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The Ballroom
The Ballroom
  • Address:
    145 John St.,
    Toronto, ON M5V 2E4
    Downtown/ Financial District
  • Cuisine:
    Comfort Food
    Price: CAN$30 and under

The Ballroom Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.theballroom.ca
  • Email: office@theballroom.ca
  • Phone: (416) 597-2695
  • Hours of Operation:
    Kitchen hours: Mon-Wed: 5pm-11pm, Thurs-Fri: 12pm-12am, Saturday 12pm-12am, Sunday 12pm-11pm

    The Bar and Lanes are open until midnight Sunday through Wednesday, 1am Thursday and 2am Friday/ Saturday
    We are closed every holiday Monday, call for details.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Canadian
  • Executive Chef: Phil Hubbeard
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Shawna Billings (416) 597-2635 x2223
  • Entertainment: Thursday nights DJ
    Friday nights live music upstairs
    Saturday nights video dj upstairs

    ...and of course, we have bowling, ping pong, foosball, bubble hockey, and pool.
  • Special Events & Promotions: The perfect venue for any Corporate Events or Private Functions please call and talk to our Events Department.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Richmond
  • Public Transit: 5 minute walk from Osgoode subway station
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public Parking beside building
A word from The Ballroom
There's a new alternative for entertainment in clubland, where you can still act like a kingpin from the gutter with perfect game, but your friends won't laugh at you when you strike out.

It's called The Ballroom, Toronto's only downtown bowling alley, now open for business at the corner of Richmond and John.

There are 10 bowling lanes, ping pong tables, a sports-bar and a restaurant.

"I just thought there was a need for something original in this city. This is Toronto's first downtown bowling alley in 30 years."

You can even book two private lanes complete with your own full service bar!

Please note that all reservations are for the dining room, and all the lanes are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Nice place, beautiful sitting areas, service was horrible. We were the only table our waitress was serving yet it was so slow. Three different things we ordered weren't available. Repeatedly had to ask for drinks 3 times in order to get one. Server was probably new so Ill give it another chance."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "When I was reserving a spot using open table, I did not realize that this was for the dining room and not the bowling lanes. It was very nice of them to accommodate us regardless and we were able to enjoy our night. Akila (sp?) was very helpful and is super hot. Overall a great experience but it would be helpful to include on the open table reservations that bowling lanes must be booked separately."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "The place is a lot of fun! There were only 4 of us and we came to bowl and grab a bite to eat! The service was excellent but the food was okay!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Came here for dinner with a group of friends. We ordered fried cheese curds. Delicious! They were really good. Ordered Mac and cheese with shaved sirloin for dinner. I wasn't a fan of the Mac and cheese because it was dry. Sirloin was good, though. A friend of mine ordered the 1/2 BBQ chicken and that was amazing ! Their portions are huge! There was a one and a half hour long wait to get a lane for bowling. It's a good thing we put our names on the wait list before dinner. Drinks were good, food was not bad and the atmosphere was awesome!"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Hello, I recently booked reservations for a small corporate event using the on-line tool. I made reservations for 12 people for dinner in the dining room. When I arrived, my group of 12 had been placed in a semi-circular booth (suitable for cocktails, not for dining), which comfortable would have accommodated 7-8 people not 12. When I protested the accommodations, I was told that that was how the on-line computer reservations worked; that he computer would select a suitable spot according to the reservations made and that they (on-site staff), had nothing to do with that. The problem with that was that there was no room for 12 people. I will not be recommending your venue to my co-workers at Johnson & Johnson or any other corporations."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "Booked a corporate event for visitors from overseas. Overall the food was average pub fair but good. I had also reserved two bowling lanes for our guests. Unfortunately, upon arriving was told that our reservation no longer existed. Apparently the server was down on the weekend causing all reservations to be lost???) Anyways, they decided to fit 11 of us on one lane. Lanes are crampd as is so trying to fit 11 of us on 1 was not a very enjoyable. Overall ,will not be booking another corporate event at the ballroom."
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "I planned a company event here, based on the activities such as games and bowling. I was expecting okay food, but was very impressed and so were my colleagues. I had the pulled pork sandwich, it was fantastic - highly recommended. Our server and the bowling lane attendants went out of their way to make us feel welcome...this is a great location and a great spot to go with a group."
    Dined on 11/11/2013
  • "IF you are looking for a nice family style restaurant atmosphere with a bowling alley look no further. With the most juiciest wings and burgers that will put you into a coma after eating you will LOVE The Ballroom. Though our server was having a off day it did not tarnish my experience of the restaurant."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "If you are in the mood for having some drinks with friends and have some appetizers, this is the right place, you can drink play bowling, ping pong, even x-box. Now if the mood is telling you to sit down, enjoy a nice gourmet dinner so you can talk with your significant other or friends, it is definitely not the right place, the service is going to be very slow, the music too loud and the food not that good."
    Dined on 10/22/2013