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

West Toronto Lawn Bowling Club clubhouse

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!

Please note: There are no more New Bowlers Coaching Clinics or private events being scheduled for this season. See you in 2023!

Join us!
We are always happy to welcome back our members and are actively recruiting new ones.

What does it cost?
Adult – first-year new members: $120
Adult – returning members: $150
Youth (12–18 years): $50
Late-season (join after August 15): $80 for new members, $95 for returning members
(Fees include a $35 Ontario Lawn Bowling Association affiliation fee)

Not 100% sure? Get a Trial Membership!
We offer a great Trial Membership deal: $40 for 3 games. You can come and play on any regular bowling night (Tuesday or Thursday) or Saturday mornings. Then if you decide to get a full membership, the cost of your trial will be deducted from the fee. (Note: Trial Members must attend at least one free New Bowlers Coaching Clinic session prior to playing on regular game days.)

How do I sign up?
Just fill out and submit our Membership Application and Renewal Form.
Application/Renewal Form (PDF)

You may bring your signed forms to the club (at a time when a regular game is scheduled) or email them. Likewise, you may pay your fee at the club by cash, cheque, or credit card (on a game day), or via Interac 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. Just 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 also 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. (One thing: To help protect the environment, the club stocks no disposable cups or bottled water. We encourage players to bring their own water bottle and fill it from our filtered water cooler.)

Do I have to join a team?
We play “jitney-style” bowling. That means there are no formal teams. Teams of two or three are made up of whoever attends on the day. The players are chosen by a blind draw, but the teams are balanced to ensure there’s an even mix of experience levels so the games aren’t lopsided. That’s no fun for anyone. It also means you don’t have to worry if you can’t make it on a particular day. You can’t “let the team down”. You play when you want to play, and you play to have fun.

When do we bowl?
Our regularly scheduled games are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and Saturday morning. Check our Calendar to see which days we play. In addition, full members have access to the greens at any time Baird Park is open to practice or play pre-arranged pickup games with other members.

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Learn to bowl!
We conduct free, one-hour “New Bowlers Coaching Clinic” sessions every Wednesday for people who want to learn how to play, beginning May 18 (weather permitting). Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis until August 17. Sign up here. 

Questions about the clinics can be sent to newlawnbowler@gmail.com.

Whether you’re returning, joining, or learning, we hope to see you on the greens!

Still have other questions?
Email us: torontolawnbowling@admin

As an ongoing COVID-19 precaution, we request that masks be worn inside the clubhouse and that players respect each other’s concerns about social distancing. Masks are not required outside on the greens.

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

Click here to read our Access and Equity Policy, Implementation and Complaints Procedure.