100th anniversary! - University Lodge celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2010.
University Masonic Lodge was formed in 1910 by 75 Masons who had a very close association with the University of Toronto being almost entirely members of the University Staff, Graduates and Students. Many were recognized leaders in their respective fields. The Charter Master, the Most Worshipful and Honourable Sir John Morrison Gibson, was the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, soon to be Knighted by the King, a lawyer and entrepreneur who 20 years earlier had served as the Grand Master of Ontario Freemasons. Through the years members of the Lodge have included Professors, Principals, Deans, two Presidents of the University, two Lieutenant Governors of Ontario, and a Minister of Education.
The history of University Lodge records that during the 1920`s an awards program was created that provided bursaries to needy Secondary School students. This program did not survive the great depression when organizations could scarcely pay their bills.