With calloused and steady hands, brick and stone masons have made an enduring mark on the Canadian landscape. Dwellings, businesses and industrial facilities; parliament buildings, museums and places of worship. These buildings surround and sustain us. Some are works of art in their own right, while others fulfill a humbler but no less vital role.

Between the fortified stone walls of Old Quebec City to the building of the newest Canadian Museum of Human Rights, there is a common narrative that spans the centuries. These structures speak of the strength and warmth of masonry materials, and the patience, skill and artistry with which they were laid. They speak of the deep knowledge that has passed from mason to mason, from shore to shore of this country for four hundred years

As the first thoroughly Canadian Masonry Textbook, the Canadian Masonry Contractors Association recognizes the significance of its responsibility to help ensure the continuation of our proud trade.