 300 years ago. Visitors will see Masonic dress and symbols that are tied to the Masonic history. These displays teach lessons related to the development of better citizens and family members. Presentations and Q and A's will be held throughout the day. Visitors will see the interior of two lodge rooms which previously were off limits for non-masons, as well as banquet facilities and meeting rooms. Presentations are at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Photography / Filming

Interior photography permitted,with tripod

Interior filming permitted, with tripod

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May
26
10:00 AM10:00

Doors Open Toronto Building (Saturday)

York Masonic Temple

1100 Millwood Rd.

Days Open

Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

(Last Admittance 4:00pm)

Architecture

Built 1960-1969

Style: Post-Modern (1945+)

Building Type: Arts & Cultural Centre

Building Description

This site is the home for 10 Masonic Lodges and other associated organizations and was completed in 1964 for the Masons who previously were located at 888 Yonge Street. Freemasonry is a voluntary organization composed of men of good character and is open to all races and creeds who wish to practice the spirit of universal brotherhood. As visitors enter the Temple they pass under a large Masonic symbol known as the Square and Compass, which has great significance to Masons. It consists of three very important elements: the letter “G” and the Square and Compass. The Square and Compass are tools of the architect's profession and are used in Masonic rituals as emblems to teach symbolic lessons. Visitors will be allowed to visit two Lodge rooms within the building which are similar in layout no matter where they are located in the world.

Visitor Experience

Visitors will learn about Masonry, (the world's oldest and largest fraternity), where meetings are held, what the group does and why. The site will share the rituals and the symbols the Masons use to communicate and carry on traditions from over 300 years ago. Visitors will see Masonic dress and symbols that are tied to the Masonic history. These displays teach lessons related to the development of better citizens and family members. Presentations and Q and A's will be held throughout the day. Visitors will see the interior of two lodge rooms which previously were off limits for non-masons, as well as banquet facilities and meeting rooms. Presentations are at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Photography / Filming

Interior photography permitted,with tripod

Interior filming permitted, with tripod

 

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Feb
26
7:00 PM19:00

Regular Meeting - COPG & Ballot

With our meeting now conflicting with Family day this year W. Bro. Williams has decided to move our meeting to the fourth Monday in February.  The plan for the meeting is to hold a Committee of General Purposes (COPG) at 7pm followed by Lodge at 7:30pm.   

Additionally plans for our Heritage Night for Monday March 19th are well under way.  Mark your calendars now it will be wonderful event Ladies, Guests and Masonic brethren are welcome at this event.

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Dec
18
7:00 PM19:00

Regular Meeting - Christmas Social

Committee Meeting at 7pm

Lodge Opens at 7:30

Meal at 8pm

Meal Service: Buffet
Buffet Service:  $24+hst per person    

1. Sliced Turkey both white and dark meat
2. Turkey Stuffing
3. Mashed Potatoes
4. Carrots
5. Cranberry
6. Turkey gravy
7. Rolls and butter
8. Cheese Cake
9. Coffee, tea, water

 

Followed by Christmas Social Activities

  • Outrageous Christmas Sweater Contest
  • Please bring a non-perishable food to lodge which we will get to a charity to distribute.
  • Non-Masonic, Ladies & Widows welcome
  • If accompanied by a Lady please bring a $10 wrapped gift for under the tree.
  • Watch out for Santa.
  • and finally some Christmas Caroling

 

 

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Feb
25
4:30 PM16:30

Regular Meeting (moved due to Family Day) Scots Night!

Plans have begun to hold a Scots Night in late February.  We have selected this day for our meeting and event because it will not conflict with the Family Day long weekend.   Lodge will open in the afternoon followed by the celebration.  The plan is to have tickets ready soon and posters will be advertising the event around the district lodge buildings early in the new year.  The event will be open to family and friends.  Please contact the senior officers to get tickets.  

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Nov
21
7:30 PM19:30

Regular Meeting & Special Remembrance Service

Caledonia Lodge received its Charter in October 1926, as a Lodge of peculiarly Scottish sympathies and affiliations, with 78 chartered Members and 61 new Candidates in the following year – many of whom were WW1 veterans, there has therefore been a Caledonia tradition of holding a Remembrance Service at our regular meeting in November. On this, our 90th year, we will have a very special speaker from the Veterans’ Memory Project of Historica Canada – Jock Williams - a Western University graduate and a 35 year post war military veteran. He has been a tank commander, fighter pilot (21 years), artillery officer and a helicopter pilot. He is an avid student of military history and the CBC radio and television aviation expert. He has been published in the Globe and Mail and Toronto Sun regarding aviation matters. He will speak on the military’s contribution to our Canadian history.

Visitors will be received after the Lodge is closed at 8pm when the Remembrance Service will begin. After the service, the speaker’s presentation will be in the banquet room.

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Jun
25
11:30 AM11:30

"Prostate Hope" Golf Tournament

Caledon Woods Golf Course, 15608 Regional Road 50, Bolton, ON, L7E 3E5 http://caledonwoods.clublink.ca/

$150 includes cart, dinner, door prizes.

Contact:  Darren Dunlop (416)464-2078 or Harold Clarke (416)457-6496 to reserve your spot.

See this website for "www.prostatehope.ca" for more details.

"This will be a fabulous day of fun and camaraderie where old friendships will be rejuvenated and new ones formed, for the Cause of Good"

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Mar
5
12:00 PM12:00

Chili Cook Off - 3rd Annual Competition & Masonic quiz event

The Guardians S.W. Group 3rd Annual Chili Cook Off
Location: Toronto East Masonic Temple
13 Chisolm Ave., Toronto
Lower banquet hall
This event is a fundraiser on behalf of TED Charity
"Prostate cancer research"
Anyone wishing to participate in the Chili Cook Off are requested to contact either;
W.Bro. Russ Richardson at 647 222 5855 / russ-driver@hotmail.com
or
W. Bro.Mark Ingram at 416 420 0291/ ingram75@gmail.com

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Feb
16
6:30 PM18:30

Heritage Night

The Worshipful Master

Officers & Brethren of

Caledonia Lodge # 637

Request the pleasure of your company at

OUR HERITAGE NIGHT  

Tuesday February 16th 2016

York Masonic Temple, 

1100 Millwood Road  

Tickets $35.00 each

Masonic Visitors Received at 7:00pm

Musical entertainment

by Mr. Patrick Ourceau and Ms. Debbie Quigle.

Festivities Begin at 07:30pm with an

ADDRESS TO THE HAGGIS given by

R.W.Bro. Andrew McLelland accompanied by

Piper  R. W. Bro. Bruce Palanik

Followed by a  delicious meal.

We will have the pleasure of hearing a little about the Bag pipes themselves.

We will also be entertained by Canadian Champion Irish Step Dancer Camille Slaght

It will be a great time to bring a non-Masonic friend as well as the Ladies

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