What is Freemasonry?

Making Good Men Better

Freemasonry is the oldest and largest fraternal organization in the world. It's members share a common goal of helping each other become better men. Its body of knowledge and system of ethics is based on the belief that each man has a responsibility to improve himself while being devoted to his family, faith, country and fraternity. The roots for freemasonry go back centuries. It's members are divers, high profile leaders, physicians, construction workers, farmers, and, maybe you. We are united by three ancient and fundamental principles - brotherly love, charity and truth - that are made relevant to the 21st Century through the personal development, good works and social connections available to our members. ~ Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario

We welcome men from all walks of life to join in fellowship and community involvement through Freemasonry.


The lifeblood of our lodge

Markham Union Lodge Emblem

Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario emblem

Freemasonry in daily life

A beautiful system of morality veiled in Allegory and Illustrated with symbols


Exposure and activity of masonry in markham

Markham Union Lodge is active in the Markham community and participates regularly in the annual events around and near to the city of Markham.


honouring our veterans and those who serve

Markham Union Lodge has had a strong tradition of participating in Remembrance day services and memorials. Each year we gather to remember them.

in the lodge room 

a place of harmony for all masons  

Masonic Lodge rooms are a centre of Masonic life. Here all brethren are on the level and find peace in our practice of masonic principles and tenets. 

Our Lodge temples and halls

There are hundreds of lodges in canada

Freemasons Lodges are found in buildings refered to as Temples or halls. They often have clearly marked signs to let you know we're here.

Freemasonry in Markham

Since 1857