The London East Masonic District was created in July 1966. At that time all the lodges in London and the immediate surrounding villages and hamlets were in the London Masonic District which consisted of 27 warrented lodges, plus 1 lodge under dispensation (Ionic 716 which received its charter in 1966). The 12 city lodges met at the Masonic Temple on Dufferin Avenue in London and the 15 area lodges met in the various lodge buildings surrounding London. It was becoming a full time job for the D.D.G.M. to attend all the events and requests for his time was very demanding which was one of the reasons the District was split in two.