The Masonic Temple is a 6-storey building located at 888 Yonge Street, (on the North-West corner of Davenport Road and Yonge Street).
Construction began November 2,1916 when the contract was signed and approved by the Board of The Masonic Temple Company for the tearing down of an existing church and excavation. Read this interesting history contributed by Barry Mapes, York Pioneers & Historical Society.
This historically designated building has changed owners. As reported in the Globe and Mail it was purchased by Info-Tech Research Group, a high tech company headquartered in London Ontario.
oel McLean, President & Founder, Info-Tech Research Group says - "
"In June 2013, Info-Tech Research Group, a leading IT Research and Advisory firm, acquired the building from Bell Media to serve as their Toronto regional office.
As we prepared to inhabit the space, every effort was made to celebrate the MasonicTemple'spast. Partofwhatoriginallyattractedustothebuildingwasits incredible history, and the opportunity to blend our culture of innovation with the Temple's unique and storied features. The office pays homage to the Temple's musical history, from the meeting rooms, which are all named for bands who played on the temple's stage during its heyday, to the restored concert hall itself. The “Info-Temple House Band” has already graced the stage, and we look forward to welcoming more groups by offering the ability to host meetings, events, and concerts to the public.
Our hope is for this building to serve not only as one of the most innovative offices in the city, but also as a breathing museum of sorts – a place for musicians and fans alike to reminisce and enjoy the music that made the Temple an iconic local landmark."