Trinity Lodge was formed as a result of the amalgamation of three pre-existing lodges: Ontario Lodge No. 521 (chartered on July 15, 1914); Dominion Lodge No. 598; and Palace Lodge No. 604, both of which were chartered on July 19, 1922. The brethren of these lodges, recognizing the challenges of economic upheaval, declining membership and changing social structures, sought to pool their resources to form one new lodge whose influence would exceed that of its three predecessors.
They chose the name “Trinity” and the lodge symbol – the triquetra, or three-cornered Celtic knot,nested within an intertwined triangle and circle – to reflect the union of three equal, yet distinct, traditions, under the headship of the Divine Creator, and dedicated to the eternal Masonic principles of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth. Since the lodges were amalgamating under the charter of the oldest of the three (Ontario Lodge), that lodge’s number was the one that would henceforth designate Trinity Lodge on the Register of Grand Lodge.
Under the guidance of R.W. Bro. Leslie F. Armstrong, the lodges agreed to the terms of the amalgamation, which subsequently received the approval of Grand Lodge. On Monday, November 2, 2009, the Ceremony of Amalgamation took place in the Blue Room of the Windsor Masonic Temple, presided over by M.W. Bro. Raymond S.J. Daniels, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Canada in the Province of Ontario, followed by the Ceremony of Installation and Investiture of Officers of the newly-formed lodge.
Today Trinity Lodge No. 521 is a large lodge within the Essex County District. As a separate entity, it is still in its infancy. The process of merging traditions, while at the same time carving out a distinctly new identity, is an ongoing one, but the brethren remain undiminished in their fervor and look forward to many years to come.
First Monday at 7:30 PM except for July and August. If the meeting falls on a holiday Monday, it is moved to Wednesday.