Ionic Lodge 25


1st Wednesday York Temple Toronto Ontario Canada

Established 1847

Visit to Ionic Lodge by R. W Bro. H.R.H. the Duke of Connaught

(Provincial Grand Master of Sussex and District Grand Master of Bombay)

May 30, 1890

Who are masons?

Freemasonry is the oldest and largest world wide fraternity dedicated to the Brotherhood of Man under the Fatherhood of a Supreme Being. Although of a spiritual and religious nature, Freemasonry is not a religion. It urges its members, however, to be faithful and devoted to their own religious beliefs.

As a fraternity, Freemasonry provides an opportunity for men to meet and enjoy friendly companionship. In the spirit of helpfulness and brotherly love and guided by strict moral principles it encourages goodwill toward all mankind. Discussion of religious or political controversy is not permitted in Lodge, so that harmony may prevail.

Freemasonry is of a personal nature in its private ceremonies. Its ritual dramatizes a philosophy of life based on morality. It promotes self improvement. The tools of operative stone masons are used to symbolize and teach the basic principles of brotherly love, charity, and truth which Masons are encouraged to practice in their daily lives. Charity is a tangible way in which Masons help those whose circumstances in life fairly warrant it.

How to join

The doors of Freemasonry are open to men who seek harmony with their fellow man, feel the need for self-improvement and wish to participate in making this world a better place to live in.

We do not solicit new members. However, you should feel free to approach any Mason to seek further information.

Membership is for men, 21 years of age or older, who meet the qualifications and standards of character and reputation, and who believe in the existence of a supreme being.

A man who wants to join Ionic lodge must be recommended by two members of the lodge (you can ask any of our members for a recommendation). He must understand that his character will be investigated. After approval by the members of that lodge, he will be accepted as an applicant for membership in Freemasonry.

If you are ready for the journey, or would like to receive more information, please email us, or come for a visit to one of our regular meetings.

Our meetings

Ionic lodge regularly meets on the first Wednesday of each month, except for July and August

Banquet hour starts at 6:30 pm and lodge opens at 7:30 pm

Non-masonic guests and visitors are most welcome at our banquet

Please let us know if you are coming (

Our home is York Masonic Temple

1100 Millwood Road, Toronto, Ontario

Phone: 416.425.0174

Dress Code: Black Tie or Crest for officers (white gloves optional)

Business suit or Crest for members and visitors

RSVP: We ask that all brethren and visitors contact our JW and let him know whether or not they are attending the banquet hour!

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