Architecture Tour:  Capitol Theatre & Masonic Temple | August 11

Architecture Tour: Capitol Theatre & Masonic Temple | August 11

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Masonic Temple Ballroom

986 Ouellette Avenue

Windsor, ON N9A 1C6


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Join us on a tour as we explore the historic Masonic Temple and Capitol Theatre, both in one trip, with a social to cap off the evening!

About this event

The Masonic Temple is a large, three-storey, red brick Neo-Classical Revival style building with contrasting limestone trim. Completed in 1922 and located on Windsor's main street (Ouellette Avenue) in the city core. It was recognized for its heritage value in1994.

The Capitol Theatre is a historic theatre designed by celebrated theatre architect Thomas W. Lamb, and opened in 1920. At that time, it was known as Loew’s Windsor Theatre, and like the other venues in that chain it was a combination house, offering both vaudeville and moving pictures. It became a Heritage Site under the Ontario Heritage Act in April 2000.


Join us to visit both of these beautiful historic buildings in one evening!

This event is open to anyone with an interest in architecture, design, heritage, Windsor's history, theatre, and exploring our downtown!


Tour Basics

6:00 pm - Architecture Tour #1 at Masonic Temple (986 Ouellette Avenue)

7:00 pm - Walk from Tour #1 to Tour #2 ~10-15 minute walk, 1.2 kms (mostly flat city sidewalks)

7:15pm - Architecture Tour #2 at The Capitol Theatre (121 University Avenue West)

8:30pm - Evening Social at Craft Heads Brewing Company (89 University Avenue West), pizza and one drink is included.


About The Hosts

The Windsor Region Society of Architects (WRSA) is a local society that represents the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) within our community.

The Windsor Region Society of Architects plays an advocacy role in the community, sponsoring a wide range of events that engage the architectural profession, urban planning and design, art, culture, and the general public. WRSA is involved in programs designed to enhance public awareness, understanding, and appreciation of architecture and the profession. WRSA members comprise of architects, engineers, urban planners, designers, and students. We welcome new members and the fresh ideas and perspectives they offer.


Important Information

Accessibility: We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. To notify us of any accommodations you may need, or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Suzanne at .

WRSA's events are made possible thanks to the generous support of the Ontario Association of Architects and the passion and dedication of our volunteers.

Thank You!

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