Bowling alleys of Toronto and the GTA

Canada loves bowling, and the Toronto area is no exception. It's a fun pastime that the whole family can enjoy – and you burn 240 calories per hour while playing! Whether you're looking for five-pin (invented in Toronto in 1909) or 10-pin, you’ll have a good ol’ time at these slick lanes in the GTA. [Image credit: tarasov_vl]

The Ball Room

145 John St, Toronto, ON M5V 2E4

You can eat, drink, bowl, and more at The Ballroom on the corner of Richmond and John. Enjoy sporting events on over 60 big screen TVs while you play 10-pin on one of the nine lanes. There are cozy couches to flop into and relax between throws. If you need a break from bowling, enjoy a game of ping pong, pool, bubble hockey, or foosball. When you're done, grab a drink on the rooftop or street-side patio.

Brimley Bowl

2644 Eglinton E, Scarborough, ON M1K 2S3

If five-pin bowling is more your speed, check out Brimley Bowl. In business for over 40 years, the venue has 16 lanes to choose from. You can drop in for an open bowl or get into some serious bowling with leagues and programs available for all ages, including Saturday morning programs for kids.

Danforth Bowl

1554 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J 1N4

Stroll down to the corner of Danforth and Coxwell for six lanes of five-pin bowling at Danforth Bowl. You can rent lanes by the hour or book the whole venue for a private party or corporate team-building exercise. For a bit more pizazz, check out Danforth's Rock & Bowl, complete with black lighting and a disco ball every Friday and Saturday night.

Kennedy Bowl

2300 Lawrence Ave E, Scarborough, ON M1P 2R2

You'll have a ball playing 10-pin at Kennedy Bowl in the White Shield Plaza. Open for over 50 years, they’ve got 32 lanes as well as delicious food and drinks at the sports bar and grill. You will find cosmic bowling here on Friday and Saturday nights. Keep your kids out of the gutter with bumpers, lightweight balls, and ramps available as an option.

Planet Bowl

5555 Eglinton Ave W, Etobicoke, ON M9C 5M1

Pick up a strike at one of spacious Planet Bowl's 48 10-pin lanes. Afterwards, sink your teeth into delicious pizza, chicken and nachos at the in-alley restaurant and bar called the Orbit Cafe. You can also book a party in one of the three private party rooms or join one of Planet Bowl's fun leagues for all ages.

Playtime Bowl

33 Samor Rd, North York, ON M6A 1J2

With a whopping 48 lanes, a cosmic bowling lounge, two bars, and a private meeting space, you'll be sure to pick up a turkey at Playtime Bowl's 10-pin lanes. Where else can you enjoy gourmet cuisine at a bowling alley? You can get a VIP bowling experience in the Back Alleys Bowling Lounge with 16 lanes of cosmic bowling (day or night), cozy couches, and a 1,000-square-foot video wall.

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