Glebe Manor Lawn Bowling Club To Be Sold

Sadly, the historic Glebe Manor Lawn Bowling Club ceased operations in 2013 and the property is up for sale. If you want to look at a graceful piece of Toronto history, drive along Manor Road. The small white clubhouse, with its trim green lawn, is on the north-east corner of Mount Pleasant Road, immediately behind the shops on Mount Pleasant.

SERRA opposes putting any high-rise building here, like the tall condos you see on Yonge Street and Eglinton. Councillor Matlow is holding a public meeting on Wednesday, June 18 at 7pm at Hodgson Senior Public School (282 Davisville Avenue) about putting a park here. Meanwhile, there is a proposal by a developer to put townhouses on this site. A Toronto Star article does a good job of describing the alternatives. The reader comments to the Star article echo when we have heard from local residents and are well worth reading. SERRA would like to hear your position on this important issue. Contact us at

To support the park proposal, a petition has been started, called “City of Toronto: Stop the Development of Glebe Manor Lawn Bowling Club” on You can access this petition online here.

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Community Consultation – 537 Eglinton Avenue East

This application proposes to amend City of Toronto Zoning By-law to permit a 23-storey (72.6 metre) high residential building with a 7-storey base building that measures 23.1 metres in height. The proposal contains a total of 128 dwelling units and a total gross floor area of 9,073 square metres, resulting in a density of 16.58 times the lot area. A total of 37 vehicular parking spaces are proposed in two levels of underground parking. City … Read more

The Midtown Working Group asks local residents to support the new vision for Canada Square development.

A new Midtown Town Centre vision for the Canada Square site at Yonge and Eglinton has been developed by the Midtown Working Group and endorsed by Midtown Councillors Josh Matlow, Mike Colle and Jaye Robinson. This vision is a once-in-a-century legacy city-building opportunity on City-owned land, for what will soon be the second most significant transit hub – right in the middle of Toronto. The Town Centre will provide sorely needed education, childcare, affordable housing, … Read more

How to make a submission to City Council and Committees – Instruction Guide

We have had many questions related to how to make a submission to the scheduled meetings for Canada Square. Council and committee meetings are scheduled with a system called TMMIS that can be found on the City’s website or just type ‘TMMIS’ into Google search. So we have prepared a quick tutorial. Read the instruction Guide here  

The Future of Yonge and Eglinton’s Canada Square: Supporting Midtown Existing and Future Residents’ Quality of Life

City Planning has completed its Special Study Area Report with Guiding Principles following working group meetings with residents’ groups supported by an inter-Divisional staff team.   You can find a copy of the planning department’s report at this link: Get Report For Action   Next Steps The Zoning By-law Amendment application for the Canada Square site was submitted to the City on December 21, 2020. The community consultation process with the broader community was put … Read more