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Come out and bowl! Everyone’s welcome to join and learn.

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Interested in trying a new sport and getting to know your neighbours in The Junction community? Join us for a truly relaxing, fun, and social outdoor activity!

Everyone’s* welcome!

Join us!
Now that the COVID-19 restrictions are starting to loosen up we are happily welcoming back our members and actively recruiting new ones.

What does it cost?
Adult – first-year new member: $100
Adult – returning member: $150
Youth (12–18 years): $50

How do I sign up?
Just fill out and submit our membership forms (Currently, we require a signed “Declaration of COVID-19 Compliance” in addition to your membership Application/Renewal).
Application/Renewal Form (PDF)
COVID-19 Declaration of Compliance (PDF)

You may bring your signed forms to the club or email them. Likewise, you may pay your fee at the club by cash, cheque, or credit card, or via e-Transfer (Email us here for details).

Do I need any equipment?
Nope. We have a wide selection of bowls available for members to use, along with all the other necessary equipment. You just have to wear comfortable clothing (you’ll be bending, stretching, and swinging your arms) and flat-soled shoes or sandals (no heels at all, no tread deeper than ¼ inch). You’ll likely want a hat. It gets pretty sunny out there. Oh, and feel free to wear whatever colour you like. We only wear whites for tournament play.

When do we bowl?
Check our Calendar to see which days we offer organized “jitney-style” bowling. Members have access to the greens any time to practice or play pre-arranged pickup games with other members (sorry, no guests allowed yet).

Questions?
Email us: torontolawnbowling@gmail.com

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Learn to bowl!
New this season! We’re conducting free, one-hour “New Bowlers Coaching Clinic” sessions every Wednesday for people who want to learn how to play. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis until the beginning of September.

Sign up here. Questions can be sent to newlawnbowler@gmail.com.

Still not 100% sure about joining? How about this?
We think the cost of membership is already a bargain, but we understand if you’re not completely ready to commit right after training.

So we also offer a special deal: the West Toronto Gamepack – 4 games for $20. Try bowling in a few real games for a low price. Your Gamepack card is transferable if you decide to give it to a friend, or you can bring someone with you and treat them to a game at the club using one of your West Toronto Gamepack games.

Also, if you decide to become a member, the cost of any Gamepacks you’ve purchased will be deducted from your membership fee.

Gamepack cards are available for in-person purchase at the club.

Returning, joining, or learning, we hope to see you on the greens!

Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the City of Toronto and the OLBA we are accepting new members and offering training, but we’re still not allowed to have spectators, guest bowlers or to host events of any sort at this time.

(*For insurance reasons, players must be 12 years of age or older.)

From birthday parties to corporate team-building, the WTLBC in The Junction is the place to hold your event!

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Looking for something fun and easy for that special event, such as a birthday or team building exercise? The century old West Toronto Lawn Bowling Club and its iconic clubhouse is the perfect venue. If you are interested, please CONTACT US with the date, time and the number of people you expect at your event.

What you need to know:

• We request a donation of $25 person person, minimum $250.

• We provide all equipment and coaching, and there will be volunteers available to help throughout your event

• The length of your event can vary based on the format you wish to use (single-game, multi-game tournament, etc.). On average, events take about 1.5 to 2 hours to complete, and we’re happy to help you set up teams in advance so everything runs smoothy for you and your guests. If your event is in the evening, it must wrap up by 9:45 p.m. as our permit only allows us to use the facilities until 10 p.m.

• There is no dress code – you and your guests simply have to wear flat-soled shoes. Change rooms are available inside the clubhouse

• Alcohol can only be served or consumed at your event if you secure an AGCO Special Occasions Permit AND a City of Toronto Special Events Permit

• The West Toronto Lawn Bowling Club is located at 275 Keele Street (in Baird Park), about 1 km north of Bloor (about a 10 minute walk from Keele subway station). There is street parking available and a Green P parking lot just north of Annette. There is also ample bike parking at the club


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Give lawn bowling a try at the WTLBC Open House on June 3!

Come on over to the West Toronto Lawn Bowling Club any time from 11am to 3pm on Saturday, June 3 for free bowling and free burgers (both veggie and beef)! It’s an excellent chance to meet your neighbors and try some bowling.

Plus, Councillors from each of the surrounding Wards will once again battle in the Grudge Match for the coveted Ward Trophy. Cheer, or jeer, as you wish!

