This spring, we’re going outside to play

Join Toronto Rainbowlers for LGBT lawn bowling on East York’s favourite greens. The games start soon at Cosburn Park!

Is this your first time? (bowling)

Toronto Rainbowlers is a recreational league for lesbian, gay, bi, and transgender lawn bowlers. We welcome players of all stripes and skill levels, and you can join at any time during the bowling season.

Lawn bowls fun starts day 1

We teach you lawn bowling basics quickly so you can enjoy the sport while you learn. Even beginners can make great shots in every game.

Welcome to our friendly club

When you join Toronto Rainbowlers, you’ll  laugh, cheer, and chat on the greens—now safely distanced of course. And as soon as it’s safe, we’ll invite you to our neighbourhood pub after the game.

We know how to play safely

Physical distancing is easy outdoors, and Cosburn Park’s rigorous COVID protocols have been checked and approved by the City of Toronto. Lawn bowls is a safe sport.

2021 full-season membership

$150


Monthly membership

$50*

*some conditions apply

Join us for a summer of fun on the greens

We expect our season will start on May 12, with a gradual return to a typical summer as the season progresses. Here’s what that looks like.

If it’s Wednesday, we’re bowling
We play at 7 pm on Wednesday evenings, from mid-May through early September at Cosburn Park Lawn Bowling Club in East York. After the game, join us for a post-bowls drink on the patio at Sophie’s, the neighbourhood pub.
Special events
Along with our regular bowls games, we host events for new bowlers, a Pride Week event, and an end-of-season dinner. Rainbowlers members also play in-club and outside tournaments, and we’re always up for one of Cosburn’s holiday Monday events.
Who we are
Rainbowlers, The Toronto LGBT Lawn Bowling Society, is a recreational league for lesbian, gay, bi, and trans lawn bowlers. We welcome players of all stripes and skill levels, and you can join at any time during the bowling season.
Wanna play?
Flip-Flop
You’ll find Toronto Rainbowlers at Cosburn Park Lawn Bowling Club For more about our host club, visit cosburnbowls.ca
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Lawn bowling takes a minute to learn and a lifetime to master. I’ve met so many great people at Rainbowlers! Bradley H.

Wednesday is the evening I look most forward to, seeing my LBGTQ friends and fellow bowlers. It's a blast! Wendy D.

Socializing with a lovely group of people, drinks at a great dive bar, dirty jokes about the weight of your bowls. Joe L.

Easy to join, easy to bowl

✔️  Friendly, casual and inclusive. Toronto’s only LGBT lawn bowling league. 

✔️  Amazing value. Play or practise as often as you like.

✔️  You can use our bowls. All you need are flat-soled shoes.

✔️  Singles welcome. You don’t need to join a team—play with new people every game.

✔️  Toronto Rainbowlers is all about having fun, on the greens and off.

✔️  Enter Flip-Flop, North America’s premier LGBT lawn bowling tournament.

✔️  Stressed at work? Precision sports like lawn bowling are proven stress relievers.

✔️  Conveniently located near Coxwell and Cosburn: We have a bus stop at the gate, Bike Share rack on the corner, and parking nearby.

Toronto Rainbowlers is celebrating in 2021. It’s our 10th anniversary!

Low membership fee

  • No initiation fee
  • No additional charges to play
  • The only equipment you need is a pair of flat-soled shoes (and a mask for now)

Monthly Membership

Flexibility & convenience
$50/ Month
  • A convenient option if you start late in the season or want to finish early
  • Your credit card will be billed automatically
  • Pause your membership if you need to and restart later*
  • Full membership privileges for the month
  • AVAILABLE STARTING MAY 8

*The Toronto Rainbowlers season typically runs from early May through Thanksgiving but may be cut short for reasons beyond our control. If that happens, we can’t offer refunds. We always follow the health recommendations of Toronto Public Health, the City of Toronto and the Ontario government.

Monthly memberships are available after May 8. Your first monthly fee is billed to your credit card when you join. Your card will be automatically billed again one month later. You may cancel or pause  your monthly membership anytime; you’ll be billed to the end of your current month.

 

 

Are you bowls-curious? Try lawn bowling at Cosburn with a free introductory session

We’ll get you on the greens and rolling bowls in your first session. It’s free!

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