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Ballroom Bowl opening huge new space next to one of Toronto's busiest intersections

A massive entertainment venue is set to take over the space that used to house a now-shuttered location of a McEwan grocery store.

If you're a fan of Ballroom in the Entertainment District, you'll be happy to learn that they're opening their huge new space in the old McEwan spot.

The original Ballroom is one of the only and longest-running bowling alleys in downtown Toronto, and also serves food and drinks, and hosts live events.

The new space should measure around 20,000 square feet and according to renderings should have elements like polished concrete, a feature ceiling, a fancy bar and a lounge feature wall with a fireplace and TV.

There'll be a large storefront entrance area on Yonge, with most of the space below ground.

"We are extremely excited to welcome The Ballroom to One Bloor East," Eric Sherman (vice president of real estate for Yorkville with First Capital Realty) tells blogTO.

"They are proven and well-established operators that will bring a unique entertainment destination to the core of Bloor-Yorkville, something that is deeply missed in the area currently. With direct access to the Bloor-Yonge subway line, surrounding offices, and unprecedented residential density in the area, The Ballroom is the perfect fit."

The new Ballroom at Yonge and Bloor is set to open for the 2023 holiday season.

Lead photo by

Jack Landau

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