What Is Freemasonry?
Freemasonry is a worldwide fraternal organization which developed in the 17th century. Traditional stonemasons tools and the construction of King Solomon's temple are used as analogies for personal development, moral responsibility, and spiritual growth. Emphasis is placed on the equality of all men regardless of ethnicity, social class or religion (or lack thereof). Belief in a Supreme Being is a requirement for membership. Subjects of religion and politics are forbidden while in Lodge as it is a gathering of friendship and brotherly love. The grand object of Freemasonry is to promote the happiness of the human race through the individual efforts of its members.
There are a number of online resources where you can learn more about Freemasonry:
The Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario - Where you should start
London West District - Lodges, events, photos, members and newsletter
London East and West - General info about London East and West Districts