Dating back to December 23rd 1867, The Tuscan lodge holds regular meetings on the first monday of every month at The Masonic Hall on Dufferin Avenue in London, Ontario. The Tuscan, with over 100 members is strongly active in the community, conducting various events and community outreach through blood donor clinics, fundraisers and social events.
A Brief History
The first meeting of “The Tuscan” Lodge was held in the Masonic Hall on Richmond St. on December 23, 1867. Although the exact location is not given, the Lodge room was undoubtedly in the “Albion Block”, a large 3 storey building located north of Carling St. on the west side of Richmond.
The first W.M. of “The Tuscan” Lodge, Captain Thompson Wilson, was well known to the Freemasons of the then extensive London District (Canada West). He was the second D.D.G.M. in 1857 and again the fourth in 1859, when the District was reduced to include Lodges from Essex, Kent, Lambton, Middlesex and Elgin. He was also a Charter Member and the first W.M. of St. George’s Lodge No. 42 in 1852.