More bowl­ing al­leys bowled over by con­dos

Richmond Hill Post - - News -

Is bowl­ing go­ing the way of the sock hop, the drive-in cin­ema and the roller rink? Be­gin­ning Sept. 1, Bowlerama New­ton­brook will pack up its pins and close its doors to make way for a mas­sive five-tower condo de­vel­op­ment af­ter over 60 years of pro­vid­ing whole­some fam­ily en­ter­tain­ment to lo­cal neigh­bours. At the end of De­cem­ber, Bathurst Bowlerama will meet a sim­i­lar fate, and in its place will be the nine-storey Glen­hill Con­do­mini­ums project. Last Jan­uary also saw the clo­sure of Bowlerama West in Eto­bi­coke, for the 35-storey Pin­na­cle Eto­bi­coke condo. Bowlerama Thorn­cliffe? Also gone, as of 2015. Now, you’ll have to book a lane at Rich­mond Hill Pro Bowl, one of T.O.’s last bowl­ing spots.

OLD PROS Paul God­frey and pro­tege at the former Thorn­cliffe Bowlerama circa 1970s and (in­set) the Rich­mond Hill Pro Bowl.

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