Bolton Masonic Hall

The Bolton Masonic Hall is the home of True Blue Lodge G.R.C. #98 which was initiated in 1858 A.D. The first home for this lodge was one of the upper rooms of the Masonic Arms Hotel in that community, which hotel stood at the south-east corner of the intersection of King Road and Queen Street (Highway #50). It was used by the lodge for 16 years, until the property was sold by the hotel proprietor. 

Having decided to erect their own building, the structure was constructed by members of the Lodge in the years from 1872 to 1876. Originally a frame building, it has since been bricked to give it a more modern appearance.  

While the exterior is modern, stepping through the front door is like stepping back in time. The original nineteenth century furniture is still in use. While there are a few hard-backed wooden chairs in the "East", most of the seating is upholstered benches, complete with the original fabric. A most magnificent ceremonial Letter "G" hangs from the centre of the sanctuary. The walls are finished in the original wallpaper, and since there is no daylight in a Masonic lodge, that wallpaper is as fresh and the colours are as bright, as they were 130 years ago. The walls also feature the original banner of the Lodge presented to them when they were granted a Warrant by The Ancient Grand Lodge of Canada, and were known as "Western Light Lodge #7 P.R." 

Lodge meetings are held in the evening on the 1st Friday of the month. To reach the Bolton Masonic Hall proceed west on King Road one block from its intersection with Highway #50. Turn south on Nancy Street.

Bolton Masonic Temple