1634 – Lord Alexander, a member of Edinburgh Lodge No. 1 at Mary’s Chapel, is the first recorded freemason in Canada, then known as New France. He founded a colony of Scots on the banks of the St. Lawrence River.
1738 – The first Masonic lodge in the colony of Canada is constituted in Annapolis, Nova Scotia.
1755 – The Lodge of the 8th or Kings Own Regiment of Foot is issued a field warrant. This lodge brings Masonry to Niagara in the late 1700s.
1795 – The first meeting of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Upper Canada is called. Also in this year the civilian lodge in Niagara, originally called St. John’s of Friendship, is re-warranted as Lodge No. 2.
1802 – The Schismatic Grand Lodge at Niagara is formed.
1823 – The Book of Constitutions is printed in Kingston.
1855 – The Grand Lodge of Canada is formed in order to separate colonial Masons from the Mother Grand Lodge in England.
1859 – The Grand Lodges of Upper Canada and Lower Canada amalgamate.
1866 – The Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia is formed.
1867 – The Dominion of Canada is established on July 1st. Freemason Sir John A. MacDonald becomes Canada’s first prime minister. The Grand Lodge of New Brunswick is formed.
1869 – The Grand Lodge of Québec is created.
1871 – The Grand Lodge of British Columbia is formed.
5 Prime Minister’s including – Sir John A MacDonald and John Diefenbaker
Tim Horton – NHL Hockey Player and Founder of Tim Horton’s Donut Chain
John Molson – Founder of Molson’s Beer
Hart Massey – Founder of Massey Ferguson Tractors
John Bayne Maclean – Founder of Maclean’s magazine
E.D. Eddy – Founder of Eddy Matches
Robert Service – Poet
James Naismith – Inventor of Basketball
Gordon Sinclair – Journalist and broadcaster
Chief Tecumseh – Was in an ally that fought in the war of 1812