bowlerama west toronto

Toronto losing another bowling alley for condos

While condos continue to pop up all across Toronto, all this development isn't without a few casualties.

The familiar Bowlerama West on Dundas West—home of the Toronto Historical Bowling Society and a key hangout spot for local high schoolers—will soon shutter to make way for condos, reports the CBC.

It's not the first bowling alley to be swapped out for a new development. Some will remember that the 65 year old O'Connor Bowl experienced the same fate a couple years back.

Due to land constraints, new bowling alleys are hard to come by in Toronto. The city's most recent bowling alley is The Ballroom on John Street, which opened in 2010, but it's an anomaly these days.

Many of Toronto's remaining bowling alleys serve as relics of a time gone by, though they continue to offer kitschy fun and an alluring dose of nostalgia.

The Toronto Historical Bowling Society will be having a farewell send off next month before the alley officially closes on January 31.

Lead photo by

@heunolda


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

Doug Ford wants to lift restrictions on Toronto businesses next weekend

Video shows police busting Toronto man driving with open beer and missing tire

Toronto's coolest new bridge is currently floating in the Atlantic Ocean

Rare blue moon will light up the Toronto sky just in time for Halloween

A visual history of the Toronto waterfront before and after they filled in the harbour

Drake Hotel in Toronto reveals breathtaking new expansion with a loft room for 8 people

Toronto street finally gets the separated bike lanes it so desperately needed

This is how Ontario is reducing road test wait times amid huge backlog caused by COVID-19