Cornerstone Ceremony for New City Hall
Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens welcomed Ontario’s Grand Master of Freemasons, Paul Todd, along with Masonic Members from Windsor-Essex, Toronto, Michigan and Ohio to perform a cornerstone ceremony for the New City Hall.
“It’s my pleasure to have so many Masons from Ontario and our neighbours in the United States with us here today to celebrate what I like to think of as a transfer of history from our current city hall built in 1956 to our new city hall opening in 2018,” said Mayor Dilkens. “This will be the third city hall cornerstone ceremony performed by Masons for Windsor, and with it a span of over 160 years will be bridged.”
The ceremony took place just north of the current city hall, and when construction is complete on the new building in May 2018, the stone will be located on an interior wall along with cornerstones from two former city halls dedicated in 1856 and 1871.
There are more than 35,000 Masons in Ontario and this year Masons are celebrating the 300th anniversary of the United Grand Lodge of England, the first Grand Lodge ever established.
The Windsor Masonic Lodge was founded in 1922 and is located at 986 Ouellette Avenue.
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