See everyone on the greens!

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us, or tweet us at @TOLawnBowling or reach out to us on Facebook.

(And if you can’t make the Open House but still want to give bowling a try, you can come out any Tuesday or Thursday night on our schedule and try it absolutely free!)

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Gord Perks defeats Sarah Doucette’s team to win Ward Trophy at WTLBC Open House

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It would appear everyone who attended the 2015 West Toronto Lawn Bowling Club’s 2015 Open House left happy, but the smiles sported by Ward 14 Toronto City Councilor Gord Perks was a little bigger.

Perks, along with Provincial Parliament member for Parkdale-High Park Cheri Dinovo and club members Edward Fraser and Steve Shallhorn, defeated a representative Ward 13’s Sarah Doucette‘s office, Chris Haskim, who was teamed up with Peggy Nash, Member of Parliament for the Parkdale-High Park, and WTLBC members Stephen DeKuyper and Sue Watson.

It was the fourth annual “Grudge Match“, which is held each year at the WTLBC Open House. If you’d missed the Open House but would still like to try lawn bowling, come out for a free lesson and game any night we’re open.

Come to the WTLBC 2015 Open House, June 6. All the cool kids will be there

Hello fellow Junctioneers! Drop on by the West Toronto Lawn Bowling Club any time from 11am to 3pm on Saturday, June 6 for some free bowling and (very) cheap eats. It’s an excellent chance to meet your neighbours and try some bowling.

Plus, Councillors from each of the surrounding Wards will once again battle in the Grudge Match for the coveted Ward Trophy. Cheer, or jeer, as you wish!

See everyone on the greens!

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us, or tweet us at @TOLawnBowling or reach out to us on Facebook.

(And if you can’t make the Open House but still want to give bowling a try, you can come out any night on our schedule and try it absolutely free!)

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2015 Has Begun! – Opening Day

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The bowls were rolling and the sun was shining on West Toronto Lawn Bowling Club in the Junction. 2015 has officially started and we welcome members back to the new year.

New players are welcome anytime for an introduction to the game. Thank you everyone for making opening day a great success! See you on the greens.

2015 Annual General Meeting to be held May 2

Greeting members and potential new members.

We’ll be holding the West Toronto Lawn Bowling Club AGM on Saturday, May 2 at 10:30 a.m. at the clubhouse. Everyone is encouraged to come. We’ll be discussing a variety of topics, including new fee structures, coaching etiquette and much more.

If there’s something specific you’d like added to the agenda, please email your item to torontolawnbowling@gmail.com.

Can’t wait to see every one there!

In addition, mark your calendar with the following early season key dates:

Sat. May 9, 10:30 a.m. – Indoor/Outdoor Clean up to prepare for the new season
Sat. May 16, 10 a.m. & 3 p.m. – First day of bowling
Mon. May 18, 3 p.m. – Bowling on the holiday
Tues, May 19, 7:30 p.m. – First weekday bowling
Mon. May 25, 10 a.m. – Golden Girls bowling session (contact Arlene if interested)

Councillor Sarah Doucette presented with 2014 Centennial Cup

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In early January, Ward 13 Councillor Sarah Doucette accepted the 2014 Centennial Cup from WTLBC past president Steve Shallhorn. During the WTLBC’s summer open house “Grudge Match”, Doucette led her Ward 13 team to victory over Ward 14 to reclaim her 2012 crown, the first time the Centennial Cup was awarded.

The Centennial Cup commemorates the 100th anniversary of the West Toronto Lawn Bowling Club . Councillor Gord perks led Ward 14 to Victory in the 2013 Grudge Match. This year’s open house will be Saturday June 6 and will feature a free introduction to the sport and free coaching.

The Grudge Match between Wards 13 and 14 will start at noon sharp.

West Toronto team places second at District 10 tournament held at WTLBC

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Over the weekend, men’s and women’s trebles teams competed in the District 10 Novice tournament for a chance to play in the Ontario provincials in Sarnia.

Harry Hainey, Tom Trattner & Richard Cripps were the victors on the men’s side, while Sandy Johnson, Pat Barnett & Shirley Walker came away victorious in the women’s draw.

Finishing second was the WTLBC/Cosburn combo team of Dan Vogler, Edward Fraser and David Leeman.

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On behalf of the WTBC we would like to thank everyone who participated and wish the best to District 10 at the provincials in Sarnia!