Feb
23
1:00 PM13:00

A FRIEND’S INTRODUCTION TO FREEMASONRY

A FRIEND’S INTRODUCTION TO FREEMASONRY

A Friend to Friend Program jointly presented by

Toronto East District and Toronto Don Valley District

Saturday, February 23, 2019

1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

East Toronto Masonic Temple

13 Chisholm Avenue, Toronto

Contact the Secretary for additional details (secretary@caledonialodge637.com)

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Dec
10
7:30 PM19:30

Regular Meeting - Christmas Social

Let Celebrate in usual Caledonia Style at our Christmas Social event.

We will be holding a gift exchange.  We are asking everyone attending to bring a gift valued at 5 to 15 dollars.  Also, we will be having a contest for most memorable Christmas apparel.  [shirt, tie, sweater or hat].

Additionally, we will be collecting gifts for the Toronto Sick Kids Hospital Toy Mountain Drive, please bring an unwrapped toy and drop in the donation bin at the temple which will be there for delivery the next day

The meal will cost $30 each.

Roast Turkey and Stuffing

Cranberry Sauce

Gravy Sauce

Green Mix Salad

Roasted Herbed Vegetables

Mashed Potato’s

Cheese cake

 Hope to see you there!

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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

https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/festivals-events/doors-open-toronto/doors-open-buildings/?view=tabList

 

 

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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

 

https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/festivals-events/doors-open-toronto/doors-open-buildings/?view=tabList

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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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