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Masonic Temple: Heritage property a tough site for condos, experts say

December 5, 2012, The Star.

It’s played host to Frank Sinatra, David Bowie and Led Zeppelin. But its original purpose was as a home to the Masons, a semisecret fraternal organization that performed elaborate rites and rituals in the meeting rooms upstairs.

More rooted in the past than the present, the Masonic Temple is steeped in a unique dual history still evident within the brick and limestone building that has presided over the intersection of Yonge and Davenport since 1918.

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